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Hello all. I have the ultra cheap Fangor F-206 Projector. It will not power on. When I plug it in, the green light on the brick part of the power cord starts slowly blinking. If I unplug the power cord from the Fangor, the green light on the power cord goes from blinking to solid. If I plug the cord back into the Fangor, the green light on the power cord goes steady.

If someone can help, it will be much appreciated.

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Projectors have a lot of moving parts and pieces. If the power supply isn't working properly with the projector, then it is likely an issue with the main board of the projector, and that's not something you can easily replace. If it is out of warranty, it isn't worth fixing and should be thrown away.

In the future, greater reliability comes from brand name models, even if you're buying a used model off of eBay. You'll get a better image most of the time and much higher reliability.
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Hey,appreciate your candid reply. Im gonna open it up and see if anything minor might be the cause, but I agree that it's probably a goner.

I'm new to digital home projection, but not new to projection. I was a movie theatre Projectionist for 20 years, until digital projection became the norm in theatres. No more need for Projectionists then.

So, you sound like you know some stuff, so perhaps you could help me with something. Cheap as it was, the Fangor put out a decent image. However, it wasn't any good at all for a screen image over 10 feet, corner to corner. I'm out in the country, and what I really want to do is project an image on the side of my house. I want an image about 20 feet, corner to corner. Do you know of any reasonably priced projectors that can throw an image that size, in focus? Thanks, sir.


Quote (AV_Integrated on May 22, 2023 8:56 AM):
Projectors have a lot of moving parts and pieces. If the power supply isn't working properly with the projector, then it is likely an issue with the main board of the projector, and that's not something you can easily replace. If it is out of warranty, it isn't worth fixing and should be thrown away.

In the future, greater reliability comes from brand name models, even if you're buying a used model off of eBay. You'll get a better image most of the time and much higher reliability.

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Quote (wheredogsare on May 23, 2023 10:35 AM):
...what I really want to do is project an image on the side of my house. I want an image about 20 feet, corner to corner. Do you know of any reasonably priced projectors that can throw an image that size, in focus? Thanks, sir.

I would pick up a used Panasonic WUXGA LCD projector with at least 5,000 lumens. It will have the brightness for after dark use along with enough resolution for a solid image. Pricing starts at about $300 on eBay. This is similar to the type of projector theaters are using for their 'advertising' screens between shows I believe. Cheap(ish) and enough resolution for a usable image.
This is an example of one...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/185849166091

I would not get one of their DLP models, but would stick with LCD as they tend to be brighter and more accurate with the lumen numbers. The EZ570, EZ580, and EZ590 are cheaper models from Panasonic. You can also search for WUXGA LCD projectors and see what your options are, but you want that brightness.

For example, this is one of the first results I got searching eBay and frankly, it's a steal! If I needed one, I'd likely pick it up. Very bright, and super inexpensive.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/394639016793

https://www.projectorcentral.com/NEC-PA622U-13ZL.htm

Here is a video of a 5,000 lumen WXGA projector on the side of my house. It is about a 30 foot wide image...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcKtP36SETk
[Edited by AV_Integrated on May 24, 2023 at 9:45 AM]
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