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Stupid question re: filter cleaning

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Smurfin, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. Smurfin

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    Well I'm amazed that I've used my Z1 so much, I checked the lamp hours tonight and it's up to 125:eek:

    How can I tell if I need to clean the filter? After how many hours do people normally do it?

    Has anyone actually done this yet on the Z1?

    cheers
    Matt
     
  2. theritz

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    Hi Matt,

    Glad to see you're clocking up the hours - sure sign of a happy PJ owner.

    I don't know if there's a lot of palavar in taking the filter out of the Z1 - prob not. The filter pops out of the AE100 easy and you can see quite clearly on the foam surface of the filter, extremely fine white dust in a pattern matching the inlet grill. Its recommended to clean it every 100 hours - but I normally do mine every fortnight or so - a quick wizz with the hoover with the narrow nozzle does the trick.

    The filter in the Panny is very flimsy - care is needed so the piece of foam doesn't end up in the hoover bag :eek: . So if the filter in the Z1 is in the same category, take care.

    See ya,


    Sean G.
     
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    bear in mind that most internal dust 'blobs' occuring inside the project (lens, mirror, prism, LCD panel) are caused when the user changes (cleans) the filter.

    Create a negative pressure zone around the filter while removing it and reinserting it. Typical way of achieving this is to put a vacuum cleaner nozzle near by (Make sure the actual Vacuum engine is as far away from where the project as you can make it)
     

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