Introduction

Use this guide to remove the color wheel from your Optoma HD20.

Twist focal cap clockwise until it is fully extended. Remove focal cap by pulling it straight out.
  • Twist focal cap clockwise until it is fully extended.

  • Remove focal cap by pulling it straight out.

The pictures don't really do justice to how hard it is to pop the focal cap off. One actually has to pull pretty hard, I was afraid of breaking something, but it all worked out.

eislerzoltan - Reply

Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the three 7.5mm screws on the bottom of the device.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the three 7.5mm screws on the bottom of the device.

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Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the top cover off of the device.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the top cover off of the device.

  • It is easiest to pry off the cover from the back side just above the HDMI ports.

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When removing the cover, be cautious of the ribbon connecting the top buttons to the main circuit board. The ribbon must be disconnected before proceeding.
  • When removing the cover, be cautious of the ribbon connecting the top buttons to the main circuit board. The ribbon must be disconnected before proceeding.

  • Remove the ribbon by disconnecting it from the main circuit board.

  • Lift up the clip holding it down and pull the ribbon out.

The black part is the clip that lifts up. Then gently tug on the cable.

The instructions are out of order here.

dlwalter - Reply

Wish I had read your comment before struggling with it for what seemed like hours.

eislerzoltan -

Any advice for if you rip that ribbon?

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Use the plastic opening tool to remove the wiring.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the wiring.

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Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the 5.5 mm screws around the pin wheel.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the 5.5 mm screws around the pin wheel.

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Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove 1 more 5.5 mm screw.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove 1 more 5.5 mm screw.

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Using a flat head screw driver unscrew the back part to release the color wheel.
  • Using a flat head screw driver unscrew the back part to release the color wheel.

  • Do this carefully because these screws do not pull out.

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Once unscrewed remove the color wheel and replace the part.
  • Once unscrewed remove the color wheel and replace the part.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I've seen 5 guides say that the lens adjustment cover just pulls straight out, but even with significant force, it doesn't budge. Are there two different versions of the HD20 with two different designs for the cover?

srbaucom - Reply

I couldn't get the shroud off until I had the plastic top of the projector mostly off.

dlwalter -

The shroud has clips on it that attach to some bolts coming off the lense so yeah, it will take some force to pop the clips.

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