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Ep738 not creating any image just a white grid.

As I turn on the projector and the white Optoma logo normally pops up on a black background. Instead what happens is it goes to a white grid and no matter what I do it just shows the white grid. I tried cleaning out all the dust but that didn?t help at all.

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Re: ep738 not creating any image just a white grid.

HI i had the same problem with my Optoma showing the white grid when turned on, and it is not a problem of the lamp not being good good. Sounds odd, but i removed the lamp. then dropped the projector against a hard surface from say 10 inches from floor, tehen a hard tap on the side, then inserted the lamp back in, turned on the darn thing, and it showed the Optoma logo alright, with 2 vertical stripes, then i removed the lamp again, repeated procedure, and by this time the lines wer gone and i got the projector to work again, including all push buttons on panel (this wasn´t possible when i had that problem. It really worked for me. At least you can try it.

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Have you tried a new lamp?

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