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Exploded Bulb

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Mr Cheese, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. Mr Cheese

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    Well after 870 hours my Panny 100's gone Pop. Here's what I found on taking the bulb out!

    Total carnage! :eek:

    Unfortunately some of the shattered glass managed to get inside the PJ itself. I hope it hasn't damaged any of the optics. :rolleyes:

    BTW Someone must have replaced a bulb on these forums. Anyone found a good price. Cheapest I've found so far is from

    TSI Europe.

    £227 inc VAT and delivery. Anyone dealt with this company?
     

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    Unlikely the lamp has damaged anything in the PJ.

    Gently shake out the debris using gravity and carefully vacuum out any fine particles.

    There's usually a "fly eye" lens at the start of the optical path which should protect the optical system.

    Fit a new lamp and enjoy :)

    Jeff :rtfm:
     
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    870 hours? Thats not long is it. I just got one a Samsung but didnt realise they only lasted this long. Man thats only a couple of months at 16 hours a day. Is this the normal time then? I thought I would get a year or 2 out of it before having to replace anything. Are the bulbs not covered by warranty?
     
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    16 hours a day?!?!? Don't you have to work?
     
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    Most pj lamps are well :censored: by the time they've clocked up 2000 hours. At 16 hours a day you will do that in 4 months. Most manufacturers only guarantee the lamps for 1 Year or 2000 hours use, whichever comes first.
     
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    Actually most PJ manufacturers only give 90 days or 500 hours on the lamp.

    Sim2 are one of the few companies offering good lamp life of 6000 hrs on the Domino range and 8000 hrs on their Grand Cinema range. They also give a 3000 hour or 1 year lamp warranty.

    Jeff
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    At 870 hours I'm gutted. I thought at 1000 hours out of the quoted 3000 hrs I might see some dimming of the output. This was all on low power in a virtually dedicated (almost)dust-free room. I'm not impressed!
     
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    LOL actually no I don't need to work. Only kidding. No there are pepole in my house most of the day so the TV is on from early morning till early the next morning cos I'm up late.
    How can I find out how long mine is guaranteed for? Its a Samsung set.
    "Most manufacturers only guarantee the lamps for 1 Year or 2000 hours use, whichever comes first"
    How do they know how long its been going for?
     
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    Can someone give me a link to a cheap supplier please. Also are all bulbs the same? If not do they all fit every type of DLP? and which is best (lasts longest)
     

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