Ok, well thanks for the contribution to everyone. Did the repair today. Took about 2 hours 20 minutes. Have to move SLOW!! Like a surgeon.
Some of the description is missing photos. But, it's pretty easy to tell which screws need to be removed if you just pay attention to what step you are at. Like, it says removed the top of the casing, but doesn't tell you to remove the screws. They are below the unit.
Keeping the screws separate helps to remember where they go. But they are of very specific size, and won't fit any other holes but where they need to go pretty much anyway.
Magnetized precision screw drivers would have been very nice for the two screws I dropped and then had to play "operation" with the tweezers to get out from the depths of the circuitry, heat sink, etc.
My tube was in two pieces of two sides each. Really look at the picture somebody posted showing how they are offset. It's hard to understand without the picture, but it's important. Join the forum to see the picture.
Another thing that happened to me when reassembling, the plastic casing that fits in the upper shell casing for the unit which covers the remote control eye fell out while I was vacuuming dirt out of the grill, and I had to search for it. So, watch that. It's just a circular dark piece of plastic on the front grill of the unit when looked at from the outside.
Be sure to tighten all screws down evenly, like you would when replacing lug nuts.
I used the toothpick method and krazy glue. Just a small bead on the toothpick and then dabbed along the edge works well. I got a little glue that went along the outside of the mirror, but didn't affect the image when I fired it up.
GREAT thread. Finally moving back into a house that has space for me to set this baby up after 5 years of disuse. Part of that was space, most of it was the annoying stripe. We close on the house in 30 days, dreaming of my movie room, finally getting to see this PJ work like it is supposed to throwing it's full image!!!
Thanks again, and if you are thinking about trying this and you are going to throw your projector away anyway, don't be afraid to give this a try.