Lamp Interlock on Infocus LP1000


2010-09-09 7:09 pm
I'm a physics undergraduate working in an ultrafast laser lab at a university. We're interested in building a spatial light modulator (SLM) to shape our laser pulses. Commercial SLM's can cost up to 10k, so we want to build our own using a recycled LCD projector.

To start, all we need to do is take out the lens, mirrors, fans and lamp of a projector while leaving the electronics and the LCD screens functional. We're working with an Infocus LP1000. At this point, the only thing we're having trouble with is defeating the lamp interlocks. Does anyone know what must be done?

It's a somewhat unusual goal: We want a working projector without the lamp.