Currently when I turn on the projector, the fans fire up and it seems all is fine. There is a quick flash from the bulb, then it goes out and the "Lamp" LED comes on.
I assume this means the bulb needs to be replaced.
I went to ebay and ordered a cheap aftermarket bulb(just the bulb, used the old cradle), and when installed, it does nothing, no flicker, nothing. The "Lamp" LED comes on right away.
Am I safe to assume that the cheap (well $50, not too cheap) bulb I bought is to blame, or do I have to reset something to get it to fire up?
I read about resetting the timer on the bulb so you would know when to replace the new one, but it seems like the bulb would fire up so I can see the settings to reset?
Anyway, I'm an amateur here and need some help. Is this projector toast or is there a relatively easy fix?
Old bulb and cradle