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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 100963 21-Apr-2012 16:55
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Hi guys, about a year ago I picked up an old Toshiba TLP-T700 home theater for next to nothing on trademe. It had only just over 200 hours on the bulb clock, and it was in perfect condition. However, I noticed 2 tiny green spots on the projected image. More noticeable on a darker background. It kinda looks like the green spot overspills into another pixel. Despite that, the rest of the screen is still perfect, and it still functions perfectly normal. However the biggest problem is that over the past year I have been taking it with on so many functions, that the two integrated stands that level it, and raises and lowers the projected image have worn away, so I have had to use old magazines or whatever to level the projector and quite a lot of the time the image is still skew and I have just had to deal with it. Is there place that will attach a new stand?, or is there any websites that will sell the stand? Also what do you think the green dots are, and is it possible getting it repaired?

Also getting a new projector is not an option, and I know it's not the best thing in the word but it works for what I need it for, and that's all that matters.


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  Reply # 613099 22-Apr-2012 11:08
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The green spots will most likely be dust blobs in the light path (commonly on the lcd panels themselves), usually a problem for panasonic projectors, but if you search on youtube, there is bound to be a clip for your projector. generally involves removing the casing and blowing out with some sort of canned air (again, google will be your friend for totally dry / no moisture - very important).

As for the stand, no idea on that, perhaps a dead unit on trademe or at a toshiba service centre that you could salvage for parts?

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