I contacted the manufacturer to obtain a replacement part, as it is not sold as a standard replacement part. Their Finnish representative replied that they only sold the part together with servicing. They also said that it would cost 60e to do an estimate of the cost of repair. Ugh. I didn't want a service, I wanted the part. I would have happily paid 100 euros or more for the part. No wonder the Finnish economy is in crisis. I would have wanted to buy, but no-one wanted to sell.
So, since the official source didn't want to sell the part to me, I had to look at alternatives. Turns out there are very helpful eBay stores, which sell all sorts of parts for projectors. I found the correct part for about 30 euros and decided to pay some more for expedited shipping through DHL. So for about 70e all together, I got the part shipped to me.
I had checked online how the repair was done before ordering the part. The whole process is very trivial. The whole assembly is removed and the motor removed from the assembly. The new motor with the new color wheel is then put in and the assembly reattached.
|The color wheel assembly. I had already removed the old motor and the glass shards from the old color wheel when I took this photo.|
|Second view of the color wheel assembly. I had already removed the old motor and the glass shards from the old color wheel when I took this photo.|
|The old motor. No pieces of the color wheel are left. It got completely destroyed.|
|New motor with the new color wheel attached.|
|New color wheel fitted in the color wheel assembly.|