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Old 09-14-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default Acer DLP Projector has bright white spots

and it's out of warranty.

They look like individual pixels. They show up bright white. This is great during an episode of Star Trek: TNG when we see a flyby of the Enterprise against a starlit background, but doesn't work most other times.

Anyone dealt with this type of thing? What can I expect to pay to have it fixed? Better to just buy another projector?
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:35 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:35 PM   #3
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did you ever use the projector to do photoshop by any chance?
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:37 PM   #4
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Were you watching a show about a snowstorm?

If yes, then you're ok.

If no, then I dunno.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:39 PM   #5
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"It's the mirrors!"
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:41 PM   #6
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Why do the white spots have to seem brighter to you, huh?

You people...
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:45 PM   #7
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You need a new DLP engine.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1824690

You can search around for the parts by looking for your model number, they're usually plug in units that set you back a few hundred bucks. Samsung finally came through and replaced the one in my old DLP for free, and it was out of warranty.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:52 PM   #8
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sounds like stuck mirrors. DLP uses millions of small mirrors, each of which represents a pixel. is it present on every input? if so, that is my guess. for giggles, you can clean all the internal optics and pray that it's dust. any other repair may cost hundreds, and with the HD70 out there, among other options, you can get a new HD projector for 600-900 bucks. the Optoma HD20 is 1080p and is under a grand.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:25 PM   #9
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Acer says I need to send them the unit for 7-10 days, pay $200 plus tax and shipping.

the thing is 6 months out of warranty. this is bull****.

i want to write a strongly-worded letter. who do i write?
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:27 PM   #10
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I don't know, but you'll want to write it in engrish for sure.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:28 PM   #11
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Acer says I need to send them the unit for 7-10 days, pay $200 plus tax and shipping.

the thing is 6 months out of warranty. this is bull****.

i want to write a strongly-worded letter. who do i write?
Dig around avsforums.com to see if you can find others who have had the same problem.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1317394
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:43 PM   #12
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It's probably just some stars that are sticking out a lot.

Take your projector apart and sand the lens down real smooth and then polish it up again. I like to use polish sausages to polish things, cause after you get done polishing you can have an snack and you might need one because you worked up a good sweat polishing the lens. Good luck!
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It's probably just some stars that are sticking out a lot.

Take your projector apart and sand the lens down real smooth and then polish it up again. I like to use polish sausages to polish things, cause after you get done polishing you can have an snack and you might need one because you worked up a good sweat polishing the lens. Good luck!
bruce you are drunk
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:48 PM   #14
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bruce you are drunk
You shay that like it woudl be unushual or shomeshing.
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