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post #1 of 9 Old 02-08-2014, 10:23 AM - Thread Starter
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Purchased the unit used a couple of months ago. Worked flawlessly. Just started to notice in the last few weeks a blue glow the full height of the left side of the screen and a read glow the full height of the right edge of the screen.

Question is could this be bulb related, or something else that has failed / is failing in the projector. Given the unit is used I don't have confidence in the bulb life (says 300h but could have easily been reset).

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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Nothing is actually failing.

This is a common problem with LCD projectors. It is typically caused by the polarizer lens that comes after the lamp assembly. It moves a little out of alignment from the heating and cooling cycles.

This was not a problem before they made absolutely everything possible out of plastic.

However, it takes a bit of skill to reseat this lens, and it could move again with time.

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Thanks for the reply. Any online guides I could reference? I'm quite savvy (ie. fearless) in the area of electronics dis-assembly and repair but prefer a reference.

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How about it. Anyone ever take a 3010 apart and can offer some insight?
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Nothing is actually failing.

This is a common problem with LCD projectors. It is typically caused by the polarizer lens that comes after the lamp assembly. It moves a little out of alignment from the heating and cooling cycles.

This was not a problem before they made absolutely everything possible out of plastic.

However, it takes a bit of skill to reseat this lens, and it could move again with time.

I have exactly same problem with my 8500ub as WindsorTheaters`s 3010..

So could fix discussed in this thread http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458911/epson-8100-replaced-bulb-and-now-pink-blue-bands/30 be a solution to this blueish/reddish bands both sides of the image also?
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I have exactly same problem with my 8500ub as WindsorTheaters`s 3010..

So could fix discussed in this thread http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458911/epson-8100-replaced-bulb-and-now-pink-blue-bands/30 be a solution to this blueish/reddish bands both sides of the image also?


Possibly, but it could also be the cinema filter that slides into the optical path.

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Thought I would update the community.

I successfully solved the red / blue halo's at the right and left edge of the screen by opening up the 3010 and re-seating the the first glass lens (or whatever it is) after the dynamic iris. I actually didn't even need to take the main circuit board out (but I did anyways). Could be done in about 30 minutes.

Project is back to the state when I received it (or better).

Thanks everyone for the tips.
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Thought I would update the community.

I successfully solved the red / blue halo's at the right and left edge of the screen by opening up the 3010 and re-seating the the first glass lens (or whatever it is) after the dynamic iris. I actually didn't even need to take the main circuit board out (but I did anyways). Could be done in about 30 minutes.

Project is back to the state when I received it (or better).

Thanks everyone for the tips.
I've got the blue glow bottom left corner, it goes away after 20 mins. I was going to just let it be until I get a new PJ, then I saw this thread. Are there any special hurdles I have to jump over once the cover is removed to get to that lens? and how difficult is it to remove and reseat it?

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I have the same left-pink, right-blue problem. I have 4000+ hours on it. And it just started happening a couple days ago. I'm on my second bulb wich was a non-epson one which I think runs hotter. I've gotten one over heating warning since replacing. I was going to attempt the fix, but also thinking of replacing the fan at the same time. Does anybody know the size of the fan?
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