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  • Page 1 ® EPSON PowerLite 5300/7200/7300 User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to strictly comply with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION’s operating and...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Information

    WARNING: Never look into the projector lens when the lamp is turned on; the bright light can damage your eyes. Never let children look into the lens when it is on. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and filter covers.
  • Page 4: For Canadian 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. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Getting the Most Out of Your Projector ....... . 3...
  • Page 6 Turning the Equipment On and Off ........54 Turning the Projector On and Off ....... . .55 Using the Projector Positioning the Projector .
  • Page 7 Customizing the Remote Control Effects Buttons ..... 96 Controlling Projector Features ........103 Maintenance Cleaning the Lens .
  • Page 8 Technical Specifications Supported Monitor Displays ........137 Glossary Index...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    1024 768 pixels on the PowerLite 7200 and PowerLite 7300. The projector supports a wide variety of video inputs, from VGA to SXGA with resolutions up to 1280 1024. It produces bright images that can be easily seen in rooms light enough to take notes.
  • Page 10 The remote control can also act as a wireless mouse to control operations on your computer screen during presentations. Additionally, you can install the projector’s ELP Link III software to control the projector’s settings from your computer and enhance your presentations with special effects.
  • Page 11: Getting The Most Out Of Your Projector

    Your projector comes with a full set of features that enable you to control the settings for the image display, video, and audio. To get the most out of the projector, read this section for a quick summary of the important features.
  • Page 12: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories To enhance your use of the projector, EPSON provides the following: Customized carrying cases for the projector and its cables: Hard Shell Carrying Case Soft Shell Carrying Case Replacement lamp and air filter Long throw zoom lens Communication kit cable set and computer cable so you can connect your projector to a second computer.
  • Page 13: About This Guide

    About This Guide This guide describes how to set up and use the EPSON PowerLite 5300, PowerLite 7200, and PowerLite 7300 projectors. The instructions pertain to all these models, except where otherwise noted. Chapter 1, “Setting Up the Projector,” provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up your projector;...
  • Page 14: Where To Get Help

    ® CompuServe Introduction Access From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s Home Page at http://www.epson.com. If you have Internet FTP capability, use your Web browser (or other software for FTP downloading) to log onto ftp.epson.com with the user name anonymous and your e-mail address as the password.
  • Page 15: Automated Telephone Services

    EPSON FaxAdvice EPSON Referral Service When you need support, follow the calling instructions on the back of the EPSON Private Line Technical Support card included with the projector. Technical support is also available by calling (800) 974-1202 between 6 through Friday. Toll or long distance charges may apply.
  • Page 16: Safety Instructions

    2. Do not use the projector near water or sources of heat. 3. Use attachments only as recommended. 4. Use the type of power source indicated on the projector. If you are not sure of the power available, consult your dealer or power company.
  • Page 17 8. Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles. This can cause fire or electric shock. 9. Do not place the projector where the cord can be walked on. This may result in fraying or damage to the plug.
  • Page 18 When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed If liquid has been spilled into the projector, or if it has been exposed to rain or water If it does not operate normally when you follow the operating...
  • Page 19: Setting Up The Projector

    VCR, camcorder, or laser disc player before it can project any images. You may also want to set up the projector for one or more of the following: Connect the mouse cable to use the remote control as a wireless mouse.
  • Page 20: Unpacking The Projector

    Unpacking the Projector When you unpack the projector, make sure you have all these components: 1 • Setting Up the Projector Projector Remote control 2 AA batteries Power cord Projector video cable Audio cable Audio/video (A/V) cable...
  • Page 21 ELP Link III software) ® PS/2 mouse cable (for the PC) Serial mouse cable (for the PC) Mac mouse cable (for the Macintosh) PC serial cable Macintosh serial cable Projector Software CD ROM Unpacking the Projector...
  • Page 22: Additional Components

    You will not need all these components; your configuration will determine which ones you need. Save all packaging in case you need to ship the projector in the future. Always transport the projector in its original packaging (or the equivalent), or use a carrying case if you are carrying the projector by hand.
  • Page 23: Before You Connect The Projector

    (For more precise calculations, see “Positioning the Projector” on page 58.) Caution: Do not hold or lift the projector by the lens. This can damage the lens. Image size (diagonal) 200 inches (5.1 m)
  • Page 24: Installing The Remote Control Batteries

    Be sure to place the projector on a sturdy, level surface within five feet of the computer or video source. Installing the Remote Control Batteries You can use the remote control as a wireless mouse instead of your computer’s mouse to control your presentation. You can also use it to control the projector menus and use the Effects buttons.
  • Page 25 Replace batteries as soon as they run out. If the batteries leak, wipe away battery fluid with a soft cloth. If fluid gets on your hands, wash them immediately. Remove batteries if you will not be using the projector for a long period of time. Before You Connect the Projector...
  • Page 26: Connecting To A Computer

    IBM compatible laptop PCs Apple Macintosh desktop computers, including Macintosh Quadra, Any Apple PowerBook with video-out capability (PowerLite 7200 and 7300 only) Most high-end workstations from Sun, Silicon Graphics, may need an adapter cable to connect to a high-end workstation; see page 49.) See the section that applies to your computer.
  • Page 27: Connecting To A Pc Desktop Computer

    The illustration below identifies all the interface ports on the back of the projector; you may want to refer to this as you connect your computer or other equipment to the projector. IR Repeater Power Inlet Connecting to a PC Desktop Computer...
  • Page 28 Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect. Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on. Note: Computer configurations vary. See your computer manual for the location of the ports needed to connect your projector.
  • Page 29 (This is useful when you need to view the video output but the projection screen is behind you.) 2. Connect one end of the projector video cable to the projector’s Computer 1 port. (Use the Computer 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.)
  • Page 30 3. Connect the other end of the projector video cable to the computer’s video port. 4. Tighten the screws on all connectors. Connecting the Mouse and Serial Cables If you want to use the remote control as a mouse or use the ELP Link III software, you need to connect the main cable.
  • Page 31 1. Connect the small end of the main cable to the projector’s Mouse/Com 1 port. (Use the Mouse/Com 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, connect the 9-pin end of the PS/2 mouse cable included with the projector to the MOUSE terminal on the square end of the main cable.
  • Page 32 Note: You will not be able to use ELP Link III software if your system has only one serial port that is being used to support a serial mouse. 5. Tighten the screws on all connectors. 1 • Setting Up the Projector...
  • Page 33 Connecting the Audio Cable 1. If you will be using audio, connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio 1 jack on the projector. (Use the Audio 2 jack if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the speaker or audio out port on the computer’s sound card.
  • Page 34: Connecting To A Pc Laptop Computer

    Connecting to a PC Laptop Computer To connect the projector to your PC laptop computer, you need to: Connect the projector video cable Connect the mouse and/or serial cable (if you want to use the remote control as a mouse or use the ELP Link III software) Connect the audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with audio)
  • Page 35 2. Connect the other end of the video cable to the laptop’s video (monitor) port. 3. Tighten the screws on all connectors. Connecting the Mouse and Serial Cables If you want to use the remote control as a mouse or use the ELP Link III software, you need to connect the main cable.
  • Page 36 1. Connect the small end of the main cable to the projector’s Mouse/Com 1 port. (Use the Mouse/Com 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, connect the 9-pin end of the PS/2 mouse cable included with the projector to the MOUSE terminal on the square end of the main cable.
  • Page 37 6. Configure your laptop to work with an external mouse. Note: You may have to set the display to appear on both the laptop’s screen and the projector. Some laptops let you change this setting with the keyboard’s function keys or by using a setup utility provided by the computer manufacturer.
  • Page 38 Connecting the Audio Cable 1. If you will be using audio, connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio 1 jack on the projector. (Use the Audio 2 jack if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to your laptop.
  • Page 39: Connecting To A Desktop Macintosh

    Connect the audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with audio) Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect. Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on. Note: Macintosh configurations vary. See your computer manual for the location of the ports needed to connect your projector.
  • Page 40 Connecting the Video and Monitor Cables First connect the video and monitor cables. Refer to this illustration as you follow the steps below. Computer Out port Macintosh monitor adapter 1 • Setting Up the Projector Macintosh desktop adapter Computer 1 port projector video cable...
  • Page 41 1. Connect one end of the projector video cable to the projector’s Computer 1 port. (Use the Computer 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. Remove the small cover on the Macintosh desktop adapter (as shown below) and set its DIP switches in accordance with the resolution you want to use, such as 16-inch mode.
  • Page 42 4. Disconnect the monitor cable from the video port on the back of the Macintosh. Then connect the projector video cable (with the Macintosh desktop adapter attached) to the video port on the Macintosh.
  • Page 43 5. To also view the video on the computer’s monitor, attach the large end of the Macintosh monitor adapter to the monitor cable and connect the other end of the adapter to the projector’s Computer Out port. 6. Tighten the screws on all the connectors.
  • Page 44 The Mac serial cable (to use the ELP Link III software and the Effects buttons on the remote control) Refer to this illustration while following the steps below. 1 • Setting Up the Projector Mouse/Com 1 port MAC mouse cable...
  • Page 45 1. Connect the small end of the main cable to the projector’s Mouse/Com 1 port. (Use the Mouse/Com 2 port to connect a second computer.) 2. To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, connect one end of the projector’s Mac mouse cable to the MOUSE terminal on the large end of the main cable.
  • Page 46 Mac serial cable to the Mac SERIAL terminal on the large end of the main cable. 5. Connect the other end of the Mac serial cable to the 1 • Setting Up the Projector modem port on the back of your Macintosh. printer or...
  • Page 47 Connecting the Audio Cable 1. If you will be using audio, connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio 1 jack on the projector. (Use the Audio 2 jack if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the audio-out port on your computer.
  • Page 48: Connecting To A Powerbook

    Connect the audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with audio) Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect. Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on. Note: PowerBook configurations vary, so the location of your computer’s ports may not match the illustrations.
  • Page 49 Connecting the Video Cable First connect the projector video cable. Refer to this illustration as you follow the steps below. Note: Some new PowerBooks may allow you to connect the video cable directly to the computer without using a video-out cable. See your PowerBook manual for additional information on connecting a video cable.
  • Page 50 1. Connect one end of the projector video cable to the projector’s Computer 1 port. (Use the Computer 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. Remove the small cover on the Macintosh desktop adapter and set its DIP switches in accordance with the resolution you want to use (such as 16-inch mode).
  • Page 51 3. Connect the small terminal of the Macintosh desktop adapter to the other end of the video cable. 4. Connect the projector video cable (with the Macintosh desktop adapter attached) to the video-out port on the PowerBook. Connecting to a Computer...
  • Page 52 PowerBook. Connect the other end to the Macintosh desktop adapter on the end of the projector video cable. 1 • Setting Up the Projector...
  • Page 53 Connecting the Mouse and Serial Cables If you want to use the remote control as a mouse or use the ELP Link III software, you need to connect the main cable. It provides connectors for: The Mac mouse cable (to use the remote control as a mouse) The Mac serial cable (to use the ELP Link III software and the Effects buttons on the remote control) Refer to this illustration while following the steps below.
  • Page 54 1. Connect the small end of the main cable to the projector’s Mouse/Com 1 port. (Use the Mouse/Com 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, connect one end of the projector’s Mac mouse cable to the MOUSE terminal on the...
  • Page 55 3. Connect the other end of the Mac mouse cable to the mouse port on the back of the PowerBook. 4. To use the ELP Link III software or the Effects button on the remote control, connect one end of the Mac serial cable to the MAC SERIAL terminal on the large end of the main cable.
  • Page 56: Connecting The Audio Cable

    Connecting the Audio Cable 1. If you will be using audio, connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio 1 jack on the projector. (Use the Audio 2 jack if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the audio-out port on your PowerBook.
  • Page 57: Connecting To A High-End Workstation

    Connecting to a High-End Workstation The PowerLite 7200 and 7300 are capable of remapping input resolutions up to 1280 1024 pixels. Since 1280 1024 pixels is the default resolution for most leading workstations, this capability makes these projectors the best portable solution for the display of workstation video output.
  • Page 58 However, you can specify that a single broadcast format be detected. (See Chapter 3.) Note that the projector will then be able to detect only one type of video signal. The type of cable you use to connect the video source to the projector depends on whether you have composite video, S-Video, or component video.
  • Page 59 To connect a video source to the projector: 1. Turn off the projector and video source if they are on. 2. If your video source uses a small, round, one-prong composite (RCA) video connector, you’ll need the audio/video cable that comes with the projector.
  • Page 60 Computer 2 image signal. Note: Use a standard BNC cable, which you can purchase from any computer store. The 5BNC video cable supplied by EPSON as an optional accessory does not work with component video.
  • Page 61: Connecting To An External Speaker Or Pa System

    RCA-to-3.5 mm stereo audio cable. You can get one from your computer dealer. 1. Turn off the projector and speaker or PA system if they are on. 2. Connect the cable’s 3.5 mm stereo miniplug to the projector’s Audio Out jack.
  • Page 62: Turning The Equipment On And Off

    Note: EPSON offers the Mediaphile PAS (personal audio system) for external amplification. See page page 4 for the part number and ordering information. 3. Connect the RCA plugs to the external amplified speaker or PA system. Insert the cable’s red plug into the Audio R jack, and the white plug into the Audio L jack.
  • Page 63: Turning The Projector On And Off

    Turning the Projector On and Off Follow these steps to turn on the projector: 1. Connect one end of the power cord to the projector’s power inlet. 2. Connect the other end to a grounded electrical outlet. The Power light on the projector’s control panel turns orange, indicating that the projector is in sleep mode.
  • Page 64 60 seconds as the projector cools down.When the projector has cooled down, flashing stops. The power light remains orange. Note: If you press the Power button to turn the projector back on while the Power light is orange, there may be a delay before a projected image appears.
  • Page 65: Using The Projector

    Using the Projector his chapter provides the following information about using your projector: Positioning the projector relative to the screen Focusing and positioning the screen image Controlling the projector with the remote control and the control panel Monitoring the projector’s operating status...
  • Page 66: Positioning The Projector

    The illustration below identifies the parts of your projector. infrared receiver Positioning the Projector Your projector supports front, rear, and ceiling projection, allowing you to choose the best method for displaying your images. If you use rear or ceiling projection, you need to select this in the projector’s Options menu.
  • Page 67 When projecting from a table or desk, place the projector so the lens is aligned as closely as possible with the bottom of your screen: Positioning the Projector...
  • Page 68: Calculating Image Size And Projection Distance

    Calculating Image Size and Projection Distance The distance between the projector and the screen determines the actual image size. To determine the exact distance required for a particular image size (or to determine the size of an image at a particular distance), use the formulas given below.
  • Page 69 100 inches (254 cm) 160.8 inches (4.1 m) * For an image size of 300 inches, the projector may be up to 54 feet away from the screen, depending on the setting of the zoom ring. projection distance) + 1.5264 projection distance) + 1.1410...
  • Page 70 To determine the minimum and maximum diagonal size of an image when you know the projection distance: To determine the projection distance when you know the diagonal size of the screen image: 2 • Using the Projector Inches: Maximum diagonal size = (0.4742 Minimum diagonal size = (0.2849 Centimeters: Maximum diagonal size = (1.2045...
  • Page 71: Focusing And Positioning The Screen Image

    Focusing and Positioning the Screen Image When an image appears on screen, check that it is in focus and correctly positioned on the screen. To focus the image, rotate the focus ring (the inside ring on the lens). To adjust the size of the image, rotate the zoom ring (the outside ring).
  • Page 72 If you need to raise or lower the image on the screen, extend or retract the two feet at the bottom of the projector as follows: 1. Stand behind the projector and support the front of it while you lift up on the foot adjust levers, located above the feet. This unlocks the adjustable feet so they can move up and down.
  • Page 73: Resize Button

    You can also choose from two projection methods with images greater than SVGA size (PowerLite 5300) or XGA size (PowerLite 7200 or PowerLite 7300). Either project a portion of the image or project the entire image in a compressed format. The projector automatically reduces the image size to the projector’s maximum resolution.
  • Page 74: Controlling The Projector

    When the projector is in sleep mode, you can press the Power button to start projecting images, or you can unplug the projector’s power cord. Controlling the Projector You can use the remote control or the control panel on top of the...
  • Page 75: Using The Remote Control

    The remote control uses a line-of-sight infrared signal. To use the remote control, point it towards one of the remote control receivers located at the front and back of the projector. (See page 58.) You can use the remote control up to about 32.8 feet (10 meters) from the projector.
  • Page 76 Switches between Computer 1 and Computer 2, and from video to computer. (When the Computer 2 BNC switch on the back of the projector is set to BNC, the source is switched to 5 BNC.) Use the pointer button to navigate the menus or use the remote as a mouse pointer when the projector is connected to the computer with the main cable and the mouse cable.
  • Page 77 Switches the display dot mode and resize mode for VGA, XGA, SVGA, and SXGA input. You cannot resize the image if the input resolution matches the output resolution of the projector (SVGA for the PowerLite 5300, or XGA for the PowerLite 7200 and 7300).
  • Page 78: Using The Control Panel

    Using the Control Panel Enter button You can use the control panel to control the projector instead of the remote control. However, you can program and access the custom features only when you are using the remote control. 2 • Using the Projector...
  • Page 79 Switches the display dot mode and resize mode for VGA, XGA, SVGA, and SXGA input. You can’t resize the image if the input resolution matches the output resolution of the projector (SVGA for the PowerLite 5300, or XGA for the PowerLite 7200/7300). Mute Turns off audio.
  • Page 80: Projector Status Lights

    Projector Status Lights The lights on top of the projector tell you the projector’s operating status. power light temperature light projection lamp light Caution: A red light warns you if a serious problem occurs. See Chapter 6 for what to do if a warning light comes on.
  • Page 81: Power Light

    Orange and red flashing alternately Steady red Flashing red Meaning Sleep mode. (The projector is plugged in, but not projecting.) Power and lamp are on. The projector is warming up. Allow about 30 seconds. The projector is cooling down. There is an internal projector problem.
  • Page 82: Temperature Light

    Temperature Light Light status Flashing orange Steady red Flashing red 2 • Using the Projector Meaning Projector is too hot. Projector has turned off automatically because of overheating. Problem with the cooling fan or temperature sensor. The projector is functioning normally.
  • Page 83: Using The Projector Menus

    Using the Projector Menus he six projector menus enable you to control your projector from either the remote control or the control panel: The Video menu controls the look and quality of the projected image, and whether the image source is a computer or a video source (for example, a VCR).
  • Page 84: Accessing The Main Menu

    Accessing the Main Menu To display the Main menu, press the Menu button on the control panel or the remote control. The Main menu appears: Press the Menu button again to hide the menu. 3 • Using the Projector Menus...
  • Page 85 As you select a menu, a submenu of options appears to the right. The options available in some submenus vary, depending on whether the current image source is the computer or a video source. The following illustration shows a list of submenus for the Video menu when the image source is the computer.
  • Page 86: Changing A Menu Setting

    Main menu. 2. Press the up or down arrows (control panel) or press up or down on the pointer button (remote) to scroll through the menu choices. 3 • Using the Projector Menus up and down buttons pointer...
  • Page 87 3. Press either the Enter button (control panel) or the top or bottom multi-purpose button (remote) to move to a submenu list. Enter button top multi- purpose button bottom multi-purpose button 4. Press the up or down arrows (control panel) or up or down on the pointer button (remote) to scroll through the submenu choices.
  • Page 88: Video Menu (Image Source = Computer)

    The following options are available when the image source is Computer 1 or Computer 2. Note: The computer must be connected and operating, and the image source on the projector must be set to Computer 1 or Computer 2 for you to access these menu options. Menu item...
  • Page 89 Auto Set Up When enabled, this item allows the projector to sense the computer signal input and adjust it to the current projector settings. If the projector doesn’t automatically recognize the video source, try turning this off and choosing your settings manually.
  • Page 90: Video Menu (Image Source = Video)

    The following options are available when the image source is Video. Note: The projector’s image source must be set to Video, and the video source (such as a VCR or camcorder) must be connected and operating for you to access these menu options (for example, the projector must actually be projecting the image from your video tape, if you’re using a VCR).
  • Page 91: Audio Menu

    Menu item Reset Audio Menu The Audio menu enables you to make adjustments related to audio. Menu item Volume Treble Bass Description Returns all video menu items to their initial factory defaults. Select this item and then press the right arrow button (control panel) or right on the pointer button (remote) to display the confirmation screen.
  • Page 92 Menu item 3D Sound Reset 3 • Using the Projector Menus Description Adjusts the speakers’ stereo input. For a more expansive stereo sound, increase this setting. Returns all audio menu items to their initial factory defaults. Select this item and then press the Enter button (control panel) or a multi-purpose button (remote) to display the confirmation screen.
  • Page 93: Options Menu

    Mirrors the projected image on its X-axis (top-bottom). Selecting ON turns mirroring on, while OFF turns it off (for a normal image). Turn this option on when the projector is mounted upside-down from the ceiling. Specifies whether a black screen, a blue screen, or a user logo displays when the screen is blanked.
  • Page 94 Mouse/Com 1 port only. Select 2 to assign the wireless mouse control to the computer connected to the Mouse/Com 2 port only. Selecting 1 2 tells the projector to automatically switch wireless mouse control whenever the input source computer is changed.
  • Page 95: Custom Menu

    Menu item BNC Format Reset Custom Menu The Custom menu allows you to use your remote control to access special features, such as zoom, preview, or strobe effects. To open the Custom menu, select Custom from the Main menu. Zoom is highlighted. Unlike the other menus, the Custom menu requires that you press the Custom button on the remote control to access a Custom menu function.
  • Page 96 The Custom menu functions are: Menu item Zoom Preview 3 • Using the Projector Menus Function Description Press the Custom button to access the Zoom function. An indicator appears in the lower right of the screen while the zoom function is on. Zoom remains on until you press the Custom button again.
  • Page 97 Menu item Function Description Strobe Allows you to strobe moving images on up to 16 frames in time intervals from 0.1 to 1 second. To turn on the strobe function, press the Custom button, then press right on the pointer button to select Strobe.
  • Page 98: About Menu

    Computer 2/BNC Reset All Menu The Reset All menu lets you return all the projector settings to their default values. Select Reset All and press the Enter button on the control button or a multi-purpose button on the remote control to display the confirmation screen.
  • Page 99: Using The Elp Link Iii Software

    Software he ELP Link III software is a utility you can run from your desktop or laptop computer to control projector features and draw special graphics on your screen. You can also use the software to reconfigure the special effects buttons on the remote control.
  • Page 100: Installing The Software

    Macintosh OS System 7 and OS System 8 Connecting Needed Cables Before installing the software, make sure the projector is properly connected to your computer. See Chapter 1 for instructions on installing the main and serial cables needed to use the ELP Link III software.
  • Page 101 4. The Run dialog box appears. Type E:\SETUP (substitute the correct drive letter for your CD-ROM drive if it is not E), then press Enter or click OK. You see the ELP Link III welcome screen listing the languages available for installation screens. 5.
  • Page 102: Installing The Software For A Macintosh

    Installing the Software for a Macintosh Follow these steps to install the software for the Macintosh: 1. Insert the Projector Software CD into your CD-ROM drive. 2. Open the CD-ROM drive icon, if necessary. 3. Double-click the Installer icon. 4. You see a dialog box asking you to select a language for the software.
  • Page 103: Launching The Software From Windows

    Note: If you see a prompt asking you to select a port or open the software with the projector disconnected, it may be because the projector is disconnected or is connected to an incorrect COM port. If you want to run the software without the projector connected, select Unconnected and Execute.
  • Page 104: Launching The Software On A Macintosh

    The ELP Link III software can be used to: Customize the remote control Effects buttons Control standard and special projector features Note: If you ever select Unconnected and Execute from the Option menu, always uncheck the setting before exiting ELP Link III so the program starts correctly the next time you use it.
  • Page 105: Function Description And Usage

    The table below describes these functions and how to use them. Note: To use the Effects buttons, the ELP Link III software must be running and the computer connected to the projector. Once you have pressed an Effects button, you can size and position the effect by using either your mouse or your remote control (if you’ve set up the remote...
  • Page 106 Function Stamp Cursor Change Screen Clear Clears all Effects functions previously executed. Key Macro 4 • Using the ELP Link III Software Description and usage Draws a square on the screen. Press the Effects key assigned to this effect. Then press the bottom multi-purpose button once to define the position of one corner of the square.
  • Page 107 Note: To cancel or end a function, double-click with your mouse or press the bottom multi-purpose button twice (if you’re using the remote control as a mouse). Assigning Functions Each of the five Effects buttons is assigned a default function. If you want to assign a different function to a button, click the list box that corresponds to the button number and select a new function from the list.
  • Page 108 Setting Effects Options Once you have assigned functions to one or more Effects buttons, you can specify detailed options for each function. To set detailed options, click Detail Setting. A dialog box similar to the following appears. (The options and tabs displayed depend on which functions are currently assigned to the Effects buttons.) Click the tab for the function you want to adjust, then make any settings you wish.
  • Page 109 The following table describes the available options for each function. Function Options Line Width Specify the line width, from 1 to 32 points. Grid Specify whether to have the line “snap” to the corners of a grid by entering the size of the sides of the box, in pixels (dots).
  • Page 110: Saving And Recalling Effects Button Assignments

    Function Cursor Change Click on the cursor shape to be used. Screen Clear Key Macro Saving and Recalling Effects Button Assignments To save Effects button assignments, click Execute. To save multiple sets of button assignments, click Registration and specify a name for the current settings. To recall a saved set of assignments, select its name from the Setting menu.
  • Page 111: Controlling Projector Features

    If you did not select the correct COM (communication) port when setting up the software, or if you have changed the COM port to which the projector is connected, you can change the COM port setting from the ELP Link III software.
  • Page 112 Windows: 1. Display the ELP Link III main dialog box. See page 95 for details. 2. Select the Projector Setting icon at the bottom of the screen. The Projector Setting window appears: Note: See “Launching the Software on a Macintosh” on page 96 for information about displaying the Projector Setting window on a Macintosh.
  • Page 113: Using The Quick Change Toolbar

    Using the Quick Change Toolbar To quickly change some basic projector settings, click one of the toolbar buttons described below: Changing Projector Settings 1. Click Projector Control on the Projector Set dialog box. The following window appears: Power On, Off...
  • Page 114 Adjusts the horizontal and vertical screen position. Enables or disables automatic adjustment of the graphic signal being sent from the computer to optimize it for the projector. Displays the test pattern currently selected. Resets all fields to their default values.
  • Page 115 Video Tab (Video Input) Option Description Brightness Adjusts screen brightness. Contrast Adjusts screen contrast. Sharpness Adjusts screen sharpness. Color Adjusts the color density. Tint Adjusts the color tint. (NTSC only) Mode Selects the signal format. You can select AUTO, PAL, NTSC, or SECAM.
  • Page 116 Audio Tab Option Volume Treble Bass 3D Sound Pattern Display Reset 4 • Using the ELP Link III Software Description Adjusts sound volume. Adjusts the treble tone. Adjusts the bass tone. Adjusts stereo sound effects. When you increase the number, the stereo effect is enhanced.
  • Page 117 Use this setting when projecting to the back of a screen so the image is flipped left to right. Ceiling Use this setting when the projector is installed on the ceiling so the image is flipped top to bottom. Prompt Temporarily displays a prompt on the projector screen identifying which source (computer or video) is providing the image.
  • Page 118 Option BNC Format Pattern Display Reset Custom Tab Option Customize Function Pattern Display 4 • Using the ELP Link III Software Description Specifies the input image signal mode as either RGB or Y, R-Y, B-Y. Displays the test pattern currently selected. Resets all fields to their default values.
  • Page 119 Displays a gray scale test pattern. name specified. Either type the name or click Ref... (refer) to browse the hard disk for the file. The bitmap should be 1024 768 pixels (PowerLite 7200 and 7300) or 800 × 600 pixels. Using the Software...
  • Page 120 Specifying an Image Gamma 1. Click Gamma on the Projector Setting dialog box. The Gamma Setting window appears. 2. Select the desired gamma: Gamma 1 Gamma 2 Gamma 3 3. Click Pattern Display to display the test pattern selected. 4 • Using the ELP Link III Software Provides a dynamic and contrastive image.
  • Page 121 You can create or edit a logo from the Projector Setting dialog box, then save it to a file on your hard disk or download it to the projector. 1. Click User’s Logo on the Projector Setting dialog box. The User’s Logo Setting window appears.
  • Page 122 2. Click the Edit button. The following window appears. 3. Click the Open the File icon to locate and open a bitmap (or TIFF, JPG, PSO) file. The selected image appears in the display area. 4. To crop the image, click the Select Area button and position the crop marks.
  • Page 123 7. To download a logo file to the projector, click the Download button and follow the directions on the screen. Note: To change the logo that appears in the display area of the User’s Logo Setting window, click the File icon to locate and open a different file.
  • Page 124 4 • Using the ELP Link III Software...
  • Page 125: Maintenance

    You should keep the lens clean because any dirt or smears appear on the screen. You also need to periodically clean the air filter at the bottom of the projector. A clogged air filter can block ventilation needed to cool the projector and keep it from overheating.
  • Page 126: Cleaning The Lens

    Warning: Before you clean any part of the projector, turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and filter covers. Dangerous electrical voltages in the projector can injure you severely. Do not try to service this product yourself, except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide.
  • Page 127: Cleaning The Air Filter

    To clean the air filter, follow these steps: 1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cable. 2. Turn the projector on its side so that the handle is on top and you can access the filter easily.
  • Page 128: Replacing The Lamp

    The message LAMP REPLACE appears on the screen when the projection lamp comes on. Contact your dealer or call EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 in the United States and Canada for a replacement lamp. Request part number ELPLP05. Warning: Let the lamp cool before replacing it. Also, do not touch the glass portion of the lamp assembly.
  • Page 129 1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cable. 2. Turn the projector over so you can access the lamp cover. 3. Use a screwdriver, coin, or similar object to loosen the two retaining screws on the lamp cover. When the screws are loose, lift off the lamp cover.
  • Page 130 4. Use a screwdriver, coin, or similar object to loosen the two screws holding the lamp unit in place. (You cannot remove these screws.) 5. Lift up the handle and pull out the lamp unit. 5 • Maintenance...
  • Page 131: Transporting The Projector

    When transporting the projector for business use, first put the projector in a hard-shell carrying case (such as the optional EPSON accessory case), then pack it in a firm box, using cushioning around the case. When you are hand-carrying the projector, be sure to store it in a hard-shell or soft carrying case (such as the optional cases offered by EPSON).
  • Page 132 5 • Maintenance...
  • Page 133: Troubleshooting

    It is divided into the following sections: Problems with the projector. See this section if the projector is not working and to find out what the warning lights are indicating.
  • Page 134: Problems With The Projector

    If you have a problem, check the appropriate section and follow all suggestions that apply to your problem. If none of the suggestions solves the problem, call your dealer or contact EPSON as described on page 6. Problems with the Projector If you have problems with the projector, first turn it off and unplug it.
  • Page 135 Problems with the Projector Meaning The projector is hot. The projector is too hot and has turned off automatically. There’s a problem with the cooling fan or temperature sensor. Call a service representative.
  • Page 136 The temperature light is red. The projector is overheating, which turns the lamp off automatically. Let the projector cool for a few minutes, then turn it back on. Make sure nothing is blocking the ventilation vents. The air filter may be clogged. Clean it as described in Chapter 5 and then let the projector cool for awhile.
  • Page 137: Problems With The Remote Control

    The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands. The remote control unit’s batteries may be low on power. Replace them. Make sure the projector’s mouse cable is securely connected to both your computer’s mouse port and the projector’s main cable. See Chapter 1 for details.
  • Page 138: Problems With The Image Or Sound

    1024 768, the PowerLite 7200 or 7300 resizes the image. If the computer output is not compatible with this resizing, choose a different display setting on the computer. In Windows 3.x, use Windows Setup in the Main program group. In...
  • Page 139 The message NO SIGNAL is displayed. An image source not connected to the projector is selected, the signal is not being output from the computer, or the signal is not reaching the projector. Make sure the connectors are securely attached to both the projector and the image source.
  • Page 140 There is no sound. First check that the volume setting is not turned all the way down and that the audio/video cable is securely attached to both the projector and the audio source. Also, make sure that the Mute button is not enabled.
  • Page 141: Technical Specifications

    Lens Resolution Color reproduction Brightness Poly-silicon Thin Film Transistor (TFT) (PowerLite 5300 and 7300 models have a Micro Lens Array (MLA) built in) Diagonal: 1.3 inches (33.6 mm) F=2.0–2.3, f=55–72 mm PowerLite 5300: SVGA, 800 PowerLite 7200/7300: XGA, 1024 pixels 24 bit, 16.7 million colors...
  • Page 142 Image size Projection distance Projection methods Internal speaker system Optical aspect ratio Zoom ratio Tilt angle Supported video interface standards Projection Type Lamp Power consumption Lamp life Part number Remote Range Control Batteries 7 • Technical Specifications 30 to 300 inches (at 3.9 to 40.6 feet distance), Wide angle 23 to 230 inches (at 5.1 to 54 feet distance), Tele angle...
  • Page 143 Mouse Compatibility Repeater Interface Height Mechanical Width Depth Weight Rated frequency Electrical Power supply Power consumption Supports PS/2, serial, ADB ® Supports Xantech IR repeaters, 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack 4.7 inches (120 mm) 11.8 inches (300 mm) 14.3 inches (363 mm) 13.7 lb (6.2 kg) 50/60 Hz 100 to 120 VAC, 2.4 A...
  • Page 144 Temperature Environmental Humidity United States Safety Canada 7 • Technical Specifications Operating: 41 to 104° F (5 to 40° C), non-condensing Storage: 14 to 140° F (–10 to 60° C), non-condensing Operating: 20 to 80% RH, non-condensing Storage: 10 to 90% RH, non-condensing FCC Part 15J Class B UL1950 Rev.
  • Page 145: Supported Monitor Displays

    Supported Monitor Displays The following table lists the display formats supported by the projector: Computer type IBM PC and IBM PC compatible Apple Macintosh Note: The frequencies of some computers may not allow the image to be displayed correctly. Formats...
  • Page 146 Computer 1 and 2 and Computer Out connector pin assignments The Computer 1, 2 and Computer Out connectors are female video RGB, 15-pin micro-D-style connectors. Here are the pin assignments: Input pin 7 • Technical Specifications Computer Out Computer 1 and 2 connector signals connector signals Red out / red video...
  • Page 147: Glossary

    Glossary Brightness. The balance of light and dark shades in an image. Component video. The recording and transmission of video using separate red, green, blue and synchronization signals. Composite video. A type of video signal that encodes picture, luminance, and synchronization information so it can be carried in one signal.
  • Page 148 625-line TV system used in France, Eastern Europe, Russia, and parts of Africa. Sleep mode. A power-saving feature in which the projection lamp is turned off when the projector has not been used for 30 minutes. In sleep mode, only a minimum amount of the projector’s circuitry remains on.
  • Page 149: Index

    Index Numerics 3D Sound, 84, 108 About menu, 90 Accessories, 4, 8 Air filter, cleaning, 119 to 120 Amplification, 53 to 54 Anti-theft device, 15 Audio connecting desktop, 25, 39 connecting laptop, 30 connecting PowerBook, 48 menu, 75, 83 to 84 Bar function, 98, 101 Bass, 83, 108 Batteries, installing, 16 to 17...
  • Page 150 Customizing the Effects buttons, 96 to 102 DIP switches, 33, 42 Display formats, supported, 137 Distance from projector to screen, 15 to 16, 58 to 62 Download Service, EPSON, 6 Drawing screen graphics, 97 to 99, 101 Effects buttons assigning functions, 99 customizing, 96 to 102...
  • Page 151 ELP Link III software installing, 92 to 94 launching, 94 to 96 using, 96 to 115 Environmental specifications, 135 EPSON support, 6 to 7 External speakers, 53 to 54 FaxAdvice, EPSON, 7 Features, 1 to 2 Feet, raising or lowering, 64...
  • Page 152 Options menu, 75, 85 to 87 PA system, 53 to 54 Pin assignments, connector, 138 Pointer button, 68 Positioning the projector, 15 to 16, 58 to 62 Positioning the screen image, 63 to 64, 80, Power button, 69 to 71...
  • Page 153 94 to 96 using, 96 to 115 Sound problems, 132 Speakers adjusting the tone, 83, 108 adjusting the volume, 83, 108 connecting projector to, 53 to 54 Specifications electrical, 135 environmental, 135 general, 133 to 134 lamp, 134 mechanical, 135...
  • Page 154 130 to 132 projector problems, 126 to 128 remote control problems, 129 Turning the projector on and off, 55 to 56 TV, supported display formats, 137 Unpacking projector, 12 to 14 User logo, creating, 113 to 115...

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