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I have two different digital projectors that have been used for a long time. Now, even with new bulbs, we are noticing areas of mysterious blue beginning to show up unevenly across our image screens. What's going on and how do we fix it?

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If they are lcd projectors (as opposed to dlp), the blue light filter (polarizer) is starting to fry due to excessive heat and dust. clean the projectors out thoroughly with canned air and see if it helps. if it does not, you will need to have the blue light filter replaced. unfortunately, most projector companies don't replace individual parts of the optical engine, but the whole engine itself.

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