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Purple Specks on Screen

There are purple specks that show up on the screen that appear to be dust but I opened the unit and have no idea how to clean it.

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  • larryoke Mar 26, 2009

    Purple specks on the screen realise now that the lens unit needs to be cleaned but no idea how to remove it

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Hi. I have the same problem. I `ve cleanned the lens and the lamp, but the problem still. I think is oxide on the lamp. It needs to be replaced.

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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Is there a guide for how to do this?

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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HAD THE SAME PROB, YOU HAVE TO DISASSEMBLE AND CLEAN THE LENS ASSEMBLY

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