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post #5101 of 5117 Old 11-22-2011, 09:11 PM
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I still have my PE7700 as the HD803 I picked up and refurbed will not work in an 11' throw on my 97" screen unless I just dont know what Im doing.

However, I had my 7700 hooked to an Onkyo HT-RC160 for over a year with 0 issues. Then one day the 7700 stopped finding the display out put from the Onkyo no matter the source (cable box or HTPC). The 7700 works fine direct to the source but refuses to handshake anymore with the Onkyo. Any ideas?
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It may sound obvious, but it sounds like the Onkyo HDMI output stopped working. Is it under warranty? If you have another HDMI display, try that as well direct and through the receiver. If you have the same results, it's enough evidence to give Onkyo a call.
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Thanks for replying, I did try another projector running off the Onkyo and it works. My 7700 also works direct from my STB and my HTPC. Just not from the 7700 to the HDMI out on the Onkyo.
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Onkyo's are quite infamous for hdmi problems. Did you try a different HDMI input on the 7700?
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Only 1 HDMI on the back of the 7700 :/
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Hi there.

I am an owner of a Thoshiba MT700. After changing the fans 1 year ago and the lamp 2 month ago, I heard a "Clac" and now I have a very loud noise. I've taken off the lamp and have seen that my color wheel is broken. The Projector can still be turning on, the lamp start but the fans don't turn and I have that loudy noise (which I think must come from the broken wheel). When I turn the projector off, the fans start turning in order to take the temp down.

I know that I must change the color wheel but the fact that the fans are not turning when the projector is on and turning when it's off seems a little strange. Do you think something else is broken ?

And do you know where I can find a color wheel for the MT700 ? (I think it can be the same than the PE7700 but I'm not sure)

I've bought another Projector but I wanted to make this one work before selling it. Maybe it's a bad idea and I could sell it only for the lamp and pieces. What do you think ?

Thanks in advance

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Well my PE7700 had another fan issue. I wanted to post my experience with Benq which was just awesome.

Very polite and helpful. Let me send in my broken PE7700 and once they confirmed the problem trade up to a W6000 for an awesome price!

Couldn't be happier and my W6000 arrives tomorrow
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Wow, that is amazing. I wonder if they would let me trade my perfectly good 7700 for the new W7000 3D projector.
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So my PE7700 is still going and going and going and going and just won't stop.

I figured I would post an update to this thread as my 8th lamp is going into the projector. I'm not certain if I should be happy that the projector I had to negotiate with my wife over the $2.4K price has born out my promise to her of years(7 so far) of use or wishing that it would pass on so that I could upgrade. biggrin.gif

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My stuff is old, but it still works well. Apparently AVS finds it to old to keep in their database but I'm still happy with it.
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I'm pretty much in the same position as you and am happy to replace items as required (numerous lamps and two colour wheels so far!). There is a website that covers the majority of the disassembly and assembly steps

(http://www.functionalchaos.net/pe7700/fan_removal.html)

...but it stops short of the colour wheel replacement stage. I have expanded on the documentation on that site and added many more photographs and set out the missing stages. I have tried to attach the document but get a warning "AJAX response unable to be parsed as valid JSON object" whatever that means. So, if anyone wants a copy just email me.
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I'm pretty much in the same position as you and am happy to replace items as required (numerous lamps and two colour wheels so far!). There is a website that covers the majority of the disassembly and assembly steps


...but it stops short of the colour wheel replacement stage. I have expanded on the documentation on that site and added many more photographs and set out the missing stages. I have tried to attach the document but get a warning "AJAX response unable to be parsed as valid JSON object" whatever that means. So, if anyone wants a copy just email me.
Know this is an old thread but any chance on the details for this unable to pm and no email listed.
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Had to pop in this old massive thread and say its been TEN plus years now since the 7700 came out. I still have two of them, which my son and friends use for gaming in the garage now and then. The 7700 was my first PJ that got me started with a "big picture" and was well worth it. Still using a Benq W5000 as my main room PJ. Sitting tight until 4K projectors come down in price. Hope all the old regulars in this thread are doing well and enjoying life.
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Thanks for resurrecting this thread! I'm still living with the PE7700 (in fact 2 of them, like you, as I had to buy a 2nd-hand one when I couldn't source a bulb anywhere a few years back - really!) and can now replace shattered colour wheels with my eyes shut, almost!

I also need to upgrade at some time but am unsure whether to do that now. I'd like to know how much better the latest raft of pj's are as compared to the PE7700. Has anyone got an honest view on that? Alternatively, I could also hang on for those 4k units!

All the best to everyone here.
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Another PE7700 lifer here, sort of. My in laws got one new in 2005/6 & I got a used one in 2011. They're both still running & enjoyed on a regular basis.

Well mine was, lamp went BANG! a few weeks ago. Looking to source another but hesitant to spend too much considering it's age & the quality of sub$1000 projectors these days. Any suggestions? Happy to go lamp only to save a few pennies.
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I'm pretty much in the same position as you and am happy to replace items as required (numerous lamps and two colour wheels so far!). There is a website that covers the majority of the disassembly and assembly steps

...but it stops short of the colour wheel replacement stage. I have expanded on the documentation on that site and added many more photographs and set out the missing stages. I have tried to attach the document but get a warning "AJAX response unable to be parsed as valid JSON object" whatever that means. So, if anyone wants a copy just email me.
Hi there,
I've found the functionnalchaos website that describes the procedure to desassembly the Benq but not the complete procedure to access and replace the colour wheel.
Mine just broke two days ago and I've purchased a new one on ebay (hope it will fit !).
Snake CH, could you detail me the final steps to access to the wheel ?
My PE7700 works perfectly (except these last days ;-)) and I would be very happy to repair it !
Thanks a lot for your precious help !
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Hi there,
I've found the functionnalchaos website that describes the procedure to desassembly the Benq but not the complete procedure to access and replace the colour wheel.
Mine just broke two days ago and I've purchased a new one on ebay (hope it will fit !).
Snake CH, could you detail me the final steps to access to the wheel ?
My PE7700 works perfectly (except these last days ;-)) and I would be very happy to repair it !
Thanks a lot for your precious help !
Hi Pieroots!

You need to send me a private message with your email address and then I can send you the document with the full illustrated procedure. To do that (just in case you don't know how), just click on my handle (Snakes CH in the left column of my post above, and select send a private message to Snakes CH).

Cheers

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Hi Pieroots!

You need to send me a private message with your email address and then I can send you the document with the full illustrated procedure. To do that (just in case you don't know how), just click on my handle (Snakes CH in the left column of my post above, and select send a private message to Snakes CH).

Cheers

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.................Actually, I just tried to send you a private message with my email address and apparently I'm unable to because before anyone can do that they must have posted 5 threads. Odd. Anyway, at the risk of being inundated and in the hope that I can help my email address is blueskies350@gmail.com
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