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White screen and no menu or monitor capabilities

When I turn on the projector it boots fine and goes to a blank white screen. I cannot get my computer to connect and when i press menu on the top of the projector or on the remote nothing happens.

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  • nheagle May 10, 2008

    Help!

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    Same thing...

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    HI dudes, thanks for the instructions. Yes, same problem = same solution. Found not the coneection to the control panel but a connection above the lamp - could see it had put back out of connection - cable was tight so assume there was always tension on connection from new and finally released. So dudes a big thumbs up on the tips.

  • dogron Feb 25, 2009

    Powers up and normal projection light goes on but nothing displays not even menu. If you press power button twice it shuts down, so made me think the projector was working ie menu etc but the picture was just missing. Its not the first time this has happened to me. Last time it was about 10 days inside its warranty and Epson sent an engineer out. He said out of the last few repairs he had done on this model 4/5 were a loose connector. he cable tied it up. It still happens though less frequency.

    To take appart as others have said there are six screws on the bottom and one behind the remote control hidy hole (its the top left, small dark screw). Carefull when taking off the cover as there are two connetors attached to the top (menu buttons and the speaker) both of which can be disconnected easierly. One point to remember the unit will only power up if everything is back in place ie put back together, it makes it hard to fault find but I guess its a safety feature.

    Other than that its a great projector which I must have had for 5/6years and still on the first bulb!


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This also worked for me. None of the wire connectors apered to be loose but I pused on them all and it worked...Thanks saved us $$$

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Exactly as stated. I removed the bottom and discovered that the ribbon cable next to the lamp was partially disconnected. pushed in back on, cerifies the mane ribbon and put it back together. It works great and saved us having to purchase a new one.

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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Vubm is exactly right. I opened it up, saw that the largest wireset was loose, tightened it up and it worked just fine. Thank you vubm. Sometimes hearing that someone easily opened it up and saw an obvious problem is all it takes to make it happen.
One small addition to his post: one of the small black screws on the back was also holding on the top. It was the top black one in the remote control compartment on the back. I got frustrated and just broke my off, but when I did, I saw that it was just that small black screw coming in from the back.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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Open the projector (6 inset screws on bottom) - carefully rermove the top (there are 2 wire sets attached: one for the speaker and one for the control panel) -- make sure all wire sets are properly seated -- i had one loose set -- reseated it, closed the projector and the thing wotks fine now. every repair facility i called didn't want to deal with the projector, and one person told me i ought to buy a new one

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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