My Optoma is 4 years old and original lamp is 720 hours used. Today, I noticed that there is an abnormal amount of white light coming out of the front grill. I looked inside and found out that the plastic at the back of the lamp (that has logo printed on it) has broken and separated from rest of the lamp. It is lying at the projector floor. Rest of the lamp and connecting wires are intact. As a result, I can see a bright source of light at the back of the lamp. This light fills out the room.
Can I use the projector by putting a cover on the light coming out of the grill. Do I need to worry if this broken bulb can cause more damage to the projector? I have lots of hours left in this lamp.
Maybe I can open the projector (as it is not in warranty) and put a electrical tape around the broken part and cover the light source.