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  • Page 1 EPSON PowerLite 735c ® ® Multimedia Projector User’ s Guide...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    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 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Welcome ........1 Getting the Most from Your Projector .
  • Page 4 Presenting Through a Wireless Network Starting EasyMP........28 Configuring the Connection .
  • Page 5 Inserting the Memory Card in the Projector ... . . 65 Removing the Card ......66 Presenting the Scenario.
  • Page 6 Solving Problems Using On-Screen Help ......102 What To Do When the Lights Flash ....103 Solving Problems with the Image or Sound .
  • Page 7: Welcome

    Images are displayed at a resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels. The 0.9-inch LCD provides a high contrast ratio for incredibly vivid images and clear text. Improved color processing technology reduces “video noise” for rich, saturated images, while EPSON’s patented ™ SizeWise chip supports computer displays ranging from VGA through UXGA.
  • Page 8: Getting The Most From Your Projector

    To register, simply fill out the registration card included in your owner’s kit and mail it to EPSON. Or you can register online at Registering also lets you receive special updates on new accessories, products, and service.
  • Page 9: Using Your Documentation

    Provides assistance for common problems. Available from the button on the projector or the remote control. See page 102 Help for details. Download FAQs and e-mail your questions to EPSON support. ® Support card. Keep the need help? If you still need help after checking this User’s Guide...
  • Page 10: Unpacking The Projector

    Unpacking the Projector After unpacking the projector, make sure you have all the parts shown below: Projector Remote control EasyMP software CD-ROM Power cable VGA computer cable RCA-style video cable USB cable 802.11b LAN card Carrying case Save all packaging in case you need to ship the projector. Always use the original packaging (or the equivalent) when you need to send the projector to another location.
  • Page 11: Additional Components

    Some older PowerBooks and Macintosh desktop models may need the Macintosh adapter set shown on page 51 (available from EPSON; see page 6). Older iMac systems may need a special adapter to provide a VGA output port; see your computer dealer.
  • Page 12: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories To enhance your use of the projector, EPSON provides the following optional accessories: Product Replacement lamp and air filter Customized carrying cases: Ceiling mount Suspension adapter False ceiling plate Kensington Projection screens: Macintosh adapter set (includes monitor adapter and...
  • Page 13: Displaying And Adjusting The Image

    Displaying and Adjusting the Image hether you’re presenting through a wireless network (Chapter 3), from connected equipment (Chapter 4), or from a memory card (Chapter 5), you need to follow certain basic steps to get your presentation up and running. Follow the guidelines in this chapter to: Position the projector Turn it on and select the image source...
  • Page 14: Positioning The Projector

    Positioning the Projector If you’re setting up the projector yourself note and it isn’t already installed in the theater You can mount the projector or conference room you’re using, you’ll on the ceiling, or place it probably want to place it on a table in behind a translucent screen front of the screen, as shown.
  • Page 15 Kensington MicroSaver device to the lock port on the projector’s left side. You can button as Keystone purchase this from EPSON; see “Optional Accessories” on page 6 Ideal height Displaying and Adjusting the Image ®...
  • Page 16: Projecting The Image

    Projecting the Image Make sure your projector and other equipment are set up as described in Chapter 3 (for wireless network presentations), Chapter 4 (for directly connected computer or video equipment), or Chapter 5 (for memory card presentations). Then follow the instructions below to start the projector and display an image.
  • Page 17: Selecting The Image Source

    3. Press the red P button on top of the projector. You can Power also use the P button on the remote control. (If this is Power your first time using the remote, be sure to remove the plastic tape as shown on page 22.) Power button The P power light flashes green as the projector warms up, and...
  • Page 18: Starting Easymp

    If you want to start EasyMP, follow these steps: 1. First select EasyMP as the source by pressing the note 2. Insert either the EPSON 802.11b card (for wireless presentations) Only the EPSON 802.11b network card is guaranteed to work. Other brands may not be compatible.
  • Page 19 To remove a card that’s already in the projector, follow these guidelines: For the 802.11b card, simply pull it straight out of the card slot. For a memory card, push in on the eject button so the button extends out (if it’s not already). Then push it a second time to eject the card.
  • Page 20: What To Do If You See A Blank Screen

    What To Do If You See a Blank Screen If you’re projecting from connected computer or video equipment and you see a blank screen or a blue screen with the message, try the following: No Signal If you’re using a PC laptop: Displaying and Adjusting the Image Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described in Chapter 4.
  • Page 21 If you’re using a PowerBook or iBook with OS 9.x: You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps: 1. From the Apple menu, select Monitors Monitors and Sound.
  • Page 22 If you're using Macintosh OS X: You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps: 1. From the Apple menu, select 2. Make sure the 3. Click the 4.
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Image

    Adjusting the Image Once you see your image, you need to make certain adjustments: To focus or zoom your image, see below. If the image is too high or too low, you can reposition it. See page 18. If the image isn’t square, see page 19. If a computer image displays incorrectly, see page 19.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Height Of Your Image

    Adjusting the Height of Your Image If the image is too low on the screen, you can raise it by extending the projector’s feet. 1. Stand behind the projector. Press the foot release buttons on each 2. Once the image is positioned where you want it, release the 3.
  • Page 25: Adjusting The Image Shape

    Adjusting the Image Shape If the projected image isn’t square or has a “keystone” shape, do the following: If your image looks like projector off to one side of the screen, at an angle. Move it directly in front of the center of the screen, facing the screen squarely. If your image looks like of the projector’s Keystone...
  • Page 26: Shutting Down The Projector

    Shutting Down the Projector note When the projector has not When you’ve finished using the projector, follow the recommended received any input signals procedure to shut it down. This extends the life of the lamp and for 30 minutes, it protects the projector from possible overheating.
  • Page 27: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control he remote control lets you access your projector’s features from anywhere in the room—up to 20 feet away. You can use it to turn the projector on and off, switch between picture sources, freeze the action, mute the picture and sound, and zoom in on a portion of your image.
  • Page 28: Activating And Using The Remote Control

    Activating and Using the Remote Control Before using the remote control for the first time, you need to remove the plastic tape as shown below. note Avoid placing the projector When using the remote control, stand within about 20 feet of the under bright fluorescent projector.
  • Page 29: Replacing The Battery

    Replacing the Battery If the projector stops responding to the remote control, you may need to replace its battery: 1. Turn the remote control over. 2. Push inward on the latch as shown, then slide out the battery tray. 3. Replace the old battery with a new CR2025 lithium battery.
  • Page 30: Controlling The Picture And Sound

    Controlling the Picture and Sound You can use the remote control to select your source, temporarily turn off the picture and sound, freeze the action, zoom in on the picture, or adjust the color. Switching Between Picture Sources If your projector is connected to more than one computer and/or video source, you can switch between the different sources: After you select a source, the screen goes dark for a moment before the image appears.
  • Page 31: Stopping Action

    Stopping Action You can use the remote control to stop the action in your video or computer image. Press the button to stop the action and keep the current Freeze image on the screen. The sound continues. Press the button again to restart it. Freeze Zooming Your Image You can zoom in on a portion of the image using the...
  • Page 32 For optimizing movie images with natural color (the Theater: default for video or S-video display) For optimizing games Game: Using the Remote Control...
  • Page 33: Presenting Through A Wireless Network

    Presenting Through a Wireless Network a wireless network. Using EMP NS Connection, you can project images shown on your computer screen—including text and graphics—directly to your audience. Because images are displayed in real-time, any changes you make on your PC or laptop are automatically mirrored on the screen.
  • Page 34: Starting Easymp

    Before connecting to the projector, you have to switch it to EasyMP mode. Follow these steps: 1. Turn on the projector, as described on page 10. 2. Select 3. Insert the EPSON 802.11b card (with the blue label facing up). note Only the EPSON 802.11b card is guaranteed to work.
  • Page 35: Configuring The Connection

    Configuring the Connection You can use NS Connection to connect to the projector and send images wirelessly in two modes: Ad Hoc mode or Access Point mode. Ad Hoc mode lets you connect just one PC or laptop to the projector at a time;...
  • Page 36 Easy connect mode 3. Use the arrow buttons to highlight 4. Make sure the projector has a unique name, so you can identify it Presenting Through a Wireless Network You see the following screen: Make sure Easy connect mode If not, use the arrow buttons on the remote control to highlight the checkbox next to Easy connect mode to select it.
  • Page 37 arrows to select individual characters, and use the right arrow to move to the next character position. When done typing the new name, press Enter 5. To enable your computer to find the projector on the network, select the appropriate Ad hoc mode settings Select if your network card supports an SSID...
  • Page 38 2. Right-click the 3. Click the Presenting Through a Wireless Network You see a screen similar to this: Right-click and select Properties Wireless Network Connection Properties You see a screen similar to this: button. Configure icon and select Click here...
  • Page 39 4. Click the tab. You see a screen similar to this: Advanced 5. Check your network card’s device settings. (Depending on the type of card or wireless transmitter you’re using, some of the settings may be described differently from those listed here.) Set the network type to Set the SSID to match the name you assigned to the projector’s ESSID—for example,...
  • Page 40: Using Access Point Mode

    Using Access Point Mode In order to use Access Point (infrastructure) mode, first adjust your projector and network card settings as described in this section. Configuring the Projector To configure the projector for Access Point mode, make sure you’ve switched it to EasyMP and inserted the network card (see page 28). Then follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 41 Make sure Access point mode use the arrow buttons on the remote control to highlight the checkbox next to Access point mode to select it. 3. Use the arrow buttons to highlight ), then press point mode Enter You see this screen: 4.
  • Page 42 6. If your access point assigns IP addresses automatically, turn on note For specific details about your network, please consult your network administrator. note If you don’t know your gateway or access point address, see page 41. 7. If a higher level of data-transmission security is desired, enter a 8.
  • Page 43 Configuring the Network Settings on Your Laptop or PC Before connecting to the projector, you need to make sure the settings for your laptop’s or PC’s network card match the settings you entered for the projector. 1. Access your wireless network Properties window. For example, in Windows XP you would click and Internet Connections icon.
  • Page 44 3. Click the 4. Click the 5. Check your network card’s device settings. (Depending on the Presenting Through a Wireless Network You see a screen similar to this: button. Configure tab. You see a screen like this: Advanced type of card or wireless transmitter you’re using, some of the settings may be described differently from those listed here.) Set the network type to Infrastructure...
  • Page 45 6. Click the tab and make sure that the network card or General wireless network device is enabled. 7. When done making the settings, click card’s properties dialog box. 8. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection select . You see this screen: Properties 9.
  • Page 46 10. If your access point uses DHCP, select note For specific details about your network, please consult your network administrator. note If you don’t know your gateway or access point address, see page 41. 11. When done making these settings, click 12.
  • Page 47 If it’s not listed, click Configure access point. 14. When done making your settings, click box. Now you’re ready to connect to the projector. See “Running NS Connection” on page 42. Checking the Gateway IP Address If you’re entering IP addresses manually and need to find out the gateway IP address (the IP address of your access point), make sure the wireless connection to the access point is currently active, as described in the previous section.
  • Page 48: Running Ns Connection

    Running NS Connection Once you’ve started EasyMP and set up your projector and computer note in either Ad Hoc mode or Access Point mode, follow these steps to Set your monitor’s color to launch NS Connection and project wirelessly. the 16-bit setting for best 1.
  • Page 49 If you don’t see any projectors listed, click . Verify that the correct (wireless) network device is Switch LAN selected. Sometimes another network device, such as an Ethernet card, may be selected instead. If you don’t see your wireless device listed, but you’re sure you’ve enabled it as described in “Configuring the Connection”...
  • Page 50 4. Once the connection is established, you see your computer’s 5. If necessary, drag the control bar out of the way, or minimize it to 6. From the control bar, you can access these NS Connection Presenting Through a Wireless Network image transmitted to the projector, and a floating control bar appears on the screen: an icon on the taskbar by clicking it as shown above.
  • Page 51: Switching Between Users

    lets you zoom in on a part of E-Zoom your image. lets you change the Basic settings brightness, keystone angle, contrast, and color mode. Switch video source between the Video and S-Video ports. Switch PC source between your computer and EasyMP. 7.
  • Page 52 You see this message: 3. Click to connect. The other user is automatically disconnected and notified about the interruption: Presenting Through a Wireless Network...
  • Page 53: Presenting From Computer Or Video Equipment

    Presenting from Computer or Video Equipment his chapter tells you how to connect the projector to video equipment, such as a VCR or DVD player, or to a laptop or desktop computer. You’ll find the following instructions in this chapter: Connecting to a video source Connecting to a computer Using the remote control as a wireless mouse...
  • Page 54: Connecting Video Equipment

    S-video, use an S-video cable (may be included with your video equipment) for component video, use a BNC-to-VGA video cable (available from EPSON; see page 6) video device and the corresponding connector on the projector: S-video RCA (composite) video...
  • Page 55: Connecting An Audio Cable

    Connecting an Audio Cable If you want to play sound through the projector’s speaker, you’ll need a mini-jack cable (not included). You may also need an mini-jack to RCA adapter to connect the cable to your video equipment. 1. Connect one end of the audio cable to the projector.
  • Page 56: Connecting A Laptop

    If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in the Macintosh desktop your projector and turn it on. See Chapter 1 for instructions. adapter as shown on page 51 (available from EPSON; see page 6). Presenting from Computer or Video Equipment end to the projector’s Computer/Component Video port.
  • Page 57: Connecting A Desktop System

    If so, you’ll need to use the Macintosh desktop adapter to connect the VGA cable to your computer. This is available from EPSON (see page 6). 1. To use the adapter, remove its cover as...
  • Page 58: Playing Computer Audio

    2. Replace the cover and connect the adapter 3. Tighten the screws on the connectors. Playing Computer Audio If your computer does not have its own sound system, you can connect a mini-jack cable (not included) to play sound through the projector’s speaker.
  • Page 59: Using The Remote Control As A Wireless Mouse

    Using the Remote Control as a Wireless Mouse If you’ve connected a computer as described in this chapter, you can use the projector’s remote control as a wireless mouse. This lets you control your computer and click through slideshow-style presentations, such as PowerPoint, from up to 20 feet away. Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse Control 1.
  • Page 60: Using The Mouse Functions

    Using the Mouse Functions Once the USB cable is connected, you can use the remote control as a mouse pointer as described below. While projecting a PowerPoint presentation, you can also use the Page down Presenting from Computer or Video Equipment To move the cursor, use the arrow buttons as shown: Power Page down...
  • Page 61: Presenting From A Memory Card

    Presenting from a Memory Card memory card. Using the EMP SlideMaker software, you can easily convert a PowerPoint file into a format called a scenario. You can include any combination of PowerPoint slides, JPG image files, and BMP graphics files. Once the scenario is created, you can download it to a memory card, insert the card in the projector, and play the scenario.
  • Page 62: Creating A Scenario

    Creating a Scenario A scenario is a series of images that you can present from a memory note card. The easiest way to create a scenario is to drag and drop a Before starting, make sure PowerPoint file on the you’ve installed EMP This automatically converts the file, which you can save to the SlideMaker 2 as described...
  • Page 63: Creating A Scenario From Scratch

    4. At this point, you can insert additional images or create transition effects between slides (see page 59). 5. Click the button or choose Save EMP SlideMaker automatically names your scenario ( and creates a folder for it within your folder.
  • Page 64 2. Choose 3. Type a name for your scenario. Then select from the following 4. Click Continue with the instructions in the next section to create slides and build your scenario. Presenting from a Memory Card from the File menu. You see the scenario Properties box: options: The default location for the scenario file and folder is in the...
  • Page 65: Adding Images And Transitions To The Scenario

    Adding Images and Transitions to the Scenario Once a scenario file is created (either from an existing PowerPoint presentation or from scratch), you can include additional PowerPoint slides and other graphics. You can also add transitions between each slide. Adding Images You can add the following types of files to your scenario: PowerPoint slides, version 97 (SR-1 or higher) through 2002 JPEG files (file names with .JPG extension)
  • Page 66 3. Drag and drop the images or PowerPoint slides you want to use 4. Continue dragging additional images into the scenario window to 5. If you need to rearrange cells, you can drag and drop them as note Unless you change the transition setting, your slides will automatically advance after 30 seconds by default.
  • Page 67: Setting Up Transitions

    Setting Up Transitions EMP SlideMaker lets you set your slides to advance manually or automatically after a specified period of time. You can also choose from a variety of transition effects between slides. 1. Click the cell or cells you want to set up in the scenario window. To select more than one cell, hold down the click.
  • Page 68: Transferring Your Scenario To A Memory Card

    4. Choose how you want to advance to the next cell. note 5. To add a transition effect (such as a dissolve, fade, or wipe), select Transition effects look smoother when you create them in the PowerPoint file itself and use that file to 6.
  • Page 69 Before you start, make sure you are set up to access the card in your computer’s PCMCIA slot or card reader. Be sure to use the transfer process described below to ensure that the scenario plays properly: 1. From the Scenario Option menu, choose see a drive selection window: 2.
  • Page 70 Scenarios on the card note 5. To set a scenario to run automatically, select it from the list on the If more than one scenario is set to run automatically, they will play in the order listed on this screen. 6.
  • Page 71: Inserting The Memory Card In The Projector

    Inserting the Memory Card in the Projector When done transferring your scenario to the memory card, follow these steps to insert it in the projector: 1. If necessary, insert the card into a PC card adapter. (ATA flash cards don’t require an adapter.) 2.
  • Page 72: Removing The Card

    Removing the Card When you’re done using the projector and want to remove the memory card, follow these steps. Make sure a scenario is not playing and the card is not in use (the access light next to the card slot is off) before removing it.
  • Page 73: Presenting The Scenario

    Presenting the Scenario Once you’ve inserted the memory card, you can present your scenario: 1. Turn on the projector, if it’s not already on. If your scenario is set to autorun, it will start as soon as the projector warms up. If your scenario is not set to autorun, you need to start it manually.
  • Page 74: Editing Your Scenario On The Projector

    Editing Your Scenario on the Projector You can modify your scenario using EasyMP on the projector. This lets you make last-minute changes, such as changing the order of your slides or hiding individual slides. These changes are not permanently saved with the scenario, but remain in effect only as long as you don’t remove the card or turn off the projector.
  • Page 75: Creating A Slideshow On The Fly

    Creating a Slideshow on the Fly If you have a folder on the memory card containing an assortment of images, you can display them as a slideshow. Your options for arranging the slideshow are more limited than when you create a scenario—for example, you won’t be able to include PowerPoint slides, just JPG images and bitmaps, and you won’t have much control over the order in which they’re displayed.
  • Page 76: Changing Timing And Other Settings

    Changing Timing and Other Settings For each folder on the memory card, you can set the display timing for your slides and change several other display settings. 1. Select the 2. From the drop-down menu, select 3. Use the arrow keys to select from the following settings. After Presenting from a Memory Card folder whose settings you want to change and press Enter...
  • Page 77 Mode switching Lets you choose how to access EasyMP menu items from the remote control. In Guide mode whenever you press Enter , you have to press the mode 4. When you’re finished changing the settings, highlight screen and press .
  • Page 78 Presenting from a Memory Card...
  • Page 79: Fine-Tuning The Projector

    Fine-tuning the Projector ou can use the projector’s on-screen menus to adjust the image, sound, and other features. You can also create your own startup screen and find out how long your lamp has been in use. This chapter covers the following information: Using the menu system Adjusting the image...
  • Page 80: Using The Menu System

    Using the Menu System You can use the buttons on the remote control to access the menus and change settings. Follow these steps: 1. To display the menu screen, press the Menus 2. Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to scroll through the 3.
  • Page 81: Adjusting The Image

    5. Use the arrow buttons to change the setting for the selected option; the selection is indicated by an orange highlight. 6. Press the button to confirm the selection. Enter 7. Do one of the following: To return to the previous menu, press To exit the menu system, press the more than once to exit).
  • Page 82 3. Use the arrow buttons to highlight one of these options, then press to select it: Enter Position Adjusts how the image fits on the screen. Tracking (analog computer images only) Removes unwanted vertical lines from a computer image by matching the projector’s internal clock to the computer display signal.
  • Page 83: Adjusting The Sound

    Video Signal (video only) Leave this setting at Auto system (select PAL60 Aspect Ratio (all sources except computer RGB) Sets the aspect ratio to 4:3 or 16:9 (letterbox format). Input Signal (computer RGB only) Selects the appropriate source for the device connected to the Computer/Component Video port.
  • Page 84: Creating Your Own Startup Screen

    4. Use the arrow buttons to highlight one of these options, then 5. After making any needed adjustments, press Creating Your Own Startup Screen You can transfer any image from your computer or video source to the projector, and then use it as your startup screen. You can also use it as the screen displayed when the projector is not receiving a signal or when you press the logo, slogan, photograph, or any other image you want to use.
  • Page 85: Choosing When To Display The Image

    4. Use the arrow buttons to select the area of the image you want to use. Then press Enter 5. When you see the message “Select this image?” highlight press Enter 6. Use the arrow buttons to select a zoom rate (display size), and then press Enter 7.
  • Page 86: Customizing Projector Features

    Customizing Projector Features You can use the Setting menu to disable the projector’s sleep mode, adjust the image shape, and customize several other features. 1. Press the 2. Use the 3. Press 4. Use the arrow buttons to set the following options: Fine-tuning the Projector button on the remote control.
  • Page 87: Setting Advanced Features

    Color Mode Prompt Sets whether the color mode indicator is displayed on the screen when you press the Color Mode button. A/V Mute Selects the screen color or image to display when you press button. The logo setting displays an image that A/V Mute you previously transferred to the projector (see page 78).
  • Page 88 4. Use the arrow buttons to select one of the following options: note The USB mouse feature won’t work when Link 21L is turned on. 5. When you’re done making any needed changes, press Fine-tuning the Projector Language Select from nine languages to be used for the projector menus.
  • Page 89: Viewing Lamp Usage And Other Information

    Viewing Lamp Usage and Other Information Use the About menu to view information about the display settings of your computer and the number of hours the lamp has been used. 1. Press the button. You see the main menu. Menu 2.
  • Page 90: Restoring The Default Settings

    Restoring the Default Settings The Reset All option lets you return all the projector settings to their default values. Select and press the button on the remote control to Reset All Enter display the confirmation screen. Select to reset all the default settings or to cancel.
  • Page 91: Remotely Monitoring The Projector

    Remotely Monitoring the Projector note in several ways: To monitor and control your projector(s) through HP OpenView, install the plug-in included on your projector CD-ROM. You’ll also need to enter a trap IP address as described on page 36. This feature is intended for use by network administrators only.
  • Page 92: Using Emp Monitor

    Using EMP Monitor Before using EMP Monitor, make sure you’ve installed the program as described in Appendix A or on the Quick Setup sheet. The computer you’re using to monitor the projector also has to be set up to communicate with the projector over an 802.11b network, as described in Chapter 3.
  • Page 93 You see this screen: 3. Click to locate projectors currently operating on the Auto detect network. Or click Manual registration name and network address. Any projectors found on the network are listed as shown below: 4. Select the projectors you want to add by clicking their name. Then click and click Close...
  • Page 94: Monitoring And Controlling Your Projectors

    You see any registered projectors listed on the main EMP Monitor screen: Monitoring and Controlling Your Projectors The EMP Monitor screen lets you monitor your projectors using the Status and Video Source icons shown below. This lets you see which projectors are currently being used and to which sources they are connected.
  • Page 95: Configuring The Monitoring Interval

    If a problem occurs with a projector, an error icon appears as shown below: Error icon For detailed status information, select the projector in question and click View details Configuring the Monitoring Interval You can select how often EMP Monitor checks the projector status: 1.
  • Page 96: Using A Browser To Monitor Your Projector

    If you’re not sure what address the projector is using, turn it on and switch it to EasyMP. With the EPSON 802.11b card inserted and the projector connected to the network in Access Point mode (see page 34), you see this screen: The projector’s IP address is displayed as shown.
  • Page 97 If you’ve installed the EMP NS Connection software, open it and connect to the projector you want to monitor. Then click on the control bar that appears on the screen. The projector’s web screen opens in the browser window, as shown below: Main menus...
  • Page 98 Remotely Monitoring the Projector...
  • Page 99: Maintaining The Projector

    Maintaining the Projector regular basis is keep the lens clean. Any dirt or smears on the lens may show up on your projected image. warning You also need to periodically clean the air filter on the side of the Before you clean any part of projector.
  • Page 100: Cleaning The Lens

    Cleaning the Lens Clean the lenses whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface. Cleaning the Projector Case Before you clean the case, first turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. Maintaining the Projector Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust. To remove dirt or smears on the lenses, use lens-cleaning tissue.
  • Page 101: Cleaning And Replacing The Air Filter

    1. Turn off the projector, allow it to cool down, and unplug the power cord. 2. To clean the filter, EPSON recommends using a small vacuum cleaner designed for computers and other office equipment. If you don’t have one, gently clean the filter using a very soft brush (such as an artist’s camel-hair brush).
  • Page 102: Replacing The Lamp

    The projection lamp typically lasts for about 1500 hours of use. It is time to replace the lamp when: Contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 in the United States for a replacement lamp. Request part number Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral...
  • Page 103 4. Use a screwdriver to loosen the two silver screws holding the lamp in place. (You can’t remove these screws.) 5. Grasp the lamp as shown and pull it straight out. 6. Gently insert the new lamp. 7. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws. 8.
  • Page 104: Resetting The Lamp Timer

    Resetting the Lamp Timer After you replace the lamp, you need to reset the lamp timer using the projector’s menu. 1. Press the 2. Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to highlight 3. Press 4. Select 5. Select 6.
  • Page 105: Transporting The Projector

    When transporting the projector a long distance, first put it in a carrying case (such as an optional EPSON case), then pack it in a firm box, using cushioning around the case. When storing the projector, follow these guidelines: To avoid damage, make sure the 802.11b card is removed from...
  • Page 106 Maintaining the Projector...
  • Page 107: Solving Problems

    Solving Problems his chapter helps you solve problems with your projector, and tells you how to contact technical support for problems you can’t solve yourself. This chapter explains the following: Using the projector’s on-screen help system What to do when the projector’s status lights flash Solving problems with the image or sound Solving problems with the remote control Solving problems with EasyMP...
  • Page 108: Using On-Screen Help

    Using On-Screen Help If the image doesn’t look right or your audio isn’t working, you can get help by pressing the blue on the remote control. The following choices are available: Follow these steps to get help: 1. Press the blue 2.
  • Page 109: What To Do When The Lights Flash

    If that’s not the problem, remove the lamp and replace it as intervals) described on page 96. flashing red Power is cut off because of an internal problem. Remove the power cord (1-second and contact EPSON for help. intervals) Lamp/temperature light Solving Problems...
  • Page 110 If the projector continues to overheat after you clean the air filter, the problem may be caused by damage to the cooling fan or temperature sensor. Contact EPSON for help. Warning: Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to service this product yourself.
  • Page 111: Solving Problems With The Image Or Sound

    Solving Problems with the Image or Sound No image appears on the screen. Check that the P power light is green, not flashing, and the lens cap is off. The projector may be in sleep mode. If the P power light is orange, press the button to turn the projector on.
  • Page 112 If you’re using a PC laptop: If you’re using a PowerBook or iBook with OS 9.x: 1. From the Apple menu, select 2. Click the 3. Drag one monitor icon on top of the other. This lets you display 4. If this option isn’t available, click the 5.
  • Page 113 The message Not Supported Make sure the correct Input Signal (see page 77). Make sure your computer’s resolution doesn’t exceed UXGA × (1600 1200), and the frequency is supported by the projector (see page 122). If necessary, change your computer’s resolution setting as described on the following page.
  • Page 114 The image contains static or noise. The image is blurry. Solving Problems Make sure the correct Input Signal (see page 77). If you’re using a computer cable longer than 6 feet (2 meters), or an extension cable, the image quality may be reduced. Keep your computer and video cables away from the power cord as much as possible to prevent interference.
  • Page 115 You see vertical stripes or the image still looks blurry after trying the solutions in the previous section. If you’re projecting from a computer and displaying an image that contains a lot of fine detail, you may notice one or more vertical stripes or bands, or some of the characters may look heavy or blurred.
  • Page 116 The colors of the image are not right. note Because of the different technologies used, your projected image may not exactly match the colors on your laptop or computer monitor. There is no sound. Solving Problems If you’re displaying a computer image, use the option in the projector’s Video menu to adjust the color.
  • Page 117: Solving Easymp Problems

    Solving EasyMP Problems An image displayed with EasyMP appears distorted. Because of their resolution, some JPEG images cannot be displayed correctly. Some JPEG files from digital cameras cannot be previewed. Files with a high compression ratio may appear blurry. In EMP SlideMaker, some PowerPoint files don’t appear in the file window.
  • Page 118: Solving Problems With The Remote Control

    Solving Problems with the Remote Control The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands. You’ve connected a computer and you can’t control the mouse pointer with the remote control. Make sure the cable is securely connected to both your computer’s USB port and the projector’s USB port (see page 53).
  • Page 119: Where To Get Help

    24 hours a day, as listed in the following table. Service Access World Wide Web From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s product support page at After selecting your product, you can access troubleshooting information, download product documentation, and receive technical advice through e-mail.
  • Page 120 Solving Problems...
  • Page 121: Appendix A: Software Installation

    Appendix A: Software Installation use the projector’s EasyMP features—for presenting over a wireless network, transferring PowerPoint presentations to a memory card, and monitoring the projector from a remote location. System Requirements Before you install the software, make sure your computer meets these note requirements: The EasyMP software...
  • Page 122 Follow these steps: 1. Insert the EasyMP software CD-ROM in your computer’s 2. Click the 3. If you want to be able to 4. If you want to be able to project images stored on a memory card 5. If you want to be able to monitor the projector remotely from this 6.
  • Page 123: Appendix B: Projector Installation

    Appendix B: Projector Installation his appendix provides guidelines on installing the projector in a permanent location, such as a theater or conference room. Installation Guidelines The projector can be installed for four different viewing setups: front projection, ceiling mounting, rear projection onto a semi-transparent screen, or rear/ceiling projection, as shown: Front projection Ceiling mounting...
  • Page 124 the distortion by using the note menu system (see page 80) or by using the See page 8 for more projector’s control panel. information on projector If you place the projector’s lens so it’s level with the top of the screen, placement.
  • Page 125: Appendix C: Technical Specifications

    Appendix C: Technical Specifications General Type of display Poly-silicon TFT active matrix Size of LCD panels Diagonal: 0.9 inches (22.9 mm) Lens F=1.9 to 2.1, f=31 to 36 mm Resolution (native format) 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) Color reproduction 24 bit, 16.8 million colors Brightness 2000 lumens (ANSI) Contrast ratio...
  • Page 126: Projection Lamp

    Projection Lamp Type Power consumption Lamp life Part number Remote Control Range Battery Mouse Compatibility Dimensions Height Width Depth Weight Electrical Rated frequency Power supply Power consumption Appendix C: Technical Specifications UHE (Ultra High Efficiency) 150 W About 1500 hours V13H010L18 20 feet (6 meters) CR2025 lithium...
  • Page 127: Computer Video Port Pin Assignments

    Environmental Temperature Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C) Storage: 14 to 140 °F (-10 to 60 °C) Humidity Operating: 20 to 80% RH, non-condensing Storage: 10 to 90% RH, non-condensing Safety United States FCC 47CFR Part 15B Class B (DoC) UL1950 Rev.
  • Page 128: Compatible Video Formats

    Compatible Video Formats The projector supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM international video standards, as well as the monitor display formats listed below. To project images output from a computer, the computer’s video card must be set at a refresh rate (vertical frequency) that’s compatible with the projector;...
  • Page 129 MAC19 MAC21 NTSC NTSC 4:3 M-PAL N-PAL PAL—60 SECAM HDTV (480i) HDTV (480p) HDTV (720p) HDTV (1080i) HDTV (1080i) The image is resized using EPSON’s SizeWise Technology. Pixelworks DNX projector. Resolution × × × 1024 × 1024 × 1152 —...
  • Page 130 Appendix C: Technical Specifications...
  • Page 131: Appendix D: Notices

    Appendix D: Notices his appendix includes safety instructions and other important information about your EPSON PowerLite projector. Important Safety Instructions Follow these safety instructions when setting up and using the projector: Do not place the projector on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
  • Page 132 Never push objects of any kind through the cabinet slots. Never spill liquid of any kind into the projector. Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages and other hazards.
  • Page 133: Remote Control Information

    Dim the ambient lighting and/or turn off any fluorescent lights. Close any window coverings and/or move the projector out of direct sunlight. Turn off other equipment that emits infrared energy. Open-source Code Disclosure The EPSON PowerLite 735c uses open-source code. Appendix D: Notices...
  • Page 134: Declaration Of Conformity

    Trade Name: Type of Product: Projector Model: Marketing Name: PowerLite 735c Appendix D: Notices EPSON AMERICA, INC. 3840 Kilroy Airport Way MS: 3-13 Long Beach, CA 90806-2469 (562) 290-5254 EPSON EMP-735...
  • Page 135: Fcc Compliance Statement

    FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users This equipment 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.
  • Page 136: Warranty

    When warranty service involves the exchange of the product or of a part, the item replaced becomes EPSON property. The exchanged product or part may be new or previously repaired to the EPSON standard of quality. Exchange or replacement products or parts assume the remaining warranty period of the product covered by this limited warranty.
  • Page 137 To locate the Authorized EPSON Servicer nearest you, call the EPSON Connection at (800) 637-7661 + PIN or (562) 276-4394 in the U.S. and (905) 709-3839 in Canada or write to: Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box 93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012. Appendix D: Notices...
  • Page 138 Appendix D: Notices...
  • Page 139: Index

    Index A/V Mute, 79, 81 A/V Mute button, 24 About menu, 83, 98 Access Point mode, 34 to 42 Access point, checking IP address of, 41 Accessories, 6, 113 Ad Hoc mode, 29 to 33 Advanced menu, 81 to 82 Air filter, cleaning and replacing, 95 Anti-theft device, 6, 9 Aspect ratio, 119...
  • Page 140 116 setting up transitions, 61 to 62 transferring scenarios to memory card, 62 to 64 Encryption, 33, 38, 43 Environmental specifications, 121 EPSON accessories, 6, 113 PrivateLine Support, 3, 113 technical support, 3, 113 Index ESSID, 31, 33, 35, 38...
  • Page 141 Kensington anti-theft device, 6, 9 Keystone correction, 19, 80, 107, 119 Keyword, 31, 36, 43 Lamp number of hours used, 83 replacing, 96 to 98 status light, 103 Lamp timer, resetting, 98 Language setting, 102 Laptop computer connecting to, 50 displaying on, 14, 106 Lens cleaning, 94...
  • Page 142 PrivateLine Support, 3, 113 Problems color, 110 EasyMP, 111 image, 105 to 110 remote control, 112 sound, 110 Projection lamp, see Lamp Projector carrying case, 6, 99 cleaning, 94 connections, see Connecting projector distance from screen, 8, 119 feet, adjusting height with, 18 installing, 117 to 118 lamp specifications, 120 monitoring remotely, 85 to 91...
  • Page 143 Speaker, specifications, 119 Special effects, adding to slide transitions, 62, Specifications brightness, 1, 119 dimensions, 120 electrical, 120 environmental, 121 general, 119 lens, 119 remote control, 120 resolution, 1, 119 safety, 121 SSID, see ESSID Startup screen, creating, 78 to 79 Status lights, 103 to 105 Stopping action, 25 Storing projector, 99...
  • Page 144 Index...

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