Question Sony VPL-HS1 Cineza Projector

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by FiddlyBits, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. FiddlyBits

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    Sony regard the above as old technology and do not seem to be interested in repairing. Perhaps someone here knows of someone/firm who would. Here is the problem:

    The unit switches on as usual but within a few seconds (about 10 - 15), the lamp, which was on correctly, switches off and the on/standby light flashes.

    The filter has been replaced. In fact, I've removed the filter and manually engaged the micro switch associated with the filter. No effect; the lamp switches off as noted above.

    I've removed the lamp and reset it back in the unit. This has no effect either.

    As a new lamp is relatively expensive, and bearing in mind that it lights up each time for the 10 - 15 seconds period, can anyone suggest anything else (apart from sending it to the electronic bin)? I've also done the reset protocol: left arrow, right arrow, reset without success.

    In addition, I've bypassed the lamp thermostat but the problem persists.
     
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    I hate throwing away things and get frustrated given our planet has somewhat limited resources that the culture today is everything is disposable. However there's a point where it's just time to move on.

    To put this in context my first projector is 5 years more modern than your Sony and got great reviews at the time it was released. 5 years is a lifetime in projector development. The last one like mine I saw sell in the classifieds here went for £50.

    Economically it can't make financial sense to repair it, you'd be better off using the repair cost and buying a second hand one. Spend a modest amount more and the quality will be well above that which you are used to.

    Apologies if it's not what you want to hear.
     
  3. FiddlyBits

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    Thanks for an honest and practical response. One last point before I finally confine the unit to the recycling centre. I have assumed that the bulb works ok because it lights up for the 10-15 seconds. However, is there a possibility that all I need to do is replace the bulb. Thus, any thoughts on testing the bulb separately from the unit?
     
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    Hi there! I have the exact same problem... Did the replacement of the bulb work or did you give up?
     

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