I have had the projector for about a year, and when I turned it on last it started up loud then sounded normal after running the projector for a while it started making this whinning vibration noise sounded like static on a speaker, but it sounded like it was coming from the fan. any suggestions.
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Re: vibration noise on optima Projectro/DVD unit
This is a faulty colourwheel that will have to be replaced as a colourwheel cannot be repaired.
It is quite easy to replace and I would suggest you to do it yourself if this unit is no longer under warranty.
All you'll have to do is get your hands on the new colourwheel from your local or nearest retailer.
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I have sort of the same problem...there was a loud snap(kind of electical spark like) then the unit started humming loudly which changes sound as you move the unit around. The picture remains clear and the fan is quiet in shut down mode...still the wheel you think?
the fan motor could be failing. turn it on with the top off. if one of the fans is moving slower, that'd be the one. since this is a dlp projector, the colorwheel motor berings might be on their way out as well. both need replacement.
i experienced that problem before.one cause is the cd itself.there cd's that are too thick so the motor has hard time rotating that makes vibrating sound.the other ,don't put something over your unit.the cover is touching the holder of the cd and makes a sound.just do the necessary things to be done like don't put something on top your unit.if not, then a manual analysis of the tech is the last option.
Hi, I'm not sure if it's the same problem I had.. I had it on picture mute, for maybe 15 mins, which may not have been a good idea. While it was muted, it made a sparking sound, and then a very loud grinding noise. When turned off, the lound noise stops, and the fan continues as usual for about a minute. As soon as it's turned back on, the grinding noise is back. But the logo seemed to display ok.
I took it in for repairs, and they said they needed to replace the color wheel to fix the problem.
Review Date Monday, 12th of September, 2005 -->
What's Hot User-friendly, built-in DVD player, high-throw ratio lens, fast power/cool down
What's Not Fan operation is quite audible, native resolution of just 480p
The Final Word A perfect coffee table companion
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The DV10 has a futuristic-looking outer casing and two internal
speakers located behind a silver grille mesh at the rear. Heat is
removed through its side ventilation and the internal fan has a noise
level of 27dB, which is comparable to a loud computer and quite
distracting when watching movies at low volume. At 368 x 117 x 273mm,
the unit is small enough to permanently and inconspicuously reside on a
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it sounds like that the fan needs to be cleaned the sound you hear is normal but if it sounds like its racein the moder might be on its way out if you have a can of air used to clean a key bored i would try to clean it out with that if not take it to a repair place to see if they could look at the moder