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Projecor suddenly lost color - I heard a sound like breaking glass, at first I thought it was the bulb, but it still works, it just looks like a big black and white tv now

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Infocus 4805 color wheel cost USD109 with shipping to all over the world

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The color wheel has fallen apart and must be replaced. try googling the manufacturer for service.

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Akai rear projection tv suddenly stopped working.

This set with Akai is actually made by Samsung (they own and use the Akai name).

If lamp light etc and you have heard a cracking sound it may be the color wheel.

You can remove the lamp and look where it faces--look and the wheel can be seen----is it shattered or missing plastic pieces?

The wheel commonly fails in this fashion and is turning at over 12,000 rpm. The set will detect if the wheel is stopped or moving too slow and just what you describe will happen.

Wheel is widely available and You Tube has video instructions for replacing them by model number.



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I have a DELL 2300mp i heard a loud sound and it sound like the fan was making a sound i took the bulb out it looked good ,when i took the bulb out i was get small pieces of color thin glass like a le

as your description, the color wheel should be shattered now. so you have to bur a new color wheel and replace it.

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Mar 11, 2012 | Dell 2300MP Multimedia Projector

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Samsung dlp made a popping sound now only have sound and tv turns itself on and off. All 3 lights on front were flashing. I took out looks fine....thought I would put it back in when I noticed...

You have a good eye, that would be the color wheel. You can call samsung at 1-800-samsung to find a repair center, it is not an easy job to replace it yourself.

Aug 15, 2011 | Televison & Video

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Was watching tv heard a sound like breaking glass then picture started freaking out. now when you turn it on all you hear is a scratching sound, and the picture wont come on.please, give me ideas ! model...

If you had a picture, even briefly, after the sound you heard then in all liklihood it's the color wheel that broke. Not a DIY friendly project unless you're very good with electrical/mechanical repairs, especially small fragile items :(

May 29, 2011 | Televison & Video

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My tv started just fine yesterday. i have it set up on a timer to turn off at 1am and turn back on at 7am. i heard it come on this morning and the news playing. then my gf woke me and said she thought...

The buzzing sound is usually the color wheel gone out. Remove the bulb and housing and look behind it, you can see the color wheel, it may have shattered and there will be glass on the bottom of the tv, or it just may not spin. You can repair it yourself, just put make model and replace color wheel into google and instructions will come up.

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I have 2300mp i had a loud sound and it sound like the fan was making a sound i took the buld out it look good but i bought one ant way,when i took the bulb out i was get small pieces of color thin glass...

This is undoubtedly a broke color wheel. The wheel is made up of four small slices of colored glass, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Clear. Each slice is fixed into a groove on a brass hub. The high-pitched "whirring" noise that you hear on start up is the wheel spooling up at high speed. If one of the "slices" comes loose from the hub it can break, bind or start scraping. Regardless, there is a sensor that reads the speed of the wheel and won't allow the unit to come fully on if the wheel doesn't come up to speed (which it no longer can). Bottom line...Game Over. It's simply too expensive to fix. I personally am hoping for a class action suit on this obvious piece of junk retailed by Dell. But think of all the extra money they are making from people rushing out and spending up to $300 for a bulb that won't solve the problem. Ahhh...gotta love free enterprise!

Dec 31, 2009 | Dell 2300MP Multimedia Projector

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Dark band at top of whole screen

Pop sound is probably the Lamp or maybe the color wheel. When you unplug and try it on do you hear a whirling or winning sound ? Is it followed by a slight ticking sound ? If you get the whirling and a ticking sound it's probably a bad lamp. If you don't hear the whirling sound you may have a bad color wheel. The parts are both made of glass. The pop you heard was one of them breaking. If you can't tell, order a lamp you will need to change it eventually anyway.

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Panasonic Model # PT52DL52 52 " HDTV DLP (2003). Working fine and all of a sudden heard a pop and TV quit. It's not the bulb since fairly new and the bulp idiot light is not on. I think it may be...

Remove the lamp and look into the left side of that compartment to see if you can find glass/color wheel bits and pieces. I just recently had this happen and when I turn on the tv the red power on indicator blinks twice. Check to see if you have power to the tv

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