Instruction manual | Apple 9000 Computer Accessories User Manual

Copyright © 1998 by Boxlight Corporation.
Poulsbo, Washington. All rights reserved.
FCC Warning
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment
is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference
at his own expense.
DOC (Canada)
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numerique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Reglement
sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
Safety Certifications
UL, CUL, TÜV, NOM
EN 55022 Warning
This product is intended for use in a commercial, industrial, or educational environment. It is not intended for residential use.
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment it may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. The typical use is in a conference room, meeting room or auditorium.
Wenn das Produkt Boxlight 9000 in Deutschland verkauft wird, muss es Umwelt
geschuetzt sein. (Klasse B) Dieses Product muss mit dem Bundesamt fuer Post
und Telekommunikation registriert sein. (BAPT)
Trademarks
Apple, Macintosh, and PowerBook are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Apple Computer, Inc. IBM and PS/2 are trademarks or registered trademarks of
International Business Machines, Inc. MicroSaver and Kensington are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Kensington Microware Limited. Microsoft, PowerPoint, and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. CablePro is a trademark or registered trademark of Boxlight Corporation.
Declaration of Conformity
Manufacturer: Boxlight Corporation
19332 Powder Hill Place, Poulsbo, Washington USA
We declare under our sole responsibility that the Boxlight 9000 Projector conforms
to the following directives and norms:
Directive 89/336/EEC, Amended by 93/68/EEC
EMI: EN 55022 (1992) Class A
EMC: EN 50082-1 (1992)
IEC 801-2, IEC 801-3, IEC 801-4
Directive 73/23/EEC, Amended by 93/68/EEC
Safety: EN 60950: 1992 + A1 + A2 + A3: 1995
March, 1998
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety Summary
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Introduction
Image Resolution
Compatibility
Unpacking the Projector
Usage Guidelines
If You Need Assistance
Warranty
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Setting up the Projector
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Connecting an IBM-Compatible Computer Using the CablePro
Lite Cable
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Connecting a Macintosh Computer Using the CablePro Lite
Cable
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Connecting a Computer Using a VESA cable
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Connecting a Computer using BNC cables
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Connecting a Video Player
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Connecting an External Speaker
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Connecting the Remote Control Cable
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Connecting a Computer with an RS-232 Cable
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Powering up the Projector and Adjusting the Image
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Turning Off the Projector
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Using the Projector
Basic Image Adjustment
Adjusting the Projector
Using the Remote Control
Using the Remote and Keypad Buttons
Using the On-Screen Menus
Display Menu Functions
Audio Menu Functions
Image Menu Functions
Controls Menu Functions
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Cleaning the Lens
Cleaning the Fan Intake Filter
Replacing the Projection Lamp
Replacing the Batteries in the Remote Control
Using the Kensington Lock
Troubleshooting
Solutions to Common Problems
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Appendix
Specifications
Accessories
Portable and Laptop Activation Chart
Using Video Mirroring with a PowerBook Computer
Projected Image Size for Optional Lenses
Connection Pin Assignments
RS232 Terminal Specifications
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Index
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SAFETY SUMMARY
Please read these instructions carefully before using your projector. Failure to comply with them could result in fire, electrical
shock, personal injury or damage to equipment.
These graphics are used throughout this manual to draw your
attention to important information about the projectors.
NOTE: Additional useful details or tips.
CAUTION: Steps to take to avoid damage to your equipment.
WARNING: Steps to take to avoid personal injury.
These graphics are used on the projector’s labels.
Attention - Refer to this User’s Guide for important
safety information.
CAUTION: Hot Surfaces - Avoid touching hot surfaces.
Do not touch until the projector has cooled.
Do Not Look Into The Lens!
Be extremely careful not to look into the projection lens when the
projector is turned on. The bright light may harm your eyes. Be
especially careful to keep children from looking into the lens.
Power Source
Use only a three-wire grounding type power source. The power
source should not exceed 270 Volts RMS between the supply conductors or between either conductor and earth ground.
Power Cord
Use only the power cord that was shipped with the projector.
Although other power cords might be similar in appearance, they
have not been safety-tested with the projector. Do not use a
power cord if it has become damaged or frayed. Contact Boxlight
at 1-800-762-5757 if you need to replace your power cord.
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Grounding
The projector is grounded through the grounding conductor on
the power cord. To avoid electric shock, plug the power cord into
a properly wired receptacle. Do not defeat the purpose of the
grounding-type plug.
Lamp
To avoid overheating and unacceptable image quality, replace the
projection lamp with a lamp of the specified type. Refer to
page 45 for lamp specifications and to page 37 for instructions on
replacing the lamp.
Lamp Compartment
To avoid burns, do not open the lamp module door until the projector is turned off and the lamp has cooled for at least 30 minutes. Follow the instructions in this manual for lamp replacement
carefully.
Hot Surfaces
Allow the projector to cool at least 30 minutes before replacing a
lamp. When you open the lamp housing, be very careful not to
touch the hot surfaces inside.
Ventilation and Overheating
Openings in the projector case provide ventilation to protect it
from overheating. Keep loose papers and other objects well away
from the grills. Do not place the projector on top of or close to a
computer or other heat-producing equipment.
Liquid Spills
Do not set drinks on top of the projector. Spilled liquids can flow
inside and cause damage.
Do Not Disassemble
NOTE: If you open the projector
case, you will void the warranty.
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All service must be performed by Boxlight. The only user-serviceable parts in the projector are the projection lamp, which you can
replace by opening the lamp cover on the side of the projector
(see page 37) and the fan intake filter (see page 35). Do not open
any other part of the projector.
INTRODUCTION
The Boxlight 9000 is an XGA multimedia projector designed for
fixed installations. It allows 3 computer and 2 video inputs, along
with RS-232 control.
Image Resolution
The Boxlight 9000 can display VGA, SVGA, XGA, and SXGA
images. The native resolution of the projected image is XGA
1024x768. Screen resolutions between 1024x768 and 1280x1024
are compressed to 1024x768. The projector cannot compress
screen resolutions above 1280x1024. If your computer’s screen
resolution is higher than 1280x1024, reset it to a lower resolution
before you connect the projector.
Compatibility
The projector is compatible with a wide variety of computers and
video devices, including:
NOTE: The projector automatically expands 640x480 and
800x600 images to fill the screen.
You can display these images at
their original resolutions by turning off the Auto Resize feature.
See “Auto Resize” on page 31 for
more information.
• IBM-compatible computers, including laptops, up to 1280x1024
resolution at 75 Hz.
• Apple Macintosh and PowerBook computers up to 1280x1024
resolution.
NOTE: The projector is compati-
• Selected workstations (contact Boxlight for details).
ble with many third-party control-
• Most standard VCRs, camcorders, DVD and laser disc players.
lers and amplifiers, including
AMX, Crestron, and Extron. Call
Unpacking the Projector
Boxlight for details.
The projector comes with the items shown in Figure 1. Check to
make sure all are included. Contact Boxlight immediately if anything is missing.
If you are experienced in setting up presentation systems, use the
Boxlight 9000 Quick Start card that was included in the shipping
box. For complete details on connecting and operating the projector, refer to this User’s Guide.
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
board must be installed in the projector. Contact Boxlight for more
information.
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NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
board must be installed in the
projector. Contact Boxlight for
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more information.
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FIGURE 1
Shipping box contents
1.
Boxlight 9000 projector
6.
computer audio cable
2.
Boxlight 9000 User’s Guide
7.
CablePro Lite computer cable
3.
power cord
8.
VESA computer cable
4.
remote and batteries
9.
lens cap
5.
VCR cable (RCA A/V cable)
Not shown: Quick Start card
NOTE: Long throw and short
throw lenses are also available.
See “Optional Accessories” on
page 47.
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power cord connector
leveling
Kensington Lock
foot
lamp compartment
FIGURE 2
Side view of projector
remote control
receivers
lens shift knob
focus ring zoom ring
FIGURE 3
Front view of projector
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Usage Guidelines
• Do not look directly into the projection lens when the projector
is turned on. The bright light may harm your eyes.
• Do not block the grills on the projector. Do not place the projec-
tor on cloth table coverings, as they may get sucked up to the
vents. Restricting the air flow can cause the projector to overheat and turn off.
• Handle the projector as you would any product with glass
components. Be especially careful not to drop it.
• Avoid leaving the projector in direct sunlight or extreme cold
for extended periods of time. If this happens, allow it to reach
room temperature before use.
• This projector is not intended for use in mainframe computer
rooms as defined in the Standard for the Protection of Electronic Computer/Data Processing Equipment, ANSI/NFPA 75.
• Transport the projector in a vendor-approved hard or soft case.
Call Boxlight to order.
If You Need Assistance
The first place to look for help is in this manual. Be sure to check
the guidelines in “Troubleshooting” on page 40.
If this manual doesn’t answer your question, call Boxlight at
1-800-762-5757.
Warranty
This product is backed by a limited one-year warranty. The
details of the warranty are printed at the back of this manual.
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SETTING UP THE PROJECTOR
1 Place the projector on a flat surface.
• The projector must be within 7.5 feet (2.3 m) of your power
source.
• If you are installing the projector on the ceiling, refer to the
Ceiling Mount Installation Guide that comes with the Ceiling
Mount Kit for more information. To turn the image upside
down, see “Ceiling” on page 34. The Ceiling Mount Kit is
sold separately; see page 48.
2 Position the projector the desired distance from the screen.
• The distance from the lens of the projector to the screen and
the zoom lens setting determine the size of the projected
image. Table 1 shows example projected image sizes and
minimum and maximum distances to the screen.
The formulas for distance to the screen are:
Max distance (ft) = diagonal image size (ft) ÷ .541
Min distance (ft) = diagonal image size (ft) ÷ .716
Table 1:
Diagonal Image Size and Width at Maximum and Minimum Distance
to Screen-Zoom Lens
NOTE: For a similar table for the
optional long throw and short
throw lenses, see page 54 of the
Distance to screen
Diagonal
Image Size
(inches)
300
240
180
144
120
96
72
60
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Image Width
(inches)
240
192
144
115
96
77
58
48
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Maximum
distance
(feet)
46.3
37
27.8
22.2
18.5
14.8
11.1
9.3
7.4
Minimum
Distance
(feet)
35.0
28.0
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16.8
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11.2
8.4
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5.6
Appendix.
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zoom adjustment range:
18.5-14’
90º
90º
minimum L: 14’
maximum L: 18.5’
distance between lens and screen: L
FIGURE 4
Projected image size for 10’ diagonal image size
The projector is equipped with a lens shift feature that allows you
to adjust the projection height (move the image along the wall)
without moving the projector, while still maintaining a perfectly
square image. Turn the lens shift knob on top of the projector to
make this adjustment (see Figure 3 on page 3).
NOTE: The lens shift is not
adjustable on the optional short
throw lens. It is fixed at zero
degrees.
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The bottom of the image can move from half way below the projector’s lens (Figure 5) to 25% above the lens (Figure 6).
Example: With a 10’ image, at the lowest projection angle, the bot-
tom of the image is 5’ below the projector’s lens; at the highest
projection angle, the bottom of the image is 2.5’ above the lens.
10’ high
image
lens center
H
bottom of image
5’ below lens
FIGURE 5
Lowest image projection angle
10’ high
image
bottom of image
2.5’ above lens
H
lens center
FIGURE 6
Highest image projection angle
Once you know the diagonal image size, you can figure out the
width and height using these formulas:
width (inches) = diagonal (inches) x 0.8
height (inches) = width (inches) x 0.75
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The following tables give the lens shift values for desktop and
ceiling-mounted setups for various image sizes. The lower lens
shift position represents the highest the projector can be above
the bottom of the screen; the upper lens shift position represents
the lowest the projector can be below the bottom of the screen.
Table 2:
Lens Shift Positions for Desktop Setup
Distance from lens center to
lower edge of screen (H)
Diagonal
Image Size
(inches)
300
240
180
144
120
96
72
60
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Lower lens
shift position
(inches)
-89.7
-71.7
-53.8
-43.0
-35.9
-28.7
-21.5
-17.9
-14.3
Upper lens
shift position
(inches)
46.6
37.2
27.9
22.3
18.6
14.9
11.2
9.3
7.4
When the projector is ceiling mounted, use the upper edge of the
screen as the base line.
Table 3:
Lens Shift Positions for Ceiling-Mounted Setup
Distance from lens center to
upper edge of screen (H)
Diagonal
Image Size
(inches)
300
240
180
144
120
96
72
60
48
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Lower lens
shift position
(inches)
89.7
71.7
53.8
43.0
35.9
28.7
21.5
17.9
14.3
Upper lens
shift position
(inches)
-46.6
-37.2
-27.9
-22.3
-18.6
-14.9
-11.2
-9.3
-7.4
lens center
H
high edge of screen
H
lens center
FIGURE 7
Lens shift with ceiling-mounted projector
Now you’re ready to connect your equipment.
Steps for connecting the different types of equipment are given
on the pages listed below.
Equipment you want to connect
Page
IBM-compatible computer with
CablePro Lite
page 11
Macintosh computer with CablePro
Lite
page 12
Computer with VESA cable
page 13
Computer with BNC cables
page 13
Video player
page 14
External speaker
page 15
Remote cable
page 16
RS-232 cable
page 16
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NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
board must be installed in the
projector. Contact Boxlight for
external
speaker
Computer 3
Video 1
Video 2
Computer 1
Computer 2
more information.
s-video
CablePro
wired remote
composite
video-RCA
5 BNCs
HD 15
VESA
FIGURE 8
Connector panel
The projector has the following audio/video inputs:
NOTE: For the connection pin
assignments, see page 55.
Source
Video
Audio
Computer 1
3 Single-ended analog RGB
+ 2 H&V sync (5 BNCs)
Left and right line-level
(2 RCAs)*
Computer 2
VESA Single-ended analog
RGB (HD-15)*
Left and right line-level
(2 RCAs)*
Computer 3
CablePro Analog RGB*
Video 1
S-video Y/C (4-pin circular)
OR
Left and right line-level
(2 RCAs)*
Base-band composite video
(BNC)
Video 2
Base-band composite video
(RCA)* OR
Base-band composite video
(BNC)
*indicates cable included with projector
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Left and right line-level
(2 RCAs)*
Connecting an IBM-Compatible Computer Using the
CablePro Lite Cable
The CablePro Lite cable provides a computer connection. If you
want audio, mouse control, or monitor loop-through, purchase
the optional CablePro. See “Optional Accessories” on page 47.
This input is designated Computer 3.
end of the CablePro Lite computer cable into the
1 Plug the
video connector on your computer.
2 Plug the
end of the CablePro Lite computer cable into
the Computer 3
NOTE: Many laptop computers
connector on the projector.
do not automatically turn on their
external video port when a secondary display device such as a
projector is connected. Refer to
your computer manual for the
command that activates the exteraudio cable
nal video port. Activation commands for some laptop computers
CablePro Lite cable
are listed in the Appendix of this
manual on page 49.
FIGURE 9
Connecting the CablePro Lite computer cable to an IBM-compatible computer
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Connecting a Macintosh Computer Using the CablePro Lite
Cable
The CablePro Lite cable provides a computer connection. If you
want audio, mouse control, or monitor loop-through, purchase
the optional CablePro. See “Optional Accessories” on page 47.
This input is designated Computer 3.
NOTE: Some PowerBooks require
the Apple-supplied video-out cable
or monitor adapter for external
video. Connect it between the
PowerBook and the CablePro Lite
computer cable/Mac adaptor as
shown in Figure 10.
end of the CablePro Lite computer cable into the
1 Plug the
Boxlight Macintosh adaptor (sold separately).
2 Plug the CablePro Lite/Mac adaptor into the video connector
on your computer (or the Apple video-out cable or monitor
adapter, if needed).
3 Plug the
end of the CablePro Lite computer cable into
the Computer 3
connector on the projector.
4 If you want the projector display to be the same as the PowerBook’s screen display, turn on video mirroring (called
SimulScan in newer PowerBooks). See “Using Video Mirroring with a PowerBook Computer” on page 53 for additional
information.
CablePro Lite cable
PowerBook
video-out cable
or monitor
adaptor
Mac adaptor
FIGURE 10
Connecting the CablePro Lite computer cable to a Macintosh
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Connecting a Computer Using a VESA cable
The supplied VESA cable connects to the High Density 15-pin
connector (HD 15) on the projector. This input is designated
Computer 2.
1 Plug one end of the VESA cable into the video connector on
your computer. Plug the other end into the HD 15 connector
on the projector.
2 If you want audio with your presentation, plug the supplied
audio cable into the audio connector on your computer. Plug
the other end into the
the HD 15 connector.
connectors on the projector above
audio cable
VESA cable
FIGURE 11
Connecting the a computer with the VESA cable
Connecting a Computer using BNC cables
This input is designated Computer 1.
Connect the BNC cables to the appropriate connectors on the projector (Figure 8 on page 10) and on your computer. See “Connection Pin Assignments” on page 55 for more information.
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Connecting a Video Player
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
1 If your video player uses a round, one-prong composite video
connector, you’ll need only the A/V cable that shipped with
the projector. (Refer to Figure 14 on page 16 to see the connector types.)
board must be installed in the
projector. Contact Boxlight for
more information.
• If your video player uses a round, four-prong S-video con-
nector, you’ll need an S-video cable in addition to the A/V
cable. If your video player uses a BNC connector, you’ll
need a BNC cable in addition to the A/V cable. The cables
are sold separately. (See “Optional Accessories” on
page 47.)
2 Plug the A/V cable’s yellow connector into the “video-out”
port on your video player. This port may be labeled “To Monitor.”
• If you’re using an S-video cable, connect it to the “s-video
out” connector on the video player. If you’re using a BNC
cable, connect it to the BNC connector on the video player
(Figure 12).
3 Plug the other yellow connector into the composite connector
on the back of the projector (labeled
under Video 2).
• If you’re using S-video or BNC, plug the other end of the
cable into the “S-VID” or “BNC” connector on the projector
(Figure 12).
S-video cable
A/V cable
FIGURE 12
Connecting the projector to a video player using an S-video cable and the audio connectors on the standard A/V cable
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4 Plug the A/V cable’s white connector into the left “audio out”
port on your video player. Plug the cable’s red connector into
the right “audio out” port on the video player.
• If you’re using an S-video or BNC cable, the yellow connec-
tors on the A/V cable remain unused (Figure 12).
CAUTION: Your video player
5 Plug the A/V cable’s other white and red connectors to the
left and right “audio in” ports on the projector directly above
your video connection.
The projector is compatible with the these major broadcast video
standards: NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N and SECAM.
It automatically adjusts to optimize its performance for the
incoming video. The input signals for SECAM, PAL-M, and
PAL-N video cannot be automatically detected, therefore they
must be chosen manually; see “Video Standard” on page 33.
may also have a “Video Out” port
for a coaxial cable connection.
DO NOT use this to connect to the
projector.
Connecting an External Speaker
To connect one or two external speakers, plug the speaker cable
into the
(audio out) connectors on the projector. The external
speaker’s volume is controlled by the projector; see “Volume” on
page 25.
FIGURE 13
Connecting external speakers
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Connecting the Remote Control Cable
If the projector cannot receive the remote’s signal, as may be the
case if you’re using rear projection, connect the remote directly to
the projector with the remote cable.
1 Plug the remote cable into the
NOTE: For more information on
connector on the projector.
2 Plug the other end into the connector on the remote.
using the remote, see page 21.
FIGURE 14
Connecting the remote control cable
Connecting a Computer with an RS-232 Cable
You can control the projector from an LCD control panel by connecting an RS-232 cable to the projector (see Figure 8 on page 10).
See “RS232 Terminal Specifications” on page 57 for details.
Powering up the Projector and Adjusting the Image
1 Remove the lens cap.
NOTE: Always use the power cord
that shipped with the projector.
2 Plug the power cord into the side of the projector, then plug it
into your electrical outlet. A surge-protected power strip is
recommended if power surges are common in your area.
3 Turn on the projector by pressing the power button on the
remote or keypad.
• The startup screen displays.
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4 If you connected a video player, turn it on.
• The image is displayed. If another source is active, press the
video 1 or video 2 button on the remote to display the image
from your video player, or press the Source button on the
keypad to cycle through the sources. (You can select a
default source to determine which source the projector
examines first during power-up for active video; see
“Default Source” on page 34.)
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
board must be installed in the projector. Contact Boxlight for more
information.
• Use the volume buttons to adjust the volume.
• If you don’t want to hear the sound from your video player,
press the mute button.
5 If you connected any external speakers, turn them on.
6 Turn on your computer.
• The image is displayed. If another source is active, press the
computer 1, 2, or 3 button on the remote to display the
NOTE: With some computers,
the order in which you power up
the equipment is very important.
image from your computer, or press the Source button on
the keypad to cycle through the sources.
Most computers should be turned
• You can make adjustments to the image from the projector’s
on-screen menus. To open the menus, press the menu but-
have been turned on. Refer to your
ton on the keypad or remote. Then select the Display menu
or the Image menu. For more information about the menus,
see page 25.
on last, after all other peripherals
computer’s documentation to
determine the correct order.
• If you don’t want to hear the sound from your computer,
press the mute button.
Turning Off the Projector
To turn the projector off, press the power button on the remote or
keypad. The lamp stays on for 15 seconds, then turns off. The fan
continues to run until the projector has cooled.
CAUTION: When you discon-
If you press power again within 15 seconds, the projector returns
to normal operation immediately.
power cord from the electrical out-
nect the projector after you have
switched it off, always remove the
let first, then remove it from the
projector.
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USING THE PROJECTOR
This section describes how to use and make adjustments to the
projector. It also provides a reference to the remote and keypad
buttons and the options available from the on-screen menus.
Basic Image Adjustment
1 Make sure you have powered up your equipment in the right
order (page 16).
2 If the image doesn’t display completely, adjust the height and
tilt of the projector (page 20), zoom the image (page 20), or
center the image by adjusting its horizontal or vertical position (page 32).
3 If the image is out of focus, rotate the lens to focus it (page 20).
4 If the image appears to shimmer or if it has blurry vertical
bars after you have adjusted the focus, turn Auto Image
(page 31) off and then back on to reset the automatic sync and
tracking. If that doesn’t clear up the image, adjust the sync
(page 32) and/or the tracking (page 32) manually.
5 If the colors don’t look right, adjust the brightness, contrast,
and tint (page 27), and color and color temperature (page 28.)
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Adjusting the Projector
To focus the image, rotate the focus ring (Figure 15) until the
image is clear. To zoom the image, rotate the zoom ring. This
adjusts the image size without affecting focus.
lens shift knob
focus ring
zoom ring
FIGURE 15
Focus ring and zoom ring
The projector is equipped with a projection angle lens shift knob
that provides 18 degrees of adjustment from horizontal. This
allows you to adjust the projection height without moving the
projector (see page 6 for lens shift values). It also has a heightadjustment foot and a leveling knob (Figure 17).
To adjust the height of the projector, lift the projector and move
the foot to the desired position. Rotate the leveling knob, if necessary, to adjust the angle of the projected image.
FIGURE 16
Adjusting the foot
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leveling knob
FIGURE 17
Leveling knob
Using the Remote Control
Point the remote control at the projection screen or at the projector. The range for optimum operation is about 30 feet. If you
point the remote at the projection screen, the distance to the
screen and back to the projector must be less than or equal to
30 feet. For best results, point the remote directly at the projector.
If you have purchased the optional CablePro and are creating
presentations in Microsoft® PowerPoint®, you can use the
remote’s mouse buttons to navigate through your presentation
while in Slide Show mode. To configure PowerPoint for this,
choose Options from the Tools menu, click the View Tab, de-select
the “Popup Menu on Right Mouse Click” option in the Slide
Show section, then click OK. Then, when you’re in PowerPoint’s
Slide Show mode, a left click advances to the next slide and a
right click returns to the previous slide (other PowerPoint modes
are not affected).
NOTE: If you can’t aim the
remote control at the projector so
that its signal is received — for
example, when using rear projection or in a large auditorium—
connect it directly to the projector
with the optional remote control
cable.
NOTE: If you want mouse control
of the Computer 3 input, purchase
the optional CablePro. If you want
mouse control of multiple sources,
purchase a third-party mouse.
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Using the Remote and Keypad Buttons
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
This section provides an alphabetical reference to the remote and
keypad buttons.
use video input, an optional video
board must be installed in the
projector. Contact Boxlight for
more information.
FIGURE 18
Remote control
power button
mouse buttons
FIGURE 19
Keypad
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Computer 1, 2 and 3
When you have more than one source (computer or video) connected to the projector, select between them by pressing the button for the source you want.
Press computer 1, 2, or 3 to display your computer image or LiteShow Pro presentation.
NOTE: It takes a few seconds for
the projector to recognize a new
Freeze
The freeze button halts, or “freezes” the projected image. Use this
button to freeze a frame of video (the video continues to run but
the projected image is frozen). You can also freeze an image from
a computer source on the screen, allowing you to perform other
operations on the computer without the audience seeing them.
Press freeze again when you want the image to return to normal.
source. After the first time, the
source is recognized immediately.
Help
This displays the help information.
Light
Press light to illuminate the buttons on the remote control. The
light goes off automatically 10 seconds after you press any
button.
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
board must be installed in the pro-
Menu
Press menu to open the on-screen menus. Press menu again to
close the menus. When you close the menus, the projector saves
any changes you made. For more information about the onscreen menus, see page 25.
jector. Contact Boxlight for more
information.
Mute
Pressing the mute button silences the internal speakers. It also
silences any external speakers that are connected.
To return the volume to its previous setting, press mute again or
press either volume button.
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Scribble
The scribble button activates on-screen annotation.
1 Press the scribble button. The cursor changes to a pencil.
2 Press the right disk mouse button (Figure 20 on page 25) to
display the color selector. Use the disk mouse to position the
cursor on the desired color, then press the left mouse button.
Press the right button again to close the color selector.
3 Use the disk mouse to move the pencil to where you want to
start the annotation.
4 Press the left mouse button. The cursor changes to an upright
pencil.
5 Use the disk mouse to draw your annotation. Press the left
mouse button to complete the annotation.
6 To exit Scribble, press the scribble button. The annotation is
automatically deleted (it cannot be saved).
Power
The Power button turns the projector on and off, and functions
the same on the keypad and remote. When you press power
while the projector is on, the lamp stays on for 15 seconds before
shutting off. If you press power again within 15 seconds, the projector returns to normal operation immediately. If you don’t press
power again, the lamp turns off after 15 seconds. The fan continues to run until the projector has cooled (approximately 30 seconds).
Video 1 and 2
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
When you have more than one source (computer or video) connected to the projector, select between them by pressing the button for the source you want.
board must be installed in the
projector. Contact Boxlight for
more information.
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Press video 1 or 2 to display the image from your video player.
Volume
• To increase the volume, press
• To decrease the volume, press
Volume adjustments are saved for each source you have connected (including external speakers).
Using the On-Screen Menus
The projector has four on-screen menus that allow you to make
image adjustments and change a variety of settings. Most of these
adjustments aren’t available directly from the keypad or remote.
To open the on-screen menus, press the menu button on the keypad or remote. This changes the volume, source, and mute buttons on the keypad to menu navigation buttons (and illuminates
the keypad green). Press the corresponding buttons to move the
cursor up, down, left, or right. To select a menu, use these buttons
to move the cursor to the tab for the menu you want, then click
either mouse button. To change a menu setting, move the cursor
to the setting you want to change using the navigation buttons,
then use one of the two mouse buttons to make changes. Press
menu again when you want to close the menus. All changes are
saved when you close the menus.
NOTE: Some options in the
menus are only available when
certain equipment is connected.
For example, the Fade setting in
the Audio menu is only active if
external speakers are connected.
To select a menu using the remote, use the disk mouse to move
the cursor to the tab for the menu you want, then click either
mouse button.
disk mouse
left mouse
button
right mouse
button
FIGURE 20
Disk mouse and mouse buttons on remote
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The status bar at the top of the menu display indicates the source
that is currently active (Computer or Video) and any peripherals
that are connected.
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
board must be installed in the
The status bar also contains a lamp hour counter that starts at
zero hours and counts each hour the lamp is in use (it does not
continue counting while in standby mode). Change the bulb
when the brightness is no longer acceptable. See “Replacing the
Projection Lamp” on page 37.
projector. Contact Boxlight for
more information.
FIGURE 21
On-screen menu status bar
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Display Menu Functions
FIGURE 22
Display menu
Brightness
Adjusting the brightness changes the intensity of the image.
• Press the left mouse button to darken the image; press the right
mouse button to lighten the image.
Contrast
The contrast controls the degree of difference between the lightest
and darkest parts of the picture. Adjusting the contrast changes
the amount of black and white in the image.
• Press the left mouse button to decrease the contrast; press the
right mouse button to increase the contrast, making the blacks
appear blacker and the whites appear whiter.
Tint
The Tint setting adjusts the amount of green in the projected
image.
• Press the left mouse button to decrease the amount of green in
the image; press the right mouse button to increase the amount
of green in the image.
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Color Temperature
The Color Temperature setting adjusts the amount of red in the
projected image.
• Press the left mouse button to decrease the amount of red in the
image; press the right mouse button to increase the amount of
red in the image.
Blank Screen
NOTE: If you want to display a
blank screen while you’re
presenting, simply select an
inactive source with the remote or
Blank Screen determines what color is displayed when there is no
active source.
• Click the “Black” button to change the option to display a
blank blue screen; click the “Blue” button to display a blank
black screen.
keypad.
Color
The Color setting adjusts a video image from black and white to
fully saturated color. It does not affect computer images.
• Press the left mouse button to decrease the amount of color in
the image; press the right mouse button to increase the amount
of color in the image.
Reset All
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
board must be installed in the
Click either mouse button to reset all the options (except Language, Rear Projection, Ceiling, and Video Standard) in all the
menus to their original settings. This also returns Freeze and
Mute to their default (off) settings.
projector. Contact Boxlight for
more information.
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Menu Position
This lets you move the menu to various locations on the screen,
allowing you to view different parts of the image while making
adjustments. The default position is the center of the screen. Click
Menu Position to move the menu to the upper-left corner; click it
again to move it to upper-right, then lower right, then lower left,
then center again.
Audio Menu Functions
FIGURE 23
Audio menu
Volume
• Press the left mouse button to decrease the volume; press the
right mouse button to increase the volume.
NOTE: Changing the volume
Volume adjustments you make are saved for each source (including external speakers).
from the menu is the same as
Balance
The Balance setting controls the balance between the left and
right speakers. The Balance setting applies to all sources you have
remote.
changing it using the keypad or
connected.
• Press the left mouse button to increase the amount of sound
coming from the left speaker; press the right mouse button to
increase the amount of sound coming from the right speaker.
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Fade
The Fade setting controls the balance between the internal and
external speakers. The setting appears gray and won’t highlight if
external speakers aren’t connected.
• Press the left mouse button to increase the amount of sound
coming from the internal speaker; press the right mouse button
to increase the amount of sound coming from the external
speakers.
Treble
The Treble setting controls the higher frequencies of your audio
source.
• Press the left mouse button to decrease the treble; press the
NOTE: The Treble and Bass
settings apply only to the
projector’s internal speakers.
External speakers typically have
their own tone controls.
right mouse button to increase the treble.
Bass
The Bass setting controls the lower frequencies of your audio
source.
• Press the left mouse button to decrease the bass; press the right
mouse button to increase the bass.
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Image Menu Functions
FIGURE 24
Image menu
Auto Image
When Auto Image is on, the projector automatically adjusts tracking, signal synchronization and vertical and horizontal position
for most computers. If you want to adjust these features manually, you must turn off Auto Image first by clicking it.
NOTE: Some screen savers interfere with the operation of Auto
Image. If you’re experiencing prob-
Auto Resize
Auto Resize automatically resizes the image by scaling it up or
down.
When Auto Resize is on, the projector makes the best fit of the
image to the screen. If you turn Auto Resize off (by clicking it), the
image may be either cropped or too small for the screen.
lems, try turning your screen saver
off, then turning Auto Image off
and back on.
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Manual Sync
The projector adjusts signal synchronization automatically for
most computers. But if the projected computer image looks fuzzy
or streaked, try turning Auto Image off then back on again. If the
image still looks bad, try adjusting the signal synchronization
manually as described below.
1 Click the Auto Image button to turn Auto Image off.
2 Press the left or right mouse buttons repeatedly until the
image is sharp and free of streaks.
Manual Tracking
NOTE: The Manual Sync,
Manual Tracking, Horiz.
Position and Vert. Position
buttons are available only for
computer sources. The projector
sets these options automatically
for a video source.
The tracking function adjusts the projector to match the video
signal from your computer. The projector usually adjusts the
tracking automatically when you connect your computer. However, if the display shows evenly spaced, fuzzy, vertical lines or if
the projected image is too wide or too narrow for the screen, try
turning Auto Image off then back on again. If the image is still
bad, try adjusting the tracking manually as described below.
1 Click the Auto Image button to turn Auto Image off.
2 Press the left or right mouse buttons repeatedly until the
fuzzy vertical bars are gone.
Horiz. Position
Follow these steps to manually adjust the horizontal position.
1 Click the Auto Image button to turn Auto Image off.
2 Press the left mouse button to move the image right; press the
right mouse button to move the image left.
Positioning adjustments are saved when you power off the projector.
Vert. Position
Follow these steps to manually adjust the vertical position.
1 Click the Auto Image button to turn Auto Image off.
2 Press the left mouse button to move the image down; press
the right mouse button to move the image up.
Positioning adjustments are saved when you power off the projector.
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Controls Menu Functions
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
board must be installed in the projector. Contact Boxlight for more
information.
FIGURE 25
Controls menu
Video Standard
When Auto is on, the projector attempts to pick the video stan-
dard (NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N or SECAM) automatically based on the input signal it receives. (The video
standard options may vary depending on your region of the
world.) The input signals for SECAM, PAL-M, and PAL-N video
cannot be automatically detected, therefore they must be chosen
manually. If the projector is unable to detect the standard, the colors might not look right or the image might appear “torn.” If this
happens, manually select a video standard by clicking the button
and cycling through the standards.
NOTE: If you already know the
video standard used in your geographical area, it’s often best to
manually select it.
Standby TIme
This option lets you select how long the lamp stays on and the
blank screen is displayed when you enter standby mode before
the projector turns off. Select among 1, 5, 10, and 15 minutes by
clicking the button and cycling through the options.
NOTE: Standby Time is applicable only when using RS-232 control or a remote that has a standby
button.
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Language
You can display the on-screen menus in English, French, German,
and Spanish. The default is English.
• Click the button for the language you want. The menus redraw
immediately.
Ceiling
• Click either mouse button to turn the image upside down for
NOTE: To order the Ceiling
ceiling-mounted projection.
Mount, refer to “Optional
Rear Projection
Accessories” on page 47.
When you select Rear Projection, the projector reverses the image
so you can project from behind a translucent screen.
Default Source
Default Source toggles between all five sources. This determines
which source the projector checks first during power-up for
active video. Click the button to toggle between the options.
Auto Source Select
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
board must be installed in the
projector. Contact Boxlight for
more information.
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This setting toggles between On and Off. When this feature is Off,
the projector defaults to the source selected in Default Source. To
display another source, you must manually select one by pressing the computer or video buttons on the remote or the source button on the keypad. When this feature is On, the projector
automatically finds the active source, checking the default source
first. Click the button to toggle between the options.
MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
This section describes how to:
• clean the lens
• clean the fan intake filter
• replace the projection lamp
• replace the batteries in the remote control
• use the Kensington lock feature
• troubleshoot the projector
Cleaning the Lens
Follow these steps to clean the projection lens:
1 Apply a non-abrasive camera lens cleaner to a soft, dry cloth.
• Avoid using an excessive amount of cleaner.
• Abrasive cleaners, solvents or other harsh chemicals might
scratch the lens.
2 Lightly wipe the cleaning cloth over the lens.
3 If you don’t intend to use the projector immediately, replace
the lens cap.
Cleaning the Fan Intake Filter
The fan intake filter on the bottom of the projector catches dust
and particles in the air. If the filter becomes clogged, the projector
does not cool properly and may malfunction. To prevent this,
clean the filter after every 100 hours of use.
NOTE: If your projector is ceilingmounted, refer to the Ceiling
Mount Guide for instructions on
1 Turn off the power and unplug the power cord.
removing the fan intake filter.
2 Remove the filter door (Figure 26).
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FIGURE 26
Removing the filter door
3 Clean the filter.
• Use a vacuum cleaner set on low power to remove the dust
and dirt.
FIGURE 27
Cleaning the air filter
4 Replace the filter.
• First, insert the side with the tabs, then press the other end
in place.
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Replacing the Projection Lamp
The projector is designed so you can easily change the projection
lamp. The lamp hour counter on the status bar at the top of the
menus (page 26) counts the number of hours the lamp has been
in use. Replace the lamp when the brightness is no longer acceptable. You can order new lamp modules from Boxlight. See
“Accessories” on page 47 for information.
WARNING: To avoid burns,
allow the projector to cool for at
least 30 minutes before you open
the lamp module door. Never
extract the lamp module while the
Follow these steps to replace the projection lamp:
lamp is operating.
1 Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord.
2 Wait 30 minutes to allow the projector to cool thoroughly.
3 Using a small, flat-blade screwdriver, remove the screw on the
outside of the lamp door.
4 Pull the lamp cover up and remove it.
5 Loosen the two non-removable screws on the outside of the
module.
CAUTION: Never operate the
projector with the lamp cover open
or removed. This disrupts the air
flow and causes the projector to
overheat.
loosen these 2 screws
FIGURE 28
Lamp module door removed, showing 2 screws
6 Remove the module (Figure 29).
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FIGURE 29
Removing the lamp module
7 Align the new lamp module in the correct direction.
WARNING: Do not drop the
lamp module or touch the glass
bulb! The glass may shatter and
cause injury.
8 Gently push the module in as far as it goes.
9 Tighten the screws on the outside of the module.
10 Reposition the lamp cover.
11 Replace the screw and tighten it.
12 Plug in the power cord and turn the projector back on.
13 To reset the lamp hour counter in the Status bar, press and
hold the left mouse button, then press the menu button (while
still holding down the mouse button) for 5 seconds. Verify
that the counter was reset by pressing the menu button and
viewing the counter (see page 26).
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Replacing the Batteries in the Remote Control
The life of the batteries depends on how often and how long you
use the remote. Symptoms of low battery charge include erratic
responses when using the remote and a reduced range of operation.
Follow these steps to replace the batteries:
1 Turn the remote face down in your hand.
2 Slide the battery cover off the end of the remote by pressing
on it with the heel of your hand.
3 Remove the old batteries.
4 Install two new AA alkaline batteries. Make sure you install
each in the correct direction.
5 Slide the battery cover back on the remote.
Using the Kensington Lock
The projector has a Kensington Security Standard connector for
use with a Kensington MicroSaver Security System (Figure 30).
Refer to the information that came with the Kensington System
for instructions on how to use it to secure the projector.
FIGURE 30
Installing the Kensington lock
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Troubleshooting
Solutions to Common Problems
Problem: Nothing on projection screen
• Make sure that the power cord is properly connected to a functional AC electrical outlet. Make sure that the power cord is
also properly connected to the projector.
• If the projector is plugged into a power strip, make sure the
power strip is turned on.
• Make sure you have removed the lens cap on the projection
lens at the front of the projector.
• Make sure the projector is switched on.
• Check the projector’s lamp to ensure that it is securely con-
nected in the lamp module. See “Replacing the Projection
Lamp” on page 37.
• Make sure that the cables do not have any bent pins. Check the
power cord for bent pins also.
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
Problem: Color or text not being projected
• You might need to adjust the brightness up or down until the
text is visible. Refer to “Brightness” on page 27 for more information.
board must be installed in the
projector. Contact Boxlight for
• Verify that the appropriate input source is selected. See “Com-
puter 1, 2 and 3” on page 23 or “Video 1 and 2” on page 24.
more information.
Problem: The screen resolution is not right
• Make sure the computer’s graphics card is set for a resolution
of no greater than 1280x1024.
Problem: Image isn’t centered on the screen
• Reposition the image. Refer to “Horiz. Position” on page 32
and “Vert. Position” on page 32.
• If you’re using an extension cable, make sure it’s Boxlight-
approved.
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Problem: Only the start-up screen displays
• Verify that the cables are connected correctly.
• Verify that the proper input source is connected. See “Com-
puter 1, 2 and 3” on page 23 or “Video 1 and 2” on page 24.
• You might need to turn everything off and power up the equip-
ment again. Make sure you power up in this order: projector,
computer monitor, computer. It is especially important that
you follow this sequence for Macintosh computers.
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
board must be installed in the pro-
• Make sure your computer’s graphics board is installed and
configured correctly.
jector. Contact Boxlight for more
information.
If you’re using Windows 3.x:
1 In the Windows Program Manager, double-click the Windows Setup icon in the Main program group.
2 Verify that the Display setting is 1280x1024 or less.
If you’re using Windows 95:
1 Open “My Computer” icon, the Control Panel folder and
then the Display icon.
2 Click the Settings tab.
3 Verify that the Desktop area is set to 1280x1024 or less.
Also check the following:
• Does your computer have a compatible graphics board? The
projector isn’t CGA or EGA compatible.
• Is your computer’s graphics output port turned on? This is
especially true for laptop computers. See “Portable and Laptop
Activation Chart” on page 49.
Problem: Image is too wide or narrow for screen
• You might need to manually adjust the tracking to reduce or
enlarge the projected image. Refer to “Manual Tracking” on
page 32.
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• Adjust the resolution of your monitor if it’s greater than
1280x1024. Only this resolution at 75 Hz or less will display on
the projector.
Problem: Image is out of focus
• Turn the projection lens to focus the image.
• Make sure the projection screen is at least 6 feet (1.8m) from the
projector.
• Check the projection lens to see if it needs cleaning.
Problem: Image and menus are reversed left to right
• Rear projection mode is probably turned on. Switch back to forward projection from the Controls menu. The image should
immediately return to forward projection. See “Rear Projection” on page 34.
Problem: Image and menus are upside down
• Ceiling mode is probably turned on. Turn off the mode from
the Controls menu. The image should immediately return to
forward projection. See “Ceiling” on page 34.
Problem: The projector displays vertical lines, “bleeding” or
spots
• Adjust the brightness. See “Brightness” on page 27.
• Check the projection lens to see if it needs cleaning.
Problem: No sound
• Press the mute button.
• Adjust volume.
• Verify audio/input connections.
• Adjust audio source.
Problem: Image is “noisy” or streaked
Try these steps in this order.
1 Deactivate the screen saver on your computer.
2 Turn Auto Image off and then back on again. See “Auto
Image” on page 31.
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3 Adjust the synchronization and tracking manually to find an
optimal setting. See “Manual Sync” on page 32 and “Manual
Tracking” on page 32.
• If you’re using an extension cable, make sure it’s Boxlight-
approved.
• The problem could be with your computer’s graphics board. If
possible, connect a different computer.
Problem: Projected colors don’t match the computer or video
player’s colors
• Adjust the brightness, tint and/or contrast from the Display
menu. Just as there are differences in the displays of different
monitors, there are often differences between the computer
image and the projected image. See “Brightness” on page 27,
“Tint” on page 27 and “Contrast” on page 27.
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
board must be installed in the projector. Contact Boxlight for more
Problem: Lamp seems to be getting dimmer
• The lamp begins to lose brightness when it has been in use for a
long time. Replace the lamp as described in “Replacing the Projection Lamp” on page 37.
information.
Problem: Lamp shuts off
• A minor power surge may cause the lamp to shut off. Turn the
projector off, wait at least 30 seconds, then turn it back on.
Problem: Remote not operating correctly
• You might need to replace the batteries. See “Replacing the Batteries in the Remote Control” on page 39.
• Make sure you’re pointing the remote either at the top or front
of the projector, or at the projection screen.
• Make sure the remote is within its operating range of 30 feet.
Problem: When in PowerPoint’s Slide Show mode, the top of
the image is cut off and appears at the bottom.
• Turn Auto Image off to restore the image. See “Auto Image” on
page 31.
• To prevent this from happening in the future, make sure the
projector is displaying your presentation in PowerPoint’s Slide
mode before entering Slide Show mode.
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Before calling Boxlight for assistance, please have the following
information available:
•the projector’s serial number (located on the bottom label)
•the computer’s type and resolution
Call Boxlight at 1-800-762-5757.
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APPENDIX
Specifications
The projector must be operated and stored within the temperature and humidity ranges specified.
Temperature
Operating
10 C to 40° C
Non-operating
-20 to 70° C
Humidity
Operating and non-oper.
5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Dimensions
13.8 x 20 x 8.0 inches (35 x 50.8 x 20.3 cm)
Weight
24 lbs. (11.3 kg) unpacked
Altitude
Operating
Non-operating
0 to 10,000 feet (3048 meters)
0 to 40,000 feet (12,192 meters)
Optics
Focus Range-zoom lens
Long-throw lens
Short-throw lens
6 feet (1.8 m) to infinity
15 feet (4.6 m) to infinity
2 feet to 12 feet (0.6-3.7 m)
Lamp
Type
350-watt metal halide
Remote Control
Battery
Two (2) AA alkaline cells
Input Power Requirements
100/120VAC, 8.0/8.0A, 50/60 Hz 230 VAC, 5A, 50Hz
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(LIN + RIN)PEAK < 4.5 V for THD ≤ 0.3%
LIN or RIN < 2.0 Vrms for THD ≤ 0.3%
Sensitivity
Connector Type
100 mV at 1 KHz for 88 dB SPL at 1 meter
red and white RCA jacks
Audio Output
Frequency Response
Output Impedance
Output Voltage
Connector Type
10 Hz - 20 KHz
1.0K ohm nominal
2 Vrms maximum (open circuit)
red and white RCA jacks
Accessories
Standard Accessories
(ship with the projector)
Boxlight 9000 Quick Start card
Boxlight 9000 User’s Guide
Shipping Box
Projection Lamp Module
Lens Cap
Remote Control and 2 Batteries
CablePro Lite 6.5 ft (2 m)
VESA computer cable 6.5 ft (2 m)
Audio/video cable
Audio cable
Power Cords (one ships with projector, type depends on country)
NOTE: Use only Boxlight-
North American Power Cord
approved accessories. Other prod-
Australian Power Cord
ucts have not been tested with the
UK Power Cord
projector.
European Power Cord
Optional Accessories
Soft Case
ATA Shipping Case
Long throw lens
Short throw lens
CablePro
CablePro Extension Cable, non-plenum
rated, 60.7 ft (18.5 m)
CablePro Extension Cable, plenum-rated,
60.7 ft (18.5m)
Remote Cable 50 ft (15.3m)
1 BNC to 1 BNC (composite video) 6.5 ft (2m)
Video board for Model 9000-INT
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5 BNC to 5 BNC (workstations) 6.5 ft (2m)
HD 15 to 5 BNC (VESA) 6.5 ft (2m)
MiniDin4 to MiniDin4 S-Video 6.5 ft (2m)
S-Video Cable 30 ft (9.2m)
SGI/SUN Workstation cables
Macintosh adapter
Kensington MicroSaver Security System
Rhapsody II Speakers
JBL Subwoofer
Portable Projector Stand
Insta-Theater High Power Screen
Ceiling Mount-LiteMount
LiteMount False Ceiling Plate
LiteMount Pipe Tubing Extension
CablePro Wall Plate
Executive Remote Control
Executive Remote IR Receiver
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Portable and Laptop Activation Chart
Many laptop computers do not automatically turn on their external video port when a secondary display device such as a projector is connected. Activation commands for some laptop
computers are listed in the following table. (If your computer is
not listed or the given command does not work, refer to the computer’s documentation for the appropriate command.) On some
laptops, the activation function key is labeled with an icon, for
example
or the text CRT/LCD.
NOTE: Often, pressing the key
Computer
Key command to
activate port
Key command to
de-activate port
Acer
Ctrl-Alt-Esc (for setup)
Ctrl-Alt-Esc (for setup)
external video port, pressing it
AST* **
FN-D or Ctrl-D
FN-D or Ctrl-D
again activates both the external
Ctrl-FN-D
Ctrl-FN-D
and internal ports, and pressing it
FN-F5
FN-F5
a third time activates the internal
type from A:/IVGA/CRT
type from A:/IVGA/CRT
FN-F12
FN-F12
Advanced Logic
Research
Ctrl-Alt-V
Ctrl-Alt-V
Altima
Shift-Ctrl-Alt-C
Shift-Ctrl-Alt-L
setup VGA/
Conf.Simulscan
setup VGA/
Conf.Simulscan
FN-F12
FN-F12
FN-F5
FN-F5
F2/Choose Option/F5
F2/Choose Option/F5
setup menu
setup menu
Shift-Ctrl-D
Shift-Ctrl-D
Ambra**
Amrel* **
Apple
see Mac Portable and Mac PowerBook
Aspen
automatic
automatic
BCC*
automatic
reboot computer
Bondwell
LCD or CRT options after
bootup
reboot for LCD or CRT
options to appear
Chaplet**
setup screen
setup screen
FN-F6
FN-F6
FN-F4
FN-F4
Ctrl-Alt-#6
Ctrl-Alt-#5
Commax
commands once activates the
port. Refer to your computer’s documentation for details on your specific model.
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Key command to
activate port
Key command to
de-activate port
Compaq* **
Ctrl-Alt-<
Ctrl-Alt->
FN-F4
FN-F4
automatic
automatic
mode/? (for setup option)
mode/? (for setup option)
automatic
automatic
Alt-F for screen setup
option
Alt-F for screen setup
option
Data General
Ctrl-Alt-Command
Ctrl-Alt-Command
Data General
Walkabout
2 CRT/X at DOS prompt
reboot
Datavue
Ctrl-Shift-M
Ctrl-Shift-M
Dell**
Ctrl-Alt-<
Ctrl-Alt->
Ctrl-Alt-F10
Ctrl-Alt-F10
FN-F8 (CRT/LCD)
FN-F8
Compuadd* **
Digital*
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FN-D
FN-D
FN-F12
FN-F12
automatic
reboot
FN-F2
FN-F2
Dolch
dip switch to CRT
dip switch to LCD
Epson
dip switch to CRT
dip switch to LCD
Everex*
setup screen option
setup screen option
For-A
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-C
Ctrl-Shift-Alt-L
Gateway
FN-F1/FN-F1 again simultaneous
FN-F1
Grid* **
FN-F2, choose auto or
simultaneous
FN-F2
Ctrl-Alt-Tab
Ctrl-Alt-Tab
Hyundai
setup screen option
setup screen option
IBM 970*
automatic
warm reboot
Computer
Key command to
activate port
Key command to
de-activate port
IBM ThinkPad**
reboot, enter setup menu
FN-F2
FN-F7, select choice from
setup menu
FN-F1, select choice
FN-F5, select choice
PS/2 SC select choice
(CRT, LCD, etc.)
Kaypro
boot up, monitor plugged
in
unplug monitor
Kris Tech
FN-F8
FN-F8
Mac Portable
100
no video port: not compatible
Mac PowerBook
140, 145, 150,
170
no video port: requires a 3rd-party interface
160, 165, 180,
520, 540, 5300,
1400, 3400, G3
Control Panel folder, PowerBook Display folder;
Activate Video Mirroring
or select SimulScan Mode
210, 230, 250,
270, 280, 2300
requires Apple Docking Station or Mini Dock
Magitronic
FN-F4
FN-F4
Mastersport
FN-F2
FN-F1
Micro Express*
automatic
warm reboot
Microslate*
automatic
warm reboot
Mitsubishi
SW2 On-Off-Off-Off
SW2 Off-On-On-On
NCR
setup screen option
setup screen option
NEC* **
setup screen option
setup screen option
CRT at the DOS prompt
LCD at the DOS prompt
FN-F31
FN-F3
automatic
automatic
FN-O/*
FN-O/*
FN- | |
FN- | |
Olivetti*
warm reboot
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Computer
Key command to
activate port
Key command to
de-activate port
Packard Bell**
FN-F2
FN-F2
Ctrl-Alt-<
Ctrl-Alt->
Panasonic
FN-F2
FN-F2
Samsung*
setup screen option
setup screen option
Sanyo
setup screen option
setup screen option
Sharp
dip switch to CRT
dip switch to LCD
Sun SPARCDataview
Ctrl-Shift-M
Ctrl-Shift-M
Tandy**
Ctrl-Alt-Insert
Ctrl-Alt-Insert
setup screen option
setup screen option
Texas Instruments*
setup screen option
setup screen option
Top-Link* **
setup screen option
setup screen option
FN-F6
FN-F6
Toshiba* **
Twinhead*
WinBook
Ctrl-Alt-End
Ctrl-Alt-Home
FN-End
FN-Home
FN-F5
FN-F5
setup screen option
setup screen option
FN-F7
FN-F7
FN-F5
FN-F5
Automatic
Automatic
Ctrl-Alt-F10
Ctrl-Alt-F10
Wyse
software driven
software driven
Zenith**
FN-F10
FN-F10
FN-F2
FN-F2
FN-F1
FN-F1
* These manufacturers have models that automatically send video
to the external CRT port when some type of display device is
attached.
** These manufacturers offer more than one key command depending on the computer model.
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Using Video Mirroring with a PowerBook Computer
When you turn video mirroring (called SimulScan in newer PowerBooks-see below) on, the projector displays the same information that appears on your PowerBook’s built-in screen. When
video mirroring is off, the projector acts like a separate display.
To turn on video mirroring for the first time:
1 Open the Monitors control panel; click on Monitor 2.
2 Set the number of colors you want.
3 Open the Control Strip; click on the monitor icon.
4 Select “Turn Video Mirroring On.”
Now you can turn video mirroring on and off from the Control
Strip without having to open the Monitors control panel again.
When using video mirroring and high color graphics such as
slide shows, the projected image occasionally might turn black
and white. If this happens, perform the following steps:
1 Turn off video mirroring.
2 Open the Monitors control panel.
3 Move the white menu bar to Monitor 2 to set the projector as
the primary monitor.
4 Restart the PowerBook.
Using SimulScan
Some newer PowerBooks display images on an external monitor
or projector differently than previous ones. When using
SimulScan, the projector displays the same information that
appears on your PowerBook
To select SimulScan:
1 Open the Control Panel, then double-click Monitors and
Sound.
2 In the Resolution list, choose the SimulScan mode, then click
OK.
3 If this changes your display settings, a dialog box appears.
Click OK to confirm the change.
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Projected Image Size for Optional Lenses
NOTE: The lens shift is not
adjustable on the optional short
Table 4:
Diagonal Image Size and Width vs Distance to ScreenLong Throw and Short Throw Lenses
throw lens. It is fixed at zero
degrees.
Diagonal
Image Size
(inches)
300
240
180
144
120
96
72
60
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Distance to screen
Image Width
(inches)
240
192
144
115
96
77
58
48
38
Long Throw
(feet)
100
80
60
48
40
32
24
20
N/A
Short Throw
(feet)
N/A
N/A
N/A
11.5
9.6
7.7
5.8
4.8
3.8
The formulas for distance to the screen are:
Long throw lens distance (ft) = diagonal image size (ft) ÷ .25
Short throw lens distance (ft) = diagonal image size (ft) ÷ 1.042
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Connection Pin Assignments
HD 15
NOTE: Pin assignments are not
11
6
1
available for the CablePro connec-
15
10
5
tor.
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
1. Video input (red)
9. Unused
2. Video input (green)
10. Ground
3. Video input (blue)
11. Unused
jector. Contact Boxlight for more
4. Unused
12. DDC data
information.
5. Ground
13. Horizontal sync signal
6. Ground (red)
14. Vertical sync signal
7. Ground (green)
15. DDC clock
board must be installed in the pro-
8. Ground (blue)
5 BNC
R Video input (red)
NOTE: When all 5 BNCs are con-
G Video input (green)
nected, the projector handles sepa-
B Video input (blue)
rate synch on H and V. When 4
H Horizontal sync signal
BNCs are connected, the projector
V Vertical sync signal
handles a combined synch on H.
When 3 BNCs are connected, the
RS-232
projector handles a combined
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1. Not used
5
1
6. Not used
2. Receive data
7. Not used
3. Send data
8. Not used
4. Not used
9. Not used
5. Ground
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S-video
2
1
4
1. Ground
3. luminance
2. Ground
4. Chrominance
3
Wired remote
1
NOTE: For model 9000-INT: To
use video input, an optional video
1. (inner circle) Ground
2. (second circle) Data
board must be installed in the
projector. Contact Boxlight for
more information.
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2
3. (outer circle) Remote
power
RS232 Terminal Specifications
Communication configuration
To control the projector from an LCD control panel, connect the
RS232 cable and set your computer’s serial port settings to match
this communication configuration:
Setting
Value
Bits per second
19,200
Data bits
8
Parity
None
Stop bits
1
Flow control
None
Emulation
VT100
Command format
All commands consist of 3 alpha characters followed by a
request, all enclosed in parentheses. The request can be a read
request (indicated by a “?”) or a write request (indicated by 1 to 4
ASCII digits).
A read request format: (AAA?) where
(
starts the command
AAA
denotes the command
?
denotes the read request
)
ends the command
A read command returns the range and the current setting, for
example:
Function
Command
Response
Brightness
(BRT?)
(0-22, 10)
Volume
(VOL?)
(0-80, 0)
Lamp hours
(LMP?)
(0-9999, 421)
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A write request example: (AAA####) where
NOTE: To assure the projector
can process a command, wait 3
seconds before entering the next
command.
(
starts the command
AAA
denotes the command
####
denotes the value to be written
(leading zeros not necessary)
)
ends the command
Some commands have ranges, while others are absolute. If a
number greater than the maximum range is received, it is automatically set to the maximum number for that function. If a command is received that is not understood, a “?” is returned. With
absolute settings, “0” is off, 1-9999 is on. The one exception is the
Power command, where 0 is off and 1 is on.
Function
Command
Response
Brightness
(BRT10)
Sets the brightness to 10
Freeze
(FRZ1) or
(FRZ8888)
Freezes the display
Power
(PWR0)
Turns power off
Power
(PWR1)
Turns power on
Power
(PWR9999)
?
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Function
Command
Range
Power (Write only)
PWR
0-1
Lamp Hours (Read only)
LMP
0-9999
Standby
STB
0-1
Freeze
FRZ
0-1
Brightness
BRT
0-255
Contrast
CON
0-255
(0-127 for video)
Tint
TNT
0-255
(0-63 for video)
Saturation
CLR
0-63
Reset All
RST
0-1
Auto Source Select Control
ASC
0-1
Default Source
DSC
0-4
0 = Computer 1
1 = Computer 2
2 = Computer 3
3 = Video 1
4 = Video 2
Source
SRC
0-4
(same designations
as Default Source)
Volume
VOL
0-80
Mute
MTE
0-1
Balance
BAL
0-63
Fade
FAD
0-63
Treble
TRB
0-14
Bass
BAS
0-14
Auto Image
AIM
0-1
Auto Reseize
ARZ
0-1
Manual Sync Setting
MSS
0-19
Manual Tracking Setting
MTS
0-63
Horizontal Position Setting
HPS
0-63
Vertical Position Setting
VPS
0-63
Video Standard
VSU
0-4
0 = Auto
1 = NTSC
2 = PAL
3 = SECAM
4 = NTSC4.43
Language
LAN
0-3
0 = English
1 = French
2 = German
3 = Spanish
Ceiling
CEL
0-1
Rear Project
REA
0-1
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INDEX
Computer 23
Freeze 23
A
Help 23
accessories, ordering 47, 49, 58
Light 23
activation commands for laptop com-
Menu 23
puters 49
Mute 23
adjusting
Power 24
balance 29
Scribble 24
bass 30
Video 24
color 28
Volume 25
contrast 27
fade 30
C
Menu Position 28
CablePro
tint 27
treble 30
volume 25, 29
connecting to equipment 9
extension cable 47
cables
altitude limits 45
A/V 14
annotating 24
CablePro extension 47
assistance. See Technical Support
composite video 14
Audio menu 29
extension 47
Audio menu options
ordering 47, 49, 58
Balance 29
power iii, 47
Bass 30
remote control 16, 47
Fade 30
S-video 14, 48
Treble 30
cases, ordering 47
Volume 29
ceiling-mounted projection 34, 47
Auto Source Select 34
cleaning the projection lens 35
color, adjusting 28
colors
B
balance, adjusting 29
bass, adjusting 30
Blank Screen 28
Boxlight 9000
cases 47
ceiling mounted 5, 34
hot surfaces iv
don’t match monitor colors 43
not displayed 40
compatibility
IBM-compatible 1
Macintosh 1
composite video cable
connecting 14
project from behind the screen 34
Computer button 23
setting up 5
computers, compatible 1
specifications 45
turning off 17
turning on 16
ventilation and overheating iv
voiding the warranty iv
brightness, adjusting 27
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external speakers 15
fade, adjusting 30
IBM-compatible computer 11
filter, cleaning 35
Macintosh computers 12
Freeze button 23
power cord 16
freezing the display 23
remote control cable 16
fuzzy lines 32
video player 14–15
connector panel
H
audio out 15
Help button 23
remote cable 16
hot surfaces iv
contrast, adjusting 27
Controls menu 33
Controls menu options
Auto Source Select 34
Ceiling 34
Default Source 34
Language 34
Rear Projection 34
Standby Time 33
Video Standard 33
cords. See cables
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IBM-compatible computers
compatibility 1
connecting 11
icons
on projector labels iii
on the projector 10
image
adjusting 16, 19
centering 19
colors don’t match computer’s 43
focusing 20
D
Default Source 34
fuzzy lines 19, 32
Display menu 27
has lines or spots 42
Display menu options
not centered 40
Blank Screen 28
not displayed 40
Brightness 27
out of focus 42
Color 28
quality iv, 40–43
Contrast 27
resolution 1
Menu Position 28
reversed 42
Reset All 28
size 5, 54
Tint 27
streaked 42
displaying
too wide or too narrow 19, 41
online help information 23
Image menu 31
on-screen menus 23
Image menu options
Auto Image 31
E
Auto Resize 31
extension cable 47
Horiz. Position 32
external speakers, connecting 15
Manual Sync 32
Manual Tracking 32
Vert. Position 32
intake filter, cleaning 35
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Kensington lock 39, 48
on-screen menus
keypad, description of buttons 22
Audio menu 29
changing language of 34
L
Controls menu 33
labels on projector iii
Display menu 27
lamp
displaying 25
ordering 47
Image menu 31
overheating iv
making changes to menu
replacing 37
functions 25
safety iii–iv
removing from the screen 26
turns off unexpectedly 43
lamp hour counter 26
P
lamp hour counter, resetting 38
PAL video 33
language, selecting for menus 34
power cord
laptop computers
connecting 16
activation sequence to allow
grounding iv
secondary display 49
ordering 47
compatibility 11
safety iii
connecting IBM-compatible 14
power source, safety iii
connecting PowerBook 12
power strip 16
lens
power up sequence 17, 41
cap 47
project from behind the screen 34
cleaning 35
safety iii
R
leveling the projector 20
rear projection 34
Light button 23
remote control
description of buttons 22
illuminating buttons 23
M
Macintosh computers
not working 43
adaptor 12
ordering 47
compatibility 1
replacing the batteries 39
connecting 12
specifications 45
Menu button 25
using 21
Menu Position 28
repair. See Technical Support
menus. See on-screen menus
replacing
monitor, projected colors don’t match
43
Mute button 23
projection lamp module 37
re-positioning the image on the screen
32
resetting adjustments 28
N
resetting lamp hour counter 38
NTSC video 33
resolution 1
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safety guidelines iii–iv
vertical lines displayed 32, 42
Scribble button 24
Video button 24
SECAM video 33
video mirroring on a PowerBook 12,
security feature 39
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video standards 33
SimulScan, using with PowerBooks 53
volume
speakers
adjusting 25, 29
external 23, 48
internal 23
muting 23
Volume buttons 25
muting 23
specifications 45
W
Standby Time 33
warranty iv, 48
S-video
connecting 14
ordering cable 48
T
Technical Support
information to have on hand
before you call 44
voiding the warranty iv
temperature limits 45
test pattern 41
text not visible 40
tint, adjusting 27
treble, adjusting 30
troubleshooting 40
turning off
projector 17
sound 23
turning on the projector 16
U
using the remote control 21
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Boxlight Corporation (“Boxlight”) warrants that each Boxlight 9000 (“the Product”) sold hereunder will conform to and
function in accordance with the written specifications of Boxlight. Said limited warranty shall apply only to the first person
or entity that purchases the Product for personal or business use and not for the purpose of distribution or resale. The
product may contain recycled components that are in new condition. Said warranty shall continue for a period of one (1)
year from the date of such purchase. The standard limited warranty excludes the lamps in projectors after 90 days. Boxlight
does not warrant that the Product will meet the specific requirements of the first person or entity that purchases the Product for personal or business use. Boxlight’s liability for the breach of the foregoing limited warranty is limited to the repair
or replacement of the Product or refund of the purchase price of the Product, at Boxlight’s sole option. To exercise the Purchaser’s rights under the foregoing warranty, the Product must be returned at the Purchaser’s sole cost and expense, to
Boxlight or to any authorized Boxlight service center provided, however, that the Product must be accompanied by a written letter explaining the problem and which includes (i) proof of date of purchase; (ii) the dealer’s name; and (iii) the model
and serial number of the Product. A return authorization number, issued by the Boxlight customer service department,
must also be clearly displayed on the outside of the shipping carton containing the Product.
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Boxlight shall have no further obligation under the foregoing limited warranty if the Product has been damaged due to
abuse, misuse, neglect, accident, unusual physical or electrical stress, unauthorized modifications, tampering, alterations,
or service other than by Boxlight or its authorized agents, causes other than from ordinary use or failure to properly use the
Product in the application for which said Product is intended.
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