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    Exclamation Exploded projector lamp

    A lamp has exploded in a Hitachi CP-S225 projector with all fragments of glass being contained in the lamp casing. Is it safe to swap the lamp in this situation or is the projector U/S?

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    It happened to me once. I just brushed out all the bits, replaced the lamp (free, once I told the supplier what had happened and sent pictures), and the projector worked happily ever after

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    Ditto, just make sure you give it a good clean to get rid of all the bits, preferably with a compressed air duster can thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_f View Post
    Ditto, just make sure you give it a good clean to get rid of all the bits, preferably with a compressed air duster can thing.
    Watch your eyes if you do that. I've had it happen a couple of times and found our extraction system in DT cleaned it out nicely.

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    Ah yes, good advice! Of course SmoothWall don't have a DT department, so we'll have to risk it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_f View Post
    Ditto, just make sure you give it a good clean to get rid of all the bits, preferably with a compressed air duster can thing.
    Make sure it isn't plugged in and on standby if you air dust it! There are inflammable gases in air dusters as we found out to our cost when 'dusting' a projector that was on standby but plugged in!

    Spectacular fireball!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_f View Post
    Ditto, just make sure you give it a good clean to get rid of all the bits, preferably with a compressed air duster can thing.
    Make sure its turned off before you spray it. I was blowing compressed air into a projector while it was on a few weeks ago. It turned the can into a flame thrower! the has in the can must have it a hot part of the projector

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    Watch out for mercury vapours.

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    Watch out for flying meteorites from outer space also, one hit me full in the face as I went to clean a projector out boy did it hurt!!!! :-) :-)

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    Maybe you should just call the Men In Black?


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    Thanks for the advice but it's all just too much to remember and not worth the risk anyway .... I think I'm going to scrap the bloody thing

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    Most projectors will survive a lamp explosion, most parts will be glass and should be contained within the lamp refector housing, if unsure give me a ring and i will try to help you more with any projector problems.

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    As people have said above, it should be fine, just be careful.

    We've had this a few times. Including once incident where I over heard a teacher in the staff room telling another teacher her projector had gone bang and she wasn't sure who she should tell about. The second teacher being the one who mostly used the room.

    EDIT: I've just googled your projector. I wouldn't bother putting a new bulb in something that old, especially if you can find a replacement with the same throw.
    Last edited by K.C.Leblanc; 4th July 2009 at 04:10 PM.

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    A projector should give 5 to 7 years of trouble free service (dependant on make), if serviced and maintained correctly.

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    Last edited by EduTech; 4th July 2009 at 04:28 PM. Reason: Removed Contact Details

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