Although i am not putting my tools away yet, the projector has worked all afternoon after adjusting some of the shims.
Tom Bond suggested that I Loctite the screws but i am trapped at home today and can't get to Lowe's for the next couple of days. If it now goes bad, I know where to attack the problem.
Wish me luck.
The real wrench in the system was caused by the factory tech not pushing a connector into the LED board all the way to lock. Then through expansion and contraction, vibration or the travel, the connector was angled in its socket and not providing good connection. I could not even attack the shim issue until I found this. A couple of screws are missing as well.
For any of you that need repair, sending it to the factory seems to be a toss-up with my experience of poor workmanship yet others had a better experience.
Mr. Tom Bond is a credit to his company. A real stand up guy. I would not worry about anything he repaired. Too bad he only does the ones under warranty.
I will update the ongoing status between my travels.
At least I had the Dwin on the shelf as a backup. While the old girl was not as good as a working Vango, she pushed a much better image than a blank screen.