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This could be one of 2 things. It could have a bad color wheel or there is a setting problem in the unit. If the video mode is not set correctly like NTS or PAL it can give a black and white image.

The other could be your color wheel has failed. Did the unit make any noises before the color went out?

Some times the color wheels will make noises when the age before they crack or break from the heat.

I believen you can pull the lamp out and with the lamp out try and power the unit up, look into the little hole the lamp shines into and see the color wheel spinning. when you first plug it in and unplug it the wheel should spin and you should see the colors change. DONT TOUCH THE COLOR WHEEL they are fragile and can break easy. Some get more brittle over time from the heat of the lamp.

Compaq MP2800... | Answered on Sep 16, 2010


it might be a problem with overheating, have you ever cleaned the projector? there might be alot of dust blocking the airflow.

If that doesnt help let me know.

Compaq MP2800... | Answered on Nov 12, 2009


resolution changes. if you hit auto image, that should correct it.

Compaq MP2800... | Answered on Sep 03, 2009


This error is to do with the light tube - 4 retangular mirror's just after the colour wheel. The dark band is where the bonding for the mirror's is failing, the spring clip holding the assembely inplace pushes the top mirror down slightly causing the dark band as mentioned.

To fix this use a high temp glass glue and very careful clean, reposition the mirror's (in the correct position). Allow to cure fully then re-assemble the unit.

I have only have had to do this twice the 1st time using a sub standard adhesive and dark return a few weeks later. The 2nd I did some reseach and have a quailty glass glue. The X2 has been fine for many years now with no sign of the band re showing.

hope that has helped you.?

ps. if you are rubbish at doing stuff like this - just don't try, it's fiddly and requires a good understand of what you are trying to achieve. A perfect retangular tube with parrallel sides...!!!

Compaq MP2800... | Answered on Feb 09, 2009


Have you tried cleaning ther bulb housing and fan area with a soft brush and vacuum?

Compaq MP2800... | Answered on Dec 22, 2008


I had the same problem!  The problem is dust on the color wheel.  At side of the color wheel is a wire connector attached wit one small screw,  with a cottom tip clean the small lens  and surface, that's all. Put the connector and screw  and it will OK!!

Compaq MP2800... | Answered on Oct 09, 2008


make sure u have the lid back on or wont come on for the lamp

Compaq MP2800... | Answered on Apr 01, 2008


If the projector is not getting a source it might go on standby maybe check where you plug it in.
Projectors require quite a bit of power and should be on a single loop/outlet not hooked up to a powerbar with more things on it.

Hope that helped.

Compaq MP2800... | Answered on Dec 26, 2007


Go to Control Panel look and see what printer or printers are connected to your PC.
Then I would try to reinstall my new printer.

Compaq Office... | Answered on May 17, 2017


You need the Windows XP driver for The Compaq A-1000 printer. Which is necessary as well as up so 15245 for all printer features.

Compaq Office... | Answered on May 03, 2017


If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/

Compaq Office... | Answered on Nov 06, 2016


Try putting flyers in letter boxes, pet shops and shopping centres.

Compaq Office... | Answered on Oct 23, 2012

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