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I recently bought an HP vp6321 projector second hand and after alot of time spent playing around trying to understand whats wrong...im still none the wiser Basically, on turning the projector on, the lamp turns on seemingly fine. Theres no stuttering or anything, and it just puts out a steady black image with no problems. However, thats all it does! Ive got it plugged in via the vga port (have also tried the composite video input with no luck) and it is definitely getting the signal from the computer. For a start, the right model projector comes up in the nvidia control panel as being connected, but more importantly I can plug my monitor in through the vga output and have it running - as long as the projector has the power switched on - fine. But yet, the projector is still just displaying black! One other thing thats pretty interesting is that the projector doesn't display the HP splash/welcome screen as it turns on either. Every other projector ive owned (and previously this one according to the last owner) will display the welcome screen while the lamps warming up even without any sources.

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  • 06017215 Apr 24, 2010

    Well, I tried taking the lamp out and putting it back in again...and its like it never even heard my threats. Still doing exactly the same thing.

    I had a look inside for any physical obstructions, and the only thing I could see that worried me was in the projector. Theres a window the light goes through from the lamp, and that window seems to have some kind of blue looking filter over the bottom half of this window. Its at a slightly jaunty angle as well if that makes a difference.

    As for those other questions, sorry yeah I should have said that before. No menu appears if you press any buttons, and none of the warning lights come on (although they flash on when you turn on the power, so guess the lights themselves are fine).

    My worry is the reflective mirror thing you get in DLP projectors might have taken a bit of a batter with the courier, settled in the wrong place and now none of the light is being reflected out for the final image? No technical basis for that...just me pondering

  • 06017215 Apr 24, 2010

    Extra information worth adding, no menu appears on pressing the buttons, and none of the warning lights come on (except for when you first turn on the projector, so they work fine).

  • 06017215 Apr 24, 2010

    Hmm, cheers for that, does seem to make sense.

    As for trying to reset any parts like that myself, is that doable/wise as someone without any experience fiddling with the insides of a projector? Are there any guides on how to get to the mirror etc anywhere?

    Cheers

  • 06017215 Apr 24, 2010

    No not really, only from trying to fix various problems on various projectors ive owned in the past! You could see that window when you took out the lamp.

    Id feel fairly confident not to break it further with a service manual but cant find one anywhere!

  • 06017215 Apr 24, 2010

    Fair enough, think I might have to accept defeat! In fact, I might have gone and had a quick look in the toolbox for a screwdriver that would fit the screws on the case, but I think the clever buggers have gone and used a special type of screw! Its like a philips head but its got 6 prongs to the groove in the top, couldnt get any of my screwdrivers to fit!

    Dagnabbit, I would assume it would cost me a fair amount to get it seen to by a qualified technician?

  • 06017215 Apr 24, 2010

    Cheers for the help on this, pity it couldnt get sorted but at least it put my mind to rest! Thought I might have been missing something silly...

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That is exactly what the problem is. The thing about projectors is that they use a series of special mirrors to magnify a tiny image sent by the lamp's input. If even on those mirrors or lens is not in it's perfect position the image won't appear. It must have been damaged during transport ... try adjusting the position of that mirror but also be careful not to damage any of the other parts.

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    Tudor Valean Apr 24, 2010

    Oh, in that case, don't do it. I thought that you had average technical abilities since you were brave enough to open it up.


    It would be best if you took it to an authorized service in this care ...

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    Tudor Valean Apr 24, 2010

    It would be best if you didn't attempt to fix it yourself. As I said in my first post here, you risk damaging other components.

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    Tudor Valean Apr 24, 2010

    Well, you can ask them first how much would it cost to have it repaired and how much would it cost to have the whole faulty module replaced. You may actually save money be replacing parts.

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Curious.
Well, here's a few clarification questions and things for you to try.

You mention that there is no splash screen - this does suggest that the problem is between the video processors and the lamp doesn't it? (Because I am quite certain you have slid the lens cover over to one side, yes, so we can rule that out?) Surely if the projector was just set to the wrong source or you were using bad interconnects then the splash screen would come up.

So, I wonder if you get any on-screen display of your menus?
I also wonder if the temp or lamp warning light come on at all?
This would tell us if your projector was able to self-diagnose whatever may be failing.

It sounds like a video passthrough of the VGA signal also seems to be working.

I am going to suggest that you remove the lamp, following these directions. Look for any physical obstructions inside the projector or on the lamp assembly. Now place the lamp assembly on the table and explain to it how much trouble it is going to be in if it doesn't shape up. Point your finger and be very very stern with the lamp assembly. Keep you cool, but be sure the message is conveyed. Now reinstall the lamp assembly and see if that has made any difference.

If no, I am thinking service center for the poor thing.

I hope that helps.
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Here are the buttons and what they do:
Power button Turns the projector on or off.
2 Keystone adjustment Adjusts picture to eliminate slanted sides.
3 Page-up and Page-down buttons Scroll up and down through pages on a
connected computer.
4 Source button Displays picture from the next input port.
5 Picture mode button Selects the next picture and color combination—
can be customized.
6 Temperature warning light Warns if the projector is too hot.
7 Lamp warning light Warns if the lamp is bad.
8 Menu buttons Change settings using the on-screen menu.
9 Auto sync button Resynchronizes the projector to the input signal
from a computer.

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