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Topic: Projector powers up but no video SONY VPL-HW40ES
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Hello, Seeking tech support. I have a Sony VPL-HW40ES projector with very low hours. It turns on, complete with fan, green light, and omits light (no picture). Unfortunately, that's it. No menu display, no video from DVD. Ceiling mounted and worked fine a few months ago when used. Any ideas or recommendations?
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Unfortunately, these aren't tech support forums. In fact, I've never seen any good tech support forums for projectors.

Since almost every projector on the market is different and almost all are custom built, there is no real standardization like you have with PCs. You can't just swap out a video card, or pick up a new power supply online.

If there is no menu display, but the lamp itself is on, and you know it is, then it is perhaps the main board which has failed. This is likely a costly repair more than the projector is worth.

If you are up to trying a DiY repair, then FixItFrank on YouTube has a lot of projector tear-down and rebuild videos for different models which are worth looking at and deciding if you want to try a fix yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcbkZ4CejeFK9VksnInXb0w
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Quote (AV_Integrated on Sep 11, 2019 8:39 AM):
Unfortunately, these aren't tech support forums. In fact, I've never seen any good tech support forums for projectors.

Since almost every projector on the market is different and almost all are custom built, there is no real standardization like you have with PCs. You can't just swap out a video card, or pick up a new power supply online.

If there is no menu display, but the lamp itself is on, and you know it is, then it is perhaps the main board which has failed. This is likely a costly repair more than the projector is worth.

If you are up to trying a DiY repair, then FixItFrank on YouTube has a lot of projector tear-down and rebuild videos for different models which are worth looking at and deciding if you want to try a fix yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcbkZ4CejeFK9VksnInXb0w

Thank you very much for the reply.