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Compaq iPAQ MP2810 Multimedia Projector turns to standby after 10 to 15 seconds

When I start this videoprojector, it runs perfectly, and after the normal warm-up time, the screen of my computer is displayed by the videoprojector, but after 10 to 15 seconds, the videoprojector turns automatically to standby mode. If I press the "standby/run" button again, it displays the image again correctly, but after just a few seconds, goes back to standby mode again, and so on.

Does anyone have an idea where it may come from? The lamp seems ok, otherwise I would not see the image for the first 15 seconds!

Posted by nenychet on

  • nenychet Apr 15, 2008

    Thank you for the tip, I checked it but it does not seem to be overheating. The ventilation runs OK and I also started the videoprojector in a cool room temperature, it does not work better.

    I also had the idea that a kind of safety feature would be triggerred at a wrong temperature (too low) but I have no idea how this can be checked and repaired.

    Any other tip?

  • nenychet Apr 16, 2008

    I agree with your conclusions, I also suspect 1 or 2, but I am reluctant to invest in a costly spare lamp if I find out afterwards that this does not solve the problem... Unfortunately I do not know anyone in the neighbourhood who has a similar videoprojector, otherwise I would have tried with his lamp. I will first try to have a look on the mainboard or powerboard to check if I can see any visible damage on a component, just in case... Thanks for the tips anyway! I will keep you informed in case I find the solution.



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Check the ventilation it might be overheating.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    Heres what compaq says about lamp shuting off

    Lamp shuts off 1. If all five LEDs flash amber, the
    projector has overheated and will
    automatically shut down. Wait
    five to ten minutes until the LED
    buttons stop flashing and the
    Standby button turns amber
    before restarting the projector
    2. A minor power surge may cause
    the lamp to shut off. Wait a few
    minutes, then turn it back on.

    Il get back to you soon!

  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    Heres another comment I found

    Lamp shuts off
    the lamp reaches its end of life, it will burn out and may make a loud
    popping sound. If this happens, the projector will not turn back on
    until the lamp module has been replaced. Contact your local Compaq
    authorized dealer, seller, or reseller to purchase a replacement lamp

    Your lamp might need to be replaced.

  • Ekse Apr 16, 2008

    Possible reasons and solutions

    1. Circuitboard problem some components might need to be replaced - mainboard or powerboard

    Mainboard or powerboard needs to be replaced or components repalced with a soldering iron

    2. Lamp is about to fail

    Lamp will need to be replaced, this can be done by yourself.

    3. Overheating

    we already checked this so it cant be it

    I suspect 2 and 1.

  • Ekse Apr 17, 2008

    Compaq Contact Information

    Main support number 800-474-6836, 800-652-6672

    Have you tryed calling them? maybe they know exactly what the problem is. Well they might just tell you to send it in for service without telling what the problem is, but its something to try.



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