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Starter Question - Barco 800 reliability modifications

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by bbmhs, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. bbmhs

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    Greetings from the frozen north,

    Appologies if this question has been answered in other threads, but my searchees really haven't come up with anything yet. I have a very low-hour Barco Data 800 that I got for a song. It has <1000 hours and the tubes are in decent shape (The blue has some wear, but its livable). I am currently using the projector, and it is fantastic.

    I have heard horror stories about catastrophic power supply (among other) failures due to component aging and bad solder joints; but no DIY information on how to inspect, and correct, these potential problems.

    Is there a list of things that I should do to my new-found projector? I've seen references to resoldering all the joints on major boards, but I need a little more direction that that. And while I've got these boards out for work, is there anything else I should do?

    Thanks in advance,
    Andrew
     
  2. arbey

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    It's always good to resolder the power suply, especially the two big transformers.
    For the rest, if it aint broke, don't fix it!
    Here is a site with a lot of information concerning barco 800:
    http://www.lynxxx.nl/barco/

    good luck!
     
  3. bbmhs

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    Thanks arbey,

    That will likely be my next project... If I can stop watching movies on it long enough to power it down.
     

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