Question about Optoma MovieTime DV10 Multimedia Projector
I am a soldier deployed in Iraq. We cant get any decent sized TV's shipped 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 ? I dropped almost $400 on a replacement lamp to have as a spare, so I really don't want to go with a whole new projector... Can someone 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.
I solved a similar problem by putting a small battery operated fan blowing directly into the IN vent (on the right side of unit). This completely takes care of the issue.
Now, I wish I knew what the real problem was so I could fix it...
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
First of all, thank you so much for your service. We here in the U.S.
owe you a debt of gratitude. Now on to your problem. It sounds to me
like the color wheel does have to be replaced. Perhaps you can contact this person to find out where to get the part as I cannot find one for you at the moment: http://www.fixya.com/users/marrie
God Bless and get home soon.
Posted on May 14, 2008
I've given an alternate self-repair suggestion to this problem. It can be found here by using the search phrase- Blue tint on projector or by clicking my name and the appropriate topic.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
SOURCE: optoma dv10 color wheel
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 !
Posted on May 14, 2008
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