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  • Page 1 PowerLite 2042/2142W/2247U User's Guide...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents PowerLite 2042/2142W/2247U User's Guide ................... 11 Introduction to Your Projector ......................... 12 Projector Features..........................12 Product Box Contents........................13 Additional Components ........................ 14 Additional Projector Software and Manuals ................... 15 Optional Equipment and Replacement Parts................. 16 Warranty and Registration Information ..................17 Notations Used in the Documentation ....................
  • Page 4 Connecting to a Component Video Source ................38 Connecting to a Composite Video Source ................39 Connecting to a Video Source for Sound .................. 39 Connecting External Output Devices..................... 40 Connecting to an External Computer Monitor ................40 Connecting to External Speakers....................41 Connecting a Microphone ......................
  • Page 5 Setting Up Projector Network E-Mail Alerts ..................70 Network Projector E-mail Alert Messages ..................71 Setting Up Monitoring Using SNMP ....................72 Controlling a Networked Projector Using a Web Browser ..............73 Registering a Digital Certificate on the Projector ................76 Importing a Web Server Certificate Using the Projector Menus.............
  • Page 6 Turning On Auto Iris........................105 Controlling the Volume with the Volume Buttons................106 Projecting a PC Free Presentation ....................106 Supported PC Free File Types ....................106 Starting a PC Free Slide Show ....................107 Starting a PC Free Movie Presentation ..................109 PC Free Display Options ......................
  • Page 7 Input Signal Settings - Signal Menu....................143 Projector Feature Settings - Settings Menu..................145 Projector Setup Settings - Extended Menu..................148 Projector Network Settings - Network Menu..................151 Projector Setup Settings - ECO Menu ....................154 Projector Information Display - Info Menu ..................156 Event ID Code List........................
  • Page 8 Solutions When the Image Contains Noise or Static ..............185 Solutions When the Image is Fuzzy or Blurry ................186 Solutions When the Image Brightness or Colors are Incorrect ............ 187 Solutions to Sound Problems ...................... 187 Solving Projector or Remote Control Operation Problems ............... 188 Solutions to Projector Power or Shut-Off Problems ..............
  • Page 9 Trademarks ............................217 Copyright Notice..........................217 A Note Concerning Responsible Use of Copyrighted Materials........... 218 Copyright Attribution ........................218...
  • Page 11: Powerlite 2042/2142W/2247U User's Guide

    PowerLite 2042/2142W/2247U User's Guide Welcome to the PowerLite 2042/2142W/2247U User's Guide. For a printable PDF copy of this guide, click here.
  • Page 12: Introduction To Your Projector

    Your projector includes these special features: Bright, high-resolution projection system • PowerLite 2042: Up to 4400 lumens of color brightness (color light output) and 4400 lumens of white brightness (white light output) • PowerLite 2142W/2247U: Up to 4200 lumens of color brightness (color light output) and 4200 lumens...
  • Page 13: Product Box Contents

    • Automatic vertical keystone correction and innovative horizontal keystone correction slider for flexible projector placement • Epson's Instant Off and Direct Power On features for quick setup and shut down • Built-in closed captioning decoder (composite NTSC input signal only)
  • Page 14: Additional Components

    This allows you to mirror your smartphone or tablet screens, watch movies, and more. Contact your device manufacturer for compatible adapter options. Unless listed as available from Epson in this table, see your local computer or electronics dealer for purchase information.
  • Page 15: Additional Projector Software And Manuals

    You can install the projector software programs listed here and view their manuals for instructions on using them. Note: If you still need help after checking this manual and the sources listed here, you can use the Epson PrivateLine Support service to get help fast. For details, see "Where to Get Help". Projector software Manual...
  • Page 16: Optional Equipment And Replacement Parts

    Optional Equipment and Replacement Parts You can purchase screens, other optional accessories, and replacement parts from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766) in the U.S. or 800-807-7766 in Canada. Or you can purchase online at epsonstore.com...
  • Page 17: Warranty And Registration Information

    In addition, Epson offers free Extra Care Road Service. In the unlikely event of an equipment failure, you won’t have to wait for your unit to be repaired. Instead, Epson will ship you a replacement unit anywhere in the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico. See the Extra Care Road Service brochure for details.
  • Page 18: Projector Part Locations

    • If you still need help after checking this manual and any other sources listed here, you can use the Epson PrivateLine Support service to get help fast. For details, see "Where to Get Help". Parent topic:...
  • Page 19: Projector Parts - Rear

    Exhaust vent A/V Mute slide lever Foot release lever Lens cover Front adjustable foot Lens Remote control receiver Horizontal keystone slider Air filter/intake vent Air filter cover Kensington security lock slot Control panel Zoom ring Focus ring Lamp cover Parent topic: Projector Part Locations Projector Parts - Rear...
  • Page 20 Monitor Out port Audio1 port Audio Out port Audio2 port Computer2 port Speaker HDMI1 and HDMI2/MHL ports Computer1 port Network (LAN) port USB-B port USB-A port Wireless LAN module cover screw (PowerLite 2042) Remote receiver Parent topic: Projector Part Locations...
  • Page 21: Projector Parts - Base

    Projector Parts - Base Ceiling mount holes (3) Security cable attachment point Rear feet Front adjustable foot Parent topic: Projector Part Locations...
  • Page 22: Projector Parts - Control Panel

    Projector Parts - Control Panel PowerLite 2042 PowerLite 2142W/2247U Source Search button (searches for connected video sources) Enter button (selects options)
  • Page 23 Vertical keystone adjustment buttons (displays the adjustment screen and adjusts screen shape) and arrow buttons Esc button (cancels/exits functions) Volume buttons (adjust speaker volume), horizontal keystone adjustment buttons, and arrow buttons Menu button (accesses projector menu system) Home button (displays Home screen) Power button Status lights Parent topic:...
  • Page 24: Projector Parts - Remote Control

    Projector Parts - Remote Control Power button...
  • Page 25 Computer button (cycles through connected computer sources) HDMI/Video button (cycles through connected HDMI/video sources) Numeric buttons (enter numbers when you hold down the Num button) Auto button (automatically adjusts position, tracking, and sync settings when projecting from a computer using a VGA cable) Aspect button (selects the image aspect ratio) Num button (when held down, switches numeric buttons to number function) Menu button (accesses projector menu system)
  • Page 26 Parent topic: Projector Part Locations...
  • Page 27: Setting Up The Projector

    Setting Up the Projector Follow the instructions in these sections to set up your projector for use. Projector Placement Projector Connections Installing Batteries in the Remote Control Opening the Lens Cover Projector Placement You can place the projector on almost any flat surface to project an image. You can also install the projector in a ceiling mount if you want to use it in a fixed location.
  • Page 28 Rear Front Ceiling Rear Ceiling Wherever you set up the projector, make sure to position it squarely in front of the center of the screen, not at an angle, if possible. If you project from the ceiling or from the rear, be sure to select the correct Projection option in the projector's menu system.
  • Page 29: Projection Distance

    Related references Projector Setup Settings - Extended Menu Projection Distance The distance at which you place the projector from the screen determines the approximate size of the image. The image size increases the farther the projector is from the screen, but can vary depending on the zoom factor, aspect ratio, and other settings.
  • Page 30 Center of lens PowerLite 2042 16:10 Aspect Ratio Image or Screen Screen or image size Projection distance (1) Offset from lens center (2) Wide to Tele 50 inches 55 to 90 inches –3.1 inches (–8 cm) (140 to 229 cm)
  • Page 31: Projector Connections

    PowerLite 2247U 16:10 Aspect Ratio Image or Screen Screen or image size Projection distance (1) Offset from lens center (2) Wide to Tele 50 inches 59 to 94 inches –2.4 inches (–6 cm) (149 to 240 cm) 80 inches 94 to 152 inches –3.9 inches (–10 cm) (240 to 386 cm) 100 inches...
  • Page 32: Connecting To Computer Sources

    3. Connect the other end to any available USB port on your computer. 4. Do one of the following: • Windows 10/Windows 8.x: Click EPSON_PJ_UD when it appears on the desktop, then select Run EMP_UDSE.EXE in the dialog box that appears to install the Epson USB Display software.
  • Page 33: Connecting To A Computer For Vga Video

    • Mac: The USB Display setup folder appears on your screen. Select USB Display Installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install the Epson USB Display software. Follow any on-screen instructions. You need to install this software only the first time you connect the projector to the computer.
  • Page 34: Connecting To A Computer For Hdmi Video And Audio

    (Make sure the HDMI audio playback device on your computer's audio settings is set to EPSON PJ.) Note: The projector converts the digital audio signal sent from your computer into a mono analog signal for the internal speaker.
  • Page 35: Connecting To A Computer For Usb Mouse Control

    Connecting to a Computer for USB Mouse Control If you connected your computer to a Computer, USB-B, or HDMI port on the projector, you can set up the remote control to act as a wireless mouse. This lets you control projection at a distance from your computer.
  • Page 36: Connecting To Video Sources

    2. Connect the other end to the projector's Audio ports. Parent topic: Connecting to Computer Sources Connecting to Video Sources Follow the instructions in these sections to connect video devices to the projector. Connecting to an HDMI Video Source Connecting to an MHL-Compatible Device Connecting to a Component Video Source Connecting to a Composite Video Source Connecting to a Video Source for Sound...
  • Page 37: Connecting To An Mhl-Compatible Device

    2. Connect the other end to the projector's HDMI port. Note: The projector converts the digital audio signal sent from your video source into a mono analog signal for the internal speaker or a stereo analog signal if you are connecting to external speakers. Note: If you have problems hearing audio through the HDMI connection, you can use the Audio port instead to play sound.
  • Page 38: Connecting To A Component Video Source

    3. Connect the other end of the cable to the projector's HDMI2/MHL port. Note: The projector converts the digital audio signal sent from your video source into a mono analog signal for the internal speaker or a stereo analog signal if you are connecting to external speakers. Parent topic: Connecting to Video Sources Connecting to a Component Video Source...
  • Page 39: Connecting To A Composite Video Source

    3. Tighten the screws on the VGA connector. If your image colors appear incorrect, you may need to change the Input Signal setting in the projector's Signal menu. Parent topic: Connecting to Video Sources Related references Input Signal Settings - Signal Menu Related tasks Connecting to a Video Source for Sound Connecting to a Composite Video Source...
  • Page 40: Connecting External Output Devices

    1. Connect the audio cable to your video source's audio-out ports. 2. Connect the other end of the cable to the projector's Audio port or ports. Parent topic: Connecting to Video Sources Connecting External Output Devices See these sections to connect the projector to external output devices. Connecting to an External Computer Monitor Connecting to External Speakers Connecting a Microphone...
  • Page 41: Connecting To External Speakers

    2. Connect the external monitor's cable to your projector's Monitor Out port. Parent topic: Connecting External Output Devices Related references Projector Setup Settings - Extended Menu Connecting to External Speakers To enhance the sound from your presentation, you can connect the projector to external self-powered speakers.
  • Page 42: Connecting A Microphone

    4. Connect the stereo mini-jack end of the cable to your projector's Audio Out port. Parent topic: Connecting External Output Devices Related references Projector Setup Settings - Extended Menu Connecting a Microphone You can connect a microphone to the projector's Mic port to provide audio support during presentations. Note: If you want to output audio from the microphone when the projector is off, select Always On as the A/V Output setting in the Extended menu.
  • Page 43: Connecting To External Usb Devices

    1. Connect the microphone cable to the projector's Mic port. 2. Turn on the microphone, if necessary. 3. Parent topic: Connecting External Output Devices Connecting to External USB Devices Follow the instructions in these sections to connect external USB devices to the projector. USB Device Projection Connecting a USB Device or Camera to the Projector Selecting the Connected USB Source...
  • Page 44: Connecting A Usb Device Or Camera To The Projector

    • Multimedia storage viewer Note: Digital cameras or smartphones must be USB-mounted devices, not TWAIN-compliant devices, and must be USB Mass Storage Class-compliant. Note: USB hard drives must meet these requirements: • USB Mass Storage Class-compliant (not all USB Mass Storage Class devices are supported) •...
  • Page 45: Selecting The Connected Usb Source

    Depending on your Epson document camera model, do one of the following to connect the document camera to your projector: • For the Epson DC-07 document camera, locate the USB cable that came with the camera and connect it to the projector's USB-A port and to the document camera's USB Type B port.
  • Page 46: Installing Batteries In The Remote Control

    • For the Epson DC-21 document camera, connect it to the projector's HDMI, Computer, or Video port and to the corresponding port on the document camera. See the document camera manual for details. Note: For additional features supported by software, connect your document camera to your computer instead of the projector.
  • Page 47 2. Insert the batteries with the + and – ends facing as shown. 3. Replace the battery cover and press it down until it clicks into place. Warning: Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Do not expose batteries to heat or flame.
  • Page 48: Opening The Lens Cover

    Opening the Lens Cover To open the projector's lens cover, slide the A/V Mute slide lever until it clicks into the open position. Parent topic: Setting Up the Projector...
  • Page 49: Using The Projector On A Network

    CD or download the software and manuals as necessary. Note: If your projector is connected via a LAN (Ethernet) cable to a network that includes a wireless access point, you can connect to the projector wirelessly through the access point using the Epson network software.
  • Page 50: Selecting Wired Network Settings

    2. Connect the other end of the cable to the projector's LAN port. Parent topic: Wired Network Projection Selecting Wired Network Settings Before you can project from computers on your network, you must select the network settings for the projector using its menu system. Note: Make sure you already connected the projector to your wired network using the LAN port.
  • Page 51 3. Select the Network menu and press Enter. 4. Select Network Configuration and press Enter. 5. Select the Basic menu and press Enter. 6. Select the following basic options as necessary: • Projector Name lets you enter a name up to 16 alphanumeric characters long to identify the projector over the network.
  • Page 52 PJLink protocol for projector control. • Remote Password lets you enter a password up to 8 alphanumeric characters long for accessing the Remote or Basic Control screen in Epson Web Control. (Default user name is EPSONREMOTE; default password is guest.) •...
  • Page 53: Wireless Network Projection

    7. Select the Wired LAN menu and press Enter. 8. If necessary, select IP Settings and press Enter. 9. Select your IP Settings as necessary: • If your network assigns addresses automatically, turn on the DHCP setting. • If you must set addresses manually, turn off DHCP and enter the projector's IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway Address as needed.
  • Page 54: Installing The Wireless Lan Module

    Optional Equipment and Replacement Parts Installing the Wireless LAN Module To use the projector over a wireless network, install the Epson 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN module in the projector (PowerLite 2042). Do not install any other type of wireless module. Note: The wireless LAN module is not included with your projector and is optional.
  • Page 55 1. Remove the wireless LAN module cover screw. 2. Insert the wireless LAN module into the USB-A port.
  • Page 56: Using A Qr Code To Connect A Mobile Device

    After you select the wireless network settings for your projector, you can display a QR code on the screen and use it to connect a mobile device using the Epson iProjection app. Note: Make sure you have installed the latest version of Epson iProjection on your device. Visit epson.com/iprojection (U.S.) or...
  • Page 57 2. Select the Network menu and press Enter. 3. Select Network Configuration and press Enter. 4. Select the Basic menu and press Enter. 5. Set the Display LAN Info setting to Text & QR Code. 6. Select Complete and follow the on-screen instructions to save your settings and exit the menus.
  • Page 58: Using Quick Wireless Connection (Windows)

    Then you can project your presentation and remove the key when you are done. Note: A USB flash drive is not included with your projector. 1. Create a Quick Wireless Connection USB Key with a USB flash drive and the Epson iProjection (Windows/Mac) software.
  • Page 59 Note: In Windows Vista, if you see the AutoPlay window, select Run MPPLaunch.exe, then select Allow on the next screen. 8. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Epson iProjection (Windows/Mac) software. Note: If you see a Windows Firewall message, click Yes to disable the firewall. You need administrator authority to install the software.
  • Page 60: Selecting Wireless Network Settings Manually

    Parent topic: Wireless Network Projection Related references Additional Projector Software and Manuals Selecting Wireless Network Settings Manually Before you can project from your wireless network, you must select the network settings for the projector using its menu system. 1. Turn on the projector. 2.
  • Page 61 • Projector Keyword lets you turn on a security password to prevent access to the projector by anyone not in the room with it. The projector displays a random keyword that you must enter from a computer using the Epson iProjection software or an iOS or Android device using the Epson iProjection app.
  • Page 62 • Display LAN Info lets you select how the projector displays network information. You can select an option to display a QR code that lets you quickly connect your iOS or Android devices with the Epson iProjection app. Note: Use the displayed keyboard to enter the name, passwords and keyword. Press the arrow buttons on the remote control to highlight characters and press Enter to select them.
  • Page 63: Wireless Lan Menu Settings

    Quick: lets you directly connect to multiple devices and computers using the projector's wireless network; requires the optional wireless LAN module (PowerLite 2042) Advanced: lets you connect to multiple smartphones, tablets, or computers via a wireless network access point Search Access Point...
  • Page 64: Selecting Wireless Network Settings In Windows

    Setting Options Description EAP Method EAP Type Sets the EAP for WPA2-EAP and WPA/WPA2-EAP security User name Password Client Certificate Verify Server Cert. CA Certificate RADIUS Serv. Name Channel In Quick connection mode, selects the frequency band (channel) used by the wireless 11ch IP Settings DHCP...
  • Page 65: Selecting Wireless Network Settings On Mac

    1. To access your wireless utility software, access the Desktop and double-click the network icon on the Windows taskbar. 2. Do one of the following: • If your projector is set up on an existing network (Advanced mode), select the network name (SSID).
  • Page 66: Wireless Network Projection From A Mobile Device Or Windows Computer (Screen Mirroring)

    4. Select the Wireless LAN menu and press Enter. 5. Select the Security setting and press Enter. 6. Select the security settings for your network. 7. When you finish selecting settings, select Complete and follow the on-screen instructions to save your settings and exit the menus.
  • Page 67: Screen Mirroring Restrictions

    Screen Mirroring Restrictions Note the following when using Screen Mirroring features (PowerLite 2142W/2247U): • You cannot project an interlaced image. • You cannot play audio with more than 3 channels. • You cannot project images with a resolution above 1920 × 1080 and a frame rate above 30 fps. •...
  • Page 68: Connecting For Screen Mirroring With Miracast

    5. Select the Screen Mirroring Settings options as necessary. 6. When you finish selecting settings, select Set and follow the on-screen instructions to save your settings and exit the menus. 7. Press the Home button on the control panel or remote control. You see the Display Name you created on the Home screen.
  • Page 69: Screen Mirroring Restrictions

    5. If you see the PIN entry screen on your mobile device, enter the PIN code displayed on the Screen Mirroring standby screen or at the bottom right of the projected image. The projector displays the image from your mobile device. Caution: It may take some time to establish the connection.
  • Page 70: Setting Up Projector Network E-Mail Alerts

    Parent topic: Wireless Network Projection from a Mobile Device or Windows Computer (Screen Mirroring) Related references Projector Network Settings - Network Menu Related tasks Selecting Screen Mirroring Settings Setting Up Projector Network E-Mail Alerts You can set up the projector to send you an e-mail alert over the network if there is a problem with the projector.
  • Page 71: Network Projector E-Mail Alert Messages

    • The email address entered as the From setting • Epson Projector on the subject line • The name of the projector experiencing a problem • The IP address of the affected projector •...
  • Page 72: Setting Up Monitoring Using Snmp

    7. Enter a community name. You can enter up to 32 single-byte alphanumeric characters. 8. If you want this projector to receive broadcasted messages over the network, select the Others menu and turn on the Message Broadcasting setting. Administrators can broadcast messages over the network using Epson Projector Management (Windows only).
  • Page 73: Controlling A Networked Projector Using A Web Browser

    9. When you finish selecting settings, select Complete and follow the on-screen instructions to save your settings and exit the menus. Parent topic: Using the Projector on a Network Controlling a Networked Projector Using a Web Browser Once you have connected your projector to your network, you can select projector settings and control projection using a compatible web browser.
  • Page 74 You see the Web Control screen. 4. To select projector menu settings, select Advanced to display a list of options. Note: You may need to log in to access some of the options on the Web Control screen. If you see a log in window, enter your user name and password.
  • Page 75 You see a screen like this: Power button control Select an HDMI port source Selects the USB Display source Selects the USB device source A/V Mute button control Freeze button control Page Up and Page Down button controls Displays a QR code Volume button controls...
  • Page 76: Registering A Digital Certificate On The Projector

    Selects the network source Selects the Screen Mirroring source (PowerLite 2042/2142W) Selects the Computer port source Selects a Video port source Searches for connected sources 6. Select the icon corresponding to the projector function you want to control. Parent topic:...
  • Page 77 3. Select the Network menu and press Enter. 4. Select the Network Configuration setting and press Enter. 5. Select the Others menu and press Enter. 6. Select On as the Secure HTTP setting. 7. Select the Web Server Cert. setting and press Enter. 8.
  • Page 78: Registering Digital Certificates From A Web Browser

    9. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect a USB flash drive to the projector's USB-A port. 10. Press Enter to display the certificate list. 11. Select the certificate you want to import from the displayed list. A message is displayed prompting you to enter the password for the certificate. 12.
  • Page 79 You see the Web Control screen. 5. Select Advanced. Note: You may need to log in to access some of the options on the Web Control screen. If you see a log in window, enter your user name and password. (The default user name is EPSONWEB and the default password is admin.) 6.
  • Page 80: Digital Certificate Types

    Parent topic: Registering a Digital Certificate on the Projector Digital Certificate Types You can register these types of digital certificates. Client Certificate (PEAP-TLS/EAP-TLS) Specification Description Format PKCS#12 Extension PFX, P12 Encryption Hashes MD5/SHA-1/SHA-256/SHA-384/SHA-512 Key length 512/1024/2048/4096 bit Password Up to 32 alphanumeric characters; required CA Certificate (PEAP/PEAP-TLS/EAP-TLS/EAP-FAST) Specification Description...
  • Page 81 Specification Description Key length 512/1024/2048/4096 bit Common name Network host name Organization Optional Password Up to 32 alphanumeric characters; required Parent topic: Registering a Digital Certificate on the Projector...
  • Page 82: Using Basic Projector Features

    Using Basic Projector Features Follow the instructions in these sections to use your projector's basic features. Turning On the Projector Turning Off the Projector Selecting the Language for the Projector Menus Adjusting the Image Height Image Shape Resizing the Image with the Zoom Ring Focusing the Image Using the Focus Ring Remote Control Operation Selecting an Image Source...
  • Page 83 1. Connect the power cord to the projector's power inlet. 2. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet. Note: With Direct Power On turned on, the projector turns on as soon as you plug it in. The projector's power light turns blue. This indicates that the projector is receiving power. 3.
  • Page 84: Using The Home Screen

    • Press the Source Search button on the projector or remote control to detect the video source. • Press the button for the video source on the remote control. • If the Home screen is displayed, select the source you want to project. Using the Home Screen Parent topic: Using Basic Projector Features...
  • Page 85: Turning Off The Projector

    Select the video source you want to project Display the Connection Guide Display the Help screen Display the projector's menus Select customizable menu options Select to project two images from different image sources simultaneously Correct the image shape Note: Your Home screen may look different from the illustration shown here. You can select the customizable menu options using the Custom Function 1 and Custom Function 2 settings in the Extended menu.
  • Page 86 2. Press the power button again. (To leave it on, press any other button.) The projector beeps twice, the lamp turns off, and the Status light turns off. Note: With Epson's Instant Off technology, there is no cool-down period so you can pack up the projector for transport right away (if necessary).
  • Page 87: Selecting The Language For The Projector Menus

    Caution: To avoid damaging the projector or lamp, never unplug the power cord when the Status light is on or flashing. Parent topic: Using Basic Projector Features Related references Projector Light Status Selecting the Language for the Projector Menus If you want to view the projector's menus and messages in another language, you can change the Language setting.
  • Page 88: Adjusting The Image Height

    Adjusting the Image Height If you are projecting from a table or other flat surface, and the image is too high or low, you can adjust the image height using the projector's adjustable feet. 1. Turn on the projector and display an image. 2.
  • Page 89: Image Shape

    Image Shape You can project an evenly rectangular image by placing the projector directly in front of the center of the screen and keeping it level. If you place the projector at an angle to the screen, or tilted up or down, or off to the side, you may need to correct the image shape for the best display quality.
  • Page 90: Correcting Image Shape With The Keystone Buttons

    Correcting Image Shape with the Keystone Buttons You can use the projector's keystone correction buttons to correct the shape of an image that is unevenly rectangular on the sides. Note: To provide the best possible image quality, adjust the projector's position to correct the image shape.
  • Page 91 3. Press a keystone button on the projector's control panel to adjust the image shape. After correction, your image is slightly smaller. Note: If the projector is installed out of reach, you can also correct the image shape with the remote control using the H/V-Keystone settings in the projector menus.
  • Page 92: Correcting Image Shape With Quick Corner

    Related references Projector Feature Settings - Settings Menu Correcting Image Shape with Quick Corner You can use the projector's Quick Corner setting to correct the shape and size of an image that is unevenly rectangular on all sides. Note: To provide the best possible image quality, adjust the projector's position to correct the image shape.
  • Page 93 3. Select the Settings menu and press Enter. 4. Select the Keystone setting and press Enter. 5. Select the Quick Corner setting and press Enter. Then press Enter again. You see the Quick Corner adjustment screen: 6. Use the arrow buttons on the projector or the remote control to select the corner of the image you want to adjust.
  • Page 94: Resizing The Image With The Zoom Ring

    7. Press the arrow buttons to adjust the image shape as necessary. 8. When you are finished, press Esc. Parent topic: Image Shape Resizing the Image with the Zoom Ring 1. Turn on the projector and display an image. Note: You can also display the pattern by pressing the User button on the remote control (if the test pattern is assigned to this button).
  • Page 95: Remote Control Operation

    2. To sharpen the image focus, rotate the projector’s focus ring. Parent topic: Using Basic Projector Features Remote Control Operation The remote control lets you control the projector from almost anywhere in the room. You can point it at the screen, or the front or back of the projector. Make sure that you aim the remote control at the projector's receivers within the distance and angles listed here.
  • Page 96: Using The Remote Control As A Wireless Mouse

    30° 19.7 feet (6 m) 15° Note: Avoid using the remote control in conditions with bright fluorescent lights or in direct sunlight, or the projector may not respond to commands. If you will not use the remote control for a long time, remove the batteries.
  • Page 97: Using The Remote Control As A Pointer

    • To move the cursor on the screen, use the arrow buttons. • To left-click, press the button once (press it twice to double-click). • To right-click, press the Esc button. • To drag-and-drop, hold the button as you move the cursor with the arrow buttons, then release at the destination.
  • Page 98 1. Make sure the connected image source you want to use is turned on. 2. For video image sources, insert a DVD or other video media and press its play button, if necessary. 3. Do one of the following: • Press the Source Search button on the projector or remote control until you see the image from the source you want.
  • Page 99: Projection Modes

    • Press the Home button on the remote control and select your image source. Note: Your Home screen may look different from the illustration shown here. Parent topic: Using Basic Projector Features Projection Modes Depending on how you positioned the projector, you may need to change the projection mode so your images project correctly.
  • Page 100: Changing The Projection Mode Using The Remote Control

    Changing the Projection Mode Using the Remote Control You can change the projection mode to flip the image over top-to-bottom. 1. Turn on the projector and display an image. 2. Hold down the A/V Mute button on the remote control for 5 to 10 seconds. The image disappears briefly and reappears flipped top-to-bottom.
  • Page 101: Image Aspect Ratio

    3. Select the Extended menu and press Enter. 4. Select the Projection setting and press Enter. 5. Select a projection mode and press Enter. 6. Press Menu or Esc to exit the menus. Parent topic: Projection Modes Image Aspect Ratio The projector can display images in different width-to-height ratios called aspect ratios.
  • Page 102: Available Image Aspect Ratios

    2. Press the Aspect button on the remote control. The shape and size of the displayed image changes, and the name of the aspect ratio appears briefly on the screen. 3. To cycle through the available aspect ratios for your input signal, press the Aspect button repeatedly.
  • Page 103: Color Mode

    Displays images using the full width of the projection area and maintains the aspect ratio of the image. Native Displays images as is (aspect ratio and resolution are maintained). PowerLite 2042 Aspect ratio setting Description Auto Automatically sets the aspect ratio according to the input signal and the Resolution setting.
  • Page 104: Changing The Color Mode

    Changing the Color Mode You can change the projector's Color Mode using the remote control to optimize the image for your viewing environment. 1. Turn on the projector and switch to the image source you want to use. 2. If you are projecting from a DVD player or other video source, insert a disc or other video media and press the play button, if necessary.
  • Page 105: Turning On Auto Iris

    Turning On Auto Iris In certain color modes, you can turn on the Auto Iris setting to automatically optimize the image based on the brightness of the content you project. 1. Turn on the projector and switch to the image source you want to use. 2.
  • Page 106: Controlling The Volume With The Volume Buttons

    Controlling the Volume with the Volume Buttons You can use the Volume buttons on the remote control or projector to adjust the volume as you project a presentation with audio. The volume buttons control the projector’s internal speaker system or any external speakers you connected to the projector.
  • Page 107: Starting A Pc Free Slide Show

    Note: For best results, place your files on media that is formatted in FAT16/32. If you have trouble projecting from media formatted for non-Windows file systems, try formatting the media for Windows instead. You may not be able to use the security features on certain USB storage devices with PC Free features.
  • Page 108 1. Press the USB button on the projector remote control. The PC Free screen appears. 2. Do the following as necessary to locate your files: • If you need to display files inside a subfolder on your device, press the arrow buttons to highlight the folder and press the Enter button.
  • Page 109: Starting A Pc Free Movie Presentation

    4. While projecting, use the following commands to control the display as necessary: • To rotate a displayed image, press the up or down arrow button. • To move to the next or previous image, press the left or right arrow button. 5.
  • Page 110: Pc Free Display Options

    2. Do the following as necessary to locate your files: • If you need to display files inside a subfolder on your device, press the arrow buttons to highlight the folder and press the Enter button. • To move back up a folder level on your device, highlight Back to Top and press Enter. •...
  • Page 111 Setting Options Description Display Order Name Order Displays files in name order Date Order Displays files in date order Sort Order In Ascending Sorts files in first-to-last order In Descending Sorts files in last-to-first order Continuous Play Displays a slide show continuously Displays a slide show one time through Screen Switching Does not display the next file automatically...
  • Page 112: Adjusting Projector Features

    Adjusting Projector Features Follow the instructions in these sections to use your projector's feature adjustments. Shutting Off the Picture and Sound Temporarily Stopping Video Action Temporarily Zooming Into and Out of Images Projector Security Features Projector Identification System for Multiple Projector Control Projecting Two Images Simultaneously Copying Menu Settings Between Projectors Shutting Off the Picture and Sound Temporarily...
  • Page 113: Stopping Video Action Temporarily

    Note: You can also stop projection using the A/V Mute slide lever on the projector. Parent topic: Adjusting Projector Features Related references Projector Setup Settings - ECO Menu Related tasks Saving a User's Logo Image to Display Stopping Video Action Temporarily You can temporarily stop the action in a video or computer presentation and keep the current image on the screen.
  • Page 114: Zooming Into And Out Of Images

    Zooming Into and Out of Images You can draw attention to parts of a presentation by zooming into a portion of the image and enlarging it on the screen. 1. Press the E-Zoom + button on the remote control. You see a crosshair on the screen indicating the center of the zoom area. 2.
  • Page 115: Projector Security Features

    Projector Security Features You can secure your projector to deter theft or prevent unintended use by setting up the following security features: • Password security to prevent the projector from being turned on, and prevent changes to the startup screen and other settings. •...
  • Page 116 1. Hold down the Freeze button on the remote control for about five seconds or until you see this menu. 2. Press the down arrow to select Password and press Enter. You see the prompt "Change the password?". 3. Select Yes and press Enter. 4.
  • Page 117: Selecting Password Security Types

    Parent topic: Password Security Types Related tasks Selecting Password Security Types Selecting Password Security Types After setting a password, you see this menu, allowing you to select the password security types you want to use. If you do not see this menu, hold down the Freeze button on the remote control for about five seconds or until the menu appears.
  • Page 118: Entering A Password To Use The Projector

    Entering a Password to Use the Projector If a password is set up and a Power On Protection password is enabled, you see a prompt to enter a password whenever you turn on the projector. You must enter the correct password to use the projector. 1.
  • Page 119: Saving A User's Logo Image To Display

    • If you continue to enter an incorrect password many times in succession, the projector displays a request code and a message to contact Epson Support. Do not attempt to enter the password again. When you contact Epson Support, provide the displayed request code and proof of ownership for assistance in unlocking the projector.
  • Page 120 2. Press the Menu button, select the Extended menu, and press Enter. 3. Select the User's Logo setting and press Enter. You see a prompt asking if you want to use the displayed image as a user's logo. 4. Select Yes and press Enter. You see a selection box overlaying your image.
  • Page 121: Locking The Projector's Buttons

    You see the User's Logo zoom factor menu. 7. Select a zoom percentage and press Enter. You see a prompt asking if you want to save the image as the User's Logo. 8. Select Yes and press Enter. You see a completion message. 9.
  • Page 122: Unlocking The Projector's Buttons

    1. Press the Menu button. 2. Select the Settings menu and press Enter. 3. Select Lock Setting and press Enter. 4. Select the Control Panel Lock setting and press Enter. 5. Select one of these lock types and press Enter: •...
  • Page 123: Installing A Security Cable

    Installing a Security Cable You can install two types of security cables on the projector to deter theft. • Use the security slot on the projector to attach a Kensington lock. See your local computer or electronics dealer for purchase information. •...
  • Page 124: Setting The Projector Id

    Setting the Projector ID If you want to control multiple projectors from a remote control, give each projector a unique ID. 1. Press the Menu button. 2. Select the Extended menu and press Enter. 3. Select Projector ID and press Enter. 4.
  • Page 125: Matching Multiple-Projector Display Quality

    1. Turn on the projector you want the remote control to operate with exclusively. 2. Make sure you know the projector's ID number as set in the Extended menu Projector ID setting. Note: If you have forgotten the projector's ID, aim the remote control at the projector and press the ID button to temporarily display the projector's ID on the screen.
  • Page 126 4. Press the Menu button, select the Image menu, and press Enter. 5. Select settings as necessary. 6. Set the remote control ID to match the next projector, then select Image menu adjustments as necessary to match the projectors' displays. Note: The brightness and tint may not match exactly even after adjustments.
  • Page 127: Projecting Two Images Simultaneously

    Projecting Two Images Simultaneously You can use the split screen feature to simultaneously project two images from different image sources next to each other. You can control the split screen feature using the remote control, the projector menus, or the interactive function. Note: While you use the split screen feature, other projector features may not be available and some settings may be automatically applied to both images.
  • Page 128 1. Press the Split button on the remote control. The currently selected input source moves to the left side of the screen. 2. Press the Menu button. You see this screen: 3. To select an input source for the other image, select the Source setting, press Enter, select the input source, select Execute, and press Enter.
  • Page 129: Copying Menu Settings Between Projectors

    Any saved User's Logo setting on the projector will transfer to the other projector. Caution: If the copy process fails due to a power failure, communication error, or for any other reason, Epson will not be responsible for any repair costs incurred. The following settings will not transfer between projectors: •...
  • Page 130 2. Insert the flash drive into the USB-A port. Note: Connect the flash drive directly to the projector. Do not use a hub or your settings may not be saved correctly. 3. Press and hold the Esc button on the control panel or remote control as you connect the power cord to the projector's power inlet.
  • Page 131: Transferring Settings From A Usb Flash Drive

    The lights flash to indicate that settings are transferring to the flash drive. When the lights stop flashing, the power light turns blue and the projector enters standby mode. Caution: Do not unplug the power cord or remove the flash drive while the lights are flashing. This could damage the projector.
  • Page 132: Saving Settings To A Computer

    3. Press and hold the Menu button on the control panel or remote control as you connect the power cord to the projector's power inlet. 4. When all of the projector lights turn on, release the Menu button. The lights flash to indicate that settings are transferring to the projector. When the lights stop flashing, the power light turns blue and the projector enters standby mode.
  • Page 133 • Windows 10 • OS X 10.7.x • OS X 10.8.x • OS X 10.9.x • OS X 10.10.x • OS X 10.11.x • macOS 10.12.x • macOS 10.13.x 1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord from the projector's power inlet. 2.
  • Page 134: Transferring Settings From A Computer

    4. Press and hold the Esc button on the control panel or remote control as you connect the power cord to the projector's power inlet. 5. When all of the projector lights turn on, release the Esc button. The projector shows up as a removable disk on your computer. 6.
  • Page 135 Your computer must be running one of the following operating systems: • Windows Vista • Windows 7 • Windows 8.x • Windows 10 • OS X 10.7.x • OS X 10.8.x • OS X 10.9.x • OS X 10.10.x • OS X 10.11.x •...
  • Page 136 4. Press and hold the Menu button on the control panel or remote control as you connect the power cord to the projector's power inlet. 5. When all of the projector lights turn on, release the Menu button. The projector shows up as a removable disk on your computer. 6.
  • Page 137 Parent topic: Copying Menu Settings Between Projectors...
  • Page 138: Adjusting The Menu Settings

    Adjusting the Menu Settings Follow the instructions in these sections to access the projector menu system and change projector settings. Using the Projector's Menus Image Quality Settings - Image Menu Input Signal Settings - Signal Menu Projector Feature Settings - Settings Menu Projector Setup Settings - Extended Menu Projector Network Settings - Network Menu Projector Setup Settings - ECO Menu...
  • Page 139 1. Press the Menu button on the control panel or remote control. You see the menu screen displaying the Image menu settings.
  • Page 140: Image Quality Settings - Image Menu

    2. Press the up or down arrow button to move through the menus listed on the left. The settings for each menu are displayed on the right. Note: The available settings depend on the current input source. 3. To change settings in the displayed menu, press Enter. 4.
  • Page 141 Setting Options Description Color Mode See the list of available Color Adjusts the vividness of image Modes colors for various image types and environments Brightness Varying levels available Lightens or darkens the overall image Contrast Varying levels available Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas of the image Color Saturation Varying levels available...
  • Page 142 Setting Options Description Advanced Deinterlacing Sets whether to convert interlaced to progressive signals for certain video image types Off: for fast-moving video images Video: for most video images Film/Auto: for movies, computer graphics, and animation Auto Iris Adjusts the projected luminance based on the image brightness Normal when the Dynamic or Cinema...
  • Page 143: Input Signal Settings - Signal Menu

    Input Signal Settings - Signal Menu Normally the projector detects and optimizes the input signal settings automatically. If you need to customize the settings, you can use the Signal menu. The available settings depend on the currently selected input source. Note: You can restore the default settings of the Position, Tracking, and Sync settings by pressing the Auto button on the remote control.
  • Page 144 Setting Options Description Sync. Varying levels available Adjusts signal to eliminate fuzziness or flickering in computer images Position Up, down, left, right Adjusts the image location on the screen Auto Setup Automatically optimizes computer image quality (when On) Overscan Auto Changes the projected image ratio to make the edges visible by a selectable percentage or...
  • Page 145: Projector Feature Settings - Settings Menu

    Setting Options Description Input Signal Auto Specifies the signal type from input sources connected to computer ports Component Auto: detects signals automatically RGB: corrects color for computer/RGB video inputs Component: corrects color for component video inputs Video Signal Auto Specifies the signal type from the input sources connected to the Various video standards video ports...
  • Page 146 Setting Options Description Keystone H/V Keystone Adjusts image shape to rectangular (horizontally and Quick Corner vertically) H/V Keystone: lets you manually correct horizontal and vertical sides Quick Corner: select to correct image shape and alignment using an on-screen display Split Screen Screen Size Divides the viewing area horizontally and displays two...
  • Page 147 Setting Options Description Remote Receiver Front/Rear Limits reception of remote control signals by the selected receiver; Front Off turns off all receivers Rear User Button Power Consumption Assigns a menu option to the User button on the remote Info control for one-touch access Deinterlacing Closed Caption Test Pattern...
  • Page 148: Projector Setup Settings - Extended Menu

    Projector Setup Settings - Extended Menu Settings on the Extended menu let you customize various projector setup features that control its operation. Setting Options Description Home Screen Home Screen Auto Disp. Select various options for the projector's Home screen Custom Function 1 Home Screen Auto Disp.: controls whether Custom Function 2 the Home screen displays automatically when...
  • Page 149 Setting Options Description Display Messages Selects various display options Display Background Messages: controls whether messages are displayed on the screen Startup Screen Display Background: selects the screen A/V Mute color or logo to display when no signal is received Startup Screen: controls whether a special screen appears when the projector starts up A/V Mute: selects the screen color or logo to display when A/V Mute is turned on...
  • Page 150 Setting Options Description Operation Direct Power On Selects various operation options High Altitude Mode Direct Power On: turns on the projector when you plug it in Auto Source Search High Altitude Mode: regulates the projector’s Auto Power On operating temperature at altitudes above 4921 HDMI EQ Setting feet (1500 m) Date &...
  • Page 151: Projector Network Settings - Network Menu

    Setting Options Description Schedule Settings Schedule Schedules projector events to occur automatically at selected dates and times Schedule Reset Setup Complete Language Various languages available Selects the language for projector menu and message displays (not changed by Reset option) Parent topic: Adjusting the Menu Settings Projector Network Settings - Network Menu Settings on the Network menu let you view network information and set up the projector for monitoring...
  • Page 152 Setting Options Description Screen Mirroring Info Display Name Displays screen mirroring status and details (PowerLite 2142W/2247U) MAC Address Region Code Channel Connected Device Screen Mirroring Settings Various screen mirroring options Configures your screen mirroring settings; only available when (PowerLite 2142W/2247U) Screen Mirroring On is selected as the Wireless Mode setting Net.
  • Page 153 MAC Address IPv6 Address (Manual) IPv6 Address (Auto) Display the QR Code — Displays a QR code for connecting with iOS or Android devices using the Epson iProjection app Network Configuration Accesses additional network Configures your network settings menus Parent topic:...
  • Page 154: Projector Setup Settings - Eco Menu

    Projector Setup Settings - ECO Menu Settings on the ECO menu let you customize projector functions to save power. When you select a power-saving setting, a leaf icon appears next to the menu item. Setting Options Description Power Consumption Normal Selects the brightness mode of the projector lamp Normal: sets maximum lamp...
  • Page 155 Setting Options Description Sleep Mode Timer 1 to 30 minutes Sets the interval for Sleep Mode Lens Cover Timer Automatically turns off the projector after 30 minutes if the lens cover is closed A/V Mute Timer Automatically turns off the projector after 30 minutes if A/V Mute is enabled Standby Mode...
  • Page 156: Projector Information Display - Info Menu

    Lamp Hours Displays the number of hours (H) the lamp has been used in Normal and ECO Power Consumption modes; if the information is displayed in yellow, obtain a genuine Epson replacement lamp soon Source Displays the name of the port to which the current input source is...
  • Page 157: Event Id Code List

    Information item Description Refresh Rate Displays the refresh rate of the current input source Sync Info Displays information that may be needed by a service technician Status Displays information about projector problems that may be needed by a service technician Serial Number Displays the projector's serial number Event ID...
  • Page 158 Event ID code Cause and solution 0023 Connection failed. If you see the PIN entry screen on your computer, enter the PIN code displayed on the Screen Mirroring standby screen or at the bottom right of the 0024 projected image. If this does not solve the problem, restart the projector and 0025 connected devices, then check the connection settings.
  • Page 159: Projector Reset Options - Reset Menu

    Key exchange failed. Check the wireless LAN security settings and make sure that the security certificate is installed correctly. 0920 The internal battery that saves the projector's date and time settings is running low. Contact Epson for help. Parent topic: Projector Information Display - Info Menu Projector Reset Options - Reset Menu You can reset most of the projector settings to their default values using the Reset All Config option on the Reset menu.
  • Page 160 You can also reset the projector's lamp usage timer to zero when you replace the lamp using the Reset Lamp Hours option. You cannot reset the following settings using the option: • Input Signal • User's Logo • Schedule Settings •...
  • Page 161: Maintaining And Transporting The Projector

    The only parts you should replace are the lamp, air filter, and remote control batteries. If any other part needs replacing, contact Epson or an authorized Epson servicer. Warning: Before cleaning any part of the projector, turn it off and unplug the power cord. Never open any cover on the projector, except as specifically explained in this manual.
  • Page 162: Cleaning The Projector Case

    Filter maintenance intervals will depend on the environment. If regular maintenance is not performed, your Epson projector will notify you when the temperature inside the projector has reached a high level. Do not wait until this warning appears to maintain your projector filter as prolonged exposure to high temperatures may reduce the life of your projector or lamp.
  • Page 163: Cleaning The Air Filter And Vents

    Related references Projector Light Status Cleaning the Air Filter and Vents Clean the projector's air filter or vents if they get dusty, or if you see a message telling you to clean them. 1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. 2.
  • Page 164 2. Carefully open the air filter cover.
  • Page 165 3. Pull the air filter out of the projector. Note: Air filters contain ABS resin and polyurethane foam. Dispose of used air filters according to local regulations.
  • Page 166: Projector Lamp Maintenance

    4. Place the new air filter in the projector as shown and push gently until it clicks into place. 5. Close the air filter cover. Parent topic: Air Filter and Vent Maintenance Related references Optional Equipment and Replacement Parts Projector Lamp Maintenance The projector keeps track of the number of hours the lamp is used and displays this information in the projector's menu system.
  • Page 167: Replacing The Lamp

    Resetting the Lamp Timer Parent topic: Projector Maintenance Related references Projector Light Status Projector Information Display - Info Menu Replacing the Lamp Before you replace the lamp, let the projector cool down for at least one hour so the lamp will not be hot. Warning: Let the lamp fully cool before replacing it to avoid injury.
  • Page 168 4. Slide the lamp cover out and lift it off. 5. Loosen the screws securing the lamp to the projector. The screws do not come all the way out.
  • Page 169 6. Grasp the raised section of the lamp and gently pull the lamp out of the projector. 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. 7.
  • Page 170 8. Push in the lamp firmly and tighten the screws to secure it. Caution: Do not over-tighten the screws. 9. Replace the lamp cover and tighten the screw to secure it. Note: Be sure the lamp cover is securely installed or the lamp will not come on.
  • Page 171: Resetting The Lamp Timer

    Reset the lamp timer to zero to keep track of the new lamp's usage. Parent topic: Projector Lamp Maintenance Related references Optional Equipment and Replacement Parts Related tasks Resetting the Lamp Timer Resetting the Lamp Timer You must reset the lamp timer after replacing the projector's lamp to clear the lamp replacement message and to keep track of lamp usage correctly.
  • Page 172: Replacing The Remote Control Batteries

    6. Press Menu or Esc to exit the menus. Parent topic: Projector Lamp Maintenance Related tasks Replacing the Lamp Replacing the Remote Control Batteries The remote control uses two AA manganese or alkaline batteries. Replace the batteries as soon as they run out.
  • Page 173: Transporting The Projector

    3. Insert the batteries with the + and – ends facing as shown. 4. Replace the battery cover and press it down until it clicks into place. Warning: Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Do not expose batteries to heat or flame.
  • Page 174 • When shipping the projector for repairs, place it in its original packing materials, if possible, or use equivalent materials with cushioning around the projector. Mark the box "Fragile." Note: Epson shall not be liable for any damages incurred during transportation. Parent topic:...
  • Page 175: Solving Problems

    • The Help option on the Home screen can display information about common problems, if the projector is operating. • The solutions in this manual can help you solve many problems. If none of these solutions help, you can contact Epson for technical support. Parent topic: Solving Problems...
  • Page 176: Projector Light Status

    The lights on the projector indicate the projector status and let you know when a problem occurs. Check the status and color of the lights and look for a solution in the table here. Power light Status light Wireless LAN light (PowerLite 2142W/2247U; light is not functional for PowerLite 2042) Lamp light Temp (temperature) light Projector status...
  • Page 177 • Clean or replace the air filter • If operating the projector at high altitude, turn on High Altitude Mode • If the problem persists, unplug the projector and contact Epson for help...
  • Page 178 Epson for help Flashing blue Flashing Flashing Auto iris error; turn the projector off, orange orange unplug it, and contact Epson for help Flashing blue Orange Orange Power error; turn the projector off, unplug it, and contact Epson for help...
  • Page 179: Using The Projector Help Displays

    Wireless LAN is not available; make sure the wireless LAN settings are correct Note: If the lights display a pattern not listed in the table above, turn the projector off, unplug it, and contact Epson for help. Parent topic: Solving Problems...
  • Page 180: Solving Image Or Sound Problems

    7. When you are finished, do one of the following: • To select another problem to solve, press Esc. • To exit the help system, press Home. Parent topic: Solving Problems Solving Image or Sound Problems Check the solutions in these sections if you have any problems with projected images or sound. Solutions When No Image Appears Solutions When Image is Incorrect Using the USB Display Function Solutions When "No Signal"...
  • Page 181: Solutions When Image Is Incorrect Using The Usb Display Function

    • For images projected with Windows Media Center, reduce the screen size from full screen mode. • For images projected from applications using Windows DirectX, turn off DirectX functions. • If the mouse cursor flickers, select Make the movement of the mouse pointer smooth in the Epson USB Display Settings program on your computer.
  • Page 182: Solutions When "No Signal" Message Appears

    • If you are projecting using the 1080p video format and change the computer resolution during projection, the video quality and performance may decline. • Make sure you are using the most recent version of the USB Display software. You can download the latest version from the Epson web site. Go to epson.com/support (U.S.) or epson.ca/support...
  • Page 183: Displaying From A Pc Laptop

    Displaying From a PC Laptop If you see the "No Signal" message when you display from a PC laptop, you need to set up the laptop to display on an external monitor. 1. Hold down the laptop's Fn key and press the key labeled with a monitor icon or CRT/LCD. (See your laptop manual for details.) Wait a few seconds for an image to appear.
  • Page 184: Solutions When Only A Partial Image Appears

    Related references Input Signal Settings - Signal Menu Supported Video Display Formats Solutions When Only a Partial Image Appears If only a partial computer image appears, try the following solutions: • Press the Auto button on the remote control to optimize the image signal. •...
  • Page 185: Solutions When The Image Contains Noise Or Static

    • If you connected an extension power cable, try projecting without it to see if it caused interference in the signal. • If you are using the USB Display function, turn off the Transfer layered window setting in the Epson USB Display Settings program on your computer.
  • Page 186: Solutions When The Image Is Fuzzy Or Blurry

    Supported Video Display Formats Solutions When the Image is Fuzzy or Blurry If the projected image is fuzzy or blurry, try the following solutions: • Adjust the image focus. • Clean the projector lens. Note: To avoid condensation on the lens after bringing the projector in from a cold environment, let the projector warm up to room temperature before using it.
  • Page 187: Solutions When The Image Brightness Or Colors Are Incorrect

    Solutions When the Image Brightness or Colors are Incorrect If the projected image is too dark or light, or the colors are incorrect, try the following solutions: • Press the Color Mode button on the remote control to try different color modes for the image and environment.
  • Page 188: Solving Projector Or Remote Control Operation Problems

    • If you are using the USB Display function, turn on the Output audio from the projector setting in the Epson USB Display Settings program on your computer. • If you are using a Mac and you do not hear sound from an HDMI source, make sure your Mac supports audio through the HDMI port.
  • Page 189: Solutions To Problems With The Remote Control

    • If you assigned an ID number to the remote control to operate multiple projectors, you may need to check or change the ID setting (feature not available with all projectors). • If you lose the remote control, you can purchase another from an authorized Epson reseller. Parent topic:...
  • Page 190: Solutions To Password Problems

    • If you set a Epson Web Control password and forgot the user ID or password, try entering the following: • User ID: EPSONWEB • Default password: admin • If you set a Remote password (in Epson Web Control) and forgot the user ID or password, try entering the following: • User ID: EPSONREMOTE • Default password: guest •...
  • Page 191: Solutions When Wireless Authentication Fails

    Solutions When Wireless Authentication Fails If you cannot authenticate a wireless connection, try the following solutions: • Make sure the Wireless Mode setting is set to Wireless Lan On. • Check the Security settings and passphrase in the Network Configuration menu. •...
  • Page 192: Solutions When The Image Contains Static During Network Projection

    • Make sure the Operation Mode and Channel settings are correct for your mobile environment and try connecting again. • Make sure the mobile device settings are correct. • You may not be able to connect immediately after disconnecting from the projector. Wait a while and try connecting again.
  • Page 193: Where To Get Help

    Epson with your questions. Speak to a Support Representative To use the Epson PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661. This service is available for the duration of your warranty period. You may also speak with a projector support specialist by dialing (562) 276-4394 (U.S.) or (905) 709-3839 (Canada).
  • Page 194 To purchase a replacement remote control, call (562) 276-4394 (U.S.) or (905) 709-3839 (for dealer referral in Canada). Parent topic: Solving Problems...
  • Page 195: Technical Specifications

    Supported Video Display Formats USB Display System Requirements General Projector Specifications Type of display Poly-silicon TFT active matrix Resolution PowerLite 2042: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) PowerLite 2142W: 1280 × 800 pixels (WXGA) PowerLite 2247U: 1920 × 1200 pixels (WUXGA)
  • Page 196 Color reproduction Full color, up to 1 billion colors Brightness PowerLite 2042: Normal Power Consumption mode: White light output 4400 lumens (ISO 21118 standard) Color light output 4400 lumens ECO Power Consumption mode: White light output 2490 lumens (ISO 21118 standard) Note: Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions.
  • Page 197 Contrast ratio 15000:1 with Auto Iris on, Dynamic Color Mode, Zoom Wide, and Normal Power Consumption mode Image size PowerLite 2042/2247U: (in native aspect ratio) 30 inches (0.76 m) to 300 inches (7.62 m) PowerLite 2142W: 29 inches (0.74 m) to 280 inches (7.11 m)
  • Page 198: Projector Lamp Specifications

    USB Type B port compatibility USB 1.1 and 2.0 compliant for USB display, external mouse or keyboard control, or firmware update USB Type A port compatibility PowerLite 2042: One USB 1.1 and 2.0 compliant port for USB device input, Epson document camera display, wireless LAN module, or firmware update PowerLite 2142W/2247U: One USB 1.1 and 2.0 compliant port for USB device input, Epson...
  • Page 199: Remote Control Specifications

    Projector Dimension Specifications Height (excluding feet) 3.5 inches (90 mm) Width 12.2 inches (309 mm) Depth 11.1 inches (282 mm) Weight PowerLite 2042/2142W: 6.83 lb (3.1 kg) PowerLite 2247U: 7.05 lb (3.2 kg) Parent topic: Technical Specifications Projector Electrical Specifications Rated frequency...
  • Page 200: Projector Environmental Specifications

    Power consumption Operating: (220 to 240 V) Normal Power Consumption mode: 330 W ECO Power Consumption mode: 225 W Standby: 0.2 W (Communication Off), 2.2 W (Communication On) Parent topic: Technical Specifications Projector Environmental Specifications Temperature Operating: Up to 7500 feet (2286 m): 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C) 7500 feet (2286 m) to 9843 feet (3000 m): 41 to 86 °F (5 to 30 °C) Storage: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C) Humidity (relative, non-...
  • Page 201: Supported Video Display Formats

    For best results, your computer's monitor port or video card resolution should be set to display in the projector's native resolution. However, your projector includes Epson's SizeWise chip that supports other computer display resolutions, so your image will be resized to fit automatically.
  • Page 202 Display format Refresh rate (in Hz) Resolution (in pixels) HDTV (1080i/1080p) 50/60 1920 × 1080 Composite video TV (NTSC) 720 × 480 TV (SECAM) 720 × 576 TV (PAL) 50/60 720 × 576 HDMI input signals 640 × 480 SVGA 800 ×...
  • Page 203: Usb Display System Requirements

    Display format Refresh rate (in Hz) Resolution (in pixels) SDTV (480i/480p) 720 × 480 SDTV (576i/576p) 720 × 576 HDTV (720p) 50/60 1280 × 720 HDTV (1080i) 50/60 1920 × 1080 HDTV (1080p) 24/30 1920 × 1080 Wide resolution only for PowerLite 2142W/2247U PowerLite 2247U only PowerLite 2142W/2247U only Parent topic:...
  • Page 204 Requirement Windows Display Resolution between 640 × 480 and 1920 × 1200, 16-bit color or greater Note: USB Display operation is not guaranteed for Windows Vista without service packs or with Service Pack 1. Parent topic: Technical Specifications...
  • Page 205: Notices

    FCC Compliance Statement Binding Arbitration and Class Waiver Trademarks Copyright Notice Recycling Epson offers a recycling program for end of life products. Please go to this site for information on how to return your products for proper disposal. Parent topic:...
  • Page 206: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Follow these safety instructions when setting up and using the projector: • Do not look into the lens when the projector is on. The bright light can damage your eyes. Avoid standing in front of the projector so the bright light does not shine into your eyes. •...
  • Page 207 • Never allow objects of any kind to enter any openings in the projector. Do not leave objects, especially flammable objects, near the projector. Never spill liquid of any kind into the projector. • If you are using two or more projectors side-by-side, leave at least 2 feet (60 cm) of space between the projectors to allow for proper ventilation.
  • Page 208 Doing so may cause an unstable display and could lead to projector damage. Do not use or store the projector where it may be exposed to sudden changes in temperature. • Do not store the projector outside of the required temperature range of 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C) or in direct sunlight for long periods of time.
  • Page 209: Restriction Of Use

    Restriction of Use When this product is used for applications requiring high reliability/safety such as transportation devices related to aviation, rail, marine, automotive; disaster prevention devices; various safety devices; or functional/precision devices, you should use this product only after giving consideration to including fail- safes and redundancies into your design to maintain safety and total system reliability.
  • Page 210 Symbol Approved Standards Description IEC60417 Caution, hot surface No.5041 To indicate that the marked item can be hot and should not be touched without taking care. IEC60417 Caution, risk of electric shock No.6042 To identify equipment that has risk of electric shock.
  • Page 211 Symbol Approved Standards Description — Positioning of cell To identify the battery holder itself and to identify the positioning of the cell(s) inside the battery holder. IEC60417 Protective earth No.5019 To identify any terminal which is intended for connection to an external conductor for protection against electric shock in case of a fault, or the terminal of a protective earth electrode.
  • Page 212 Symbol Approved Standards Description ISO 3864 Contact prohibition To indicate injury that could occur due to touching a specific part of the equipment. — Never look into the optical lens while the projector is on. — To indicate that the marked item don’t place anything on projector.
  • Page 213: Fcc Compliance Statement

    1. DISPUTES, BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION, AND WAIVER OF CLASS ACTIONS AND CLASS ARBITRATIONS 1.1 Disputes. The terms of this Section 1 shall apply to all Disputes between you and Epson. The term "Dispute" is meant to have the broadest meaning permissible under law and includes any dispute, claim,...
  • Page 214 1.3 Pre-Arbitration Steps and Notice. Before submitting a claim for arbitration, you and Epson agree to try, for sixty (60) days, to resolve any Dispute informally. If Epson and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the Dispute within the sixty (60) days), you or Epson may commence an arbitration. Notice to Epson must be addressed to: Epson America, Inc., ATTN: Legal Department, 3840 Kilroy Airport Way,...
  • Page 215 Hearing Format. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or Epson is entitled. The discovery or exchange of non-privileged information relevant to the Dispute may be allowed during...
  • Page 216 Epson's last written offer, if any, to settle the Dispute, Epson will: (i) pay you $1,000 or the amount of the award, whichever is greater; (ii) pay you twice the amount of your reasonable attorney's fees, if any;...
  • Page 217 Seiko Epson Corporation. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this Epson product. Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other products.
  • Page 218 Notices A Note Concerning Responsible Use of Copyrighted Materials Epson encourages each user to be responsible and respectful of the copyright laws when using any Epson product. While some countries' laws permit limited copying or reuse of copyrighted material in certain circumstances, those circumstances may not be as broad as some people assume.

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