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Using Current Limiter To Test A Faulty LCD Projector 

By on December 11, 2021
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A school manager brought his LCD projector for repair and explained that the device was totally dead.

how to fix lcd projector

When I powered on the device, the power indicator did not come on which confirms what the customer said about this device.

how to repair lcd projector

To be honest with you, taking the top cover off was not an easy task but finally the cover was off and I could see right away that someone has been into this device.

If you look to the previous photo, you would see red marks all over the flex cable connectors and somehow the person who attempted the repair was not successful.

lcd projector epson repair

When dealing with a dead device, the first thing to go to is the fuse and sure enough it was open. I put a piece of wire over the fuse, connected the device to my current limiter and push the power button. Take a look.

current limiter test power supply

As seen in the previous photo, there is a serious short in the device so I have to test further to find the cause of that short.

lcd projector mainboard repair

I traced the first board that is holding the fuse to this board which I believe it is the power supply.

bulged capacitor in power supply

That is the first thing that I saw when I took the board off and from experience,

I am sure that there are another components that are faulty as well.

bad capacitor sleeve

That is the main capacitor that was damaged and obviously it needed a replacement.

12n50e fet

A shorted Mosfet (12N50 E) was found in the power supply section and had to be replaced as well. It took me a while to find a replacement but finally the part was here and was ready to go into the power supply along with the damaged capacitor.

12n50e datasheet

Click here or the above photo to access 12N50E datasheet

how to fix a broken EPSON LCD Projector

When the device was put together and connected to my current limiter; you can see it in the background that the short was gone and the LCD projector light was coming on and that put a smile on my face.

I called the customer for pick up and he was delighted that the device is up and running and we made a deal to bring all the school stuff for repair when needed and to that I can say:

Mission Accomplished.


This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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  1. Albert van Bemmelen

    December 11, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Interesting repair project on a previously dead projector!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      December 13, 2021 at 3:14 pm

      Albert: thanks man. have a blessed day

  2. Babu M S

    December 11, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Very good repair work.The way of approaching the fault is fantastic.Thank you very much for sharing.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      December 13, 2021 at 3:14 pm

      Babu: thanks man. I appreciate your comment and have a blessed day

  3. Yogesh Panchal

    December 11, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Good Job!Waleed

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      December 13, 2021 at 3:15 pm

      Yogesh: thanks man. be blessed today

  4. Imoudu Onwumah

    December 12, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Good repair work.Getting replacement for mofet is also problem in my country.Thanks for sharing.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      December 13, 2021 at 3:16 pm

      Imoudu: thanks man. I get my parts off the net. they take a long time to get here but i do my best to have parts avialable in the shop for speedy repair. have a blessed day

  5. Parasuraman S

    December 12, 2021 at 10:33 am

    A good fix and many thanks for the sharing!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      December 13, 2021 at 3:16 pm

      Parasuraman: thanks man. and you are most welcome. have a blessed day

  6. Tony Repair kenya

    December 20, 2021 at 5:32 am

    Extremely resourceful.


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