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Experience:  15+ years in the field. Owner of AV Installation, OEM and Repair company
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We have an Epson PowerLite Presenter Projector and it may be

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We have an Epson PowerLite Presenter Projector and it may be that the bulb is starting to go. There is a red hue on the right side of the light projected (in a line) or possibly the bulb has slipped to the right if that is possible. Where could I obtain a replacement bulb if that is necessary? It is the church's projector and we have an event coming up shortly. Thanks for any help you can give!
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Aric replied 9 months ago.

Hello, Sorry you're having problems. The power light presenter does not use a replaceable lamp or bulb. It uses 3 LCD chips to produce the picture and the color and the chips are part of the optical block (light engine) and generally requires the engine be replaced as a whole. The red hue indicates that the red LCD chip is "running away" due to heat and this requires service to the projector (not something that can be fixed on a user level). The average cost to have the light engine serviced is in the $300 range, and to have the light engine replaced is closer to $650 parts and labor. I'm sorry for the bad news here, but this unit doesn't use a simple lamp, and the LCD chips and engine are not serviceable unless you're a technician and have experience working on a PCB level with electronics.

Expert:  Aric replied 9 months ago.

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