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Acer Projector C120 Series User's Guide
Original Issue: 9/2011
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Information for your safety and comfort
Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
Turning the product off before cleaning
Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Caution for plug as disconnecting device
Observe the following guidelines when connecting and disconnecting power to the external power supply unit:
• Install the power supply unit before connecting the power cord to the AC power outlet.
• Unplug the power cord before removing the power supply unit from the projector.
• If the system has multiple sources of power, disconnect power from the system by unplugging all power cords from the power
supplies.
Caution for Accessibility
Be sure that the power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily accessible and located as close to the equipment operator as
possible. When you need to disconnect power to the equipment, be sure to unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
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Warning:
• Do not use this product near water.
• Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product falls, it could be seriously damaged.
• Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating.
These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed,
sofa, rug or other similar surface.
• This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation unless proper
ventilation is provided.
• Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or
short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind onto or into the product.
• To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery leakage, do not place the product on a vibrating surface.
• Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment which will probably cause unexpected short current or
damage rotor devices.
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makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims the
implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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Product servicing
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Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other
risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel when:
• the power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed
• liquid was spilled into the product
• the product was exposed to rain or water
• the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged
• the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service
• the product does not operate normally after following the operating instructions
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Note: Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions, since improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
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Warning! For safety reasons, do not use non-compliant parts when adding or changing components. Consult your reseller for
purchase options. Your device and its enhancements may contain small parts. Keep them out of the reach of small children.
Additional safety information
• Do not look into the projector's lens when the light is on. The bright may hurt your eyes.
• Turn on the projector first and then signal sources
• Do not place the product in following environments:
• Space that is poorly ventilated or confined. At least 50cm clearance from walls and free flow of air around the projector is necessary.
• Locations where temperatures may become excessively high, such as inside of a car with all windows rolled up.
• Locations where excessive humidity, dust, or cigarette smoke may contaminate optical components, shortening the life span and
darkening the image.
• Locations near fire alarms.
• Locations with an ambient temperature above 40 ºC/104 ºF.
• Locations where the altitudes are higher than 10000 feet.
• Unplug immediately if there is something wrong with your projector. Do not operate if smoke, strange noise or odor comes out of your
projector. It might cause fire or electric shock. In this case, unplug immediately and contact your dealer.
• Do not keep using this product to break or drop it. In this case contact your dealer for inspection.
• Do not face the projector lens to the sun. It can lead to fire.
• Do not frequrntly turn off the mail power abruptly or unplug the projector during operation.
• Clean the air filter frequently if have. The temperature inside may rise and cause damage when the filter/ventilation slots clogged with
dirt or dust.
• Do not block the projector lens with any object when the projector is under operation as this could cause the object to become heated
and deformed or even cause a fire.
• Do not attempt to disassemble this projector. There are dangerous high voltages inside which may hurt you. Refer servicing only to
suitable qualified professional service personnel.
• Do not stand the projector on end vertically. It may cause the projector to fall over, causing injury or damage.
Caution for Listening
To protect your hearing, follow these instructions.
• Increase the volume gradually until you can hear clearly and comfortably.
• Do not increase the volume level after your ears have adjusted.
• Do not listen to music at high volumes for extended periods.
• Do not increase the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
• Decrease the volume if you can't hear people speaking near you.
Disposal instructions
Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global
environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit
http://www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability/sustainability01.htm
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Regulations and safety notices
FCC notice
Notice: Shielded cables
All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables to maintain compliance with FCC regulations.
Notice: Peripheral devices
Only peripherals (input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) certified to comply with the Class B limits may be attached to this
equipment.
Operation with non-certified peripherals is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal
Communications Commission, to operate this device.
Operation conditions
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Declaration of Conformity for EU countries
Acer hereby declares that this projector series is in compliance with the essential requirements
and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Compliant with Russian regulatory certification
Radio device regulatory notice
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Note: The regulatory information below is for models with wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth only.
General
This product complies with the radio frequency and safety standards of any country or region in which it has been approved for wireless
use.
Depending on configurations, this product may or may not contain wireless radio devices (such as wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth
modules).
Canada - Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210)
a. Common information
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
b. Operation in 2.4 GHz band
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and installation outdoors is
subject to licensing.
List of applicable countries
This device must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints in the country of use. For further information, please
contact the local office in the country of use. Please see http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/rtte/implem.htm for the latest country list.
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This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this device does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the device and receiver.
• Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
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First things first
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Usage Notes
Do:
• Turn off the product before cleaning.
• Use a soft cloth moistened with mild detergent to clean the display housing.
• Disconnect the power plug from AC outlet if the product is not being used for a long period of time.
Don't:
• Use abrasive cleaners, waxes or solvents to clean the unit.
• Use under the following conditions:
• In extremely hot, cold or humid environments.
• In areas susceptible to excessive dust and dirt.
• Near any appliance that generates a strong magnetic field.
• Place In direct sunlight.
Precautions
Follow all warnings, precautions and maintenance as recommended in this user's guide to maximize the life of your unit.
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Warning!
• Do not look into the projector's lens when the light is on. The bright may hurt your eyes.
• To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.
• Please do not open or disassemble the product as this may cause electric shock.
• Turn on the projector first and then the signal sources.
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Intrduction
Product Overview
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3
2
4
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USB 3.0
5
#
Descrpton
#
1 DC IN connector
4 Focus Dal
2 USB 3.0 Mcro B type
5 Foot Stand
Descrpton
3 Lens
Package Overview
Ths projector comes wth all the tems shown below. Check to make sure your unt s complete.
Contact your dealer mmedately f any thng s mssng.
USB
3.0
Projector
Power adaptor wth AC Plug
(Optional)
USB Y-cable
C120 Series
P/N:MU.JE000.001
Pouch
User's Gude
USB
3.0
Quck start gude
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Getting Started
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How to use the AC adapter plug
Descrpton
#
1 Insert the plug. (illustration #1~3)
1
2
PUSH
2 Change the plug. (illustration #4~6)
3
PUSH
5
4
Connecting the Projector
1
Descrpton
#
1 Power adaptor wth AC Plug
2
2 USB Y-cable
USB
3.0
USB 3.0
Slave
Master
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Note: To ensure the projector works well
wth your Notebook, please make sure the
tmng of the dsplay mode s compatble wth
the projector.
Note: Please make sure USB cable plug
well wth notebook.
Connect the USB connector to your Notebook and plug the USB connector to the projector. If you
want a brghter dsplay, use power adapter or plug two USB connector to your Notebook.
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Note: It s recommended to use power adapter to get best brghtness.
Note: If no power adapter, t s recommended to plug n USB 3.0 f have or plug the two USB connectors
on the same sde of the Notebook to get the best performance. Please make sure that your Notebook s
capable of supplying sufficient current through the USB ports.
Note: If only one USB port available, use the Master USB connector (for Acer NB).
Note: Recommend to plug 2 USB port or use AC adapter f non-Acer NB. If only one USB port avalable,
use the Master USB connector and must plug in AC adapter (for non-Acer NB).
Note: Only support Notebook to lnk one C120.
Minimum System Requirements:
• Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz
• 2GB DDR SDRAM
Supported OS:
• Windows XP Home or Professional 32-bit Service Pack 3 or later
• Windows Vista 32- and 64-bit Service Pack 2 or later
• Windows 7 32- and 64-bit.
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Note: Mac OS and Android OS are not supported.
Turn Off the Projector
When you have finished using the projector, unplugging the USB Y-cable from your Notebook.
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Note: If C120 enters into standby mode, please re-plug USB cable.
Display over USB
USB projection is an easy-to-use function to project a NB/PC’s screen by single USB cable without
needing any drivers. C120 provides both USB3.0 projection and USB2.0 projection.
When you first plug in your projector, NB/PC will detect C120 automatically and follow the onscreen
instruction to install the application – Acer DisplayPal.
Run dlusb_launcherC120.exe and then your NB/PC screen will be projected out via C120. Enjoy
your USB projection.
Acer DisplayPal will be displayed as tray icon, you will see “C120 detected” once C120 is ready to
use.
AutoPlay Installation
For first time use, follow Step_1~3 to set up PC before plugging C120 into the PC USB port.
Step_1: Please disable the anti-virus software and re-plug C120 into your PC until C120 is
displayed.
Step_2: Make sure you login to your PC with an “Administrator” account.
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Windows “Start”
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Note: Video playback is not recommended when using netbook or CULV notebook (CPU power
limitation).
Note: Dual-core notebook or above is recommended if you want a smooth video playback.
Note: USB bandwidth is depended on USB 3.0 or 2.0 specification.
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Step_3: Reset PC “AutoPlay” functon
Reset “AutoPlay” to default settng & enable “Use AutoPlay for all meda and devces”.
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[
[
[
[
Step_4: Plug C120 nto the PC USB port
USB
3.0
Step_5: C120 dsplays the ACER welcome logo
Step_6: Run“dlusb_launcherC120.exe” program
When PC dsplays the “AutoPlay” wndow,
select “Always do ths software and games”
& Run “dlusb_launcherC120.exe”.
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Note: If the “AutoPlay” wndow does not appear, rght-clck on the mouse button to open “C120 CD
Drver dsk” and run the “dlusb_launcherC120.exe” program
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[
Step_7: Allow the “C120_dlusb Application” program to run
Step_8: C120 displays the PC image.
The PC detects C120 and displays the control icon ;
C120 will display PC screen image correctly.
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Note: Make sure that “AutoPlay” is set to “Install or run program from your media”.
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[
[
[
Note: It takes a little time for NB/PC to finish USB recognition if each first-time usage. Once you see above
window, that means C120 has recognized by notebook.
Note: Please use C120 after NB/PC has finish OS start/restart procedure.
Note: Ensure that you have administrator-level permission on your NB/PC.
Note: You may see pop-up message window of anti -virus application to ask you if execute C120.
Note: It is recommended that you don’t use other USB devices (External Optical drive, External HDD device,
charging your mobile phone/devices) when using the USB projector.
Note: Don’t support USB projection if DirectX PC games.
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When Windows pops “User Account Control”,
select “YES”.
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Acer DisplayPal
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Tap tray con of Acer DsplayPal f you want to adjust settng.
Display Mode
You can choose Mirror mode or 800x600 mode to display. 800x600 is default setting.
Power Mode
You can choose Auto Power mode and ECO mode. Auto Power s default.
Refer to below table to choose the sutable one.
Power Mode
Auto
Eco
Used USB port
Total Power
(for
reference)
Brghtness rankng
by ★ Brghtness
Remark
(unit: lm)
★★★★★★★ Recommended
Adapter
NA
20W
USB 3.0 x 1 (Master)
1 port, USB 3.0 x 1
9W
★★★★★★
No adapter, NB wth USB 3.0
port
USB 2.0 x 2
2 ports, USB 2.0 x 2
7W
★★★★★
No adapter, NB wth USB 2.0
port only
USB 2.0 x 1 (Master)
1 port, USB 2.0 x 1
4W~7W
★★★★
Depended on USB power
(Only for Acer NB)
Adapter
NA
12W
★★★★★★
USB 3.0 x 1 (Master)
1 port, USB 3.0 x 1
4.5W
★★
Depended on USB power
USB 2.0 x 2
2 ports, USB 2.0 x 2
4W
★★
Depended on USB power
USB 2.0 x 1 (Master)
1 port, USB 2.0 x 1
4W
★★
Depended on USB power
(Only for Acer NB)
Recommended wth slence
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About
About : verson nformaton of Acer DsplayPal.
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How to Optimize Image Size and Distance
Choose the approprate dstance for your need. After nstallaton, you can now enjoy your USB
projecton.
Desred
Screen Sze
Dstance Dagonal
WxH
(m)
(cm)
(inch)
<A>
<B>
0.37
10
22 x 12
ize
s
screen
27"
<B>
Height:
34cm
<C>
<A>
1.0 m
Desired Distance
Top <C>
From base to
top of mage
(cm)
12
0.5
14
30 x 17
17
1.0
27
61 x 34
34
1.5
41
91 x 51
51
2.0
55
121 x 68
68
2.5
68
152 x 85
85
3.0
2
12 x 102
102
3.5
96
212 x 119
119
3.65
100
221 x 124
124
Appendices
Troubleshooting
Some solutons to problems that you may encounter:
#
Problem
Soluton
1 No mage apprears on-screen • Make sure the USB cables are correctly and securely connected.
• Make sure that your Notebook s turned on.
• Please check to plug Master USB connector.
• Recommend to use power adapter f not acer notebook.
2 Image s out of focus
• Adjust the focus dal.
• Adjust the dstance from the screen to sut your vewng needs.
3 Image s too small or too large • Move the projector closer or further away from the screen.
4 Image is flickering
• Adjust power mode because USB power s not enough. Follow on-screen
ntructon to adjust.
• USB power adapter n the market s for reference.
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Specifications
Projection System
DLP®
Resolution
Native FWVGA (854 x 480)
Displayable Colors
16.7 Million Colors
Vertical Refresh Scan
Rate
25 Hz to 86 Hz
Horizontal Scan Rate
30 KHz to 100 KHz
Projection Lens
F = 1.87, f = 11.00 mm
Manual Focus
Projection Screen Size 10" (25 cm) ~ 100" (365 cm)
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (Native), 4:3
Throw Ratio
55"@2 m (1.65:1)
Operating Temperature 5ºC ~ 35ºC / 41ºF ~ 95ºF
Operating Humidity
35 ~ 80%RH
Weight
176 g
Dimensions
110 x 85 x 25 mm
(4.3" x 3.3" x 0.98")
Input Interface
DC IN x 1
USB 3.0 Micro B type x 1
Power Supply
40W AC adapter
(19V/2.54A, 100V ~ 240V AC)
USB Power (type A) from NB
Standby mode <0.5W
AC Adapter
Power Consumption Normal mode <23W
Standard
Accessories
Notebook Compatibility Windows XP/Vista/Win7
AC adapter with AC plug x 1
USB Y-cable x 1
Pouch x 1
User's Guide (CD-ROM) x1
Quick start guide x1
Compatibility Modes
A. PC 4:3 timing
B. PC Wide timing
VGA Analog - PC Signal
Mode
Resolution
VGA Analog - PC Signal
V.Frequency H.Frequency
(Hz)
[KHz]
Mode
Resolution
V.Frequency H.Frequency
(Hz)
[KHz]
SVGA
800 x 600
60
37.9
WXGA
1280 x 768
60
47.8
XGA
1024 x 768
60
48.4
WXGA
1280 x 720
60
44.8
SXGA
1280 x 1024
60
64.0
WXGA
1280 x 800
60
49.6
QuadVGA
1280 x 960
60
60.0
WXGA
1024 x 768
60
59.9
SXGA+
1400 x 1050
60
65.3
WSXGA+
640 x 480
60
65.3
UXGA
1600 x 1200
60
75.0
WSXGA+
800 x 600
60
67.5
WSXGA+ 1024 x 768
60
47.7
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