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I sold my 3020 projector. Received a message that there's a pink/red bar on top. Lamp is a genuine Epson lamp with 4,000+ hours. Would a new lamp solve this, or is there another issue?

It's probably not the lamp. Bad LCD panel is more likely
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It's probably not the lamp. Bad LCD panel is more likely
Appreciate the reply. I sold the projector on eBay clearly stating the problem.... Am now the proud owner of a 6040 [just realized that 6040 is double 3020, HA!]
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Hey, guys--could use some advice.

I just tried to replace the lamp in my 3020. The old lamp came out fine, but the new one (a $125 knockoff--yeah, I know, probably not a good idea) does not light up. The fan runs for a while and then the red temperature warning light comes on after a while. No image thrown.
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But the real trouble is that I can't get the non-functioning bulb out now. It's stuck good, and it's definitely not because of the attachment screws. Something that appears to be on the left side of the bulb is keeping it in there and I'm leery of putting too much force on it. And I'm not too keen to disassemble the thing, since I don't know what I'm doing.

Anyone experience something like this? Is sending it to a repair center my only viable option?

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Pull harder. If it went it, it will come out.
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Hey, guys--could use some advice.

I just tried to replace the lamp in my 3020. The old lamp came out fine, but the new one (a $125 knockoff--yeah, I know, probably not a good idea) does not light up. The fan runs for a while and then the red temperature warning light comes on after a while. No image thrown.
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But the real trouble is that I can't get the non-functioning bulb out now. It's stuck good, and it's definitely not because of the attachment screws. Something that appears to be on the left side of the bulb is keeping it in there and I'm leery of putting too much force on it. And I'm not too keen to disassemble the thing, since I don't know what I'm doing.

Anyone experience something like this? Is sending it to a repair center my only viable option?

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My 2 cents: if you buy a knockoff don't spend $125. You might as well get a genuine bulb. Most knockoffs can be found for $50 or less.

As far as your problem is concerned, it might have overheated and maybe something melted inside. The repair center route isn't worth it - keep on trying, and a little bit of force won't break the projector. Worse case is that you'll break the bulb or bulb housing [disclaimer: not professional advise ]
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My 2 cents: if you buy a knockoff don't spend $125. You might as well get a genuine bulb. Most knockoffs can be found for $50 or less.

As far as your problem is concerned, it might have overheated and maybe something melted inside. The repair center route isn't worth it - keep on trying, and a little bit of force won't break the projector. Worse case is that you'll break the bulb or bulb housing [disclaimer: not professional advise ]
Thanks, guys. Forcing it worked! At least I can put the old bulb back in and still get some use out of it while I wait for a proper replacement.

So that leads me to another question--where's a good place to order bulbs for this thing? When I search on the bulb part number (V12H010L68) I see such a wide disparity in prices from different sellers. I'm certainly leery after the experience I just had--the bulb just didn't quite fit, and that's what caused me all the problems.
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Thanks, guys. Forcing it worked! At least I can put the old bulb back in and still get some use out of it while I wait for a proper replacement.

So that leads me to another question--where's a good place to order bulbs for this thing? When I search on the bulb part number (V12H010L68) I see such a wide disparity in prices from different sellers. I'm certainly leery after the experience I just had--the bulb just didn't quite fit, and that's what caused me all the problems.
How many hours do you use your projector on average?
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How many hours do you use your projector on average?
Sorry for the late reply--I use it maybe 25 hours per week.
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Thanks, guys. Forcing it worked! At least I can put the old bulb back in and still get some use out of it while I wait for a proper replacement.

So that leads me to another question--where's a good place to order bulbs for this thing? When I search on the bulb part number (V12H010L68) I see such a wide disparity in prices from different sellers. I'm certainly leery after the experience I just had--the bulb just didn't quite fit, and that's what caused me all the problems.
If you go to the Epson website you will see that the replacement lamp for the Epson 3020 is a different number (V13H010L68) - this is usually listed as the replacement for the 3010/3010e.

https://epson.com/For-Home/Projector...r/p/V11H501020

If you click on Accessories, Lamps - it will list ELPLP68 as the Replacement Projector Lamp / Bulb. $299.

Assuming this is the correct OEM lamp you can find it discounted on the Provantage website for $232.

Provantage is a respected site used often by AVS Forum members and a company I've used several times over the years.

http://www.provantage.com/epson-v13h010l68~7EPS90VC.htm

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Sorry for the late reply--I use it maybe 25 hours per week.
That's about 1,300 hours a year, so a bulb will last about 3 years. A new OEM bulb can be had for $240 (see above), so that's $80 a year. I think that's worth it IMHO.
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