Originally Posted by Scummer
I called 888 307 8404 and let them know that I need a color wheel with the part# 499-D094030.
They faxed me an order form where you can put the part number, quantity and price down and you fax it back to Mitsu part supply with your CC info and you should be having your new color wheel in about 3 business days.
Besides fax, they can also email you the order form.
So, once you have the color wheel in your hands, that's how you proceed:
1. Take the 1 screw out from the lamp lid, remove the lid and unscrew the 3 screws that hold the lamp down. Remove lamp and place in a secure place.
2. Remove the 6 screws from the bottom of the projector and remove top projector lid, exposing a metal shield enclosing the mainboard, a few fans, optics and so on.
3. Remove the screws, which hold the top part of the metal shielding down and remove that shield, exposing the mainboard in the process.
4. Remove all those small connectors from the mainboard. Little tuck here and there and they should pop off.
5. Take all the screws out which hold the mainboard down, careful with the copper tongues, so they don't fall into the projector housing.
6. Removing the mainboard is a little difficult as there is a double sided sticky foam holding the mainboard down. You can see that by shining a flashlight underneath the mainboard. Just pull up the mainboard a little and it will slowly come loose. Once the foam is loose you should be able to completely remove the mainboard.
7. Remove the metal shielding that is exposed now after removing the mainboard.
8. Remove the two small fans in the back of the projector, one is for cooling the lamp, the other cools the DLP chip.
9. Remove the metal shield sitting behind the DLP chip's cooler. 3 very small screws are holding that shield down.
10. Remove the power plug for the lamp, which is being held down by 2 screws.
11. Remove the lamp housing, which is being held down by 3 screws.
12. Now remove the lens/mirror/DLP chip/color wheel assembly which is being held down by 4 screws.
13. Once you got that assembly in your hands, easy access to the color wheel's motor connector. Unclip the flat cable that powers the color wheel motor and remove the cable tie.
14. Remove the two small screws from the color wheel base and replace the old color wheel with the new one.
Reassemble going the steps backwards.
I don't think I have missed something, I may have since I just had a few margharitas and I wrote this down from memory... but hey, if you're not mechanically inclined, I wouldn't suggest you try it anyway.
Enjoy your fixed HC3000.