Hi Well my little ae100, which worked fine last sunday, failed to power up properly last night Its weird, I've read a lot about flickering etc but my problem doesn't seem to fit the normal problems I've read. Basically when I switch it on the fan doesn't seem to get up to full speed and bulb doesn't get bright enough and then it seems 'throb' electrically speaking as if it's not got enough power. Then after a while it just seems to flicker. There must only be about 500 hours on the bulb. Anyway I was due for an upgrade, its just a shame it didn't die last month so i could have picked up a cheapy z3!!!!! Now I'm gonna have to wait a few months for the current new models to come out and the winner emerge! Plus I suspect the cost of the repair will be roughly the same as the money I could sell it for! Do Panasonic still charge £65 just to look at it? Sorry for the moan but It's just plain annoying!