My AE700 is taking a long time to power on in the last week. It started at about 250 hours on the original lamp. When you hit the power button the standby/on button flashes green then goes solid green while making a high-pitched whine as it tries to power up the lamp, then goes back to flashing green and then tries again a few seconds later... this started to happen for 30 seconds, then 60... now up around 5 minutes... it takes longer and longer before the lamp actually powers up. The lamp indicator never lights and the temp indicator never lights, and the fan stays at full speed since it hasn't detected that the lamp is powered on yet. Is my lamp dying or is there something else wrong with the projector? I am getting VERY turned off to projectors. The reliability has been worse than a below-average car. My last projector burned up a ballast circuit after replacing the lamp... too expensive to fix compared to cost of a new one... so I thought I'd buy another one and my problems would be over.