PT AX100E "Cooling the lamp" after a couple of minutes

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  1. himynameiswill

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    Hi, I have recently been given an old AX100E from a friend who said he hadn't used it in a while and didn't use it anymore.
    However, when I come to use it, it stays turned on for maybe up to two minutes, and then turns off with the 'Cooling the Lamp' LED coming on.
    I've checked how long the lamp has been used for and its about 1750 hours.

    Is this the signs I should invest in a new lamp? I could get one off eBay for about £140 from a shop not far from me. Or could it be something else entirely and not worth paying for the new lamp?
    My friend has just gone to uni and hasn't been a great source of info at the moment, so I was wondering if anyone on here may be able to shed a little more light on the situation!

    I've gone through the forums, but I couldn't seem to find anything specific about this kind of problem, and I apologise for my naivety, having never owned a projector before!

    Thanks in advanced for any help :laugh:
     
  2. corrado kid

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    I dont have much prior knowledge of this particular projector but if it's turning of that quickly I'd suggest either the fan has failed or it has dust build up, with the small possibility something electrical has failed. I'd try and have a look for dust build up and clean it out as a first port of call. If you search the model number you should be able to find something online I'd think.
     
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  4. himynameiswill

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    I checked the air filter, and its clean, so I'm still not sure.
     
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    check the fan is working ask the guy you got it of if he has cleaned the filter if not then its clean due to the fan not blowing dust through it..well possibly
     
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    Before spending any money I'd suggest checking it's not an Iris fault first!
    They are ridiculously common on this projector, due to a bad design!

    Just pop into the service menu self check and make sure that the Iris check isn't shown in red ;)

    Paul.
     

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