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Acer PD100 overheating

My acer PD100 is overheating. It will stay on for about 20 minutes when started from a cold state (less when starting warm). It gives the overheating warning in both standard and eco modes and then shuts down.

I used an electronics vacuum to clean out all the vents and it seemed to stay on longer for a day or two. I've tried a new lamp with same results.

Any ideas? Should I try to replace the cooling fan?

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  • DaveMcCall May 08, 2008

    The fan is running, though it doesn't seem to be varying in speed at all. It is running at a low RPM, so I'm guessing that a fan replacement might do it.

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Solved ! I had the same problem. After connection to notebook and after attempting to correct colors. Overheating after two miutes and shut down. Reassembling aned cleaning was not helpfull. All seemd OK. Resetting the factory default was not helpfull too. But, I tried something, what ist restricted. After aprox one or two minutes, no more of projector work, I switched out the power not correctlly according the documentation, but the main cable from the wall outlet. I was little bit angry and this is what why I forgot if I tried this procedure ones or more time. But, that was hepfull, and projector now runs correctly. I supposed, that my experiment made "reset" of something. I would like if that solution wil be helpfull for you. Kamil, Prag.

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  • starec May 30, 2011

    Thank you Kamil, it was helpful. Dusan, Bratislava

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I found that by resetting the factory defaults the problem goes away. I have experienced this issue a few times after attempting to correct colors.

this projector does not have the best picture or color quality.

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I just spoke to a repair agent for Acer projectors about this problem. It was a very common problem with this model (PD100) and Acer never really got to the bottom of it. There is a 50/50 chance that upgrading the firmware will resolve the overheating issue. The rest of the time a replacement mainboard is required to solve it. Unfortunately this firmware is usually only available to Acer channel members. If you do have it you'll need to upload it via a usb dongle of some kind. If anyone manages to locate the latest firmware please let us know where to find it. Thanks.

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I have an acer PD100, and i am having the same problem. But what I discovered is that the projector only overheats when you connect a video source to it. It will run for an hour, but as soon as i connect a source, within less then 2min the unit will display the overheating warning and then shutdown. The crazy thing is this is my second PD100 to do this. the first one i had did this after owning it for only about 3 months. Acer replaced it finally after sending it in to be repaired 3 times. Now the new has started doing the same thing about 4 months after i got it. (Has less the 150 hours on it) This really disapoints me in Acer, because I have been using Acer Aspire products for years. If anyone has any idea how to repair please post a comment. It is really disapointing paying $860.00 for a projector that doesn't work.

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Matt

*Next time i'll go with View Sonic"

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Hi DaveMcCall

Yes this could either be a fan or a sensor that is faulty and will need replacement.

Both are very cheap and easy to replace.

Try checking first of all if all the fans are working ok.

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