Projector Setup Guide
- Carefully remove the projector from the case and place on a level table or stand. Lift using handles when available.
- Avoid placing the projector on its sides or ends as the unit may topple.
- Align the projector squarely with the screen. Additional alignment adjustments will be required after the projector is turned on.
Projector Connections Setup Diagram
Connecting to Computer [ top ]
- Before turning on your projector or computer, all cables should be connected as described below.
- From the cables provided, locate the desired connection cables (VGA or DVI) and the power cord.
- Connect one end of your VGA or DVI cable to the corresponding input located on the back or side of the projector. (see diagram)
- Connect the other end of the cable to the corresponding port on the back of your computer or laptop. If you're using a Macintosh computer, a Mac signal adapter (often included) may be required.
- Verify that you have a good power source and connect the power cord from the projector to the outlet. Try to avoid extension cords if possible.
- For best results when using a laptop, use the computers included AC power adaptor rather than the laptop battery.
Connecting to VCR or DVD Player [ top ]
- From the cables provided, locate the RCA audio and video cables or the S-video cable.
- Connect one end of the cables to the audio and video or S-video outputs on the back of the VCR/DVD player. (see diagram)
- Connect the other end of the cables to the projector's audio and video or S-video inputs. The RCA audio and video inputs and outputs are color-coded. (see diagram)
Image Adjustments [ top ]
- Remove the lens cap and put it in the case for safekeeping.
- Ensure that all connections are correct and snug.
- Turn the projector on. Some projectors have two power switches: one located near the power cord, and one on top of the projector. Press and release the power/stand-by button.
- Once the start-up image is projected on the screen, turn on your computer or VCR/DVD player.
- If using a laptop computer you may be required to activate the monitor output port. First, locate the function key marked with either a picture of two monitors or the letters "LCD/CRT." On the lower left corner of your keyboard is a key marked "FN". Press and hold this key while you press and release the function key you just located. This should turn on your monitor output port.
- With the image projected on your screen, adjust the focus and the image size. These adjustments are accomplished with the focus/zoom adjustment rings or power focus/zoom buttons if so equipped.
- Neither the front nor rear of the projection screen should be exposed to direct lighting or sunlight.
Precautions [ top ]
- The projector is equipped with ventilation holes. Don't block or place anything near these vents. Internal heat build up may occur, causing image degradation or damage to the projector. Air from these vents may be very hot, so keep hands and other objects clear.
- Do not look into the lens when the lamp is on.
- Shut down the projector by first pressing the stand by/power button and allowing the fan to cool the unit before removing the main power. The fan speed will slow considerably when the unit is cool.
- If you are traveling with the projector, do not check it in as luggage unless you have an ATA-approved carrying case.
Troubleshooting: Frequently Asked Questions [ top ]Q:
My projector is not working when I turn it on.A:
Make sure the outlet to which the projector is connected has power, and that the projection lamp is good. Some projectors also have "indicator" or "status" LED lights on the control panel. If one of these lights is on or flashing please refer to your owner's manual for solutions and explanations.Q:
I'm getting no signal or picture.A:
Upon setting up your equipment, it is very important that you turn on the projector first. When you see a blank projection image, turn on the computer (after confirming that your cables are connected properly). When using a laptop computer you may need to disable your computer's display screen. To do so, locate the function key at the top of your keypad that reads "LCD/CRT" or has an icon that resembles two computer monitors. By pressing the "FN" key at the bottom left corner of your keyboard and the corresponding function key at the same time, you will be able to obtain the image from the projector only. This is known as toggling the image.Q:
My remote control will not work.A:
Solution: Weak or dead batteries can cause numerous problems with a remote control. To maximize the life of the batteries, take them out when the projector is not in use. Some projector remotes come with an on-off switch for the remote itself (not to be confused with the power button for the projector) to turn the remote off when not in use. You should have a clear line of sight between the remote control and the projector's infrared receiver. Any obstructions will interfere with the projector's ability to pick up the remote's signal. Most remote controls also come with the ability to control your computer's mouse. To obtain the best link possible between the computer and projector connect the mouse cable (PS/2, Mac, serial, or USB) prior to turning on the equipment. Diagrams to help you connect the cables can be found in the owner's manual.
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