Question about InFocus X1A DLP Slide Projector
My Infocus X1 projector has started making a fairly loud whining noise as soon as I turn it on. Yesterday it did this for a couple minutes until it stopped, so I watched a movie and after a couple hours it started whining more loudly so I turned off the projector. Now when I turn it on it whines loudly an does not stop. It is not the fan, I know this because if I turn the projector off with the remote the whinin noise goes away but the fan stays on to cool it down and I can hear the fan, it sounds normal.
I fear that it may be the color wheel as it kind of sounds like a high speed power tool, although not quite as loud and the noise isn't steady, it wavers.
Is my projector dying?
Indeed, the problem you describe is the Color Wheel. Very common issue in the X1,2 projectors. Unfortunately the only fix is to replace this wheel. The cost of the part generally runs around $175 but the labor to replace is about the same. You will need to find an authorized service center where you live or send it to a repair facility. Parts for any of the InFocus units are generally not available to the public, alas the Service Centers. Maybe for the same cost you could look at a new projector, like I did.
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
It is indeed the color weel. Its has no bearing, so, when it gets old, the shaft starts to scratch the motro case until finally brokes (i have a infocus x1 with a perfect color wheel) my problem is that some liquid, wather or soda o wisky or whatever, droped in and spoil the DMD unit, if i dont find the spare part or replacement, ill sell the color wheel. if interested... email@example.com or if youre having a new projector and can sell me the DMD... haha
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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