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Topic: Anyone who has dealt with Epson Powerlite 3010 LCD panel alignment ON the prism or LCDs in general
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Okay, I've posted on a few other boards on the saga of my projector issues. Yes, I should probably just buy a new one, but I cannot afford it. Not going to happen right now. My living room has a mount, cords sticking out of the wall and 110" cinema screen on it, so I have to keep pushing forward.

TO bring you up to speed. Long story short, a piece of dust somehow made it in a million to 1 shot, onto the actual green LCD panel. I have a slight background in being technologically inclined (my dad who passed away last year, repaired TVs for many years), but I totally messed up. Not even thinking it would be a problem to adjust, I removed the Green LCD, and I think slightly unscrewed the red, and it threw all of the colors off every which way.

I brought it to a guy here in LA who serviced it over the course of a few weeks, he was able to align everything except the RED. I had to pay for that, so I'm already in the hole.

I got it back today, and I just have to push forward with aligning the red myself. I'm attaching pictures.

It just needs to go slightly right and down. I'm not sure what to move exactly...the actual panel, or the polarizing filter? What screws should I be adjusting? Will I just need to leave the screws on the panel loose and mark it and drop some hot glue to space it into place?

I feel like I moved it a little bit adjusting both the LCD and the polarizer filter, or maybe I'm just hallucinating. If I take a plastic probe and push the panel backwards, it moves over to the right and lines up, but needs to come down significantly, but it also goes slightly out of focus. I'm not sure EXACTLY what I'm supposed to be adjusting? Polarizer and slightly LCD panel or what?

I got it pretty good, but it still needs to go down and to the right, and the black now has a slightly reddish hue, which I'm guessing is from overcompensating the polarizer?

Where it was: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5lu5992rhub4zfi/Photo%20Jan%2023%2C%2012%2047%2011%20AM.jpg?dl=0

Where I got it to:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r8p0w5w63m5f13p/Photo%20Jan%2023%2C%202%2057%2055%20PM.jpg?dl=0

I understand that Epson typically just replaces the whole thing when they repair these, again, not an option.

Anyone who has messed around with this stuff, do you have some direction to point me in? Thanks.
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Just an update...I DID IT.

I was pushing the panel around, adjusting with the screws a little, etc. Figured out that it's screwed into a frame which actually moves around on these thin pieces of metal. I took the cables off and the motherboard out and kept adjusting it over and over. I didn't realize the frame is what was glued into place. After estimating each little move, I nailed it. I dropped some hot glue on the corners of the frame to hold it in place. It's like 98% on, and when I enabled the LCD panel fine tuning option with the service menu, I got it back to normal.

What a long, expensive, nerve wracking project, but I did the impossible.

If anyone ever needs to do this, feel free to PM me, I now possess a plethora of information.
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I have an Epson 3010. I bought it used & was told it needed a new lamp. I put a new lamp and found the green and red colors slightly misaligned in a vertical direction. Almost like a 3D effect & it bothers my eyes to look at it. I have taken it apart & found no loose lense near the lamp. That was the simple solution according to Youtube. It turns out the prism is misaligned. I have been playing with the green LCD for several hours and I should have looked for this post sooner. I hope you still could provide help of what you did.