He is desperate and will appreciate any recommendations.
This is the mail i used to get my R2D2 repaired when it had a broken DVD unit (between september 2010 and February 2011), maybe they could help you out !
I didn't know it was out of business, you scare me now.. (i have a LOT of hours left on ine but still...)
I have this same projector/DVD player system (and I love it) but I would really like to know how to open the body and head as greygorey has discovered. I will need to replace my projector lamp sometime so need to identify that and I am also interested to see what the DVD player component is. I tried emailing greygorey but I did not get an answer so maybe that email doesn't work anymore? Any help or suggestions appreciated.
If I do get it open and find out what the internal components are I will post all info for future reference.
I don't know if anybody still needs the info, but I dissected my R2D2 tonight and really took more off than needed. But, I figured it all out so if anybody has questions. Let me know. The top dome comes off with 3 phillips-head pretty cleverly hidden screws. Two are in the little cylindrical things poking out and one is behind a sliding plastic cover to the left of the main projector window. The bulb is OSRAM P-VIP 200/1.0 E20.6. They are all over eBay, Amazon, and others. The cheapest I found is on eBay for $60. The rechargeable battery is removed even easier. There is just one screw to reveal the compartment and one screw holding the battery. It slides right out. May the force be with you!