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Problem with my 4805 projector

It looks like my light tunnel is bad. I turned on my projector and the right side of the screen looks like there's a dark shadow on it. Is it the light tunnel? If so, is it repairable or does it have to be replaced. I am a disabled mom of four children and saved forever to get this and now it is broken. If it can be repaired, where do you get a diagram, manual etc or if it has to be replaced, where can I get the part and a diagram and manual?. Is it an expensive fix? THanks so much for your help. Have a great evening.

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  • shellyc Mar 13, 2008

    Can the light tunnel be reglued? f so, what type of glue do you use and where can I find a diagram showing the internal parts of the 4805 projector and a how to repair manual? If it can't be glued, how long do you think it will be before you get the part in? if I can't do this, do you fix these for people? You have been a great help. THanks so much.



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It's nothing to do with the bulb or dust, I don't know why some people encourage others to buy a new lamp when this is so expensive and then find that it does not solve the problem. Shadows on the sides of the projected image are almost certainly to be the light tunnel collapsing and one side of it is being pushed by the clip that is holding it thus creating the shadow. The shadow would normally be on the left if the projector is the right way up (ie.on a table). If it is ceiling mounted (upside down) it would show on the right. I gave instructions elsewhere on how to do this, it is not for the faint hearted as you can easily damage the colour wheel while doing this as this is very fragile. Another thing is that you don't have to align the tunnel after replacing it as long that you don't try to adjust any of the aligning screws before hand. I speak from experience, a lot of it.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008


All you have to do is replace the bulb. there is dust making that dark spot on the right. you need to clean the 4805. it gets dusty which buils up in that area on the right

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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Yes, you are describing a light tunnel failure and it can be repaired. The parts are available, I just don't have any on hand right now. I will be ordering more this week. The part is about $40.00 plus shipping. The repairs can be challenging if you are not experienced. The color wheel has to be removed to get to the light tunnel The light tunnel is very fragile and easily broken.

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

  • sheridan1952 Mar 13, 2008

    I don't try to repair the tunnel. One, I can never be sure that I
    have it perfectly aligned and two, I can't guarantee the repairs.
    The cost of the part is not significant enough for me to consider

    The procedure was detailed by another poster in one of the other forums
    you've visited. Either in the Big Screen or the AVS forums, I
    don't recall which one.

    I don't have an ETA on them yet. It will probably be 2 - 3 weeks before I see them.

    And yes, I repair these projectors.


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