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Message, fan locked on optoma pro 160s projector and projector shuts down. Can anyone tell me what I can do. Now we can't even get the tv to come back on.

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Hi,

Make sure that the resolution shown by the projector matches with that of the computer resolution. Many projectors does it automatically.
But if there exists a problem in resolution matching, there is a chance of getting partial picture. So better check that the resolution shown by the projector matches with that of the computer.

Also, the pixel may be degraded due to,

  • Their susceptibility to heat; the organic compounds used in LCD filters - in particular the blue - can be broken down by excess heat, resulting in a degradation of image quality.

  • "Dead Pixels"; pixels can become permanently on or permanently off, and while this is barely noticeable with one dead pixel, the presence of multiple dead pixels can be a irritation.
The only way to fix the problem is to replace the 3 LCD panels which, if you could get the part would cost you more than a new one.
LCDs are really difficult to make so lots of them do actually get passed with dead pixels on them.

But i suggest you to get some advice from the service center too.....
Hope my info solves your problem.
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Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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Hi, I'm not sure if it's the same problem I had..
I had it on picture mute, for maybe 15 mins, which may not have been a good idea. While it was muted, it made a sparking sound, and then a very loud grinding noise. When turned off, the lound noise stops, and the fan continues as usual for about a minute. As soon as it's turned back on, the grinding noise is back. But the logo seemed to display ok.

I took it in for repairs, and they said they needed to replace the color wheel to fix the problem.

optoma dv10 mode

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Optoma EP739 Projector Overheating

Set the projector to "high altitude mode." It will be noisier, but won't overheat. I wonder whether using one of those $10-$20 laptop coolers underneath it might be a quieter solution.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Optoma projector overheat issue - fan comes on but switches off

Most projectors have air filters. Yours may need to be removed and cleaned. No air flow = overheat.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Optoma H56 - turns off just after start up.

It's not a short, the blub is near the end of it's life ~ the optoma is designed to detect when the blub is about to blow and shuts itself down. Turning the projector upside down or right side up usually only gives you a brief reprieve (some have reported a modest amount of extra time gained) on the blub ~ but in the end it's on it's way out and the projector will shut down again.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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