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Sony VPL overheating - please help !!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by sport28, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. sport28

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    hi i have a sony VPL-CXI.
    About 3 years old, one of those ones which were on special from PC world.
    The problem is, after 2 or 2.5 hours of use it shuts off. A light fllashes, saying somethin about over heating or the fan. I can't remember exactly what.
    I phoned Sony prime support, who said I should take the filter out and clean it in warm water, before drying throughly and replacing. Also run a hoover lightly over all vents.
    Will this work ? Or might there be a problem with the fans ?
    all the vents are well away from walls etc.
    It works for medium length films fine, but occasionally I want to watch longer films...
    Any ideas ?
    Thanks!
     
  2. theritz

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    If you haven't cleaned the filter in the 3 years you've had it, it's a wonder it's working at all ! Do as they say - filters should be cleaned about every 100 hours of use. If you wash the filter make sure it's completely dry before replacing it and powering up the projector.

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  3. sport28

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    your right i haven't - ooops !!
    How long should it run, eg should i be able to watch Return of the king extended edition - 4 hours 20 i think, without stopping ?
    thanks
     
  4. Gary Lightfoot

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    I would think that it should run until the lamp needs changing (2000hrs), provided room temp is kept within spec range and there won't be a mains fail.... :)

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  5. sport28

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    thanks for the advice. Will try it.
    I remember now - after 2 or 2.5 hours the fan / temp light starts flashing. The instructions say this means the fan is broken and needs to be serviced. But if so - how does it work perfectly for 2 hours + ?
    any help appreciated - problem is really annoying me now!!
     
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    The same temperature sensor is at work, and the light is a warning for the fan or the temperature. What's happening (in all probability) is that the temperature is rising too high because the filter is blocked - when it reaches an unsafe level, the pj is turning itself off - no mystery really. Clean the filter and see what happens.


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