My projector (2006 HD70:3500hrs+) may have the same issue.Could you please snap some pics of parts and procedure?
My bulb was on time to die when my wife heard a pop and crack, so I thought it was the bulb. The bulb was fine, but I noticed broken colored glass pieces (large and small) throughout the projector that looked more pearlescent rather than defined RGB. I believe the bulb overheated and what popped first was the color wheel.
Its really lame to discover that service for projectors such as from ProjectorDoctor
racks up an instant bill of $195(flat rate) + Parts + Shipping. If you decline their quote they'll still charge a $65 evaluation fee.
So to get a projector up and running again its going to cost approximately:
$ 195 labor
. 130 color wheel+ 250 bulb$ 475
Considering that its not too unlikely that the entire scenario can happen again and with no warranty to blanket it, and adding the fact that the market for new 1080p projectors nowadays costing only double the price of this fix, well, I'm in the mood to wait or even jump ship from the whole projector thing now that bigger(big enough), brighter, longer lasting LED TVs are coming to shore.
The only problem is, what do I do with this broken one. Donating to an orphanage just seems mean considering the cost to fix, unless someone knew of a friendly service that would donate some time or discount at least.Please update us if your sitting on your couch watching movies already!!
if anyone can PM or IM or email HIM, that would be great... ty