Barco Projector Repair

We are a service center for Barco Projectors. Conveniently located on the West Coast, we are considerably more affordable than the manufacturer’s service.  Barco Projectors are incredibly sensitive, large venue projectors.  Without proper maintenance, they are very vulnerable to long term damage.

Common Issues with Barco Projector Repair | Call Us for an Estimate (323)887-0777

Discolored Projector Image

Projector image discoloration is one of the most common issues, and is not resolved by replacing your projector lamp.  If your projector shows a yellow, red, purple, or blue tint along all or part of your image, it needs to be professionally serviced.  A discolored image means that there is an issue with the color wheel (DLP projectors) or polarizing plates (LCD projectors). If caught early on LCD projectors, this repair only requires cleaning, labor, and recallibration of the color module.  If you wait too long, this repair involves replacement of the polarizing plates or prism assembly which can be quite expensive.

Dust, Specks, and Dark Spots on Projector Image

Projectors require cleaning and maintenance.  Failure to do so on an annual or semi-annual basis can lead to dust within the optical section which will show up as dots or specks on your projector image.  If the dots are a tinted color or hue, this means that the dust has settled on the color module, which means that the polarizing plates need to be cleaned (lcd projector) or the color wheel needs to be cleaned (dlp projector).  Less commonly, this could also be a result of a damaged dlp chip (from being dropped or otherwise), or a damaged section in the prism assembly or optical block.

Projector Won’t Power On & Other Projector Power Issues

If your projector unexpectedly shuts off or won’t power on, there may be an issue with the power supply, ballast, software, or cooling system. In some cases, there may be damage to the internal circuit boards.  This repair will involve pinpointing the cause of the problem, along with a thorough cleaning of hard to reach cooling channels.  This is not a user serviceable repair.

Projector Has Blinking Light

A constantly blinking green or red status light may indicate one of a few system messages.  Depending on the make and model of the projector, a blinking status light may mean it’s time to replace the lamp, the projector is over-heating, or needs to be cleaned.  If the status light is accompanied by a power-on issues, then this may be indicative of more significant issues such as main board failure, ballast failure, or needs replacement fans.

Part of Projector Image is Black or Missing

If you have a DLP projector, a broken DLP chip is the likely cause and will require a replacement.  On all projectors, this could be the result of damage to the prism assembly or optical block.  Some Barco projectors have large, high definition DLP chips at 1″ large. These chips can go bad due to the sheer density of the chip.

Projector Image is Dull or Dim

The likely culprit of a dim projector is the bulb. High bulb hours will require a replacement of the bulbs in the unit.  While replacing the lamp can be done by the end user, it is important to realize that the lamp is usually one of the last things that needs to be replaced.  We recommend replacing bulbs after 1000 hours of use on some of the larger Barco projectors.  Often times, we receive calls from customers who have spent a few hundred dollars replacing their lamps, only to find that the lamp was not the cause of their discoloration, power on issues, or blinking status lights.

Quality lamps can be quite expensive and we recommend only replacing the lamps when needed.  Just because a website claims that they sell ‘OEM lamps’ does not mean that those lamps are original quality.  These OEM lamps have been known to cause power fluctuations, leading to power supply failure, ballast failure, or even main board failure.  Barco projectors use very high brightness Xenon lamps that run hot, replacing these with a knock-off can be dangerous and potentially lead to injury due to explosion.

No Inputs Recognized by Projector

The issue could be either software or hardware. Try switching to a different input, for example, use your laptop to plug into the VGA or HDMI port you previously were not using. Make sure that your projector is on the right display mode.  Sometimes, broken remotes or broken buttons on the projector will prevent you from switching to the correct input, so test these too. If you have confirmed that the projector’s hardware or software is the cause of your input issue, it is likely that the interface board may need replacement.

Cracked Projector Lens Assembly or Projector Housing

Mishandled projectors that have been dropped may need work to replace physical features of the projector, including replacement of any mounting brackets for lenses, or the lenses themselves. Lenses are not repaired, but they are rather replaced.

Preventative Maintenance for your Projector

Preventative Maintenance will increase the lifetime of your expensive projector, and we recommend this for projectors that cost more than $1500 new. For schools and businesses using projectors, especially high brightness projectors, a good Preventative Maintenance schedule calls for a cleaning and re-calibration once a year.  Churches and low hour users can usually get away with a semi-annual cleaning.


We  repair these Barco Projectors:

  • F50 Full HD
  • F50 Panorama
  • F50 WQXGA
  • F50 WUXGA
  • RLM-W14
  • CNHD-81B
  • CNWU-81B
  • CRPN-62B
  • CRWQ-72B
  • CTHD-61B
  • CTPN-41B
  • CTWQ-51B
  • CTWU-61B
  • CVHD-31B
  • CVWU-31B
  • HDQ-4K35
  • HDX-W20 FLEX
  • FL33 1080p
  • MSWU-81E
  • PFWU-51B
  • PFWX-51B
  • PGWU-61B
  • PGWX-61B
  • PGXG-61B
  • PHWU-81B
  • PHWX-81B
  • PHXG-91B
  • PJWU-101B
  • CNWU-61B
  • CRPN-52B
  • CRWQ-62B
  • F85 1080p
  • F85 WUXGA
  • HDQ-2K40
  • Galaxy 4K-12
  • Galaxy 4K-32
  • HDF-W22
  • HDF-W26
  • HDX-W18
  • FS33 IR 1080p
  • F21
  • RLM-W12
  • CLM HD6
  • HDX-W12
  • FL35 WQXGA
  • HDX-W14
  • RLM-W8
  • F82 1080p
  • F82 SX+
  • F82 WUXGA
  • Galaxy NW-7
  • RLM-W6
  • F35 WQXGA
  • FL32 1080p
  • FL32 WUXGA
  • F22 1080p
  • F22 sx+
  • F22 WUXGA
  • NW-12
  • F12 1080
  • F12 sxga+
  • F12 WUXGA
  • Galaxy NW-12
  • F32 WUXGA
  • FLM HD20
  • FLM R22+
  • DP-1200
  • DP-1500
  • DP-2000
  • DP-3000
  • F32 1080p
  • F32 sx+
  • LX-5
  • iD LR-6
  • iD NR-6
  • Galaxy NH-12
  • iD LH-12
  • NH-12
  • CLM HD8
  • FLM R20+
  • iCon H500
  • iD H250
  • iD H500
  • CLM R10+
  • iCon H250
  • FLM HD14
  • FLM HD18
  • Galaxy 7 Classic+
  • iD Pro R600+
  • iD R600+
  • XLM HD30
  • iD Pro R600
  • iD R600
  • RLM H5 Performer
  • RLM R6+ Performer
  • SLM R9+ Performer
  • RLM G5i Performer
  • iCon H600
  • Galaxy 12 HB+
  • Galaxy 4 LL+
  • Galaxy 6 Classic+
  • Galaxy 9 HC+
  • iQ G210L
  • iQ Pro G210L
  • iQ Pro R210L
  • iQ Pro R350
  • iQ R210L
  • iQ R350
  • iQ R500
  • SLM G10 Performer
  • SLM R10 Performer
  • iQ Pro R500
  • iQ Pro G350
  • CineVERSUM 110
  • CineVERSUM 60
  • CineVERSUM 70
  • CineVERSUM 80 + Master
  • iQ G350
  • iQ G500
  • iQ Pro G500
  • RLM G5 Performer
  • SLM R10 Executive
  • SLM G5 Executive
  • SLM G5 Performer
  • SLM R6 Executive
  • SLM R6 Performer
  • SLM R8 Performer
  • SLM G10 Executive
  • iQ R200L
  • iQ Pro R300
  • iQ Pro G200L
  • iQ Pro R400
  • iQ Praxis G300
  • iQ G400
  • iQ Pro R200L
  • iQ R400
  • iQ G200L
  • iQ Pro G300
  • Galaxy WARP
  • iQ Pro G400
  • iQ R300
  • SLM G8 Executive
  • SLM R8 Executive
  • Ultra Reality 7000
  • Galaxy
  • ELM R12 Director
  • ELM R18 Director
  • SLM G8 Performer
  • iQ G300
  • Graphics 6500 DLC
  • Reality 6500
  • D-Cinstar
  • Graphics 4000
  • Graphics 6400 DLC
  • Reality 6300 DLC
  • Data 3300 DLC
  • Graphics 9300 DLC
  • Reality 6400 DLC
  • Reality 9200 LC
  • Data 2100 LC
  • Graphics 2100 LC
  • Graphics 6300 DLC
  • Data 2100
  • Data 3000LC
  • Data 3100
  • Data 3200 LC
  • Data 8100
  • Data 8200 LC
  • Data 9200
  • Data 9200 LC
  • Graphics 8100LC
  • Graphics 8200 LC
  • Graphics 9100LC
  • Graphics 9200 LC
  • Reality 8200
  • Reality 9200
  • Reality 9200 DLC
  • Reality 9300 DLC
  • Vision 3200 LC
  • Vision 9200
  • ELM G10
  • ELM R12
  • Galaxy 4K-23
  • iCon H400
  • SLM R12+ Performer