I recently moved, and shortly after reinstalling my projector (maybe 20 hours of run time), my projector started flickering colors. I had it happened in the past, but had warranty to cover it. Sucks, I had taken the hd70 apart and did a thorough cleaning job before I remounted it on the ceiling.
It flicked a few times, then boom, color wheel completely shattered!
Bummer! called all the numbers listed in this thread, always for the same answer, that parts for this projector model number aren't manufactured anymore, and I would have to search elsewhere
thank goodness for ebay. About double the price that it would have been from infocus, but I have a new color wheel on the way. It was sssssooooo tempting just to use a portion of my tax return for a 1080p upgrade, but this projector has served me very well over the past 5 years. Although I wouldnt mind brighter and clearer, I still get absolute amazement over how vivid and vibrant the picture is. I figure $120 bucks could buy me another year or two before I replace the unit, and in the meantime, the price of the projectors I currently covet will drop at least the cost I spent on the color wheel.
Oh well! Ill post back with my success of reinstallation, with the color wheel mod performed.