* Take the projector to a work room. This will get messy* There are four very small Phillips screws on the bottom of the projector. Remove those* There is one very small Phillips screw on the right hand side of the projector if you are looking at the projector from the front. Remove it* Now flip the projector so it is right side up* Remove the top piece of plastic. The bottom does not come off. Be careful. There is a ribbon attached to the top, so lean it against something while disassembled* Use compressed air can and blow the dust out of the unit* Take the lamp out and clean the glass lens* Reassemble the projector
Great Advice! Saved me big bucks on new lamp!!!!
Easy to follow instructions. I wished I took pictures. Thanks for the advice!
This is great advice, I was on my second projector, the first one I sent back for this problem, the same problem started with the second projector. My warranty was up, so I was about to send out to be fixed.
I followed these instructions and now the projector is working great again, and has been for over a month. All I can say is thank-you, you saved me a lot of time and money. Dell should post this some where.
Message Edited by mbrang00 on 05-11-200610:24 PM
My Dell 2200Mp is a little over 2 years. I recently started to get a dark bar diagonal across the upper right of the screen. I figured it was the bulb. I paid for a new bulb-ouch!
I've replaced the bulb. Now, the dark spot has gotten worse. It is more geometric. It has right angles and covers 3/4 of the viewing area. Some times, if I tap on the projector, the shadow moves. I have looked at everything-minus taking the projector apart.
I did not wish to take the projector apart. But, I have pulled it apart and blew compressed air. I've dusted this entire machine. Although it needed dusting, that didn't solve the problem. Is there something else I need to do? I have replaced the bulb, by following the online directions. I have cleaned the lense that is accessible beneath the bulb. What else?