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I turned on my projector last night and there is a dark line that goes from the top right corner of the picture down to the bottom of the screen, probably about six inches wide. You can still see the picture behind it so it's more like a dark vertical shadow on the right side. Have you seen this or had this problem? I just replaced the bulb two months ago and Infocus wants to charge $250 to send it in and do maintenance on it. Should I take the bulb out and put it back in, or what do you think I should do? Please help!! I can be reached at bmello66@msn.com


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This is a very common issue with the Infocus projectors. Sounds like the mirror tunnel that sits right behind the Color Wheel and concentrates the light source onto the DLP chip. This tunnel which is shaped like a small prism is very fragile and can "fall apart" over time. Some have attempted to try and remove the tunnel and repair with limited success. Otherwise you may either need to send the unit in for repair or find a dealer who can order the part for you.

Here is another who had the same issue;
http://www.fixya.com/support/t401456-infocus_x3_video_problem

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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