Infocus 4805 color mostly red when using componant cable
I have an Infocus 4805. I have had it almost 3 years and it has worked great. Last week the color went off shade. The taxi cabs in the movie were pink instead of yellow. The weird thing is that it only does it when it runs through the componant cables. When I switch it to a video cable the color is fine. Anyone have any solutions?
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This is most likely the color wheel. When the bulb blows, it can damage the color wheel. The color wheel is a wheel composed of thin layers of colored glass that spins in front of the projected image. It is possible to repair it with super glue, but the best way is to try to find a new one to buy.
If your InFocus 4805 projector is having a hard time powering on or doesn't power on at all, it could be one of two things. Due to the extreme temperature of the lamp that causes the temperature of the projector to rise, every InFocus 4805 projector has a cooling system. Check your projector's cooling solution, as it may need to be replaced. Also check the projector's fan---if the fan doesn't spin, the unit will not turn on. If the problem is the fan, you'll have to get it replaced. You can do this at the same place you bought your projector.
If your InFocus 4805 Projector powers on but does not project any light, the lamp will need to be replaced. All projector lamps must be replaced at some point---how often usually depends on how much use the device gets. Simply order a replacement lamp, unscrew the old one and screw the new one in. The projector will then work like new.
If your InFocus 4805 projector powers on and is displaying images but the colors on the images appear warped or are not in the proper places, your "color wheel" will need to be replaced. The color wheel is a small device that essentially acts like a prism. Light is projected through it and it displays the appropriate colors on screen the way they appear in the original video source. Order a replacement color wheel that fits your model and use your instruction manual as a guide as you swap the old one out and put the new one in.
try to use another vga cable connector ther might be a cut on the red color signal try to move the connector form left to right until it gives you the red color if it does change your vga connector hope this help you on your problem thanks
Yes Geoff, What has happened is one of the two red glass filters on the color wheel has separated and flew off which was the snap you heard. So white light is in half of all parts of the spectrum that require any red.
There should also be a vibration now that can be felt on the projector and possibly heard as well. I suggest not running it again until this is repaired as more damage could result. If you have the skills and the part that flew off isn't destroyed it can be carefully glued back in place and problem solved. I have seen quite a few of these glass filter segments survive this.
Hi Stella, There is a button on the projector called "Auto Image" Most people don't realize it's even there. Press it while you are seeing this problem and most likely the projector will figure out the image issue and all will be well. Note: this feature is nowhere in the menu(s)
Well a single red blinking means the lamp won't strike after five (5) attempts. The "squeaking" sound if it's coming form the large fan usually always means the Mos-Fet fan speed controller chip has failed which presents sometimes as an intermittent squeaking sound. Which would implies the lamp may have failed from the resultant over temp. However if the squeaking noise is coming from the color wheel that would mean it's bearings have failed and if is is unable to phase lock at reference speed the lamp would also not strike. The odd symptom is the remote thing... That does not fit! If is actually is related to the common cause of all the problems... That leaves only the power supply has partially failed (not too expensive) causing all of these symptoms.
Is this the first lamp you have placed into your Infocus pj? If not, did you reset the hours when you did it last time? Otherwise that can also confuse the projectors internal system thinking there is NOT a new lamp in there and there for make it stop working once the clock hours are expired and over the 3000-6000 suggested hour life.
Let me know so I can help trouble shoot other possible problems.
First: Check your connections. Some times people can have the cables connected the wrong way in the pj which makes the screen either all red or distored looking, etc.
If that doesn't work..
Then any thing that has horizontal or color lines, dots, or zig zags on the pj means something wrong with the mother board. This is something that you can not typically do on your own. The best way is to have an authorized in focus dealer work on it, even if its no longer under warranty you can find out great locations through their website or themselves for the people whom are used to fixing pj's otherwise you might run into other problem if some one is not experienced in pj work.
I've worked for a competitor to this brand in the past and that was always a huge sign that something internal was going on if it wasn't a connection error. 9 times out of 10 it was an internal error. I did have some one whom hooked up his component cables wrong which created a red/green image. Once he fixed that it was okay after that.
Let me know how things go. I wish you luck. Some times its hard to trouble shoot all the way through with out being there. Let me know how things work out.