Rather than split this into 2 vids, I left it as one long vid. Feel free to jump around to find what you need.
This Optoma HD141X was sent in by a viewer who was having some hassle with repairing it themselves. Rather than push on and possibly ruin something they were wise to stop and contact me. The PJ had two problems. The first was the color wheel connection had snapped. They are very delicate and I have broken plenty. I ended up replacing the board connector and re-stripping the flat cable to the wheel to get that up and running. The issue is one that was reasonably straightforward to repair, but only because I have seen it before. The spring that pushes against the light tunnel/integrator was not pushing back. I was able to press the spring ‘tines’ back into place and then re-adjusted the alignment screws. There was some dust showing up in the image but it turned out to be some specs that landed on the face of the DLP chip. I gave it a quick wipe with a chamois swab and it looked fine. The lamp isnt the best but as far as knocks offs go, its not awful. The lumen output is about 400~ less than a real Osram. A real bulb would be brighter but not significantly so.
All in all it worked out and now this fellow has a perfectly working projector again.
If you happen to need a lamp for one, here is a link to a lamp that uses the Osram bulb inside. https://www.purelandsupply.com/optoma-projector-lamp_hd141x.html
Thank you for watching!