OPTOMA - HD DLP PROJECTOR - HD33 Service mode - Lamp Hour reset – Firmware update – picture adjustments – Projector repair and

Category: Projector Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • Lamp hour reset procedure 
  • Display hour reset procedure
  • Service mode procedure
  • Firmware update 


Firmware Upgrade
Equipment Needed
Software : (DDP 3021)
- Pixelworks
- Appcode.HEX
- Flasher.HEX
- Flashall.inf
- Flash Upgrader.exe
Hardware :
- Projector
- Power Cord
- RS232 9 pin cable (F to F) pin to pin (P\N 42.86603G001-A)
- PC
Setup Procedure
1. Connect all ports
- Make sure power cord unplugged
- Connect PC Com Port and projector RS232 Port by RS232 cable.
Firmware Upgrade Procedure
1. Get into the "In System Program"
- Execute "FlashUpgrader.exe".
2. Firmware Upgrade
- The window of FlashUpgrader shows up and click "Choose" to get the file directory
3. Process
- Select "appcode.inf" file and open it.
4. Process
- Select the serial port which is connected to HD80. Don't use other baud rate than 115200, or the program may not work.
- Click "Flash".

5. Process
- Connect Power Cord to HD80, then do the upgrade process. Program will be automatically run after 5 seconds.
6. Finish
- Close FlashUpgrader program and unplug Power Cord to finish firmware upgrade.
- Then get into the service mode to check the firmware and see if it is correct.
Re-write Lamp Usage Hour
1. Get into service mode.
Press (Power > Left > Left > Up) to get into service mode
2. Use “Left” or “Right” key to re-write the lamp hour back to previous lamp usage hour.
3. Choose exit.
Note: - Left key = decrease lamp hour Right key =increase lamp hour
Re-write Display Hour
1. Get into service mode.
2. Use “Left” or “Right” key to re-write the display hour back to previous display hour.
3. Choose exit.
Note: - Left key = decrease lamp hour Right key =increase lamp hour
Test Equipment Needed
- IBM PC with XGA resolution
- Equipped “Component”, “S-Video” , “Composite” ,"DVI-I", "VGA", "SCART" and "HDMI."
- HDTV Source (720P / 50HZ, 720P / 60HZ, 1080i / 50HZ, 1080i / 60HZ, 1080P / 60HZ)
- Minolta CL-100
- Quantum Data 802B or CHROMA2327 (Color Video Signal & Pattern Generator)
Service Mode
1. Turn on the projector and input the signal
2. Do the following actions sequentially to get into service mode menu
- Press "Power","Left","Left" and "Up" continuous.

OSD Reset
1. After final QC step, we have to erase all saved change again and restore the OSD default setting. The following actions will allow you to erase all end-users' settings and restore the default setting:
(1) Please get into OSD menu.
(2) Execute "Reset" function
Frequency and tracking boundary
Test equipment: video generator.
- Test signal: analog 1920 x 1080@60Hz
- Test Pattern: general-1 (1920 x 1080@60Hz)or master (1920 x 1080@60Hz).
- Check and see if the image sharpness is wellperformed.
- If not re-adjust by the following steps:
(1) Select "Frequency" function to adjust the total pixel number of pixel clock in one line period.
(2) Select "Tracking" function and use right or left arrow key to adjust the value to minimize video flicker.
- Adjust Resync or Frequency/Tracking/H. Position/V. Position to the inner screen.
Inspection item - Eliminate visual wavy noise by Rsync, Frequency or Tracking selection.
- Check if there is noise on the screen.
- Horizontal and vertical position of the video should be adjustable to the screen frame.
Criteria - If there is noise on the screen, the product is considered as failure product.
- If there is noise on the screen, use auto or manual “frequency” function or “tracking” function to adjust the screen.
- Make sure the PC mode functions well, sure the PC mode functions well, including that frequency and auto detected functions are workable.
Light Leak
Test equipment: video generator.
Test signal: analog 1920x1080@60Hz
Test Pattern: gray 10 pattern
Check if the light leaks.
* Light leak on reflective edge, eye-catcher, bondwires and exposed metal. Inspection item - Light leak check.
Bright blemish (dirty).
Criteria - Bright blemish is unacceptable in zone A and no more than 4 in zone B.
Dead Pixel (Bright pixel)
Test equipment: video generator.
Test signal: analog 1920x1080@60Hz.
Test Pattern: Gray 10
Inspection item
Bright pixel check.
Adjacent pixel.
Criteria - Bright pixel is unacceptable.
Adjacent pixel is unacceptable. pixel is unacceptable.
Ref. the Defect specification table.
Focus test
Test equipment: video generator.
Test signal: analog 1920x1080@60Hz.
Test Pattern: full screen or MEME Sony
Inspection item - Focus check
Criteria - From screen 1.5 M via visual to check the focus, look at the entire screen, focus shall be clear, crisp, and sharp over the entire surface of the display pattern. (Blur word on one of the corner after adjustment is acceptable. however, the word should at least be recognizable.)
Get into the service mode
Press "Power","Left","Left" and "Up" continuous.
Select " IRIS 3 times test" founction, then the image will flash three times
Functional Inspection
Keypad button - All keypad buttons must operate smoothly.
General - All OSD functions must be checked for functionality. When OSD menu is displayed, there shall be no visible peaking, ringing, streaking, or smearing artifacts on the screen.
Factory Default - The factory settings (with appropriate center, size, geometry distortion, etc.) shall be displayed upon “Recall” is selected
from OSD
Display Size - All preset modes shall expand to full screen size using OSD
Horizontal and Vertical Size controls
Display Data Channel (DDC) - The purpose of the DDC test is to verify the DDC1/DDC2B operation of the projector and to verify Plug & Play function. Acoustic - High pitch sound from cooling fan and color wheel is unacceptable.