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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?

--Jeff
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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Hi all,

I'm new to AVS and be glad to do my first post here.

I bought my 3020 light bulb from projectorlamps.com back in September 2015 for $200 including tax and shipping cost. It is still young (~700hr) and is doing OK. Hope this helps.
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Epson 3020 a worthy purchase

I've gone through about 6 projectors now, my latest are a Epson 3020 and a Nec XG1351.
I use the Epson about 4 hrs a day 4+ days a week and got 450 hrs on eco mode. 1 bulb in 3 1/2 yrs ain't bad. I gambled and purchased a cheap knock off bulb (< $50) and have 30 hrs so far. The Nec is for lower rez analog content but does 1080P fairly well- It's use of for when I want to watch a Laser Disc, Video tape, play older game consoles etc. One thing you want to do is set the Epson to high altitude mode, This will run the fan a wee bit faster with more cooling getting to the bulb. Next is make sure to clean or replace the air filter once a year.
Even thought this model is considered entry level, it has a very watchable image. I've demo'd higher end projectors and see very little image difference, more gee wiz features than actual image improvement. My only complaint is the latency, 100 ms lag.

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I just purchased a refurb 3020 from Visual Apex last week and happen to notice what looks like swirl marks on the lens. I tried to clean the lens with a microfiber cloth and some lens cleaner but I do not see the swirls when the projector is off so I assume they are deeper inside being projected onto the lens. I'm just wondering if this is nothing to be concerned about or if its worth going through the return process while I still can.

Here's a pic showing the marks when on and another when off.
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PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e blue corner

Does anyone know what causes this colour tint in the bottom left of the screen?
I have cleaned the filter and changed the lamp but its still there.Its worse when first turned on but only gets slightly better when warmed up.
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I had a similar issue with my HC3020 about 3 years ago, called Epson, and they immediatley replaced the entire projector. I would guess this is a known fault, so I would call Epson Tech Support if I were you. I couldn't be happier about their customer service, but my machine was still under warranty then. The replacement unit has shown no such issues and is happily humming along with no problems ever since. Call Epson about it - see what they will do for you.
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