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Weird color and pattern

I have a 3 year old Sanyo Z3 that is displaying a weird bluish steak up the middle of the picture. It began when I changed the first bulb at 2000 hours as recommended. The projector had worked extremely well to this point. After a few hours a bluish blob slowly appeared at the bottom of the screen and slowly (weeks) spread up the picture. I put the original bulb back in and it was better but the bluish streak was still slightly visible. I have not tried another bulb due to the expense and the second bulb does not have that many hours on it. Is this a defective bulb or is it something that will require a visit to the repair shop?

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John

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This is actually a common problem. It isn't just the bulb. It's the projector. It has a reputation of doing this. Google Sanyo z3 blue blob for more info. I would recommend a better projector.

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    If cleaning didn't help, it is either off to the repair shop or off to buy a new one.

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I would try to take the lens off and clean it a little maybe when you changed the bulb you let some dirt in or something you never know..then if that does nothing i would take it into the repair shop because if its the bulb they can diagnose it and replace it for you instead of you buying oneother part just to see if thats whats wrong..hope this helps..good luck!

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|If you get the same problem with both lamps then it does not depend on the bulb.

Check if the lens are dirty or if you see any burned area inside.

Before risking to cause more damage it is better to take the projector to a repair shop.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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