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Acer Projector
PD523/PD525/PD527/PD528 Series

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  • Page 1 Manual for Acer Projector PD523/PD525/PD527/PD528 Series...
  • Page 2 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 re- cycle it. For electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display, or a super high pressure mercury lamp: Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents ... 1 Usage Notice ... 3 Precautions...3 Introduction... 5 Product Features ...5 Package Overview...6 Product Overview ...7 Main Unit ...7 Control Panel ...8 Connection Ports ...9 Remote Control with Laser Pointer ...10 Installation ... 11 Connecting the Projector ...11 Powering On/Off the Projector ...13 Powering On the Projector ...13 Powering Off the projector ...14...
  • Page 4 Connecting to the WPG for the first time ...36 Downloading the software ...37 Connecting to a projector ...39 Using the audio function ...40 Configuring your Acer WPG ...42 Projector ID ...42 Configuration password setup ...42 Upgrade firmware ...44 Network settings ...44 Projection controls ...45...
  • Page 5: Usage Notice

    Precautions Follow all warnings, precautions and maintenance as recommended in this user’s guide to maximize the life of your unit. Do not look into the projector’s lens when the lamp is Warning- on. The bright light may hurt your eyes. Warning- To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product to rain or moisture. Warning- Please do not open or disassemble the product as this may cause electric shock. When changing the lamp, please allow unit to cool Warning- down, and follow all changing instructions. Warning- This product will detect the life of the lamp itself. Please be sure to change the lamp when it shows warning messages. Warning- Reset the “Lamp Hour Reset” function from the On Screen Display “Management” menu after replacing the lamp module (refer to page 28) Warning- When switching the projector off, please ensure the projector completes its cooling cycle before...
  • Page 6 Usage Notice    Don’t:    English ... Turn off the product before cleaning. Use a soft cloth moistened with mild detergent to clean the dis- play housing. Disconnect the power plug from AC outlet if the product is not being used for a long period of time. Block the slots and openings on the unit provided for ventila- tion. 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.
  • Page 7: Introduction

    Product Features This product is an XGA single chip DLP Outstanding features include: True XGA, 1024 x 768 addressable pixels ® Single chip DLP technology NTSC3.58/NTSC4.43/PAL/SECAM and HDTV compatible (480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i) High-tech DVI connection for digital signal with HDCP function and supports 480p, 576p, 720p and 1080i Full function remote control with laser pointer User friendly multilingual on screen display menu Advanced digital keystone correction and high quality full screen image re-scaling User friendly control panel SXGA+, SXGA compression and VGA, SVGA re-sizing Mac compatible Introduction ® projector..English...
  • Page 8: Package Overview

    Introduction Package Overview This projector comes with all the items shown below. Check to make sure your unit is complete. Contact your dealer immediately if anything is missing. Projector with lens cap Composite Video Cable Audio Cable Jack /Jack English ... Power Cord 1.8m USB Cable 1.8m 2.0m VGA to Component/ HDTV Adapter 1.8m Carrying Case 2 x Battery Quick Start Card Antenna (for PD525PW/ PD527W/PD528W only) VGA Cable 1.8m S-Video Cable 1.8m DVI Cable 1.8m Remote Control with Laser Pointer User’s Guide...
  • Page 9: Product Overview

    Product Overview Main Unit 1. Zoom Ring 2. Focus Ring 3. Zoom Lens 4. Remote Control Receiver 5. Elevator Button 6. Elevator Foot 7. Connection Ports 8. Power Socket 9. Control Panel Introduction ... English...
  • Page 10: Control Panel

    Introduction Control Panel 1. Temp Indicator LED 2. Lamp Indicator LED 3. Power and Indicator LED (Power LED) 4. Source 5. Resync 6. Four Directional Select Keys 7. Menu English ...
  • Page 11: Connection Ports

    Connection Ports 1. RS232 Connector 2. USB Connector 3. Monitor Loop-through Output Connector (VGA-OUT) 4. Audio Input Connector 5. Composite Video Input Connector 6. S-Video Input Connector 7. PC Analog Signal/HDTV/Component Video Input Connector 8. DVI Input Connector (for Digital signal with HDCP function) 9. Kensington Lock Port Below items are for PD525PW/PD527W/PD528W only: 10. Lan (RJ45 Port for 10/100M Ethernet) 11. Audio Output Connector 12. Reset Button 13. Status Indicator 14. Antenna Introduction For PD525PW/ PD527W/ PD528W only ...
  • Page 12: Remote Control With Laser Pointer

    Introduction 1. Laser Pointer 2. Power 3. Laser Button 4. Source 5. Resync 6. Freeze 7. Hide 8. Mute 9. Aspect Ratio 10. Keystone/Four Directional 11. Back 12. Digital Zoom 13. Menu 14. Mouse Left Click English ... Remote Control with Laser Pointer Select Keys 15. Mouse Right Click 16. Mouse 17. Empowering Key 18. Volume + 19. Volume -...
  • Page 13: Installation

    Connecting the Projector Video Output RS232 1...Power Cord 2... VGA Cable 3... Composite Video Cable 4... USB Cable 5...VGA to Component/HDTV Adapter 6... S-Video Cable 7...Audio Cable Jack/Jack 8...DVI Cable To ensure the projector works well with your computer, please  make sure the timing of the display mode is compatible with the projector.
  • Page 14 Introduction Connecting the Projector For Wireless function Internet 1...Power Cord 2... Lan Cable 3...Audio Cable Jack/Jack 4... Antenna (for PD525PW/PD527W/PD528W only, need to attach the antenna by user) English ...
  • Page 15: Powering On/off The Projector

    Powering On/Off the Projector Powering On the Projector 1. Remove the lens cap. 2. Ensure that the power cord and signal cable are securely connected. The Power LED will fl ash red. 3. Turn on the lamp by pressing “Power” button on the control panel  , and the Power LED will turn blue. 4. Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player, etc.). The projector will detect your source automatically.  If the screen displays “Lock” & “Source” icons, it means the pro- jector locks on this source type and there is no such type of input signal found If the screen displays “No Signal”, please make sure the signal ...
  • Page 16: Powering Off The Projector

    Introduction 1. Press the “Power” button to turn off the projector lamp, you will see a message “Please press power button again to complete the shutdown process. Warning: DO NOT unplug while the projec- tor fan is still running.” displayed on the projector’s screen. Press the “Power” button again to confirm, otherwise the message will disappear after 5 seconds. 2. The cooling fans continue to operate for about 30 seconds for cooling cycle and the Power LED will be quick the Power LED becomes slow flashing, the projector has entered standby mode. If you wish to turn the projector back on, you must wait until the projector has completed the cooling cycle and has entered standby mode. Once in standby mode, simply press “Power” button to restart the projector. 3. Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the projector. 4. Do not turn on the projector immediately following a power off procedure. When the “LAMP” indicator lights solid red, the projector will    English ... Powering Off the Projector Warning Indicator automatically shut itself down. Please contact your local reseller or service center.
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Projector Image Height The projector is equipped with an elevator foot for adjusting the image height. To raise the image: 1. Press the elevator button 2. Raise the image to the desired height angle release the button to lock the elevator foot into position. 3. Use to fi ne-tune the display angle.  To lower the image: 1. Press the elevator button. 2. Lower the image, then release the button to lock the elevator foot into position. 3. Use to fi ne-tune the display angle.  Elevator Button Elevator Button Elevator Foot Introduction  , then ...
  • Page 18: Adjusting The Projector Zoom / Focus

    Introduction You may turn the zoom ring to zoom in or out. To focus the image, rotate the focus ring until the image is clear. The projector will focus at distances from .9 to 0 feet (. to.0 meters). 300"(762.5cm) 261.04"...
  • Page 19: User Controls

    User Controls Control Panel & Remote Control There are two ways for you to control the functions: Re- mote Control and Control Panel. Control Panel Using the Control Panel Power Refer to the “Power On/Off the Projector” section on pages 13-14.  Resync Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input source.  Source Press “Source” to choose RGB, Component-p, Component-i,  S-Video, Composite, DVI-D, Video and HDTV sources. Menu Press “Menu” to launch the on screen display (OSD) menu. To exit  OSD, press “Menu” again. Confirm your selection of items.  Four Directional Select Keys Use to select items or make adjustments to your  selection. Remote Control ... English...
  • Page 20 User Controls Using the Remote Control Power  Laser Button  Resync  Source  Freeze  Hide  Aspect Ratio  Mute  Four Directional Select Keys  Keystone  Menu  Zoom  Back  Mouse/Mouse Right Click  English ... Refer to the “Power On/Off the Projector” section on pages 13-14 Aim the remote at the viewing screen, press and hold this but-...
  • Page 21 User Controls Empowering Key Acer Empowering Key provides three Acer unique functions, they are “Acer eView Management”, “Acer eTimer Management” and “Acer eOpening Management” respectively. Press “e” key for more than one second to launch the on screen display main menu to modify its function. Acer eView Management Press “e” to launch “Acer eView Management”  submenu. “Acer eView Management” is for display mode selection. Please refer to On Screen Display Menus section for more detail. Acer eTimer Management Press “e” to launch “Acer eTimer Management”  submenu. “Acer eTimer Management” provides the reminding function for presentation time control. Please refer to On Screen Display Menus section for more detail. Acer eOpening Management Press “e” to launch “Acer eOpening Management”  submenu. “Acer eOpening Management” allows user to change the Startup screen to their personalized image. Please refer to On Screen Display section for details. Volume Increase/decrease the volume.
  • Page 22 User Controls  Video  Component    Wireless (for PD525PW/PD527W/PD528W only)  English ... Press “VGA” to change source to VGA-In connector. This con- nector supports Analog RGB, YPbPr (480p/576p/720p/1080i), YCbCr (480i/576i) and RGBsync. Press “Video” to change source to Composite Video source. Press “Component” to change source to component connec tor. This connector supports YPbPr (480p/576p/720p/1080i) and YCbCr (480i/576i) Press “DVI” to change source to DVI connector. This connector supports Digital RGB, Analog RGB, YPbPr (480p/576p/720p/ 1080i), YCbCr (480i/576i) and HDCP signal. Language for PD523PD/PD525PD/PD527D/PD528 only) Choose the multi-lingual OSD menu. Press “Wireless” to display the image which is wirelessly transmitted from PC to the projector via “Acer eProjection Management” utility.
  • Page 23: On-screen Display Menus

    User Controls On Screen Display Menus The Projector has multilingual On Screen Display menus that allow you to make image adjustments and change a variety of settings. The projector will automatically detect the source. How to operate To open the OSD menu, press “Menu” on the Remote Control or Control Panel. When OSD is displayed, use the main menu. After selecting the desired main menu item, press to enter sub menu for feature setting.
  • Page 24: Color (computer/video Mode)

    User Controls Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images.       Brightness Adjust the brightness of the image.   Contrast The contrast controls the degree of difference between the lightest and darkest parts of the picture. Adjusting the contrast changes the amount of black and white in the image.   Color Temperature Adjust the color temperature. At higher temperature, the screen looks colder; at lower temperature, the screen looks warmer. English ... Color (Computer / Video Mode) Bright: For brightness optimization. PC: For computer or notebook. Video: For playing video in a bright environment. Theater: For Home Theatre usage in a dark room. sRGB: For true-color optimization. User: Memorize user’s settings. Press the to darken image.
  • Page 25: White Segment

    White Segment Use the white Segment control to set the white peaking level of DMD chip. 0 stands for minimal segment, and 10 stands for maxi- mum segment. If you prefer a stronger image, adjust towards the maximum setting. For a smooth and more natural image, adjust towards the minimum setting. Degamma Effects the represent of dark scenery. With greater gamma value, dark scenery will look brighter. Color R Adjusts the red color. Color G “Saturation” and  Adjusts the green color. “Tint” functions are not supported under Color B computer mode or DVI Adjusts the blue color. mode. Saturation Adjusts a video image from black and white to fully saturated color. Press the  Press the  Tint Adjusts the color balance of red and green. Press the  Press the  User Controls Color (Computer / Video Mode) to decrease the amount of color in the image.
  • Page 26: Image (computer/video Mode)

    User Controls Keystone Adjust image distortion caused by tilting projection. (±16 degrees) Aspect Ratio Use this function to choose your desired aspect ratio.    Projection     English ... Image (Computer / Video Mode) Auto: Keep the image with original width-higth ratio and maxi mize the image to fit native horizontal or vertical pixels. 4:3: The input source will be scaled to fit the projection screen and becomes 4:3 ratio. 16:9: The input source will be scaled to fit the width of the screen and narrowed the height to make the displayed image becomes 16:9 ratio. Front-Desktop The factory default setting. Front-Ceiling When you select this function, the projector turns the im- age upside down for ceiling-mounted projection. Rear-Desktop When you select this function, the projector reverses the image so you can project behind a translucent screen. Rear-Ceiling When you select this function, the projector reverses and turns the image upside down at same time. You can project from behind a translucent screen with ceiling mounted projection.
  • Page 27 H. Position (Horizontal Position) Press the  Press the  V. Position (Vertical Position) Press the “H. Position”, “V.   Position”, “Frequency” Press the  and “Tracking” functions are not Frequency supported under DVI “Frequency” changes the display data frequency to match the and Video mode. frequency of your computer’s graphic card. If you experience a vertical flickering bar, use this function to make an adjustment. Tracking “Tracking” synchronizes the signal timing of the display with the graphic card. If you experience an unstable or flickering image, use this function to correct it. Sharpness “Sharpness” functions  Adjusts the sharpness of the image. is not supported under Press the  DVI and Computer mode. Press the ...
  • Page 28: Management (computer/video Mode)

    User Controls ECO Mode Choose “On” to dim the projector lamp which will lower power consumption, extend the lamp life and reduce noise. Choose “Off” to return normal mode. Auto Shutdown(Minutes) The projector will auto shutdown while there is no signal input after the setting time. Source Lock When source lock is turned off, the projector will search for other signals if the current input signal is lost. When source lock is turned on, it will “Lock” the current source channel before you press “Source” button on remote control for next channel. Menu Location Choose the Menu location on the display screen. Startup Screen Use this function to select your desired startup screen. If you change the setting from one to another, when you exit the OSD menu, the new setting will take effect.   English ... Management (Computer / Video Mode) Acer: The default startup screen of Acer projector. User: The user customized startup screen, which is down loaded from PC to projector via the USB cable and Acer eOpening Management utility (refer to the description of below section).
  • Page 29 User Controls Management (Computer / Video Mode) Acer eOpening Management is a PC utility for user to change the default startup screen of Acer projector to their desired image. You can install Acer eOpening Management from the bundled CD. Connect the projector to your PC with the bundled USB cable then execute Acer eOpening Management utility to download your desired image from your PC to projector. Before the download starts, the projector must enter “Download Mode” first. Please follow the instruction below to enter “Download Mode”. 1. If the projector was turned on, press power button twice to turn off the projector. 2. Unplug the AC power cord from the projector. 3. Press and hold “Menu” and “ ” buttons simultaneously then plug the AC power cord to the projector. 4. When Temp and Lamp LEDs are turned light, release both buttons, projector enters download mode. 5. Please make sure the USB cable has been connected to the projector from your PC. Lamp Hour Elapse Displays the lamp’s elapsed operating time (in hours).
  • Page 30 User Controls Lamp Hour Reset Press the counter to 0 hours. Security Press enabled, your must enter “Administrator Password” first before Security setting. English ... Management (Computer / Video Mode) button after choosing “Yes”to turn the lamp hour to start “Security” setting. If the “Security” function is Security This projector provides an excellent security function for the administrator to manage the usage of the projector request. Select “On” to enable the security function. User  have to enter password depending on the “Security ” Mode . Please refer to “User Password” section for details. Select “Off” then user can switch on the projector  without password. Once the security function is enabled, the projector will request user to enter password when switch on the projector. Both “User Password” and “Administrator Password” can be accepted for this dialogue.
  • Page 31 User Controls Management (Computer / Video Mode) Timeout(Min.) Once “Security” is set to “On”, administrator can set timeout function. Press or to select timeout duration.  The range is from 10 minute to 990 minutes.  When time is up, the projector will request user to  enter password again. The factory default setting of “Timeout(Min.)” is  “Off”. User Password Press to set up or change “User Password”.  Use or to select the character and  press “MENU” to confirm. Press to delete character after the selected  character confirmed. Press “MENU” to complete the setting of password.  Input password again at “Confirm Password”.  The password is allowed for 4~8 characters.
  • Page 32 User Controls English ... Management (Computer / Video Mode) The projector provide two options of “Security Mode”. Select “Request password only after plugging  power cord”, the project will request user to input password only for the first time plugging on power cord of the projector. Select “Always request password while projector  turns on”, user have to input password every time when switching on the projector. Administrator Password “Administrator Password” can be accepted by both “Enter Administrator Password” and “Enter Password” dialogues. Press to change “Administrator Password”.  The factory default of “Administrator Password”  is “1234”.
  • Page 33 User Controls Management (Computer / Video Mode) If administrator forgot “Administrator Password”, do the following to retrieve the “Administrator Password”: 1. Press “MENU” for more than 4 seconds when any of “Enter Password” or “Enter Administrator Password” dialogue is currently displayed. 2. Write down the “Unlock ID” and contact with Acer service center. They will give you new Administrator Password according to the Unlock ID. 3. Once the new “Administrator Password” retrieved from Acer has been logged into the projector, old “Administrator Password” will be replaced by the new password. Reset Press the button after choosing “Yes” to return the display parameters on all menus to the factory default settings..English...
  • Page 34: Audio (computer/video Mode)

    User Controls Volume   Mute   Power On/Off Volume Choose this function to adjust volume when power on/off. Alarm Volume Choose this function to adjust volume when there are errors of the projector. English ... Audio (Computer / Video Mode) Press the to decrease the volume. Press the to increase the volume. Choose the “On” to turn mute on. Choose the “Off” to turn mute off.
  • Page 35: Timer (computer/video Mode)

    User Controls Timer (Computer / Video Mode) Timer Start Press the to start/stop timer.  Timer Period Press the to adjust timer period.  Timer Volume Choose this function to adjust volume when timer function is  enable and time is up. Timer Display Press the to choose timer display mode on the screen.  Timer Location Choose the timer location on the screen.  ... English...
  • Page 36: Language(computer/video Mode)

    User Controls Language Choose the multilingual OSD menu. Use the your preferred language.  English ... Language (Computer / Video Mode) Press to confirm the selection or key to select...
  • Page 37: Wireless Projection

    Wireless projection Introduction This section will introduce wireless projection function for this projector. The wireless projection function is only available for the model which is equipped with integrated Acer Wireless Presentation Gateway (WPG) module. Acer WPG enables multiple users to connect to an Acer projector wirelessly. This eliminates the need to plug and unplug cables, enabling more efficient use of meeting time, especially when there is more than one presenter in a meeting. To perform wireless projection, you have to change the input source type to “Wireless”...
  • Page 38: Setting Up Your Wpg

    Wireless projection Setting up your WPG Check the LED for the power status. • Red indicates that the WPG is receiving power, but is inactive. • Green indicates that the WPG is being used to project images. You may also like to connect a LAN cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the side of the dongle. This will allow you to connect to the Internet to retrieve inter- active content or download firmware upgrades as they become available.
  • Page 39: Downloading The Software

    Wireless projection Downloading the software Switch on your notebook, and activate the wireless LAN. Scan for available WLAN APs using your preferred WLAN manager. Select the AP labeled “AcerProjector” from the list of available APs. Connect to this AP. If there is more than one WPG listed, determine which one is the one you want to connect to from the SSID listed in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. If you receive any security warnings, select “Connect Anyway”. Once the connection is established, open your Internet browser. You will automatically be taken to the Acer WPG welcome page, where you will be able to download the driver..English...
  • Page 40 Wireless projection 6) Click on the link to download and install the driver. If you receive any security warnings, click “OK” to proceed with the installation procedure. During the driver installation, your screen may flicker. 7) Once the installation is complete, the Acer Wireless Projection Gate- way software will open. English ...
  • Page 41: Connecting To A Projector

    Wireless projection Connecting to a projector Once you’ve installed the software, you will be able to connect to any projector that is equipped with the Acer WPG. To connect to a projector, simply double- click the Acer WPG icon on your desktop to launch the application. The application will automatically detect available WPGs. Each WPG is identi- fiable by the “AcerProjector” indicator in the SSID. If the projector is installed in a permanent location, you may also choose to assign a specific SSID to that projector, indicating, for example, the number of the room in which the projec- tor is installed (refer to “Configuration” later in this guide). If there are multiple WPGs within the range of your notebook's receiver (they may be in different rooms), and the feature is enabled (refer to “Configuration” later in this guide), you will be able to identify the correct one by the “Projector ID” indicated in the top left-hand corner of the projected screen. The Projector ID consists of four randomly-generated numbers. Entering these numbers into the WPG application on your notebook will restrict your connection to only that projector. Only one user can use the WPG at any time; if another user wishes to use the projector, you will need to click Disconnect to stop using the projector, and al- low someone else to use the projector..English...
  • Page 42: Using The Audio Function

    Wireless projection Using the audio function If “Wireless” is selected as the input source, you can play audio content through the internal speakers of the projector. You can also plug external speakers into the WPG’s audio-out jack for better audio quality. Your audio driver may have different terminology for some of the set- tings required below.
  • Page 43 Wireless projection 4) Ensure that Mono Mix, Stereo Mix and/or Wave-out Mix are checked. Click OK to open the “Recording Mix” window. Ensure that Mono Mix, Stereo Mix or Wave-out Mix is selected..English...
  • Page 44: Configuring Your Acer Wpg

    Wireless projection Configuring your Acer WPG You will need to be connected to an Acer WPG to change any configuration settings. Once you're connected, click the Configure button in the upper right- hand corner of the Acer WPG screen. Projector ID Check this feature to enable projector identification. If this option is enabled, a 4-digit number will be displayed when the projector is started up, or when the projector is not receiving any input. Configuration password setup Use this to set a password to restrict access to the configuration menus. This is useful when the WPG is used by a number of people, and you do not wish unauthorized persons to make any changes to the configuration. The first time you click on this link, you will see the following: English ...
  • Page 45 Wireless projection Click on Set a new password to set a password. Enter the password — it can be up to 16 characters in length. Once the password has been set, it needs to be entered before any changes can be made to the configuration of your Acer WPG..English...
  • Page 46: Upgrade Firmware

    Wireless projection You can also change or delete the password by clicking Configuration pass- word setup. Upgrade firmware Click on this link to check if there is any newer firmware available. You will need to be connected to a network with an open Internet connection to do this. Network settings Click on this link to change the network settings. Here, you can set a customized SSID to identify the Acer WPG. You can also change the IP address — either set it to automatically obtain an IP address, or manually set a static IP address. If necessary, you can set the RF channel used to connect with notebooks as well. English ...
  • Page 47: Projection Controls

    Wireless projection Projection controls Use the projection controls to perform various functions. Hide This feature projects a blank screen, so that you can make changes to a docu- ment, or refer to confidential information as needed, without your audience being able to see it. Freeze This feature freezes the projected image, so that you can make changes to a document, or refer to confidential information as needed, without your audi- ence being able to see it. Projector remote control Through the WPG, you are able to carry out many of the same functions that the remote control allows you to perform, directly from your notebook. Hotkey explanation Click this button for a quick reminder of what the hotkey functions are.<Ctrl> + <Shift> + <E> will toggle between full mode, and simplified mode: ... English...
  • Page 48: Appendices

    Appendices Troubleshooting If you experience trouble with the projector, refer to the following information. If the problem persists, please con- tact your local reseller or service center. Problem: No image appears on screen. Ensure all the cables and power connections are correctly and  securely connected as described in the “Installation” section. Ensure the pins of connectors are not crooked or broken.  Check if the projection lamp has been securely installed. Please  refer to the “Replacing the lamp” section. Make sure you have removed the lens cap and the projector is  switched on. Ensure that the “Hide” feature is not enabled.  Problem: Partial, scrolling or incorrectly displayed image. Press the “Resync” button on the Remote Control.  If you use a PC:  If the resolution of your computer is higher than 1024 x 768. Follow the steps outlined below to reset the resolution. For Windows 3.x: 1. In the Windows Program Manager, click the “Windows Setup” 2. Verify that your display resolution setting is less than or equal For Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP: 1. Open “My Computer” icon, the “Control Panel” folder, and...
  • Page 49 6. Click on “Show all devices”. Then select “Standard monitor types” under the “Manufacturers” box ; choose the resolution mode you need under the “Models” box. 7. Verify that the resolution setting of the monitor display is less than or equal to 1024 x 768. If you are using a Notebook PC:  1. You are required to implement the above steps of resolution setting of the computer first. 2. Switch the Notebook PC display to the “external display only” or “CRT only” mode. If you experience difficulty in changing resolutions or your moni-  tor freezes, restart all the equipment and the projector. Problem: The screen of the Notebook or PowerBook com- puter is not displaying your presentation. If you are using a Notebook PC:  Some Notebook PCs may deactivate their screens when a second display device is in use. Refer to your computer’s documentation for information on how to reactivate the monitor display. If you are using an Apple PowerBook:  In Control Panels, open the PowerBook Display to select Video Mirroring “On”.
  • Page 50 Appendices Problem: The image is outstretched when displaying 16:9 DVD. The projector automatically detects 16:9 DVD and adjusts the aspect ratio by digitizing to full screen with 4:3 default setting. If the image is still outstretched, you will also need to adjust the as- pect ratio by referring to the following: Please select 4:3 aspect ratio type on your DVD player if you are  playing a 16:9 DVD. If you can’t select 4:3 aspect ratio type on your DVD player, please  select 4:3 aspect ratio in the on screen menu. Problem: Image is reversed. Select “Image” from the OSD and adjust the projection direction.  See page 24. Problem: Lamp burns out or makes a popping sound When the lamp reaches its end of life, it will burn out and may  make a loud popping sound. If this happens, the projector will not turn on until the lamp module has been replaced. To replace the lamp, follow the procedures in the “Replacing the Lamp”. See page 46.
  • Page 51: Replacing The Lamp

    Replacing the lamp The projector will detect the lamp life itself. It will show you a warning message “Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. Replacement Suggested!” When you see this message, changing the lamp as soon as possible. Make sure the projector has been cooled down for at least 30 minutes before changing the lamp. Warning: Lamp compart- ment is hot! Allow it to cool down before changing lamp! Lamp Changing Procedure: 1. Turn the power off the projector by pressing the Power button. Warning: To 2. Allow the projector to cool down at least 30 minutes. reduce the risk of personal injury, do 3. Disconnect the power cord. not drop the lamp 4. Use a screwdriver to remove the screw from the cover. module or touch 5. Push up and remove the cover. the lamp bulb. The bulb may shatter 6. Remove the 2 screws from the lamp module. and cause injury if 7. Pull out the lamp module.
  • Page 52 Appendices Problem: Message Reminders “Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power opera-  “Projector Overheated. Lamp will automatically turn off soon.”  “Fan fail. Lamp will automatically turn off soon.” will be shown  English ... tion. Replacement Suggested!” will be shown about 10 seconds when lamp life is going to deplete. will be shown when the system temperature is over heat. when the fan is out of order.
  • Page 53: Specifications

    Specifications The specs specified below are subject to change without notice. Regarding the final specs, please refer to Acer accounced marketing specs. Light Valve Lamp Number of Pixels Displayable Color Contrast Ratio Uniformity Noise Level Projection Lens Projection Screen Size (Diag.) Projection Distance Video Compatibility H. Frequency V. Frequency Power Supply I/O Connectors Weight Dimensions (W x H x D) Environmental Safety Regulation Appendices ® - Single Chip DLP Technology by Texas Instruments - 230W/250W User Replaceable Lamp - 1024 pixels(H) X 768 lines(V) - 16.7M colors - 2000:1 (Full On/Full Off) - 90% - 30dB(A)/31dB(A) (standard mode)/ 27dB(A)/28dB(A) (ECO mode) - F/2.4~2.65 f=28.04~33.59mm with 1.2X Manual zoom...
  • Page 54: Compatibility Modes

    Appendices Compatibility Modes VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA SVGA VESA SVGA VESA SVGA VESA SVGA VESA SVGA VESA XGA VESA XGA VESA XGA VESA XGA VESA SXGA VESA SXGA VESA SXGA VESA SXGA VESA SXGA VESA SXGA+ MAC LC 13” MAC II 13” MAC 19” i MAC DV i MAC DV i MAC DV English ... Mode Resolution V.Frequency 640 x 350 640 x 350 640 x 400 640 x 480 640 x 480...
  • Page 55: Regulation & Safety Notices

    Regulation & safety notices This appendix lists the general notices of your Acer Projector. FCC notice 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 en- ergy 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 televi- sion 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 fol- lowing 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. Notice: Shielded cables All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables to maintain compliance with FCC regulations. Caution Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications...
  • Page 56: Operation Conditions

    Appendices 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, in cluding interfer- ence 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 numerique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this Acer projector is in compliance with the essen- tial requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit http:// global.acer.com.) Compliant with Russian regulatory certification English ...
  • Page 57: Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference. 1. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. 2. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a water-moistened cloth for cleaning. 3. Do not use this product near water. 4. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product falls, it could be seriously damaged. 5. This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company. 6. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where people will walk on the cord. 7. 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. 8. Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or remov- ing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. 9. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to quali- fied service personnel under the following conditions: a. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed. b. If liquid has been spilled into the product. c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water. d. If the product does not operate normally when the operating in- structions are followed. 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.
  • Page 58 Appendices Radio device regulatory notice NOTE: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless LAN 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. Below infor- mation is for products with such devices. European Union (EU) This device complies with the essential requirements of the European Council Directives listed below: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive • EN 60950 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive • EN 55022 • EN 55024 • EN 61000-3-2/-3 99/5/EC Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive • Art.3.1a) EN 60950 • Art.3.1b) EN 301 489 -1/-17 • Art.3.2) EN 300 328-2 List of applicable countries EU member states as of May 2004 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hun- gary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta. Usage allowed in the countries of European Union, as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. This device must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints in the country of use. For further information, please contact local office in the country of use. The FCC RF safety requirement The radiated output power of the wireless LAN Mini PCI Card is far below the English ...
  • Page 59 FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Acer used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation shall be Acer projector is minimized as follows: • An improper installation or unauthorized use may cause harmful in- terference to radio communications. Also any tampering of theinternal antenna will void the FCC certification and your warranty. • To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, a separa- tion distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches) must be maintained between this device and any other antennas or transmitters. 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 interfer- ence 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 in- doors and installed outdoors is subject to licensing. Appendices ... English...

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