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R I P AmPro 4600
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papalek



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PostLink    Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:57 am    Post subject: R I P AmPro 4600 Reply with quote


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It made it through the SuperBowl but tonight it smoked. We were watching it and the picture went out. It was still running but the smell of burnt electronics was strong. It has to do with the Horizontal power supply but I have used up all my spare boards. I guess i am going to have to say good buy to it. Anyone needing parts? It does have a set of HD-10F lenses on it and red and green colored C-elements. The tubes have about 2000 hrs on them.

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moment of darkness. RIP 4600
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Tim in Phoenix



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PostLink    Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Condolences.........
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time for a G90
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see the G90's are starting to have problems as well. I think I am going to have to go to the digital side.
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: R I P AmPro 4600 Reply with quote

papalek wrote:
It has to do with the Horizontal power supply but I have used up all my spare boards.


Did you pull out the deffective board? Can you see any burnt components?

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:11 am    Post subject: . Reply with quote

i also thought my barco was dead after arcing that came from the HV splitter.
but didn't give up replaced it and back on.
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh the board is smoked big time. It was running fine and then the smell of burning electronics and the fuse blown on the Horizontal power supply. I had another one but it was bad as well. I replaced the fuse but only had a bigger one. Well it did a big time fizzle and a puff of fire on the board. Not sure what caused the problem in the first place.
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was the saying? The only good AmPro is the dead AmPro, eh?
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AnalogRocks
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gjaky wrote:
What was the saying? The only good AmPro is the dead AmPro, eh?


Hey now, I have a few. One holds down my projection cart and acts as a shelf for my HTPC, Another holds down my garage floor and stops it from floating into space. Laughing

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The replacement has arrived. Still have set it up. It is a JVC D-ILA RS45U
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was my replacement too. I think you'll love it. Once you have a place to sit/hang the projector, setup will take about 5 minutes!
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garyfritz wrote:
setup will take about 5 minutes!


Where's the fun in that? Laughing
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny enough, I've decided I like watching movies instead!! I had lots of fun & frustration with my CRTs, but after about 10 years of struggle to ever get a better-than-mediocre image, it's damn nice to just turn it on and have a fantastic picture.
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garyfritz wrote:
Funny enough, I've decided I like watching movies instead!!


Sorry to disturb, but what is a 'movie'? Laughing

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are correct. Once I got it in position, it took maybe 10 minutes to get all the settings dialed in. The picture is very nice. No visible pixels at all. Very clear and it was only $490 shipped to my door. It is in need of a new lamp. This one has 2300 hours on it.
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't there a ban button for these turncoats? Very Happy
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I should get an award for making an AMPRO last this long. lol I am glad it made it through the Superbowl and I was able to get a replacement before Nascar cranks up.
I did debate with myself if I was going to try for weeks to resurrect it or just Change over to the light side. But I guess I waited long enough. This thing looks just as good if not better than the AMPRO.
But seriously I do have some desire able parts that I hate to throw away. HD-10F lenses almost perfect tubes and probably one of the last working HVPS for an AMPRO.

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plus red and green C-elements
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

papalek wrote:
I think I should get an award for making an AMPRO last this long.


How long DID you run this for?

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