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Bypassing a Acer p1270 Lamp Circuit

 
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Bypassing a Acer p1270 Lamp Circuit Reply with quote


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Hi Everyone

Im new to the forum, I thus hope I posted this at the right place.

macgyver655 im in need of advice Sad

I have a acer P1270 Projector that blew a transistor on the main bord( reason being the no 1 and 2 wires of the uart P-VIP osram lamp ballast touched)

Is there a way I can bypass the lamp circuit completely and install a completely different light source and ballast that will operate manually?

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've moved this to the correct forum and deleted your duplicate post in the off topic. No need to post twice.

Macguyver hasn't been here for a while. Hopefully someone will have a suggestion for you.

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much appreciated AnalogRocks
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am far from an expert, but I think you're trying to do the impossible. There's all sorts of protection/shutdown circuits in the ballasts, with no service info available.
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Curt

Jip I suspected i was in over my head. I hoped to replace the damaged part but could not find what it was. Turning out to be an expensive mistake touching the wires.

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PostLink    Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inven-D wrote:
Hi Curt

Jip I suspected i was in over my head. I hoped to replace the damaged part but could not find what it was. Turning out to be an expensive mistake touching the wires.


Most Digital projectors would have separate lamp Driver Modules, and most of them are supplied by a few manufacturers. Post a picture of the circuit you're referring to, and I may be able to help point you to the right source for the module you'll need.

Anything around replacing the module would be near impossible to do. All lamp modules depend on the Main CPU in the projector to tell it when to turn on/off as well the various safety and warning inhibitors. And all of these power modules/supplies are frequency modulated electronic circuits that's unique for the type of lamps they all use these days.



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PostLink    Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:30 am    Post subject: Damaged main board acer P1270 Projector Reply with quote

Hi mp20748

Thank you for the help offered.[/img]

The two images shows the lamp ballast which i believe is working, the other image is of the main pc board with the damaged area. I believe the part to be similar to the green circled part, but since it was burned I could not be sure, I therefor hoped to bypass the lamp check function completely and fit a different light source with its own balast. Im no longer interested in brightness and eco mode adjustments.



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PostLink    Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the communication protocal for this ballast is a gen 4 uart communication method.

The Main board gets a signal that the lamp is turned on and ok.

I wish to fool the main board into thinking that the lamp is ok since I believe its this 'ok' signal that ran through the blown transistor .

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PostLink    Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because the Main CPU uses those circuits (lamp check, etc) to determine if it should fire up the lamp, bypassing them is going to be very difficult. I would say it would make more sense to repair that circuit if possible. Get a diagram and replace the part
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok

Where would I get a Diagram Acer P1270 Main Board?

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