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Old 03-04-08, 06:59 PM   #1
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long shot tech-question

Ok guys this is a long shot...

A buddy of mine received an XGE-650ub Sharp projector. We are able to plug video and s-video in, and get a picture, but we can't get the picture in focus. We can pull up the supposed focus, but mashing on the arrow keys does nothing. Is there anyone that has experience or maybe a random manual? Lastly, is it possibly just a bad bulb or the whole projector... is it a wild goose chase?
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Old 03-04-08, 07:01 PM   #2
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My focus is manual on the lens itself. Simply rotate. There's usually another lever to enlarge the picture.
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Did you read the owner's manual about how to focus it? Or, if it didn't come with one, Google it. You can find anything on there.
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Option 2: Pick it up, walk forward or back until it's in focus. Hold projector in that exact position until your friend is done watching.
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Option 1. We have been searching for a manual for awhile... the only one we have found is $17 downloaded.

Option 2. Tried it. Ran out of room before we got fully focused.
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Amendment to option 2: Knock down that wall and use whatever is behind it.
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Hang the projector in the tree... yes that has possibilities!
My problem solving skills always come to a similar solution... Drink enough beers before using the projector... that way no one can focus anyways or really cares!
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If after manual adjustment you still can't get it in focus, then I would guess you got a defective one. Maybe it is missing a lens? You shouldn't have to walk out of a room to get it in focus.
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This just in: We had a breakthrough. No manual focus adjustment, but we had the crazy idea of pointing at a mirror. The reflected image= perfectly clear. Tomorrow we are headed to the library boneyard to look for an old overhead.
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that is some lateral thinking. impressive.
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I take it's used? Otherwise you'd take the ***** right back.
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Sounds like you might be using it outside of it's focal range. Perhaps it was meant to be used further back than it currently is?
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