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Epson livingstation 45" tv

We are getting pink blotches all over the screen. TV is just over a year old. The tv has been replaced once already because of the same problem. Any ideas?

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  • Roosman Nov 29, 2007

    I have the same problem with the 57 inch tv.Epson told me it was dust on the optical head.They said it has to be taken apart and cleaned off the only problem is they want to charge me 500 dollars to send someone to do the job
    I thought if I could get the blue prints on it i could maybe get someone local to do the job.

  • mbach711 Jun 23, 2008

    The pink dots or purple are from a defective engine. I have had three replaced so far and have recently noticed they are coming back again along with a band at the bottom of the screen. My local dealer has had this happen to two of his demos and at present has approximately 10-12 customers suffering from this same problem. Appears Epson sold us all lemons. This problem is not unique to only the 47 as mine is a 57.

  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    Exact same problem, wouldn't this issue be describing this TV as a lemon? Shouldn't Epson do something about this?



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I just fixed the problem on my epson 57" living station. The picture is like new. Yo have to clean the dust off of the the 3 lcd lenses. (I'm not sure if thay are actually called lenses)
You can get to these by entering thru the front of the TV. Yes the front. You must remove the screen. There are A LOT of screws. This screen housing covers the entire front of the tv. and you have to remove the back panel and ALL the screws on the back of the tv to get it off. The only electronics that have to be disconnected are the Speakers and the front control panel. They both have snap connectors. After you remove the entire front panel which houses the screen and expose the inside mirror you will see more screws. You must remove those as well to remove the mirror housing. DO NOT REMOVE THE MIRROR FROM THE HOUSING. Note that there is a peg that is next to a screw in thre front of the mirror housing thst you must pull the plastic housing out in that area to release it.After you remove the mirror housing you will see the 3 LCD panels or lenses. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMOVE ANY ELECTRONICS OR SCREWS AT THIS POINT. Use a can of compessed air to spray the dust out of this area. I used a vacume to catch the dust as it flew out in the air. Try to hold the can as upright as possible.Keep hitting it with the air until no more dust comes out. Put the tv back together. As you open up the tv you will see dust everywhere. I took the oppurtunity to clean as much as I could. The Mirror though was clean an I was afraid to touch it.

I am a Construction Salesman yet fairly handy. I have no electricle experience. This took me 2 1/2 hrs. I spent the first 45 min. trying to get to the lcd panels from the back of the tv. Don't waste your time. You can't.

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  • davisch Jun 24, 2011

    Help!! We followed nabiz27's directions, but still never could access the lcd lenses. We found the magnifying lens after removing the front panel. Removing the mirror didn't seem helpful. We removed the mirror housing which released the mirror, but that didn't expose the 3 lcd panels. We sprayed compressed air and vacuumed everywhere possible, but never found the lcd lenses. Finally gave up and reassembled it. Still have pink blotches.


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I am on my 4th engine. luckily, epson has replaced all free of charge. but...the fouth one has yellowing along the bottom half. last i talked to a representative, they asked to do some "home" remedy. now i can't get a hold of that person. it's dust on the mirror or somewhere in the engine. i was wondering if i could get the duster can that would be used to dust computers. the pressurized cans of air. i think i'm gonna blast the inside. it may make it worse tho. but i'm sick of this tv! i've had it 4 years and every year it needs a new engine. but remember...they replace the parts with refurbished parts!

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If your TV works normally when first switched on and goes on the blink within 30 minutes. You then switch off for 5 minutes then the picture is good again. 10 minutes later the problem is back.
This is a fair indication that your TV has early signs of dust asthma covering and causing heating up the circuits. On hot days it worsens quicker within (5 to 10).
If you had 1% this much dust up your nose you would sneeze or blow your nose.
Solution compressed air can - blow out. Pick your day, (not hot / windy) after rain is real clean air. Then location place (non dusty, higher up on a table, not the floor) and you need 1 other person assisting. (2nd pair of eyes always helps & maybe a torch). They hold a damp sheet half circling the blowing area about 180% solves that problem and indicates the dust your blowing out is not stirring up the surrounding atmosphere creating vacuums for few newer coatings. It will surprise you what hits the sheet as heat attracts and holds dust. Cooled down TV.

Posted on Jan 03, 2015

The pink blotches are dust on the lcd panel. Unfortunately our tv is out of warranty and Epson wants 500.00 to come clean the dust off the panels. Nice!

Posted on Sep 29, 2007

Pink blotches are dust in the projection unit. there it a 2yr warranty on the TV call epson with the problem they will came and fix it.

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