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Noise probably from fan

There is a noise coming from the projector. It starts when the machine is turned on. The noise is dull, constant, like coming from a fan, but louder than the normal fan sound.

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    Theod Michel Apr 10, 2014

    Thank you very much Mr. Russell. In fact, I opened the projector up and looked into its guts. It seems that the problem is the color wheel. Indeed prices are high for this part, thus I don't think I will be replacing it any time soon. Thanks again.

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Amost certainly a failing bearing on a fan motor, or, if you are really unlucky, the colour wheel drive motor. Most probable is a fan fault. The only real way to isolate it is to test each fan in turn until the faulty one is found. If you are lucky, the faulty fan may feel stiff or rough when you rotate the blades gently by hand. If it's not a faulty fan, you are in for a rather expensive repair....

The bearing cannot be repaired - the faulty fan must be replaced

Posted on Apr 09, 2014

Testimonial: "Thank you very much Mr. Russell. In fact, I opened the projector up and looked into its guts. It seems that the problem is the color wheel. Indeed prices are high for this part, thus I don't think I will be replacing it any time soon. Thanks again."

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It's probably the colorwheel not the fan, can only be fixed by replacement.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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SOURCE: Fan noise loud, bulb burst. Replaced with new bulb. Noise even louder! Unit shuts itself off.

the bulb may have burst from overheating from a fan not working to cool it down. and it can be replaced. it does take, however, a while to replace it because you have to take half of it apart. but make sure it's the fan first. take the lamp door off and remove the lamp. use something small and thin to push in the switch that the lamp door usually activates. turn the projector on and see if the lamp fan and the colorwheel (the multicolor glass disk) are spinning. if the fan spins, the noise may be from the colorwheel motor going bad. the fan can be purchased through an infocus authorized service center. check the website for the closest one. but the colorwheel for the x1 cannot be purchased seperately from the optical engine, and that costs a fortune. but here is the part number for the 80mm fan- 526-0152-00.

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SOURCE: my projector is making loud buzzing noises that

If this sound you are describing is NOT constant and is intermittent in nature it is certainly not a color wheel problem. This sound is usually caused by failure of the Lamp cooling fan (the large one)'s Mos-Fet driver chip. Located on the bottom of the main board. These surface mount "chips" do fail and it's a fairly common problem however this is usually (but not always) accompanied by the projector shutting itself down after a few minuets or so as the high temp switch trips off. A color wheel common failure presents in two ways, either all the glass color filters fly off (there are six) and the image is monochrome (black and white) or just one or more of the segments has come off and the result is an imbalance of the color wheel which spins VERY fast resulting in a vibration
that is constant and can easily be felt by placing your hand on the projector. And all of these problems are very easy to repair.

Good Luck!

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SOURCE: Do not show anything and I heard some noise

you may need to replace the bulb

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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SOURCE: no light and some fan noise

I am having the same problem. Projector starts up and the main screen flashes and turn off into standby mode. Open the projector and the fans and colorwheel are spinning. Not sure if its the bulb or power supply.

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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