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Optoma hd20 fan shut down

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  • dsantiagosoy Mar 14, 2014

    I had a fan failure problem on my optoma hd20 Ok I fixed my fan fairlure problem, just took the small fan out of the case and clean it THOROUGHLY ! Put it back inside and now my projector hd20 is working like a charm...

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I put this here because when I was experiencing the same issue I found there was very little info online for this topic. Optoma asked me $125 just to take a look at my out of warranty hd20 projector after I started getting the dreaded "fan failure" error message, I got this error mesage after replacing the bulb (its important to note that the bulb did explode in the unit so some of the debris may have lodged in the fan.) Optoma also kept saying stuff like motherboard issues and fan sensors on the phone. Everything I've read has said the repair price is so high on these issues that it is better to upgrade to a new projector so I resigned myself to doing that very thing. Then I ran up on this video and thought what the heck. So I took the plunge and popped the case off and sure enough the same little fan was stuck and covered with dust. I gently moved it with a screw driver and blew all the dust out of it. Plugged it back in and I'm experiencing glorious 135" hd once again.

Posted on Apr 11, 2014

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    Cynthia Roberts Apr 11, 2014

    I put this here because when I was experiencing the same issue I found there was very little info online for this topic. Optoma asked me $125 just to take a look at my out of warranty hd20 projector after I started getting the dreaded "fan failure" error message, I got this error mesage after replacing the bulb (its important to note that the bulb did explode in the unit so some of the debris may have lodged in the fan.) Optoma also kept saying stuff like motherboard issues and fan sensors on the phone. Everything I've read has said the repair price is so high on these issues that it is better to upgrade to a new projector so I resigned myself to doing that very thing. Then I ran up on this video and thought what the heck. So I took the plunge and popped the case off and sure enough the same little fan was stuck and covered with dust. I gently moved it with a screw driver and blew all the dust out of it. Plugged it back in and I'm experiencing glorious 135" hd once again.

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I have a similar issue though mine isn't quite as extreme as yours. Got a couple things you can do.

1. clean out the projector with compressed air. You might have dust building up on components that is trapping heat.

2. Your fan might be burning out. Needs to be replaced. I'm still working on trying to figure out what tipe of fan it needs.

3. The temperature sensor might be going bad. This one is less likely and most complex to solve as it depends on how the system measures the temp. I haven't checked in detail yet.

4. Replace the whole unit or send it in for repair. Both options will be costly...

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Optoma EP7155 gets very hot and shuts down.

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Possible filter problem since its overheating. clean up filters and make sure that you use projector in an open area so air can cool it off while running.

Hope this helps

Posted on Mar 26, 2010

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SOURCE: Optoma EP7155 gets very hot and shuts down.

it could be the fan there are normally more than one, replacement is not hard just make sure you remember how it goes back together, a hint would be to get a digi cam for every part you take out, it may sound silly but very usefull esp when ordering parts, or make sure the lamps was replaced with the right one, if you still have the old one check the code numbers match... good luck

Posted on May 17, 2010

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SOURCE: HD20 switches on by itself

Hello,

the projector will shut off when the lamp hour count reaches expected lamp life. It will restart only long enough to read the hour meter again then shut it's self off again. You can manually reset the hour meter to continue using the same lamp. Good luck.......

Posted on Aug 02, 2010

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SOURCE: I just got a new

Hi miracles4all: I solved HDMI signal issue in my Optoma HD20. In my case it was the lack of contact between the HDMI cable plug male ending and the Optoma HD20 HDMI female port. My 35ft cable plug male HDMI ending was not completely "seating" in the Optoma HD20 HDMI female port. I solved the problem by purchasing a HDMI female to female coupler and adding a 3ft HDMI cable that had a slim male ending. This 3ft HDMI extension cable made better contact to the Optoma HDMI port and the projector was immediately able to detect HDMI signal. Hope this helps you... kaufmanekpr

Posted on Dec 27, 2010

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