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My 7205 has developed a thick black bar (rectangle) horizontally across the middle of the screen. It shows on all inputs and even on the intro Infocus screen. Does anyone know the cause please?

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  • jashayre Jul 20, 2009

    Thanks :) I really appreciate the help :)

    Unfortunately, the rectangle is solid, with clearly defined black edges :(

    How expensive is the dmd chip? (And does anyone know a repairer in the UK pls?)

    A little more info.

    The rectangle is solid 100% black. It comprises about 15-20% of the screen area and is located slightly below half way.

    My 7205 has only run 750 hours!!

    Secondly, the fault appears to be intermittent. If I restart the 7205 many times, it will start with no bar/rectangle about 10% of the time.

    If it starts clear, then if it stays clear for 10 mins, then it will stay clear (I can view a 2+ hour film).

    If it starts with the bar, then it stays there if I leave the 7205 running.

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If the black bar has fuzzy rainbow edges, the light tunnel has collapsed and needs replacement. if the image has solid edges (to the pixel), there is a problem with the dmd chip. the tunnel is under $15 and can be replaced with some ease, but the dmd is the image chip and is quite pricy.

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This is an apparernt recurring problem with many of these projectors. I would suggest calling In-Focus tech support and demand they fix this at no charge - remind them that you have friends with the same problem and it is unnacceptable to have customers go through this after spending thousands on a projector. Last year I had to pay $1500 for In-Focus to replace the chip. Now, a little over a year later it has happened again - with very low projector use! I think a threat of a class-action suit would motivate them.

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