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Optoma dv10 color wheel

Hello Marrie. I am a soldier deployed in Iraq. We cant get any decent sized TV's out here, so I had a friend send over one of these DV10's last october. Until recently it has worked fine, but now it only plays movies for 5 minutes or so before the picture goes sort of purplish-blue. The movie still plays fine but the color is just off. If you turn off and turn back on, it works fine for 5 mins then again. From what I read around on the internet, i guess my color wheel is bad and I saw you answered this question about getting a replacement. Can you provide some sort of lead on getting a replacement, I can have it arranged to be mailed to me. Also, do you think it may be a matter of dust (I recall we had a bad sandstorm before the projector started acting crazy) and I just need to clean it? Please advise.

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  • jengdahl Jun 23, 2008

    Hi. I´m from Sweden. When I started my dv10 one day, there was almost no colors at all, and the picture whas very bright. I guess the colorwheel is bad, or? Too bad, I was very satisfied whit this projector. Is it any idea to try to fix it?

    Regards Jan

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Hi mrjepps

The first thing to do would obviously be to try and clean it out , if we're talking about a sand storm it would be better to blow it out with a can of air or even a compressor - gently.

Then check if using another cable ( if you have one ) would be step two.Alot of the times using a different cable does the trick.

Should the problem however persist , I would rather guess this to be a faulty Mainboard rather than a Colourwheel.

Easiest way to determine would be to place your hand on the unit while it's running - if there's a vibration then the colourwheel is at fault. If you cannot feel anything , take out the almp and chech the colourwheel - should be easy enough from the lamp's side to gently spin the colourwheel and check it for any faults.

If you cannot see anything , then I would rather opt at looking for a replacement Mainboard.

Could you please get back to me once you've checked out the above listed steps and also tell me which country you would prefer to order the part from so that I can assist in this.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya !

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