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Epson PowerLite 76c Projector
Projector Parts
Lamp cover
Projector Specifications
Control panel
(see below)
Zoom ring
General
Focus ring
Remote control
infrared receiver
Foot
Foot
lever
Lens
cover
Ventilation outlets
Computer/Component Video port
S-Video port
Monitor out port
Video port
USB port
(not for projecting)
Type of display
Poly-silicon Thin Film Transistor (TFT)
active matrix with Micro Lens Array
Lens
F=1.6, 18.4 to 22.12 mm
Resolution
1024 × 768 pixels (XGA)
Color reproduction
Full color, 16.77 million colors
Brightness (ANSI)
2000 lumens (High brightness mode)
1500 lumens (Low brightness mode)
Contrast ratio
400:1
Image size
30 to 300 inches (0.8 to 7.6 meters)
Projection distance
2.8 to 35.4 feet (0.9 to 10.8 meters)
Projection methods
Front, rear, ceiling
Focus adjustment
Manual
Zoom adjustment
Manual
Internal sound
system
1 W monaural
Optical aspect ratio
4:3 (horizontal:vertical)
Zoom ratio
1:1.2
Noise level
36 dB (High brightness mode)
30 dB (Low brightness mode)
Keystone correction
angle
± 30° vertical (maximum)
Rear adjustable
foot
AC inlet
Audio
input
Speaker
Projection Lamp
Infrared receiver for
remote control
Type
UHE (Ultra High Efficiency)
Power
consumption
170 W
Lamp life
About 2000 hours (High brightness)
About 3000 hours (Low brightness)
Part number
V13H010L34
Control Panel
Power light
Menu
button
Keystone
buttons
Remote Control
Power
button
Range
20 feet (6 meters)
Batteries (2)
Alkaline AAA
Mouse Compatibility
Supports USB
Lamp
light
Temperature
light
Source selection
button
Volume
buttons
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Dimensions
Compatible Video Formats
Height
3.4 inches (86 mm)
3.9 inches (98 mm) with foot extended
Width
12.9 inches (327 mm)
Depth
9.7 inches (246 mm)
Weight
5.7 lb (2.6 kg)
You can use any of the following video sources: VCR, DVD
player, camcorder, digital camera, gaming console, or laser disc
player. The projector supports composite video, S-Video,
component video, and RGB video, and it automatically senses
the video format (HDTV, SDTV, NTSC, PAL, or SECAM).
The projector supports the following international video
standards.
Electrical
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz
Power supply
100 to 120 VAC, 2.9 A
200 to 240 VAC, 1.2 A
Power
consumption
Operating: 250 W
Standby: 4 W
Environmental
Temperature
(non-condensing)
Operating: 41 to 95° F (5 to 35° C),
Storage: 14 to 140° F (–10 to 60° C)
Humidity
(non-condensing)
Operating: 20 to 80% RH
Storage: 10 to 90% RH
Altitude
Up to 4,921 feet (1,500 m) in standard
operating mode, or up to 7,500 feet
(2,286 m) with high altitude mode
enabled
Safety
United States
FCC 47CFR Part 15B 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
IEC 60950 Third Edition
EN 55022, EN 55024
Pixelworks™ DNX™ ICs are used in this
projector.
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Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
NTSC
NTSC 4:3
PAL
M-PAL
N-PAL
PAL60
SECAM
60
60
50
60
50
60
50
TV525i
TV625i
SDTV480p
SDTV480p
HDTV720p
HDTV720p
HDTV1080i
HDTV1080i
60
50
60
50
60
50
60
50
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Compatible Computer Display Formats
Positioning the Projector
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. Some
images are automatically resized to display in the projector’s
“native” format (XGA). The frequencies of some computers
may not allow images to display correctly; see your computer’s
documentation for details.
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
VGA EGA
70
640 × 480*
VGA—60
VESA—72
VESA—75
VESA—85
60
72
75
85
640 × 480*
640 × 480*
640 × 480*
SVGA—56
SVGA—60
SVGA—72
SVGA—75
SVGA—85
56
60
72
75
85
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
XGA—60
XGA—70
XGA—75
XGA—85
60
70
75
85
1024 ×
1024 ×
1024 ×
1024 ×
SXGA1—70
SXGA1—75
SXGA1—85
70
75
85
1152 × 864*
1152 × 864*
1152 × 864*
SXGA2—60
SXGA2—75
SXGA2—85
60
75
85
1280 × 960*
1280 × 960*
1280 × 960*
SXGA3—60
SXGA3—75
SXGA3—85
60
75
85
1280 × 1024*
1280 × 1024*
1280 × 1024*
SXGA+60
SXGA+75
SXGA+85
60
75
85
1400 × 1050*
1400 × 1050*
1400 × 1050*
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*
Follow these guidelines to get the best results when projecting:
❏ Place the projector on a sturdy, level surface, between
3 and 35 feet from the screen.
❏ Make sure there is plenty of space for ventilation around
and under the projector.
❏ Make sure the projector is within 6 feet (1.8 meters) of a
grounded electrical outlet or extension cord and within
5 feet (1.5 meters) of the image source.
❏ Face the projector squarely toward the screen.
The projector supports 4 viewing setups, as shown below. If it is
installed in a rear or overhead position, you need to select the
correct projection option from the Extended menu after you
turn it on.
600*
600*
600*
600*
600*
Table
Convenient for temporary front
projection. Choose Front from the
menu.
768
768
768
768
Front/Ceiling
Professional installation
recommended. Choose Front/Ceiling
from the menu.
Rear
For permanent installation behind a
translucent screen. Choose Rear
from the menu.
Rear/Ceiling
Professional installation behind a
translucent screen recommended.
Choose Rear/Ceiling from the menu.
If the projector is tilted in the front or the back, you may need
to adjust the image shape. See page 7.
* The image is resized using Epson’s SizeWise™ Technology.
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Image Size and Projection Distance
Turning On the Projector
The distance between the projector and the screen determines
the basic size of the projected image, as shown below. The
diagram shows approximately how big your image will be, based
on where you set up the projector. Because other adjustments—
such as those made with the Resize and keystone buttons—also
affect the size of the image, the numbers shown in the
illustration should be considered as general guidelines, not exact
measurements.
Make sure your projector and other equipment are set up and
connected correctly. Then turn on your projector, as described
below.
If you turn on your connected computer or video equipment
before starting the projector, the projector automatically detects
and displays the image source. If you turn on the projector first,
or have multiple pieces of connected equipment, you may have
to select the image source manually. See “Selecting the Image
Source” on page 6.
Distance from projector to screen (ft.)
29.5(Wide)–35.4(Tele) ft.
19.6–23.6
Follow these steps to plug in and turn on the projector:
(in.)
1. Remove the lens cap.
9.8–11.7
Caution:
Do not use the projector with the lens cap in place. The heat
generated by the lamp can damage the cap.
7.8–9.4
5.8–7.0
4.8–5.8
3.8–4.6
2.8–3.4
Use the formulas given below to either find out how large your
image will be when you know the distance from the projector to
the screen, or to find out how far from the screen to place the
projector when you want an image of a certain size. Since the
size of the image can be changed by rotating the zoom ring,
formulas are given for both the minimum and maximum sizes.
2. Connect one end of the power cord to the projector’s power
inlet. Then connect the other end to an electrical outlet.
To determine the diagonal size (inches) of an image when you
know the projection distance (feet):
4. Press the P Power button on top of the projector or on the
remote control.
The Power light on top of the projector turns orange.
3. Turn on your computer or video source if they are not on
already.
Wide: Maximum diagonal size (inches) = 10.126246 × distance
(feet) + 1.166113
Power button
Tele: Maximum diagonal size (inches) = 8.443213 × distance
(feet) + 0.916898
To determine the projection distance (feet) when you know the
diagonal size (inches) of the screen image:
Wide: Maximum projection distance (feet) = 0.09875 ×
diagonal size (inches) - 0.11516
Tele: Maximum projection distance (feet) = 0.11844 × diagonal
size (inches) - 0.1086
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The Projector and Notebook Don’t
Display the Same Image
The projector beeps once and the Power light flashes green as
the projector warms up, then an image begins to appear. When
the Power light stops flashing and remains green, the projector
is ready for use.
If you’re projecting from a notebook, and you can’t see your
image on the projection screen and on your computer at the
same time, follow these guidelines.
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 PC notebook:
❏ On most systems, there’s a function key that lets you toggle
between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on
both at the same time. It may be labeled CRT/LCD or have
an icon such as
. You may have to hold down the Fn
key while pressing it. Allow a few seconds for the projector
to sync up after changing the setting.
❏ If you’ve connected a Windows®-based computer to the
projector, you may see a message that your computer has
found a plug-and-play monitor; if so, click Cancel.
❏ If you don’t see the image you want, press the Source
Search button on the projector or the Search button on
the remote control until you see the image you want to
project. Then press the Play button on your DVD player or
other device.
❏ If the function key doesn’t permit you to display
simultaneously on both screens, you should check your
monitor settings to make sure both the LCD screen and the
external monitor port are enabled.
❏ If you are prompted to enter a password, see the
User’s Guide.
From the Control Panel, open the Display utility. In the
Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab, then
click Advanced. The method for adjusting the settings
varies by brand; you may need to click a Monitor tab, then
make sure the external Monitor port is set as your primary
display and/or enabled. See your computer’s documentation
or online help for details.
Note:
You can also use the Source buttons on the remote control to switch
between devices connected to the ports identified on each button.
If a projected image fails to appear, see “You Can’t Project an
Image” below.
When you’re done with your presentation, turn off the
projector as described on page 6. Shutting down the projector
correctly prevents premature lamp failure and possible damage
from overheating.
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.
You Can’t Project an Image
If you don’t see the image you are trying to project, try the
following:
2. Select VGA Display or Color LCD, click Arrange or
Arrangement, and make sure Mirror Displays is checked.
❏ Make sure the cables are connected correctly.
If you’re using a Macintosh with OS 8.6 to 9.x:
❏ Make sure the Power light is green and not flashing and the
lens cap is off.
You may need to set up your system to display on the projector
screen as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps:
❏ If you’ve connected more than one computer and/or video
source, you may need to press the Source Search button
on the projector’s control panel or the Search button on
the remote control to select the correct source. (Allow a few
seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing the
button.)
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then click
Monitors or Monitors and Sound.
2. Click the Arrange icon.
3. Drag one monitor icon on top of the other.
❏ If you’re using a PC notebook, see the following section.
If the Arrange option isn’t available, try selecting one of the
Simulscan resolution settings. Click the Monitor icon, if
necessary, and then select a Simulscan resolution. (Allow a few
seconds for the projector to sync up after making the selection.)
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5. Replace the lens cap and unplug the power cord.
Turning Off the Projector
6. Turn off and disconnect any equipment plugged into the
projector.
When you’ve finished using the projector, follow the
recommended procedure to shut it down.
Caution:
To avoid damaging the projector or lamp, never unplug the
power cord when the power light is green or flashing orange.
Note:
When the projector has not received any input signals for 30
minutes, it automatically turns off the 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, plug it in and
press the P Power button. You can turn sleep mode on or off
through the Extended menu.
7. If you won’t be using the projector for awhile, store it in the
soft case that came with it or in a protective case.
Selecting the Image Source
1. If you’re using a computer, shut it down first; otherwise you
may not be able to see your computer’s display to shut it
down properly.
You can connect the projector to multiple video sources
simultaneously. Then use the buttons on the projector or
remote control to switch between them:
2. To turn off the projector, press the P Power button on the
projector or remote control.
❏ Comp
Press this button to move through the following options:
Computer (Auto), Computer (RGB), and Computer
(Component Video).
You see this confirmation
message: (If you don’t want
to turn it off, press any other
button or wait a few seconds
until it disappears.)
❏ S-Video
Press to select S-Video.
❏ Video
Press to select Video.
3. Press the P Power button again. The projector beeps
twice, the lamp is turned off, and the power light turns
orange.
You can also press the Source Search button on the remote
control or projector until the correct image is projected.
Note:
With Epson’s exclusive Instant Off ™ technology there’s no cooldown period, so you can pack up and go immediately after
turning off the projector.
After you select a source, the screen goes dark for a moment
before the image appears. The name of the source appears
briefly on the screen.
If you want to turn the projector on again, press the
P Power button.
Adjusting the Image
4. Press up on the blue foot release lever and lower the
projector to retract the front adjustable foot, as shown.
The following sections describe how to adjust the image once it
is displayed.
Adjusting the Height of the Image
If the image is too low, you can raise it by extending the
projector’s front foot.
1. Stand behind the projector. Press the foot release buttons
and lift the front of the projector. This unlocks the foot.
Foot
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Adjusting the Image Shape
2. Raise the projector until the image is positioned where you
want it, then release the button to lock the foot in place.
If the projector is tilted up or down, the images that are
displayed will be distorted. To correct the distortion or
“keystone” shape, do one or more of the following:
3. If you need to straighten the image, rotate the foot in the
back of the projector to raise or lower the side.
❏ 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 it
squarely.
❏ If your image looks like
or
, you need to 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.
If the image is no longer square after raising it, see “Adjusting
the Image Shape” in the next column.
Focusing the Image
Rotate the focus ring to sharpen the image.
Focus ring
You can also make keystone adjustments using the projector’s
Settings menu.
Note: If a computer image is still out of focus, you can increase
the clarity by pressing the Auto button on the remote control.
Rotate the zoom ring to reduce or enlarge the image.
Zooming Your Image
Zoom ring
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.
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, as described in the next column.
3. Continue pressing the E-Zoom
selected area.
button to enlarge the
4. While the image is enlarged, you can:
Correcting Computer Images
❏ Use the
If you’ve connected a computer and the image doesn’t look
right, or it doesn’t fit properly on the screen, press the Auto
button on the remote control. This automatically resets the
projector’s tracking, sync, resolution, and position settings. You
must be projecting a computer image for this button to have
any effect. Additionally, if the Auto Setup option in the Signal
menu is set to OFF, the Auto function will not work.
pointer button to move around the screen.
❏ Press the E-Zoom
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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Adjusting the Brightness
Adjusting the Volume
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, here are two ways you can
adjust it:
You can use the buttons on the remote control or projector to
increase or decrease the volume for both the projector’s built-in
speaker and external speakers connected to the projector. Press
the
button to increase the volume, or the
button to
decrease it. A volume gauge appears on the screen while the
volume is being adjusted.
❏ Change the Brightness setting in the Image menu.
❏ Select Low or High for the Brightness Control option in
the Settings menu. Low brightness mode extends the life of
the lamp and decreases the fan noise.
Volume controls
Selecting the Color Mode
You may want to adjust
the color mode to select a
different setting that is
appropriate for the image
you’re projecting and the
environment in which
you’re projecting it.
Color
mode
button
Note:
You can also adjust the volume using the projector’s Settings menu.
Selecting the Aspect Ratio
If you’re projecting computer or RGB video images, the default
color mode is Presentation, which is appropriate for
presentations in bright rooms.
The aspect ratio is the ratio between an image’s width and its
height. Standard images have an aspect ratio of 4:3 and HDTV
images usually have an aspect ratio of 16:9. If your video source
is 16:9, you can change the aspect ratio to view the video in
16:9 wide-screen format.
The following table lists the color modes available.
Color mode
Description
Photo
Best for projecting still images with vivid color
in a bright room (computer input only).
Sports
Best for watching TV in a bright room
(component, S-video, or composite video input
only).
Presentation
Use when you’re projecting a presentation in a
bright room.
Theatre
Use when projecting movies in a dark room.
Game
Best for playing video games in a bright room.
sRGB
Use when projecting computer images
conforming to the sRGB color standard.
Blackboard
Choose this fixed color mode when you need
to project against a green blackboard.
Note:
You must be projecting component, composite, or S-Video images to
change the aspect ratio. You can also change the aspect ratio using
the projector’s Signal menu. See the User’s Guide for details.
Press the Resize button
on the remote control to
change the aspect ratio.
Resize
button
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
change the color mode in the Image menu.
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Turning Off the Picture and Sound
Power
light
Lamp
light
Temp
light
Press the A/V Mute button on the remote control to darken
your screen and turn off the sound. When you’re ready to
resume, press A/V Mute again.
Red
Flashing
red
Flashing
red
The projector has an internal
error. Turn it off and unplug
it. Contact Epson for help.
If you press the button while projecting from a video source,
and you don’t pause the video, it continues to play even though
you can’t see or hear it. When you press the A/V Mute button
again to resume, the playback does not resume at the exact
point you paused it.
Red
Off
Flashing
red
There is a problem with the
fan or a sensor. Turn the
projector off and unplug it.
Contact Epson for help.
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, if
necessary, as described on
page 12.
—
Flashing
orange
Off
Replace the lamp with a new
one as soon as possible; see
page 12 for instructions. If
you continue to use the
lamp, it may break.
Red
Off
Red
The projector has overheated
and turned itself off. Let it
cool for about five minutes,
then turn it back on. Make
sure there is plenty of space
around and under the
projector for ventilation. Also
clean the air filter and air
exhaust vents. If it continues
to overheat, you may need to
replace the air filter.
Flashing
red
Off
Flashing
orange
The projector is too hot.
Make sure the temperature
surrounding the projector
does not exceed 95 ° F
(35 ° C) and there is plenty of
space around and under the
projector for ventilation.
Clean the air filter and air
vents, if necessary.
Orange
Off
Off
The projector is in standby or
sleep mode. You can unplug
it or press the P Power
button to turn it on.
Flashing
green
Off
Off
The projector is warming up.
Wait for the image to appear.
Green
Off
Off
The projector is operating
normally.
Flashing
orange
Off
Off
The projector is shutting
down. Wait for the light to
stop flashing and remain
orange before unplugging it.
Note: You can make the blank screen blue, instead of black,
whenever you press the A/V Mute button by selecting it as the
background color in the Extended > Display menu. You can also
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.
Stopping the 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. Also, because the source
continues to transmit signals, you won’t resume the action from
the point you paused it.
Press the Freeze button again or press Esc to restart it.
Projector Status Lights
If your projector isn’t working correctly, first turn it off, wait for
it to cool, and unplug it. Then plug the power cord back in and
turn on the projector. If this doesn’t solve the problem, check
the lights on top of the projector. They alert you to problems
with projector operations.
Description
Power light
Error lights
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Using the Remote Control
Using the Remote Control as a Wireless
Mouse
The remote control uses a line-of-sight infrared signal. It lets
you access the projector’s features from anywhere in the room—
up to 20 feet away. (This distance may be shorter if the remote
control batteries are low.)
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
(6 meters) away. This gives you more flexibility, since you don’t
need to stand near your computer to change slides.
The projector may not respond to remote control commands in
these conditions:
To control your computer with the remote, make sure you have
connected your computer to the projector with a USB cable.
❏ You are too far away—not within 20 feet (6 meters)—or
not within 30° to the left or right of the front or rear sensor
or 15° above or below it
❏ To display the mouse
pointer, press the Pointer
button.
❏ The battery is weak or not installed correctly
❏ Ambient light is too bright
❏ A strong light source (such as direct sunlight) shines into the
infrared receiver
❏ To move the pointer on
the screen, aim the remote
at the screen and use the
pointer button.
❏ Other equipment emitting infrared energy is present (such
as a radiant room heater)
❏ To click (or left-click),
press the Enter button.
Remote Control Buttons
❏ To right-click, press the
Esc button.
❏ A fluorescent light is shining into the infrared receiver
E-Zoom
reduces the
zoomed image
E-Zoom
zooms
in on (enlarges)
selected area
❏ To advance slides in a
Power Point presentation
in Slide Show mode, press
the Page Down or Enter
button on the remote
control. Press the
Page Up or Esc button
to go back a slide.
Turns off audio
and video; press
again to resume
Freezes the
current video or
computer image
Selects
computer or
component
video source
Displays or
hides projector
menus
Selects S-Video
source
Automatically
adjusts computer
images to the
optimum settings
❏ To click and drag, press
down and hold the Enter
button and use the
pointer button to move
where you want to drag.
Turns
projector
on or off
Cancels current
function or
displays previous
menu or screen
Cycles through
7 color modes
Selects Video
source
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Move the
pointer
❏ To double-click, press the
Enter button twice.
Selects menu items and
settings; when using the
E-Zoom function, moves
the scope and scrolls
the image
Selects a menu
option or displays
the next screen
or menu
Left-click or
double-click
Changes the
aspect ratio of
images from
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Epson PowerLite 76c Projector
Replacing Remote Control Batteries
Cleaning the Projector Case
When the batteries run out, follow the steps below to replace
them. The remote requires two AAA alkaline batteries.
Before you clean the projector case, turn off the projector and
unplug the power cord.
Caution:
When replacing batteries, take the following precautions:
❏ To remove dirt or dust, wipe the outside with a soft, dry,
lint-free cloth.
❏ Replace the batteries as soon as they run out. If a battery leaks,
wipe away battery fluid with a soft cloth. If fluid gets on your
hands, wash them immediately.
❏ To remove stubborn dirt or stains, clean the case using a soft
cloth moistened with water and a neutral detergent. Dry it
using a separate cloth.
❏ Do not expose batteries to heat or flame.
❏ Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations.
Caution:
Do not use alcohol, benzene, thinner, wax, or other chemicals.
These can damage the case.
❏ Remove the batteries if you won’t be using the remote control for
a long period of time.
1. Press in the tab to remove the battery cover.
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 surface.
Caution:
Do not use glass cleaner to clean the lens and do not spray liquid of
any kind directly on the lens. Spray the lens cleaner on a soft cloth
and then gently wipe the lens with the cloth.
2. Remove the old batteries, then insert the new ones as
shown.
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter
Clean the air filter and air intake and exhaust vent on the
bottom of the projector after every 100 hours of use. If they are
not cleaned periodically, they can become clogged with dust,
preventing proper ventilation. This can cause overheating and
damage the projector. When the filter and vent are clogged, the
projector displays the message The projector is overheated.
3. Replace the battery cover. Make sure it clicks into place.
To clean the air filter and air vent, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the projector, allow it to cool down, and unplug
the power cord.
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2. Turn the projector upside-down and clean the air filter and
air vent on the base of the projector. Epson recommends
using a small vacuum cleaner designed for computers and
other office equipment. If you don’t have one, gently clean
them using a very soft brush (such as an artist’s brush).
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.
Air vent
❏ The
lamp light is flashing orange.
❏ The message Replace the Lamp appears on the screen
when the lamp comes on. To maintain projector brightness
and image quality, replace the lamp as soon as possible.
See page 14 for ordering information and request part number
V13H010L34.
Note:
You can check to see how many hours the lamp has been used
through the Info menu.
Air filter
Follow these steps to replace the lamp:
If dirt is difficult to remove or the filter is torn, replace it.
The air filter set (part number V13H134A08) contains two
filters. See page 14 for ordering information.
1. Press the P Power button twice to turn off the projector.
When you hear the projector beep twice, unplug the power
cord.
3. If you need to replace the filter, slide it off, as shown.
2. If the projector has been on, allow it to cool down for at
least 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 on top of the
projector. Then slide the cover out and lift it off.
4. Align the new filter carefully and slide it in until it clicks
into place.
4. Use the screwdriver to loosen the two screws holding the
lamp in place. (You can’t remove the screws.)
Don’t remove
these screws
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5. Hold the lamp as shown and pull it straight out.
Resetting the Lamp Timer
You must reset the lamp timer after replacing the lamp to clear
the Replace the Lamp warning message. Follow these steps:
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.
Note:
The lamp(s) in this product contain mercury. Please
consult your state and local regulations regarding disposal or
recycling. Do not put in the trash.
1. Connect the power cable and turn on the projector.
2. Press the Menu button on the remote control or projector
and select the Reset menu. Then press Enter. You see the
following:
6. Gently insert the new lamp. If it doesn’t fit easily, make sure
it’s facing the correct way.
Caution:
Do not touch the glass portion of the lamp assembly. Touching
the glass could result in premature lamp failure.
7. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws.
3. Select the Lamp-Hours Reset option and press Enter. You
see the following:
Note:
Be sure to seat the lamp fully and secure the lamp cover. If the
lamp is not properly installed or the cover is loose, the lamp will
not turn on.
8. Lower the lamp cover into place. (The opening should be
almost covered, and the top of the cover should be flush
with the top of the projector.) Then slide the cover closed
and tighten the screw.
4. Select Yes and press Enter.
5. Press Esc to return to the main menu or the Menu button
to exit the menu system.
9. Reset the lamp timer as described in the next section.
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Transporting the Projector
Optional Accessories
The projector contains many glass and precision parts. If you
need to transport it, please follow these packing guidelines to
prevent damage to the projector:
You can purchase the following accessories from an Epson
authorized reseller. For product information and to find the
nearest reseller, please call (800) GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
To purchase online, visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales
only). In Canada, please call 800-463-7766 for reseller referral.
❏ When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original
packaging material if possible. If you do not have the
original packaging, use equivalent materials, placing plenty
of cushioning around the projector.
Product
Part number
❏ When transporting the projector as freight or checked
luggage, first put it in the supplied carrying case, then pack
it in a firm box, using cushioning around the case.
Replacement lamp
V13H010L34
Air filter set (includes 2 filters)
V13H134A08
Samsonite®
ELPKS35-S
❏ When you are hand-carrying the projector, be sure to use
the supplied carrying case.
and laptop
Note:
Epson shall not be liable for any damages incurred during
transportation.
wheeled soft case for projector
Samsonite soft shoulder case with laptop
compartment
ELPKS43
Component video cable
S-Video cable
ELPKC19
ELPSV01
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 ELPDC05
V12H162020
®
Kensington security lock
ELPSL01
Ceiling mount (gyro lock with suspension
adapter
False ceiling plate
Suspension adapter
Security bracket/cabling for gyro lock mounts
Adjustable ceiling channel
ELPMBUNI
ELPMBFCP
ELPMBAPL
ELPMBSEC
ELPMBACC
Related Documentation
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