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Infocus IN72 Projector. NO POWER OR NOT POWERING UP

After watching a film (2 hours 18mins) I switched off the unit as advised
the green light continually flashed for approx 1 minute,then stayed on.
The fan eventually stopped after approx 1 minute. EVERYTHING seemed
as before with no hint of the problem to come.

Approximately 2 hours after switching off the unit I attempted to switch the
projector back on to watch a DVD . I pushed the standby button on the top
of the projector but alas the green light went out . Devastation , shock , horror as much as i tried i was unable to switch the projector back on .I followed the guidelines for this situation as advised in the Infocus start up
guide, but all to no avail. I have tried changing the plug , fuse in the plug but I'm afraid the projector still does not power up.

I am hoping and praying that it is not a major problem to fix and also that it is not expensive . Must say the projector was a joy to watch , the quality of the picture suberb. Please,please help me .

THANKING YOU.
jimg. I have a two year old Infocus IN-74 projector that has failed to power-up.  After about one hour of use, the projector powered-down normally but when attempting to power-up again (later the same day), the projector did not respond.  Since the projector is ceiling mounted, I did not observe whether the green power indicator was illuminated prior to power-up.  After disconnecting the power cord, on reconnection I noted that the indicator briefly blinked red and no other response.

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  • owkosf Nov 19, 2008

    I also have the IN74. After watching a movie in a cool 65 degree basement, bulb on low, I walked away for 15 minutes and came back down and it was dead. I didn't see it as it happened. I've had for about 2.5 years. Less then 1000 hours on the bulb.

    The local store doesn't deal with Infocus anymore (gee, I wonder why?), so I had to send it to a repair center about 60 miles away. Both techs I've talked to said that they thought it was the power supply. That they have seen a few of these models do that. Infocus said that they would fix it for $518 and that does not include the optical engine nor the lamp.

    They refuse to sell me the part. It's off warranty, what does it matter? I'll find out soon if it is the power supply. I hope that Infocus has modified these parts to run properly. Probably not. So the new part will be another defective power supply just waiting to die. And it probably shortened the life on the lamp by dying when hot.

    Infocus' routing me to New Delhi India is total ********. To some dude that doesn't have a f'ing clue what's going on.


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This model projector is very sensitive to internal heat. I f by some reason the projector was abruptly powered down without the use of its normal procedure, in other words, unpluging cord from wall while on or power outage in premises, then the heat remains trapped and the sensors overheat and subsequently shuts down the unit. Now, although, once the sensors cool down it should reinstate operation some sensors become permanently damaged due to the extreme heat. In this case without having more facts, i believe it is the cause. I recommend a free check up to your nearest shop, most shops will offer free check ups.

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This unit most likely needs repair

check out fixmyprojector.com

for help on this unit

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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Hello, I just wanted to drop a line to thank the AVS members who posted this thread and add my 2 cents. I too was victim to the sorry about your luck attitude of infocus when my projector suddenly stoped working. I did exactly as many of you have done and tore apart the unit (after my 3 different calls to IF). I found the 1A fuse blown after only 400 hours of total use. So no biggie. replaced it with a 1.5A fuse, and a fuse holder. Well, after about 3 hours... Dead again. So I read online that most failures are in the inverted position. (ceiling mount). I figure as many have heat must be the enemy. I removed the side infocus covers and carefully cut out the black plastic end panels. my temp gun reads 20 deg f less out put temp and the air flow is much stronger. Take 3...invite family and friends over, mid movie and zap. Nothing. So I replace the fuse with a 2.0A slow blow. This last a little longer. I get about 5 hours and zap again. So i figure i will just have to keep replacing the fuse on my 800 dollar paper weight. But the plot thickens... While upgrading my surround with a new hdmi switching receiver (onkyo 805) I discover I have a serious buzzing problem. The problem disappears when I unplug the hdmi to the projector. Having a background in pro audio I know that i have a ground loop issue. So i have 2 options. remove the sheild drain from the hdmi cable or remover the ground lug on the infocus. So I remove the ground lug terminal on the power wire of the projector and woohoo. no more buzz. And believe me I was very happy to have a low noise floor again. But I also solved the fuse popping issue as well by complete accident. As after I removed the ground lug I have never blow another fuse and now have close to 1200 hours on the projector. It also fixed some odd problems that I was having with coloration of the the lower right corner of the screen and a light flickering problem I was having. And FYI all my audio and video equipment runs through a monster power rack mount conditioner so I am fairly confident that the problems I was having weren't caused by "dirty power". during testing for the buzz I even removed the conditioner temporally to make sure it wasn't bad with no change. So I hope this helps someone out there in the same boat. Good luck! -Bill user_offline.gif

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Hello, I just wanted to drop a line to thank the AVS members who posted this thread and add my 2 cents. I too was victim to the sorry about your luck attitude of infocus when my projector suddenly stoped working. I did exactly as many of you have done and tore apart the unit (after my 3 different calls to IF). I found the 1A fuse blown after only 400 hours of total use. So no biggie. replaced it with a 1.5A fuse, and a fuse holder. Well, after about 3 hours... Dead again. So I read online that most failures are in the inverted position. (ceiling mount). I figure as many have heat must be the enemy. I removed the side infocus covers and carefully cut out the black plastic end panels. my temp gun reads 20 deg f less out put temp and the air flow is much stronger. Take 3...invite family and friends over, mid movie and zap. Nothing. So I replace the fuse with a 2.0A slow blow. This last a little longer. I get about 5 hours and zap again. So i figure i will just have to keep replacing the fuse on my 800 dollar paper weight. But the plot thickens... While upgrading my surround with a new hdmi switching receiver (onkyo 805) I discover I have a serious buzzing problem. The problem disappears when I unplug the hdmi to the projector. Having a background in pro audio I know that i have a ground loop issue. So i have 2 options. remove the sheild drain from the hdmi cable or remover the ground lug on the infocus. So I remove the ground lug terminal on the power wire of the projector and woohoo. no more buzz. And believe me I was very happy to have a low noise floor again. But I also solved the fuse popping issue as well by complete accident. As after I removed the ground lug I have never blow another fuse and now have close to 1200 hours on the projector. It also fixed some odd problems that I was having with coloration of the the lower right corner of the screen and a light flickering problem I was having. And FYI all my audio and video equipment runs through a monster power rack mount conditioner so I am fairly confident that the problems I was having weren't caused by "dirty power". during testing for the buzz I even removed the conditioner temporally to make sure it wasn't bad with no change. So I hope this helps someone out there in the same boat. Good luck! -Bill user_offline.gif

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