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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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