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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?
Thanks, Bruce

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This problem can be caused by several things.
Most commonly a poor connection involving one of the rca component connectors or a failure involving the component output of the source.

However what also works like magic is to press the auto image button that's on the projector itself and it will re-sync / re-define correctly the component source and presto it looks good again.

A power brown out can cause this to occur and a simple "auto image" reset will fix it!

Good Luck!

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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