One of the fans will not start without making a noise, the noise lasts about a minute then stops, now the lite won't come on.
Have not been able to get a response from Dwin are there other ways to repair?My Dwin Transvision 3 will power up but nothing comes out the lens. The bulb is good, the filament is not broke. It's 4 years old with the original bulb and we use it often. There is a blinking red light on the front of the projector and a blinking green light on the front of the processor. What is the issue and can it be fixed?
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honestly it sounds as if a capasitor is overheating and once it overheats the machine is shutting off.... I myself would be able to look at it and see if this was correct or not. i am not sure how familliar you are with these types of things, probably best to take it in and tell them exactly what is wrong...
It is fairly simple. Take the unit down as you need to get to the underside. There you will see the retaining screws that hold the cover on. Remove these and open the unit. Inside you will see the bulb and mounting bracket. Off hand I don't remember exactly how it is held in place but there are a number of screws and a lead to disconnect to remove it.
I had a similar problem and it turned out to just need a good clean. The fans can pull in a lot of dust and eventually this causes intermittant starting problems/noise. I attacked mine with compressed air and a vacuum cleaner and this completely fixed the problem. Try to control where the dust goes you want to avoid just blasting it inside the unit and on the lense, bulb, etc
The problem is with overheating!. after a few years the fans accumulate dust and "stuff" and don't work as well. Get a can of compressed air and blow out all the ports and fans. I take the cover off and with everything cool, I blow out all the internal fans also. The 3 big fans on the back are easy to remove and clean and get spinning again. Usually this fixes the issue for several months but eventually, professional cleaning may be needed at DWIN.
I design and implement switching power supplies for the commercial lighting industry. I also own a DWiN Transvision and have opened it and worked on it several times. I believe I can answer this question.
The DWIN projectors use a proprietary switching power supply to strike the lamp and keep it burning. The power supply is extremely sophisticated and maintains tight voltage and current tolerances. This is important because the halides in the lamp are damaged by power supply fluctuations. The halides can often be seen in an unfired lamp, they appear as small specks of dirt or tiny beads inside the lamp envelope. When a metal halide lamp is struck, the halides (which are rare earth elements) vaporize and cling to the inner wall of the lamp envelope. The mixture of halide gas in the lamp is what determines the color temperature of the lamp, as well as the accuracy of the lamp across the entire color spectrum.
One of the ways that DWIN is able to deliver such great color is because they use a lamp which delivers this great color across the spectrum, but, as I pointed out earlier, can be damaged by fluctuations.
The power supply contains three switching sections and five references for such things as input and output voltage for each psu section, as well as overcurrent demands from the lamp.
From my experience, your lamp(s) are all exhibiting issues that require replacement.
the colorwheel is going bad and needs replacing. the colorwheel needs to spin fast enough to sync up with the dmd chip. if it cannot, the pic goes bad then off. the flashing is the colorwheel trying to catch up.