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ASK PROXIMA C180 no power at all

I think i am having the same problem that this guy had...

and am not sure where the safety button is. Usually when the projector is plugged in, it has a little light that says its plugged in but not turned on. That light doesn't even come on.

If i need a new power supply, where do I get it?

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  • fenniless Jul 06, 2010

    Hey, thank you for your response. I have just tried that and nothing has happened, so im going to assume that there must be something wrong with the power supply.

    I have contacted the In focus tech support and they recommended sending it in for repair, does anyone have anything negative to say about their repair system? is it worth it?

    He told me that i would not be able to acquire the power supply on my own considering the suppler only ships to the manufacturer... is this statement accurate?

    could it possibly be a blown fuse?



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If you take the lamp door off, pay attention to the "peg" on the lamp door to see where it depresses the safety switch. if you look it is a silver metal lever that this peg pushes in. plug the unit in and find something no conductive to push and hold the lever in. while holding the lever in push the power button. if the unit powes up then that means the lamp door has distortion from the heat of the lamp. you can try to find another lamp door, or you can get creative and find a way to meld some more plastic to the length of the "peg".

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  • patrick reagan Jul 07, 2010

    you can try powering the unit up with the remote, just in case something went wrong with the keypad/led board. if that doesn't work you will have to send it for repair or find a c180 on ebay that has a good power supply but other problems that make it too expensive to fix. for example--c180, burnt lcd's, but has good lamp and power. you know, something like that.


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Here is a good guide on how to replace the lightbulb... In the instructions it does say to make sure that your projector is off and unplugged or it may cause a short.

Also, you may want to check the lamp ballast or color wheel for issues...

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