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Hi everyone,

First a very small, bright white spot appeared on the screen and remained for a couple weeks. Then a second one 20 centimeters away. I washed the projector, to no avail.

What could cause this ?
 

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I suspect your DLP chip needs replacement. But I would definitely wait for a 2nd opinion to chime in here. If it's possible can you take some video and still shots of what you are seeing?
 

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Almost certainly a bad DLP chip. Start looking for a new projector. You could call Optoma to ask what it might cost but they will likely require you to send it in for an estimate. Ask about some accommodation on the cost to fix it...not likely but one should always ask on a product that does not reach a normal life expectancy.
 

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Sorry, no idea. Make sure that you know what the charge is for an estimate before sending it.
 

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In some cases you can buy the DLP chip on the open market and replace it yourself. I frequently see them between $100-200, so I'd say $150 in parts. Note, you must replace the DLP chip with the same or compatible part ##.
 
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