A few months ago, the lamp 'popped' and the projector shut down. I assumed the lamp was gone, but it came back on (after sitting for a while). When I noticed how hot one side of the projector was, I thought maybe a fan had burned out. So we set up a little fan to blow air across the unit, which solved the problem for a number of months. This summer, the external fan solution has failed, and the machine again shuts itself down (without warning), but now it turns off after only a few minutes of play time. The lamp currently has 507 hours. I have adjusted various settings to reduce the brightness of the lamp, to no avail. Is this how lamps fail? Is it a temperature sensor? And/or the cooling fan? Are their repair options other than sending it to Optoma?
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Its definitly a cooling issue.the temp sensor is working because it shuts the unit down.when a lamp goes it goes just like a light bulb.you can open up the unit and locate the fan take it out and go to a radio shack a match it up to a universal fan.
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On an Optoma DV10 if its not the lamp timer, then it might be a cooling fan that needs replacing. Take out the old one, and look-up its part number online. If you don't feel confident taking it apart, have a qualified person do this.
hi, possiblely it is the problem of fan, try to check the radiator fan port.
later use the machine, shut off it, until the lamp fully cool.
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