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Color Wheel SP 4805

I have searched the internet but have had no luck locating a color wheel for the InFocus SP 4805. Does anyone have a vendor for obtaining the color wheel?
Your assistance is much appreciated.

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  • garrisos Nov 29, 2007

    I called Infocus about obtaining a color wheel. They stated that "unfortunately the internal parts are not sold to end-users" and that is can only be repaired at the Factory Repair Center in Louisville, Kentucky. So I called the Repair Center, 1-800-799-9911, and they will not sell the color wheel to end users. The repair cost is $255.00 and $35.00 for shipping.

    Let’s think about this...I can get a new bulb for $311.00 and to repair the color wheel will be $290.00, so we are at $601.00. I can purchase another SP 4805 for about $399.00.

    BTW: My SP 4805 has just over 2900 hours on the original bulb used over a three year period. The projector performed great! I may bury it in my flower garden…

    I may just bite the bullet and purchase the Panasonic PT-AX200U or really bite the bullet and buy the Epson PowerLite HOME Cinema 1080.

    Take care,


  • garrisos Dec 02, 2007


    I've seen them off and on ebay for around 399.00. Timing is everything.

    Thanks for the reply.


  • garrisos Jan 30, 2008

    nesfixxa400 stated: By the way in all my experience i have never heard of a colour wheel part for a projector.

    There are different types of color wheels. I.e.: Five and six sided wedge shaped pieces of glass mounted to a spinning wheel. Color is added in a DLP projector by using a rotating color wheel with the three primary colors...see link below for more information.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    some problem here, exact same situation, what pisses me off is that the colorwheel situatation seems to be a design flaw since the X1 model.

  • drummo Nov 07, 2008

    I know it is a problem because it just shattered in the unit! Do I bury it in the garden too?

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    I just replaced the color wheel in my sp4805. I used one from another unit that was in operable. Works great. Replacing that part is a *****. Infocus does not make it easy. You almost have to dis-assemble every part inside to replace the wheel.

  • deepcolour Mar 18, 2009

    I have the exact same problem.. Loud buzzing sound.. also have a shadow with a yellow border on the right hand side.. just called 1800-799-9911.. They say $259+$30 for shipping for major repair.. but if the band is due to Optical Engine problem then they will have to do Optical Engine Repair which would cost $1037.. F*** that!! Pity is I recently bought a replacement lamp which has less than 50 hours on it.. It is sad that the manufacturer hangs you out to dry like this..

  • docdaniel2 May 11, 2010

    I am wondering how you know for sure the color wheel has problems? What are the signs of this? I have also seen them on ebay with blown bulbs for cheaper than $200.. maybe that would be an option.



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Well, u might laugh at how i have solved this problem a couple of times... yea, the colour wheel on my sp4805 came apart to pieces, literally. the first time it was only two of the six segments, so i reglued em with SUREHOLD all american super glue. it lasted perfectly for about , say, 5 months or so... then, it happenned again this time shattering all of the six segments to pieces. oh, no!!!!! well, i breathed woundly and looked for the glue one more time... yes, an artesan work that took me about 3 hours and my eyes crying to almost perfectly glue together all of the six segments one by one, each one in pieces and this time the color, of course, isnt so perfect, but close to it... how long will it last this time? can someone tell me why no one sells this pieces, it would be a great business over the internet!!! i dont wanna bury my sp4805 in the backyard... and i dont know if the colour wheel can sustain any more glue... lol. well, its just a solution for a few months while u can save for a new proyector... shame for infocus... hope it helps u. let me know if u know about someone who sells color wheels ok?

Posted on Jul 23, 2010


We just got the same unit in our shop today. the color wheel is broken in this one. a piece of it fell out when the side panel was removed. I guess it's not worth fooling with huh?

Posted on Aug 08, 2008


I'm looking for one too

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There are a few options. ONE try ebay TWO haggle as much as you can with the repairman or ask him where his parts are from and call them i guess. By the way in all my experience i have never heard of a colour wheel part for a projector. But what is wrong with the old one. DOn't bite the bullet

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Replacing a color wheel is an option. See this link for how to do it on a SP 4805.

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