Epson 821P Projector User Manual

Epson PowerLite 821p Projector
Projector Parts
Lamp cover
Control panel
Power button
Air exhaust
vent
Handle
Zoom ring
I/R receiver
500:1
Image size
30 to 300 inches (0.8 to 7.6 meters)
Projection
distance
2.8 to 48.3 feet (0.85 to 14.7 meters)
Projection
methods
Front, rear, ceiling
Focus adjustment
Manual
Zoom adjustment Manual
Foot release
lever
Front
adjustable
foot
Contrast ratio
Focus ring
Internal
sound system
5 W monaural
Optical aspect
ratio
4:3 (horizontal:vertical)
Zoom ratio
1:1.6
Noise level
36 dB (High brightness mode)
30 dB (Low brightness mode)
Keystone
correction angle
± 15° vertical (maximum)
Lens cap
Computer1/Component
Video1 port
Computer2/Component
Video2 port
Monitor
Out port
USB port
Security lock
Projection Lamp
I/R receiver
Speaker
Power
consumption
200 W UHE
Lamp life
High brightness: about 2000 hours
Low brightness: about 3000 hours
Part number
V13H010L30
Remote Control
RS-232 port
Rear adjustable
foot
Audio Out
port
Power inlet
S-Video and related
Audio in port
Rear
adjustable
foot
Video and related
Audio in port
Range
20 feet (6 meters)
Batteries (2)
Alkaline AAA
Operating angle
About ± 30° horizontally
About ± 15° vertically
Mouse Compatibility
Supports USB (Type B)
Specifications
Dimensions
Height
4.13 to 4.8 inches foot extended
(105 to 123 mm)
General
Type of display
Poly-silicon TFT active matrix
Width
13.78 inches (350 mm)
Lens
F=1.75 to 2.42,
focal length=24 to 38.2 mm
Depth
10.375 inches (272 mm)
1024 × 768 pixels
Weight
8.9 lb (4.0 kg)
Resolution
(native format)
Color
reproduction
Full color, 16.8 million colors
Brightness
(ANSI)
2600 lumens (High brightness mode)
1900 lumens (Low brightness mode)
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Electrical
Compatible Computer Display Formats
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz
Power supply
100 to 120 VAC, 3.2 A
200 to 240 VAC, 1.6 A
Power
consumption
Operating: 280 W
Standby: 5 W
To project images from a computer, set the computer’s video
card at a refresh rate (vertical frequency) compatible with the
projector; see the following table for compatible formats. For
best results, set the computer’s resolution to the projector’s
native resolution (1024 × 768). If this resolution isn’t available,
select one of the other compatible formats.
Environmental
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Storage: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C)
VGA EGA
70
640 × 350
Humidity
(non-condensing)
Operating: 20 to 80% RH,
Storage: 10 to 90% RH
VGA—60
VESA—60
VESA—72
VESA—75
VESA—85
60
60
72
75
85
640 × 480
640 × 480
640 × 480
640 × 480
640 × 480
SVGA—56
SVGA—60
SVGA—72
SVGA—75
SVGA—85
56
60
72
75
85
800 × 600
800 × 600
800 × 600
800 × 600
800 × 600
XGA—60
XGA—70
XGA—75
XGA—85
60
70
75
85
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
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—60
SXGA3—75
SXGA3—85
60
75
85
1280 × 1024
1280 × 1024
1280 × 1024
UXGA—60
60
1600 × 1200
iMAC VGA
iMAC SVGA
iMAC XGA
MAC13
MAC16
MAC19—60
MAC19
MAC21
117
95
75
67
75
59
75
75
640 × 480
800 × 600
1024 × 768
640 × 480
832 × 624
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1152 × 870
Safety and Approvals
United States
FCC 47CFR Part15B Class B (DoC)
UL60950 Third Edition
Canada
ICES-003 Class B
CSA C22.2 No. 60950 (cUL)
CE Marking
Directive 73/23/EEC, 89/336/EEC
IEC60950 Third Edition
EN 55022, EN 55024
Compatible Video Formats
The projector supports NTSC and PAL international video
standards, as well as SDTV and HDTV display formats.
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
NTSC
NTSC 4:43
PAL
M–PAL
N–PAL
PAL60
60
60
50
60
50
60
HDTV (720p)
HDTV (1080i)
SDTV (480i)
SDTV (540i)
SDTV (480p)
60
60
60
50
60
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If you place the projector below the level of the screen, you’ll
have to tilt it up by extending the front adjustable foot, 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.
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
2.8 and 48.3 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.
❏ 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.
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.
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.
Starting Up the Projector
Make sure your projector and other equipment are connected
correctly. Then turn on your projector, as described below.
If you turn on your 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 equipment connected, you may have to
select the source manually. See page 5.
1. Remove the lens cap.
29.8 to 48.3 feet
5.8 to 9.5 feet 2.8 to 4.7 feet
To calculate measurements, use the following formulas:
❏ To find the projection distance when you know the screen’s
diagonal dimension:
Wide (inches) = ((Diagonal screen size [inches] × 2.97334) –
2.3937) / 2.54
Tele (inches) = ((Diagonal screen size [inches] × 3.61474) –
2.06831) / 2.54
Caution:
Do not use the projector with the lens cap in place. The heat
generated by the lamp can damage the cap.
❏ To find how large a screen’s diagonal dimension will be
when you know the projection distance:
2. Connect one end of the power cord to the projector’s power
inlet. Then connect the other end to an electrical outlet.
Wide (inches) = (Projection distance [inches] × 0.32827 ×
2.54) + 1.6767
Tele (inches) = (Projection distance [inches] × 0.203 × 2.54)
+ 1.077
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What To Do If You See a Blank Screen
The P 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 see a blank screen or the No Signal message after turning
on your computer or video source, try the following:
❏ Make sure the cables are connected correctly.
3. Press the P Power button on top of the projector or on the
remote control.
❏ Make sure the P Power light is green and not flashing and
the lens cover is off.
Power button
❏ Press the Source Search button on the projector or remote
control repeatedly until you see the image you want to
project. See page 5 for more information about selecting the
image source.
❏ Check the Signal menu to make sure the correct input source
is selected.
If you’re using a Windows notebook computer:
Projector
❏ 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
computer’s manual or online help for details.
Remote control
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.
The projector beeps and the P Power light flashes green as
the projector warms up. When the P Power light stops
flashing, you’re ready to start.
❏ 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.
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 (if it is not already
on). In a few moments, you should see your computer
display projected. If you have two computers connected
at the same time, press the Comp 1 or Comp 2 button
on the remote control to select either the computer
connected to the Computer 1/Component Video 1
port or the computer connected to the Computer 2/
Component Video 2 port.
If you’re using a Macintosh 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.
2. Select VGA Display or Color LCD, click Arrange or
Arrangement, and make sure Mirror Displays is checked.
(Windows® only: If you see a message saying that it has
found a plug-and-play monitor, click Cancel.)
❏ If you’re projecting a video source, turn it on (if it is not
already on). If you don’t see an image, press the Source
Search button on the projector or remote control
repeatedly until you see your image. Then press the Play
button on your DVD player or other device.
If you’re using a Macintosh 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.
❏ If you are prompted to enter a password, see “Starting the
Projector with a Password” on page 10.
2. Click the Arrange icon.
3. Drag one monitor icon on top of the other.
If a projected image fails to appear, see “What To Do If You See
a Blank Screen” in the next column.
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.)
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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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 “Zooming Your Image” on page 7 for
instructions.
Selecting the Image Source
If multiple devices are connected to the projector, the easiest
way to select the image source is to press the Source Search
button on either the projector or remote control until the
correct image is projected.
Adjusting the Height of Your Image
You can also press one of the following buttons on the
remote control:
If the image is too low, you can raise it by extending the
projector’s front adjustable foot.
❏ Comp 1 to select the device connected to the projector’s
Computer 1/Component Video 1 port.
1. Stand behind the projector. Press up on the blue foot release
lever and lift the front of the projector to extend the front
adjustable foot.
❏ Comp 2 button to select the device connected to the
Computer 2/Component Video 2 port.
❏ S-Video to select the device connected to the
S-Video port.
❏ Video button to select the device connected to the
Video port.
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 (Auto) or S-Video) appears briefly on the
screen.
Adjusting the Image
2. Once the image is positioned where you want it, release the
lever to lock the foot in position.
Once you see your image, you may need to make certain
adjustments, as described in this section.
3. To fine-tune the height of the image,
rotate the feet at the back of the
projector.
Focusing and Zooming Your Image
If the image is no longer rectangular after
raising it, see the next section.
Rotate the focus ring to sharpen the image.
Focus ring
Rotate the zoom ring to reduce or enlarge the image.
Zoom ring
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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 setting
that is appropriate for the image you’re projecting and the
environment in which you’re projecting it.
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.
❏ 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.
The following table lists the available color modes.
❏ 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 instructions below:
❏ To turn on Auto Keystone, press the Menu button on
the projector or remote control. Select the Setting menu,
then press Enter. If Auto Keystone is OFF, 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.
❏ To manually adjust the keystone correction value, press
the
or
button on the projector to correct the
shape of the image. After correction, your image will be
slightly smaller.
Color mode
Description
sRGB
For matching the color palette of standard sRGB
computer displays.
Dynamic
For increased brightness in bright rooms (the
default for non-computer display).
Presentation
For computer presentations (the default when
projecting from a computer with analog video).
Theater
For optimizing movie images with increased
contrast.
Living Room
For increased brightness when playing video
games or watching TV in a bright room.
Blackboard
For projecting accurate colors on a green
chalkboard (adjusts the white point).
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
❏ Change the Brightness setting in the Image menu.
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 or the Enter button on the
projector. 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.) The screen turns
black for a few seconds, and then the image appears again. After
the image reappears, it takes about three seconds for the
correction to take effect. Don’t press any other buttons while
this is happening.
❏ Select Low or High for the Brightness Control option in
the Setting menu. Low brightness mode extends the life of
the lamp and decreases the fan noise.
Note:
If the Auto Setup option in the Signal menu is set to OFF, the
Auto function will not work.
You can also make keystone adjustments using the projector’s
Setting menu.
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:
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Sleep Mode
Using the Remote Control
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.
Before using the remote control, insert the two AAA alkaline
batteries, as described on your Quick Setup sheet.
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.
Note:
You can turn sleep mode on or off in the Extended menu.
Turning Off the Picture and Sound
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 redirect your audience’s attention
without the distraction of a bright screen.
Shutting Down the Projector
When you’ve finished using the projector, follow the
recommended procedure to shut it down. This extends the
lamp life and protects the projector from possible overheating.
❏ To turn off the picture and sound, press the A/V Mute
button. The screen goes dark.
1. If you’re using a computer, shut it down first.
❏ To turn the image and sound back on, press the A/V Mute
button again.
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.)
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.
3. Press the P Power button again. The P Power light flashes
orange for about 20 seconds as the projector cools down.
When the projector beeps twice, it’s safe to unplug it.
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.
To turn the projector on again, wait until the P Power light
stops flashing. Then press the P Power button.
4. Press up on the blue foot release lever and lower the
projector to retract the front adjustable foot, as shown.
To restart the action, press the Freeze button again or
press Esc.
Zooming Your Image
Follow these steps to zoom in on a portion of the image:
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
pointer button to position the crosshair in the
area you want to enlarge.
3. Continue pressing the E-Zoom
selected area up to 4 times.
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 P Power light is green or flashing orange.
button to enlarge the
4. While the image is enlarged, you can:
❏ Use the
pointer button to move the image.
❏ Press the E-Zoom
6. Turn off and disconnect any equipment connected to the
projector.
button to zoom out.
5. When you’re done, press the Esc button to return the image
to its original size.
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Changing the Image’s Aspect Ratio
Replacing the Batteries
If you’re projecting a wide screen format image, you can use the
Resize button on the remote control to change the aspect ratio.
Follow these steps:
Caution:
When replacing batteries, take the following precautions:
❏ Replace the batteries as soon as they run out. If a battery leaks,
1. Press the Resize button once to change the aspect ratio to
16:9 for wide screen format.
wipe away battery fluid with a soft cloth. If fluid gets on your
hands, wash them immediately.
2. Press it again to return to 4:3 aspect ratio.
❏ Do not expose batteries to heat or flame.
Note:
You must be projecting component, composite, or S-Video images to
change the aspect ratio.
❏ Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations.
Using the Remote Control as a Wireless
Mouse
Follow these steps to replace the AAA alkaline batteries:
❏ Remove the batteries if you won’t be using the projector for a
long time.
1. Press in the tab to remove the battery cover.
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.
Page up or
page down
Move the pointer
Left-click or
double-click
Right-click
2. Remove the old batteries, then insert the new ones as shown.
Display
pointer
3. Replace the battery cover. (It should snap into place.)
❏ To display the mouse pointer, press the Pointer button.
❏ To move the pointer on the screen, aim the remote at the
screen and use the
pointer button.
❏ 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 and hold the Enter button and use
the
pointer button to move the pointer, then release the
Enter button.
❏ To advance slides in a PowerPoint presentation in Slide
Show mode, press Page Up or Enter on the remote control.
Press Page Down or Esc to go back a slide.
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4. Hold down the Num button
on the remote control and use
the numeric keypad to enter a
4-digit password.
Using Password Protection
If you assign a password for the projector, a screen appears
requesting the password whenever you turn on the projector. If
you enter the password incorrectly three times in succession, the
projector’s operation is locked. Disconnect the projector and
reconnect it. If you enter the incorrect password 30 times in a
row, the projector is locked and remains locked until an
authorized Epson servicer can unlock it.
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.
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
discourages theft and provides a way to identify the projector
should it be stolen.
Numeric keypad
Num button
Make a note of the password and keep it in a safe place in case
you forget it.
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 you must enter the password before you can use
the projector.
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 for about 5
seconds until you see the Password Protect menu.
Follow the instructions below to first set the password, and then
turn on the password and/or user logo protection.
2. Select Power ON Protect and press Enter.
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.
3. Select ON and press Enter. 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. Then hold down the Num button
while you use the numeric keypad to enter the number of
hours (from 0 to 9999) 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.
Setting a Password
1. Press the Freeze button on the remote control for about
5 seconds, until you see the Password Protect menu:
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.)
When the period defined in the Time-elapsed setting has
passed, and the password is entered correctly, the elapsed
time will be reset to 0H and the timer will start again.
Remember to disable or change this setting when you’re
finished using it.
If a password has already been set, you see the Password
Protect Release screen. See “Starting the Projector with a
Password” on page 10.
5. To enable your screen logo, select User’s Logo Protect and
press Enter. Then 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 in
the Extended menu) and as the A/V Mute screen (if you
selected Logo as the Background Color in the Extended
menu).
2. Select Password and press Enter. You see the message
Change the password?
3. Select Yes and press Enter.
Note:
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.
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Starting the Projector with a Password
Projector Status Lights
Caution:
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.
The lights on top of the projector indicate the projector’s status
and let you know when a problem occurs.
When the password function is enabled, you see this screen
when you turn on the projector:
Power light
Lamp light
Temperature
light
Hold down the Num button on the remote control as you use
the numeric keypad buttons to enter the password. Once you
have entered the password correctly, the password screen closes,
and projection begins.
If the projector is not working correctly, first turn it off and
unplug it. Then plug the power cord back in and turn on the
projector. If this does not solve the problem, check the status
lights on top of the projector and try the solutions
recommended in the following table.
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, enter the correct password.
Power
light
Lamp
light
Temp
light
Description
Flashing
green
Off
Off
The projector is warming up.
Green
Off
Off
The projector is operating
normally.
If you have forgotten the password, contact Epson for assistance
and give them the request code number that appears in the
Password Protect Release screen.
Flashing
orange
Off
Off
The projector is cooling down.
Wait for the light to stop
flashing before unplugging it.
Orange
Off
Off
The projector is in sleep
mode. Unplug it or press the
P Power button to turn it on.
Red
Off
Red
The projector has overheated
and turned itself off. Let it cool
for 5 minutes, then turn it back
on. Make sure there is space
around and under the projector
for ventilation. Also, clean the
air filter and vents. If it still
overheats, replace the filter.
Flashing
red
Off
Flashing
orange
The projector is too hot. Clean
the air filter and vents and
make sure there is plenty of
space for ventilation. Room
temperature should not exceed
90 °F.
Red
Off
Flashing
red
There is a problem with the fan
or sensor. Unplug the projector
and contact Epson.
If you enter an incorrect password 30 times in a row, the
projector remains locked and you must contact an authorized
Epson servicer to unlock it.
Disabling the Projector’s Buttons
When you enable the Operation Lock function, all the
projector’s buttons are disabled except for the P Power button.
Follow these steps to disable the projector’s buttons:
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Setting menu and press Enter.
3. Select Operation Lock and press the Enter button.
4. Select ON and press Enter. Then select Yes and press Enter
to confirm the setting.
5. Press the Menu button to exit the menu system.
Note:
You can cancel Operation Lock by pressing the projector’s Enter
button for 7 seconds.
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Power
light
Lamp
light
Temp
light
Red
Flashing
red
Off
The lamp is burned out, broken,
or not installed correctly, or the
lamp cover is open. Close the
cover or replace or reseat the
lamp.
—
Flashing
orange
Off
Replace the lamp with a new
one as soon as possible. If you
continue to use the lamp, there
is a risk it might break.
Red
Flashing
red
Flashing
red
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter
Description
Clean the air filter and air intake and exhaust vents on the
bottom and rear of the projector after every 100 hours of use.
If not cleaned periodically, they 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 and air vents, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the projector, allow it to cool down, and unplug the
power cord.
There is an internal error.
Unplug the projector and
contact Epson.
2. Clean the air vent on the back of the projector.
Use a small vacuum cleaner designed for computers and
other office equipment. If you don’t have one, use a very soft
brush (such as an artist’s brush).
Cleaning the Lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
❏ Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
❏ 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.
Caution:
Do not use glass cleaner to clean the lens.
3. Turn the projector upside-down and clean the filter and air
intake vents on the base of the projector.
Cleaning the Projector Case
Before you clean the case, first turn off the projector and unplug
the power cord.
Air vent
❏ To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lintfree cloth.
Air vent
❏ To remove stubborn dirt or stains, wipe the case with a soft
cloth moistened with a mild detergent.
Caution:
Do not use wax, alcohol, benzene, paint thinner, or other
chemical detergents. These can damage the case.
Air filter
If dirt is difficult to remove or the filter is torn, replace it.
The air filter set (part number V13H134A06) contains two
filters. Contact your dealer or call Epson at (800) 873-7766
to obtain a new set. 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. Replace the filter when you replace the lamp.
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Follow these steps to replace the lamp:
4. If you need to replace the filter, slide it off as shown.
1. Press the P Power button twice to turn off the projector.
When you hear the projector beep twice, unplug the power
cord.
2. 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. Use the screwdriver included with the replacement lamp to
loosen the screw holding the lamp cover (located on top of
the projector).
5. Align the new filter carefully as you slide it in until it clicks
into place.
4. Slide the cover out, then lift it off.
5. Use the screwdriver to loosen the two screws holding the
lamp in place. (You can’t remove the screws.)
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 orange.
❏ The message Replace the Lamp appears on the screen when
the lamp comes on. To maintain brightness and image
quality, replace the lamp as soon as possible.
Loosen these
screws
Note:
You can check how many hours the lamp has been used in the Info
menu.
6. Hold the lamp as shown and pull it straight out.
Turn the projector off when not in use. Continuous use may reduce
the overall life of the product.
Contact your dealer or call Epson at (800) 873-7766 in the
United States for a replacement lamp. Request part number
V13H010L30. In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 to locate a
dealer.
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Warning:
This product includes a lamp component that contains mercury
(Hg). Please consult your state and local regulations regarding
disposal or recycling. Do not put it in the trash.
Resetting the Lamp Timer
You must reset the lamp timer after replacing the lamp to clear
the Replace the Lamp message.
7. Gently insert the new lamp. If it doesn’t fit easily, make sure
it’s facing the correct way.
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.
Caution:
Do not touch the glass portion of the lamp assembly. Touching
the glass could result in premature lamp failure.
1. Connect the power cable and turn on the projector.
8. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws.
2. Press the Menu button on the remote control and select the
Reset menu. Then press Enter. You see the following:
9. Lower the lamp cover into place. (The opening should be
almost covered, and the top of the lamp cover should be
flush with the surface of the projector.) Then slide the cover
closed and tighten the screw.
3. Select Lamp-Hours Reset and press Enter. You see the
following:
4. Select Yes and press Enter.
5. Press Esc to return to the Reset menu or the Menu button
to exit the menu system.
10.Reset the lamp timer as described in the next section.
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Optional Accessories
Related Documentation
Epson provides the following optional accessories for the
PowerLite 821p:
CPD-18615
Epson PowerLite 821p User’s Guide
CPD-18614
Epson PowerLite 821p Quick Setup
Product
Part number
Replacement lamp
V13H010L30
Air filter set (includes 2 filters)
V13H134A06
Samsonite®
wheeled soft case
ATA molded hard-shell carrying case
ELPKS35
ELPKS51
Component video cable (VGA-to-RCA)
ELPKC19
S-Video cable
ELPSV01
Macintosh adapter set
ELPAP01
Distribution amplifier
ELPDA01
50-inch portable screen
60-inch portable pop-up screen
80-inch portable pop-up screen
83.6-inch hanging pull-down screen
ELPSC06
ELPSC07
ELPSC08
ELPSC09
Image presentation camera
High resolution document camera
V12H162020
V12H064020
Kensington® security lock
ELPSL01
Ceiling mount
False ceiling plate
Suspension adapter
Security bracket/cabling for gyro lock mounts
Adjustable ceiling channel
ELPMB36
ELPMBFCP
ELPMBAPL
ELPMBSEC
ELPMBACC
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