Epson PowerLite 54c Specifications

EPSON PowerLite 54c/74c Projector
Projector Parts
Remote control receiver
Control panel
Projection
distance
2.9 to 34.4 feet (0.9 to 10.5 meters)
Projection
methods
Front, rear, ceiling
Focus adjustment
Manual
Zoom adjustment Manual
Foot
Focus ring
Zoom ring
Internal
sound system
1 W monaural
Optical aspect
ratio
4:3 (horizontal:vertical)
Zoom ratio
1:1.2
Noise level
38 dB (High brightness mode)
33 dB (Low brightness mode)
Keystone
correction angle
± 15°
Foot release lever
Lens cap
Foot
Computer1/Component Video1
Computer2/
Component Video2
Video (composite)
Audio 2
S-Video
USB type B
vertical (maximum)
Projection Lamp
Power
consumption
200 W UHE
Lamp life
High brightness: about 2000 hours
Low brightness: about 3000 hours
Part number
V13H010L27
Remote Control
Remote
control
receiver
Security lock
Audio1
RS-232C
Range
20 feet (6 meters)
Battery
CR2025 lithium
Monitor Out
Power inlet
Mouse Compatibility
Supports USB
Specifications
General
Dimensions
Height
3.4 to 3.8 inches (87 to 97 mm),
feet extended
Width
12.4 inches (315 mm)
Type of display
Poly-silicon TFT active matrix
LCD panels (3)
Diagonal size: 0.7 inches (17.8 mm)
Depth
9.5 inches (240 mm)
Lens
F=1.70 to 1.87,
focal length=21.3 to 25.6 mm
Weight
6.4 lb (2.9 kg)
Resolution
(native format)
74c: 1024 × 768 pixels
54c: 800 × 600 pixels
Electrical
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz
Color
reproduction
Full color, 16.8 million colors
Power supply
100 to 120 VAC, 2.6 A
200 to 240 VAC, 1.3 A
Brightness
(ANSI)
2000 lumens (High brightness mode)
1500 lumens (Low brightness mode)
Power
consumption
Operating: 280 W
Standby: 3 W
Contrast ratio
500:1
Image size
30 to 300 inches (0.8 to 7.6 meters)
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Environmental
Temperature
Humidity
(non-condensing)
Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Storage: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C)
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
VGAEGA
70
640 × 350
Operating: 20 to 80% RH,
Storage: 10 to 90% RH
VGA—60
VESA—72
VESA—75
VESA—85
60
72
75
85
640 ×
640 ×
640 ×
640 ×
480
480
480
480
SVGA—56
SVGA—60
SVGA—72
SVGA—75
SVGA—85
56
60
72
75
85
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
6001
6001
6001
6001
6001
XGA—43i
XGA—60
XGA—70
XGA—75
XGA—85
43
60
70
75
85
1024 ×
1024 ×
1024 ×
1024 ×
1024 ×
SXGA1—70
SXGA1—75
SXGA1—85
70
75
85
1152 × 864
1152 × 864
1152 × 864
SXGA2—60
SXGA2—75
SXGA2—85
60
75
85
1280 × 960
1280 × 960
1280 × 960
SXGA3—43i
SXGA3—60
SXGA3—75
SXGA3—85
43
60
75
85
1280 ×
1280 ×
1280 ×
1280 ×
UXGA—48i
UXGA—60
48
60
1600 × 1200 3
1600 × 1200 3
MAC13
MAC16
MAC19—60
MAC19
MAC21
67
75
59
75
75
640 × 480
832 × 624
1024 × 768 2
1024 × 768 2
1152 × 870
NTSC
NTSC 4:3
PAL
M-PAL
N-PAL
PAL—60
SECAM
60
60
50
60
50
60
50
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
HDTV (480i)
HDTV (480p)
HDTV (575i)
HDTV (575p)
HDTV (720p)
HDTV (1080i)
HDTV (1080i) 33.75/
31.25
59.94
59.94
50
50
60
60
50
720 × 480
720 × 480
720 × 574
720 × 574
1280 × 720
1920 × 1080
1920 × 1080
Safety and Approvals
United States
FCC 47CFR Part15B Class B (DoC)
UL1950 Rev. 3
Canada
ICES-003 Class B
CSA C22.2 No. 950-95 (cUL)
CE Marking
Directive 73/23/EEC, 89/336/EEC
EN 55022, EN 55024
Compatible Video Formats
The projector supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM international
video standards, as well as the monitor and HDTV display
formats listed below.
To project images output from a computer, the computer’s
video card must be set at a refresh rate (vertical frequency) that’s
compatible with the projector; see the following table for
compatible formats. If necessary, images are automatically
resized to display in the projector’s “native” format (such as
XGA for the 74c or SVGA for the 54c). In addition, the
frequencies of some computers may not allow images to display
correctly; see your computer’s documentation for details.
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2
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Resized on the PowerLite 74c only; native mode on the
PowerLite 54c.
Resized on the PowerLite 54c only; native mode on the
PowerLite 74c.
Resized on the PowerLite 74c only; not available on the
PowerLite 54c.
768 2
768 2
768 2
768 2
768 2
1024
1024
1024
1024
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Computer/Component Video Port
Pin Assignments
The Computer 1/Component Video 1 and Computer 2/
Component Video 2 ports are female video RGB, 15-pin,
mini-D-style connectors.
Pin no.
Computer/component video port
1
Red video
2
Green video
3
Blue video
4
GND
5
GND
6
Red GND
7
Green GND
8
Blue GND
9
Reserved
10
Synchronous GND
11
GND
12
SDA
13
Horizontal sync / composite sync
14
Vertical sync
15
SCL
Use the figure below as a guideline to help you determine how
far from the screen to place the projector. Image size generally
increases with distance, but may vary depending on how you
position the zoom ring and whether you have adjusted the
image size with other settings.
30.1 to 34.4 feet
To calculate exact measurements, use the following formulas:
❏ To find the projection distance when you know the screen’s
diagonal dimension:
Wide (inches) = ((3.0625 × diagonal screen size [inches]) –
2.4655) / 2.54
Tele (inches) = ((3.5063 × diagonal screen size [inches]) –
2.0063) / 2.54
❏ To find how large a screen’s diagonal dimension will be
when you know the projection distance:
Wide (inches) = (Projection distance [inches] × 0.82937) +
0.80505
Tele (inches) = (Projection distance [inches] × 0.7244) +
0.57219
Positioning the Projector
Before connecting the projector, you need to decide where to
place it. The location you choose depends on the size of the
room and what you are projecting.
❏ Place the projector on a sturdy, level surface, between
2.9 and 34.4 feet from the screen.
❏ Make sure there is plenty of space for ventilation around and
under the projector. Leave at least 8 inches between the
projector and a wall.
5.9 to 6.8 feet 2.9 to 3.4 feet
If you place the projector below the level of the screen, you’ll
have to tilt it up by extending the feet as shown. Tilting the
projector upward causes the image to lose its rectangular shape,
but the Auto Keystone feature corrects the distortion
automatically. If the image does not regain its rectangular shape,
the Auto Keystone feature may have been disabled. To turn it
on, see page 6.
❏ Make sure the projector is within 6 feet of an electrical outlet
or extension cord and within 5 feet of your computer and/or
video source.
❏ Place the projector directly in front of the center of the
screen, facing the screen squarely. Otherwise, your image
will not be rectangular.
Note
It’s easier to position the projector when the screen is directly in
front of the room. If the screen is placed diagonally in a corner, it’s
much more difficult to aim the projector correctly at the screen and
get a rectangular image.
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If you place the projector level with the bottom of the screen,
the image will be rectangular and you won’t have to adjust it. If
you place the projector higher than the bottom of the screen,
the image will still be rectangular, but you won’t be able to fill
the whole screen with the image.
3. Press the P Power button on top of the projector or on the
remote control.
Page down Page up
Power
Computer S-Video/Video Color Mode
Starting Up the Projector
Menu
A/V Mute
Freeze
E-Zoom
Make sure your projector and other equipment are set up and
connected correctly. Then turn on your projector, as described
below.
Enter
Auto
If you turn on your connected computer or video equipment
before starting the projector, the projector automatically detects
and displays the image source. If you turn on the projector first,
or have multiple pieces of connected equipment, you may have
to select the image source manually (as described on page 5).
Projector
ESC
Remote control
The power light flashes green as the projector warms up, and
the projection lamp comes on in about 30 seconds. The
power light stays green.
Follow these steps to plug in and turn on the projector:
1. Remove the lens cap.
Warning
Never look into the lens when the lamp is on. This can damage
your eyes, and is especially dangerous for children.
❏ If you’re using a computer, turn it on or restart it. In a
few moments, you should see your computer display
projected.
(Windows® only: If you see a message saying that it has
found a plug-and-play monitor, click Cancel.)
Caution
Do not use the projector with the lens cap in place. The heat
generated by the lamp can damage the cap.
❏ If you’re projecting a video source, turn it on (if it is not
already on). If you don’t see the image, press the Source
button on top of the projector or the S-Video/Video
button on the remote control to switch to your video
source. (If a component video source is connected to one
of the projector’s Computer/Component Video ports,
press the Computer button to select the source.) Then
press the Play button on your DVD player or other
device.
2. Connect one end of the power cord to the projector’s power
inlet. Then connect the other end to an electrical outlet.
The power light on top of the projector turns orange,
indicating that the projector is receiving power but not yet
turned on. Wait until the light stops flashing, but stays lit
orange.
❏ If you are prompted to enter a password, see “Starting the
Projector with a Password” on page 10.
If a projected image fails to appear, see “What To Do If You See
a Blank Screen” in the next column.
When you’re done with your presentation, shut down the
projector as described on page 7. Shutting down the projector
correctly prevents premature lamp failure and possible damage
from overheating.
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What To Do If You See a Blank Screen
If you see a blank screen or the No Signal message after turning
on your computer or video source, try the following:
Selecting the Image Source
❏ Make sure the cables are connected correctly.
If multiple devices are connected to the projector, you can
switch between them as follows:
❏ Make sure the power light is green and not flashing and the
lens cover is off.
❏ On the projector, press the Source button until the correct
device image is projected.
❏ Press the Source button on top of the projector to select the
correct source. See page 5 for more information about
selecting the image source.
❏ On the remote control, press the Computer1/2 button to
select the device connected to the Computer1/Component
Video1 or Computer2/Component Video2 port. For the
S-Video or Video port device, press the S-Video/Video
button.
❏ If you have connected a device to one of the projector’s
Computer/Component Video ports, check the
Input Signal setting in the Image menu to make sure it is
correct for the device.
If you’re using a PC laptop:
❏ Hold down the Fn key and press the function key that lets
you display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such
as
or it may be labelled CRT/LCD. Allow a few seconds
for the projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your
laptop’s manual or online help for details.
On most systems, the
or CRT/LCD key lets you toggle
between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on
both at the same time.
After you select a source, the screen goes dark for a moment
before the image appears. The name of the selected source (such
as Computer1 or S-Video) appears briefly on the screen.
Adjusting the Image
Once you see your image, you may need to make certain
adjustments, as described in this section.
Focusing and Zooming Your Image
Rotate the focus ring to sharpen the image.
❏ Depending on your computer’s video card, you might need
to use the Display utility in the Control Panel to make sure
that both the LCD screen and external monitor port are
enabled. See your computer’s documentation or online help
for details.
Focus ring
If you’re using a Macintosh laptop with OS X:
You may need to set up your system to display on the projector
screen as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps:
1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then
click Displays.
Rotate the zoom ring to reduce or enlarge the image.
2. Select VGA Display or Color LCD, click Arrange or
Arrangement, and make sure Mirror Displays is checked.
Zoom ring
If you’re using a Macintosh laptop with OS 9.x or
earlier:
You may need to set up your system to display on the projector
screen as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps:
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then click
Monitors or Monitors and Sound.
2. Click the Arrange icon.
You can also change the image size by moving the projector
closer to or farther away from the screen. You can use the
E-Zoom buttons on the remote control to zoom in on a portion
of the image. See page 8 for instructions.
3. Drag one monitor icon on top of the other.
If the Arrange option isn’t available, try selecting one of the
Simulscan resolution settings. Click the Monitor icon, if
necessary, and then select a Simulscan resolution. (Allow a few
seconds for the projector to sync up after making the selection.)
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❏ To manually adjust the keystone correction value, press
the
or
side of the Keystone button on the
projector to correct the shape of the image. After
correction, your image will be slightly smaller.
Adjusting the Height of Your Image
If the image is too low, you can raise it by extending the
projector’s feet.
1. Stand behind the projector. Press the blue foot release levers
and lift the front of the projector. This unlocks the feet.
You can also make keystone adjustments using the projector’s
Setting menu.
Foot
2. Once the image is positioned where you want it, release the
levers to lock the feet in position.
3. To fine-tune the height of the image,
rotate the projector’s feet.
Adjusting the Brightness
The brightness of an image depends on the source you are
projecting and the amount of light in the room. If the image is
too bright or not bright enough, do one of the following:
❏ Change the Brightness setting in the Image menu.
If the image is no longer rectangular after
raising it, see the next section.
❏ Select Low or High for the Brightness Control option in
the Advanced menu. Low brightness mode extends the life of
the lamp and decreases the fan noise.
Adjusting the Image Shape
Adjusting the Color Mode
The projector automatically corrects images that are distorted
when the projector is tilted up or down (up to a 15° tilt). The
Keystone window appears on the screen while the projector
makes the correction. If the projected image still isn’t
rectangular or has a “keystone” shape, do one or more of the
following:
You may want to adjust the color mode to select a different
setting that is appropriate for the image you’re projecting and
the environment in which you’re projecting it.
❏ If your image looks like
or
, you’ve placed the
projector off to one side of the screen, at an angle. Move it
directly in front of the center of the screen, facing the screen
squarely.
If you’re projecting computer or RGB video images, the default
color mode is Presentation, which is appropriate for
presentations in bright rooms. For other images, the default
color mode is Dynamic, which optimizes video images using
natural colors.
The following table lists the 6 color modes available.
❏ If your image looks like
or
, the Auto Keystone
feature may have been disabled or you may need to manually
adjust the keystone correction value. (Auto Keystone is not
available when you’re using ceiling or rear projection.)
Follow the directions below:
❏ To turn on Auto Keystone, press the Menu button on
the remote control. Select the Setting menu, then press
Enter. If Auto Keystone is OFF, press to highlight
this option and press Enter. Select ON in the Auto
Keystone window that appears and press Enter to save
your changes. Exit the menu by pressing the Menu
button.
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Color mode
Description
sRGB
Use when projecting computer images
conforming to the sRGB color standard (the
default setting when projecting from a computer
with analog video).
Dynamic
Best for projecting movies with vivid color in
bright rooms.
Presentation
Use when you’re projecting a presentation in a
bright room.
Theater
Use when projecting movies in a dark room.
Living Room
Best for playing video games or watching TV in a
bright room.
Blackboard
Choose this fixed color mode when you need to
project against a green blackboard.
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4. Retract the front feet as shown.
To change the color mode, press the Color Mode button on
the remote control until you see the mode you want. The
currently selected setting appears in the upper right corner of
the screen. You can also use the projector menu system to select
the Color Mode in the Image menu.
Correcting Computer Images
If you’ve connected a computer and the image doesn’t look
right, or it doesn’t fit properly on the screen, press the Auto
button on the remote control. This automatically resets the
projector’s tracking, sync, resolution, and position settings. You
must be projecting an image for this button to have any effect.
Additionally, if the Auto Setup option in the Image menu is set
to OFF, the Auto function will not work.
5. Replace the lens cap and unplug the power cord.
Caution
To avoid damaging the projector or lamp, never unplug the
power cord when the power light is green or flashing orange.
Sleep/Standby Mode
When the projector has not received any input signals for
30 minutes, it automatically turns off the projector lamp and
enters “sleep mode.” This conserves electricity, cools the
projector, and extends the life of the lamp. If you are done using
the projector, unplug the power cord. If you want to start
projecting again, press the P Power button.
6. If you’re using a VCR or other video source, turn it off after
you turn off the projector.
Note
You can disable sleep mode through the Setting menu.
Using the Remote Control
7. Disconnect all equipment, and store the projector in the soft
case that came with it or in a protective case.
Before using the remote control, pull out the tape from the
battery tray as shown below.
Shutting Down the Projector
When you’ve finished using the projector, follow the
recommended procedure to shut it down. This extends the life
of the lamp and protects the projector from possible
overheating.
Tape
1. If you’re using a computer, shut it down first.
When using the remote control, stand within 20 feet of the
projector. Point the remote control either at the front or back of
the projector or at the screen (the projector’s front sensor can
detect signals bounced off the screen). Press the button for the
function you want to use.
2. To turn off the projector, press the P Power button on the
projector or remote control. You see a confirmation message.
(If you don’t want to turn it off, press any other button.)
3. Press the P Power button again. The power light flashes
orange for about twenty seconds as the projector cools down.
When the projector has cooled, the orange light stays on and
the exhaust fan shuts off.
Turning Off the Picture and Sound
If you want to turn the projector on again, wait until the
orange light stops flashing. Then press the P Power button.
You can use the A/V Mute button on the remote control to turn
off the image and sound and darken your screen. This is useful
if you want to temporarily re-direct your audience’s attention
without the distraction of a bright screen.
❏ To turn off the picture and sound, press the A/V Mute
button. The screen goes dark.
❏ To turn the image and sound back on, press the button
again.
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You can create an image, such as a company logo or a picture, to
display on the screen whenever you press the A/V Mute button.
See the User’s Guide for more information.
To move the mouse pointer on the screen, aim the remote at
the screen and use the directional buttons to move the cursor.
Directional buttons
Stopping Action
Press the Freeze button to stop the action in your video or
computer image and keep the current image on the screen. The
sound will continue, however; and if you have connected an
external monitor for simultaneous display, the action continues
on the monitor even though it is paused on the screen.
Press the Freeze button again or press Esc to re-start it.
Enter = click or
left click; press
twice for double
click
Zooming Your Image
Follow these steps to zoom in on a portion of the image:
Esc = right click
1. Press the E-Zoom
button on the remote control. You see
a crosshair indicating the center of the zoom-in area.
2. Use the directional buttons to position the crosshair in the
area you want to enlarge.
3. Continue pressing the E-Zoom
selected area up to 4 times.
button to enlarge the
4. While the image is enlarged, you can:
❏ Use the directional buttons to pan about.
❏ Press the E-Zoom
button to zoom out.
5. When you’re done, press the Esc button to return to the
original size.
Using the Remote Control as a Wireless
Mouse
When you use the remote control as a wireless mouse, you can
control your computer or click through slideshow-style
presentations (such as PowerPoint) from up to 20 feet away. To
control your computer with the remote, make sure you have
connected the USB mouse cable between the projector and your
computer.
❏ To click (or left-click), press the Enter button.
❏ To right-click, press the Esc button.
❏ To double-click, press the Enter button twice.
❏ To click and drag, press down on the Enter button and use
the directional buttons to move where you want to drag.
❏ To advance slides in a PowerPoint presentation in Slide
Show mode, press the Page up or Enter button on the
remote control. Press the Page down or Esc button to go
back a slide.
Storing the Remote Control
Most of the projector’s features can be accessed only with the
remote control. To prevent losing it, store it in the projector’s
remote control storage compartment when you are not using it.
Open the door to the remote
control tray
Place the remote inside and
close the door
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Replacing the Battery
Caution
When replacing batteries, take the following precautions:
❏ Replace the battery as soon as it runs out. If the battery leaks,
wipe away battery fluid with a soft cloth. If fluid gets on your
hands, wash them immediately.
❏ Do not expose batteries to heat or flame.
❏ Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations.
❏ Remove the battery if you won’t be using the projector for a long
period of time.
Follow these steps to replace the battery:
1. Press the tab towards the center of the remote and slide the
battery tray out of the remote control.
Tab
2. Remove the old battery and insert a CR2025 watch battery
as shown.
Using Password Protection
If you assign a password for the projector, a screen appears
requesting the password whenever the projector is turned on.
If the password is entered incorrectly three times in succession,
the projector’s operation is locked. To try again, the user needs
to disconnect the projector and reconnect it. If an incorrect
password is entered nine times in a row, the projector is locked
and remains locked until an authorized person at EPSON can
unlock it.
You can also create a user’s logo for the projector, to be
displayed as the startup screen and/or AV/Mute screen.
Unauthorized users cannot turn it off or change it. This feature
discourages theft and provides a way to identify the projector
should it be stolen.
Additionally, to make sure a borrowed projector is returned,
you can temporarily disable the password for a set period of
time. When that time has elapsed, the password function is
reactivated and the password must be entered before the
projector can be used.
Follow the instructions below to first set the password, and then
turn on the password and/or user logo protection. Be sure to set
the password before you enable the feature; otherwise, you may
lock yourself out of the projector.
Note
If you should happen to enable the password before you set one, and
you see the prompt to enter the password, enter the default password
0000 to proceed.
Setting a Password
3. Slide the battery tray back into the remote until it clicks into
place.
1. Press the Freeze button on the remote control for about
7 seconds, until you see the Password Protect menu:
If a password has already been set, you see the Password
Protect Release screen. See “Starting the Projector with a
Password” in the next column.
2. Select Password and press Enter. You see the message
Change the password?
3. Select Yes and press Enter.
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Starting the Projector with a Password
4. Enter a 4-digit password using
the numeric keypad on the
remote control.
When the password function is enabled, you see this screen
when you turn on the projector:
The password will be displayed
as ****. After you enter the last
digit, a confirmation screen
appears. Enter the password
again.
5. After you finish setting the
password, press the Esc button
to return to the Password Protect
menu.
Use these buttons like a
numeric keypad to enter
the password
Use the numeric keypad buttons to enter the password. Once
you have entered the password correctly, the password screen
closes, and projection begins.
Make a note of the password and keep it in a safe place in case
you forget it.
Turning On the Password and User’s Logo
To enable the password and User’s Logo, follow these steps:
1. Press the Freeze button on the remote control until you see
the Password Protect menu.
2. Select Power ON Protect and press Enter.
3. Select ON, then press Esc.
4. If you want to disable the password temporarily so someone
can use the projector without entering the password, select
Timer and press Enter. Use the numeric keypad to enter the
number of hours (from 0 to 999) you want the password
feature disabled. If you want the projector to request the
password every time it is turned on, set the timer to 0H.
The timer starts counting as soon as you close the Password
Protect menu. (You can check the elapsed time in this menu
next to Time elapsed.)
If the password is not correct, you see the message “Wrong
password. Please try again.” If you enter an incorrect password
three times in succession, you see the message “The projector’s
operation will be locked. Request code xxxxx” and the projector
switches to standby mode for approximately 5 minutes. Write
down the request code. Then disconnect the projector’s power
cord from the electrical outlet, reconnect it, and turn the
projector back on.
When you see the Password Protect Release screen again, you
can try to enter the correct password.
If you have forgotten the password, contact EPSON with the
request code number that appears in the Password Protect
Release screen for assistance.
If you enter an incorrect password nine times in a row, the
projector remains locked and you must contact EPSON to
unlock it.
When the period defined in the Time-elapsed setting has
passed, and the password is entered correctly, the elapsed
time will be reset to 0 and the timer will start again. So
remember to disable or change this setting when you need
to.
5. To enable your screen logo, select User’s Logo Protect and
press Enter. Select ON and press Enter.
When this feature is on, the logo appears whenever the
projector is turned on (if the Startup Screen is enabled) and
as the A/V Mute screen (if you enabled the logo for the
Background Color setting). None of the User’s Logo
features can be changed when the User’s Logo Protect
function is enabled.
6. Press Menu to close the Password Protect menu.
If you lose the remote control, you will not be able to enter the
password; so keep the remote control in a safe place at all times.
You can store it in the compartment under the projector. See
“Storing the Remote Control” on page 8.
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Projector Status Lights
Power
light
Warning
light
Status
Description
The lights on top of the projector indicate the projector’s status
and let you know when a problem occurs.
Flashing
green
Off
Warming up
The projector is warming
up. Wait for the image to
appear.
Green
Off
Operating
The projector is operating
normally.
Off
The projector is cooling
down. Wait for the orange
Cooling down light to stay on without
flashing before
unplugging it.
Warning light
Power light
Flashing
orange
Cleaning the Lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
Power
light
Warning
light
—
Flashing
red at
1-second
intervals
—
—
—
Orange
❏ Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
Status
Description
Internal error
There is an internal error
in the projector. Turn the
projector off and unplug it.
Contact EPSON for help.
Flashing
red at
Lamp failure
0.5-second
intervals
The lamp is burned out or
not installed correctly, or
the lamp cover is open.
Close the cover or replace
or reseat the lamp, if
necessary, as described
on page 12.
Red
The projector has
overheated and turned
itself off. Let it cool for a
few minutes, then turn it
back on. Make sure there
is plenty of space around
and under the projector
for ventilation. Also clean
the air filter (see page 11).
If it continues to overheat,
you may need to replace
the air filter.
Flashing
orange
(quickly)
Off
Overheating
High
temperature
warning
The projector is too hot.
Make sure the
temperature surrounding
the projector does not
exceed 95 ° F and there is
plenty of space around
and under the projector
for ventilation. Clean the
air filter, if necessary. See
page 11 for instructions.
Standby
(sleep) mode
The projector is in standby
or sleep mode. You can
unplug it or press the P
Power button to turn it on.
❏ To remove dirt or smears on the lens, use lens-cleaning
paper. If necessary, moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and
gently wipe the lens surface.
Caution
Do not use glass cleaner to clean the lens.
Cleaning the Projector Case
Before you clean the case, first turn off the projector and unplug
the power cord.
❏ To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lintfree cloth.
❏ To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with
water and a mild detergent. Then wipe the case.
❏ Do not use wax, alcohol, benzene, paint thinner, or other
chemical detergents. These can damage the case.
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter
Clean the air filter on the bottom of the projector after every
100 hours of use. If it is not cleaned periodically, it can become
clogged with dust, preventing proper ventilation. This can cause
overheating and damage the projector. When the filter is
clogged, the projector displays the message “The projector is
overheated.”
To clean the air filter, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the projector, allow it to cool down, and unplug the
power cord.
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2. Turn the projector upside-down, as shown below.
5. Install the new filter as shown below.
To clean the filter, EPSON recommends using a small
vacuum cleaner designed for computers and other office
equipment. If you don’t have one, gently clean the filter
using a very soft brush (such as an artist’s camel-hair brush).
6. Replace the filter cover by inserting the tabs and then
pressing down the other end until it clicks into place.
If the dirt is difficult to remove or if the filter is torn, replace
it. Contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 to
obtain a new one. The air filter set (part number
V13H134A05) contains five filters. In Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 to locate a dealer.
Note
When you get a replacement lamp for your projector, a new air
filter is included. You should replace the filter when you replace
the lamp.
3. If you need to replace the filter, lift the tab on the filter cover
and pull it upward to remove it.
Replacing the Lamp
The projection lamp typically lasts for about 2000 hours of use
(in High brightness mode) or 3000 hours (in Low brightness
mode). It is time to replace the lamp when:
❏ The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
❏ The
warning light is flashing red at 0.5-second
intervals.
❏ The message Lamp Replace appears on the screen when the
lamp comes on. To maintain projector brightness and image
quality, replace the lamp as soon as possible.
4. Remove the filter.
Note
You can check how many hours the lamp has been used in the
About menu.
Contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 in the
United States for a replacement lamp. Request part number
V13H010L27. In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 to locate a
dealer.
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5. Hold the lamp by the top, as shown, and pull it straight out.
Follow these steps to replace the lamp:
1. Turn off the projector.
2. When the power light stops flashing and remains orange,
unplug the power cord. If the projector has been on, allow it
to cool down for at least half an hour (or until the lamp is
cool).
Warning
Let the lamp cool before replacing it. If the lamp breaks, handle
the shards carefully to avoid injury.
3. Turn the projector upside-down to access the lamp
compartment. Then use the screwdriver included with the
replacement lamp to slide the edge of the lamp cover towards
the side of the projector. Then lift off the cover.
Warning
This product includes a lamp component that contains mercury.
Please consult your state and local regulations regarding disposal
or recycling. Do not put it in the trash.
1
6. Gently insert the new lamp and tighten its screws.
2
4. Use the screwdriver to loosen the two screws holding the
lamp in place. The screws are deep inside the projector on
the sides of the lamp. (You can’t remove the screws.)
Caution
Do not touch the glass portion of the lamp assembly. Touching
the glass could result in premature lamp failure.
7. Position the lamp cover so the arrows on the lamp cover
align with the arrows on the projector. Then slide in the
cover until it clicks into place.
1
Don’t remove these screws
2
8. Reset the lamp timer as described below.
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Resetting the Lamp Timer
Optional Accessories
You must reset the lamp timer after replacing the lamp to clear
the Lamp Replace warning message. Follow the steps below.
EPSON provides the following optional accessories.
Note
Do not reset the lamp timer if you have not replaced the lamp. If
you do, the Lamp Hours will not accurately reflect the number of
hours that the lamp has been used.
1. Connect the power cable and turn on the projector.
Product
Product
number
Replacement lamp
V13H010L27
Air filter set (includes 5 filters)
V13H134A05
Samsonite®
2. Press the Menu button on the remote control and select the
Info menu. Then press Enter. You see the following:
3. Press Enter to select the Lamp-Hours Reset option. You see
the following:
wheeled soft case for projector
and laptop
Samsonite soft shoulder bag (projector/laptop)
ATA molded hard-shell carrying case
ELPKS35-S
ELPKS43
ELPKS45
Replacement remote control
V12H007T13
Component video cable (VGA-to-RCA)
ELPKC19
S-Video cable
ELPSV01
Macintosh adapter set
ELPAP01
50-inch portable screen
60-inch portable pop-up screen
80-inch portable pop-up screen
ELPSC06
ELPSC07
ELPSC08
High resolution document imager
High resolution document camera
ELPDC02
V12H064020
Kensington® security lock
ELPSL01
Ceiling mount
False ceiling plate
Suspension adapter
ELPMB39
ELPMBFCP
ELPMBAPL
Related Documentation
CPD-16804
EPSON PowerLite 54c/74c User’s Guide
CPD-16808
EPSON PowerLite 54c/74c Quick Setup
4. Select Yes and press Enter.
5. Press Esc to return to the main menu or the Menu button to
exit the menu system.
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