Acer X1140A User Manual

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  • Page 1 Acer Projector X1140/X1140A/X1240/X1340W Series User's Guide...
  • Page 2 Copyright © 2012. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Acer Projector X1140/X1140A/X1240/X1340W Series User's Guide Original Issue: 4/2012 Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications.
  • Page 3 Information for Your Safety and Comfort Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 4 • To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery leakage, do not place the product on a vibrating surface. • Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment which will probably cause unexpected short current or damage rotor devices, lamp.
  • Page 5 Product servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: •...
  • Page 6 might cause fire or electric shock. In this case, unplug immediately and contact your dealer. • Do not keep using this product to break or drop it. In this case contact your dealer for inspection. • Do not face the projector lens to the sun. It can lead to fire. •...
  • Page 7 Caution for Listening To protect your hearing, follow these instructions. • Increase the volume gradually until you can hear clearly and comfortably. • Do not increase the volume level after your ears have adjusted. • Do not listen to music at high volumes for extended periods. •...
  • Page 8: Precautions

    viii First Thing First Usage Notes • Turn off the product before cleaning. • Use a soft cloth moistened with mild detergent to clean the display housing. • Disconnect the power plug from AC outlet if the product is not being used for a long period of time.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Information for Your Safety and Comfort First Thing First viii Usage Notes viii Precautions viii Introduction Product Features Package Overview Projector Overview Projector Outlook Control Panel Remote Control Layout Getting Started Connecting the Projector Turning the Projector On/Off Turning On the Projector Turning Off the Projector Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Height of the Projected Image...
  • Page 10 Appendices Troubleshooting LED & Alarm Definition Listing Replacing the Lamp Ceiling Mount Installation Specifications Compatibility Modes Regulations and safety notices...
  • Page 11: Introduction

    ® • technology • X1140/X1140A: Native 800 x 600 SVGA resolution Auto / 4:3 / 16:9 aspect ratio supported X1240: Native 1024 x 768 XGA resolution Auto / 4:3 / 16:9 aspect ratio supported X1340W: Native 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution Auto/ Full / 4:3 /16:9 / L.Box aspect ratio supported...
  • Page 12: Package Overview

    Package Overview This projector comes with all the items shown below. Check to make sure you have them all. Contact your dealer immediately if any thing is missing. Projector Power cord VGA cable Acer Projector Security Card Acer Projector This CD contains •...
  • Page 13: Projector Overview

    Zoom ring Projection lens Focus ring Tilt adjusting wheel Remote control receiver Power key and Power indicator Rear side (X1140) (X1140A/X1240/X1340W) Description Description USB connector Audio input connector Audio output connector Monitor loop-through output connector 7 Tilt adjusting wheel Analog RGB signal/HDTV/component...
  • Page 14: Control Panel

    Control Panel Function Description LAMP Lamp Indicator LED Power indicator LED Refer to the "Turning the Projector On/ Off" section. Keystone Adjusts image distortion caused by tilting projection (±40 degrees). RESYNC Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input source. MENU Launches the Onscreen Display (OSD) menu, returns to the previous step for the OSD menu operation or exits the OSD...
  • Page 15: Remote Control Layout

    Remote Control Layout ENTER BACK PgUp PgDn SD/USB A HDMI/DVI LAN/WiFi USBB Function Description POWER Refer to the "Turning the Projector On/Off" section. ASPECT RATIO To choose the desired aspect ratio. ZOOM Zooms the projector display in or out. RESYNC Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input source.
  • Page 16 USB cable. 18 VIDEO To change source to Composite video. 19 MUTE To turn on/off the volume. 20 WIRELESS; (No function) LAN/WiFi (No function) Rewind Play/Pause Stop Fast-forward 22 SD/USB A (No function) 23 USB B (No function) (X1140/X1140A/X1240) (X1340W) VZ.JDW00.001...
  • Page 17: Getting Started

    Getting Started Connecting the Projector Video/S-Video Output DVD player, RS232 Display Set-top box, D-Sub HDTV receiver R B G D-Sub RS232 R B G Speakers HDTV adapter D-Sub D-Sub RS232 Description Description Power cord S-Video cable VGA cable RS232 cable VGA to component video/HDTV USB cable adapter...
  • Page 18: Turning The Projector On/Off

    Turning the Projector On/Off Turning On the Projector Ensure that the power cord and signal cable are securely connected. The Power LED will light red. Turn on the projector by pressing (POWER) on the control panel or remote control, and the Power indicator LED will turn blue. Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player, etc.).
  • Page 19: Turning Off The Projector

    Turning Off the Projector To turn the projector off, press the power button. This message appears: "Please press power button again to complete the shutdown process" Press the power button again. The LED power indicator will turn solid red to indicate standby mode. It is now safe to unplug the power cord.
  • Page 20: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Height of the Projected Image The projector is equipped with two elevator feet for adjusting the image height. To rais e the image: Use the front Tilt adjusting wheel to raise the image to the desired height angle.
  • Page 21: How To Optimize Image Size And Distance

    Consult the table below to find the optimal image sizes achievable when the projector is positioned at a desired distance from the screen. • X1140/X1140A/X1240 If the projector is 3 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 72" and 79".
  • Page 22 • X1340W If the projector is 3 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 84" and 93". Note: Remind as below figure, the space of 142 cm height is required when the projector is located at 3 m distance. 93"...
  • Page 23: How To Get A Preferred Image Size By Adjusting Distance And Zoom

    The table below shows how to achieve a desired image size by adjusting either the position or the zoom ring. • X1140/X1140A/X1240 To obtain an image size of 70", set the projector at a distance between 2.6 m and 2.9 m from the screen and adjust the zoom level accordingly.
  • Page 24 • X1340W To obtain an image size of 70" set the projector at a distance between 2.3 m and 2.5 m from the screen and adjust the zoom level accordingly. 70" Desired Height: image size 107 cm From base to top of image 2.3 m Desired distance...
  • Page 25: User Controls

    User Controls Installation Menu The Installation menu provides an onscreen display (OSD) for projector installation and maintenance. Use the OSD only when the message "No signal" is displayed on the screen. Turn on the projector by pressing (POWER) on the control panel or remote control.
  • Page 26: Acer Empowering Technology

    Acer Empowering Technology Empowering Key Acer Empowering Key provides four Acer unique functions: "Acer eView Management", "Acer eTimer Management", "Acer ePower Management" and "Acer e3D Management". Press " " repeatly to cycle through these functions. Acer eView Management Press " "...
  • Page 27: Onscreen Display (Osd) Menus

    Onscreen Display (OSD) Menus The projector has multilingual Onscreen Display (OSD) menus that allow you to make image adjustments and change a variety of settings. Using the OSD menus • To open the OSD menu, press "MENU" on the control panel or remote control.
  • Page 28: Color

    Color There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images. • Bright: For brightness optimization. • Presentation: For meeting presentation with higher brightness. • Standard: For common environment. Display Mode • Video: For playing video in a bright environment. •...
  • Page 29 Adjusts a video image from black and white to fully saturated colors. • Press to decrease the amount of color in the Saturation image. • Press to increase the amount of color in the image. Adjusts the color balance of red and green. •...
  • Page 30: Image

    Image • Front: The factory default setting. Projection • Mode Rear: Reverses the image so you can project from behind a translucent screen. • Auto: Automatically adjusts projection location of image. Projection • Desktop Location • Ceiling: Turns the image upside down for ceiling- mounted projection.
  • Page 31 Manually adjusts image distortion caused by tilting projection (±40 degrees). Manual Keystone <Note> The Manual Keystone function is unavailable under Auto Keystone setting to "On". Adjusts the sharpness of the image. • Press to decrease the sharpness. Sharpness • Press to increase the sharpness.
  • Page 32: Setting

    Setting Selects a preferred closed captioning mode from CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, (CC1 displays captions in the primary language in Closed Caption your area). Select "Off" to turn off the captioning feature. This function is only available when a composite video or S- Video input signal is selected and its system format is NTSC.
  • Page 33 Timeout (Min.) Once "Security" is set to "On", you can set timeout function. • Press to select timeout duration. • The range is from 10 to 990 minutes. • When time is up, the projector will request you to enter the password again.
  • Page 34: Management

    Administrator Password You can enter "Administrator Password" when the "Enter Administrator Password" or "Enter Password" dialogue box displays. • Press to change "Administrator Password". • The factory default of "Administrator Password" is "1234". If you forget your administrator password, do the following to retrieve the administrator password: •...
  • Page 35: Audio

    • Instant Off: Enables you to turn off the projector immediately without fan cooling process by pressing the power button twice. Turn Off Mode • Instant Resume: Enables you to restart the projector immediately within 2 minutes after turning it off. Auto Shutdown The projector will automatically shut down while there is (Minutes)
  • Page 36 Selects "On" to enable the 3D function supported by TI DLP 3D technology. • Select this item while using DLP 3D glasses, quad buffer (NVIDIA/ATI...) graphics card and HQFS format file or DVD with corresponding SW player. • Turns off the 3D mode. If you see a discrete or overlapping image while wearing DLP 3D glasses, you may need to execute "Invert"...
  • Page 37: Language

    It needs correct settings on graphics card 3D application program for correct 3D display. The SW players, such as Stereoscopic Player and DDD TriDef Media Player can support 3D format files. You can download these players on the web page below. - Stereoscopic Player (Trial): - DDD TriDef Media Player (Trial): 3-D-Experience-4.0.2.html...
  • Page 38: Appendices

    Appendices Troubleshooting If you experience a problem with your Acer projector, refer to the following troubleshooting guide. If the problem persists, please contact your local reseller or service center. Image Problems and Solutions Problem Solution No image appears • Make sure all the cables are correctly connected as onscreen described in the "Getting Started"...
  • Page 39 Partial, scrolling • Press "RESYNC" on the control panel or remote or incorrectly control. displayed image • For an incorrectly displayed image: (For notebooks) • Follow the steps for item 2 (above) to adjust the resolution of your computer. • Press the toggle output settings.
  • Page 40: Problems With The Projector

    Image is too small • Adjust the zoom lever on the top of the projector. or too large • Move the projector closer to or further from the screen. • Press "MENU" on the control panel or remote control. Go to "Image" > "Aspect Ratio" and try different settings.
  • Page 41: Osd Messages

    OSD Messages Condition Message Reminder Message Fan Fail - the system fan is not working. Fan Fail. Lamp will automatically turn off soon. Projector Overheated - the projector has exceeded its recommended operating temperature and must be allowed to cool down before it is used. Please also check the dust filters if they are installed.
  • Page 42: Led & Alarm Definition Listing

    LED & Alarm Definition Listing LED Messages Message Power LED LAMP LED TEMP LED Blue Standby (Power cord plugged in) Power on Lamp retry Quick flashing Turning off (Cooling Quick flashing state) Turning off (Cooling completed) Error (Thermal failure) Error (Fan lock failure) Quick flashing Error (Lamp breakdown)
  • Page 43: Replacing The Lamp

    Replacing the Lamp Use a screwdriver to remove the screw(s) from the cover, and then pull out the lamp. The projector will detect the lamp life itself. It will show you a warning message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. Replacement Suggested!"...
  • Page 44: Ceiling Mount Installation

    Ceiling Mount Installation If you wish to install the projector using a ceiling mount, please refer to the steps below: Drill four holes into a solid, structurally sound part of the ceiling, and secure the mount base. Note: Screws are not included. Please obtain the appropriate screws for your type of ceiling.
  • Page 45 Use the appropriate number of screws for the projector size to attach the projector to the ceiling mount bracket. Screw Type B Large Washer Smaller Washer Projector Bracket Supports projector and allows for adjustments Spacer - For heat dissipation Note: It is recommended that you keep a reasonable space between the bracket and the projector to allow for proper heat distribution.
  • Page 46 Note: The appropriate type of screw and washer for each model is listed in the table below. 3 mm diameter screws are enclosed in the screw pack. Models Screw Type B Washer Type Diameter (mm) Length (mm) Large Small X1140/X1140A/X1240/ X1340W 110.05 mm 55 mm...
  • Page 47: Specifications

    Projection distance with clear 4.9' (1.5 m) - 19.7' (6 m) focus Throw ratio • X1140/X1140A/X1240: 53" @ 2 m (1.86 - 2.04 : 1) • X1340W: 63" @ 2 m (1.5 - 1.65 : 1) Horizontal scan rate 31 - 99 kHz...
  • Page 48 USB x 1 (Type mini B) • VGA input x 1 • Composite video x 1 • S-Video x 1 Below items are for X1140A/X1240/X1340W only. • RS232 x 1 • 3.5 mm audio jack input x 1 • 3.5 mm audio jack output x 1 •...
  • Page 49: Compatibility Modes

    Compatibility Modes VGA Analog - PC Signal H.Frequency Mode Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] [KHz] 31.47 37.86 640 x 480 37.50 43.27 61.91 35.20 37.88 48.08 SVGA 800 x 600 46.88 53.67 77.42 48.36 56.48 1024 x 768 60.02 68.67 98.96 63.85 1152 x 864 67.50 77.10...
  • Page 50 1280 x 768 47.78 1280 x 768 60.29 1280 x 768 68.63 1280 x 720 45.00 1280 x 800 49.70 WXGA 1440 x 900 55.94 1680 x 1050 65.29 1366 x 768 47.71 1920 x 1080-RB 66.60 1920 x 1080-EIA 67.50 1024 x 600 37.50...
  • Page 51: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Regulations and safety notices FCC notice This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 52: Declaration Of Conformity For Eu Countries

    Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Acer hereby, declares that this projector series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Compliant with Russian regulatory certification Radio device regulatory notice Note: The regulatory information below is for models with...
  • Page 53 List of applicable countries This device must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints in the country of use. For further information, please contact a local office in the country of use. Please see for the latest country list.
  • Page 54: Declaration Of Conformity

    Model Number: QSV1106/QSV1107/QNX1108/QWX1109 series Machine Type: X1140/X1140A/X1240/X1340W series Is compliant with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the following EC directives, and that all the necessary steps have been taken and are in force to assure that production units of the same product will continue comply with the requirements.
  • Page 55 Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi New Taipei City 221, Taiwan The standards listed below are applied to the product if built with WLAN module or wireless keyboard and mouse. R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: •...
  • Page 56 The following local Manufacturer / Importer is responsible for this declaration: Product: DLP Projector Model Number: QSV1106/QSV1107/QNX1108/ QWX1109 series Machine Type: X1140/X1140A/X1240/X1340W series Name of Responsible Party: Acer America Corporation Address of Responsible Party: 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110 U.

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