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Multimedia Projector
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  • Page 1 Epson PowerLite 7900p ® ® Multimedia Projector User’ s Guide...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    Epson product. Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other products. 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...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Registration and Warranty ......12 Unpacking the Projector......13 Additional Components.
  • Page 4 Projecting Images Without a Screen ....48 Shutting Down the Projector ......49 Using the Remote Control Activating and Using the Remote Control .
  • Page 5 Opening and Closing EMP Monitor ....90 Registering a Projector ......90 Monitoring Your Projectors .
  • Page 6 Cleaning the Lens....... . 102 Cleaning the Projector Case ......102 Cleaning the Air Filters and Vents .
  • Page 7 Appendix C: Notices ......131 Important Safety Instructions ..... . . 131 Remote Control Information .
  • Page 8 Contents...
  • Page 9: Welcome

    In addition, the PowerLite 7900p offers outstanding image quality, with up to 4000 lumens of brightness, a resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels, and a 700:1 contrast ratio.
  • Page 10: Getting The Most From Your Projector

    To prevent unauthorized use of your PowerLite 7900p, you can assign a password, create a user logo which is displayed at startup to identify the projector, and disable the projector’s buttons through the Operation Lock feature. For more information about security features, see page 77.
  • Page 11: Using Your Documentation

    Epson support. If you still need help after checking this User’s Guide and the sources listed above, you can use the Epson PrivateLine Support service to get help fast. Call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on your PrivateLine Support card.
  • Page 12: Registration And Warranty

    Road Service. In the unlikely event of an equipment failure, you won’t have to wait for your unit to be repaired. Instead, Epson will ship you a replacement unit anywhere in the United States or Canada, usually via overnight delivery. See the brochure in your Start Here kit for details.
  • Page 13: Unpacking The Projector

    (or the equivalent) when you need to send the projector to another location. If you are moving the projector by hand, use a carrying case (either an Epson case or something similar, such as a well-padded notebook case). See page 15 for ordering information, and page 108 for transportation instructions.
  • Page 14: Additional Components

    Additional Components Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need additional components: ■ ■ ■ ■ Welcome To receive an S-Video signal, you’ll need an S-Video cable. One may be provided with your video equipment, or you can purchase one from Epson;...
  • Page 15: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories To enhance your use of the projector, Epson provides the following optional accessories: Product Replacement lamp Air filter replacement set Middle throw zoom lens (standard lens) Wide throw zoom lens Long throw zoom lens ATA shipping case ATA molded hardshell case...
  • Page 16 Welcome...
  • Page 17: Setting Up The Projector

    Setting Up the Projector his chapter gives you basic information on setting up the projector: where to position it and how to connect it to a video source (such as a VCR or DVD player) or to a notebook or desktop computer.
  • Page 18: Positioning The Projector

    This lets you stand in the front of the room, face the audience, and remain close enough to the equipment to be able to control it. Try to leave as much space as possible between the projector and the screen to get a good-size image.
  • Page 19 Projector If you place the projector below screen level, you’ll have to tilt it up by extending its feet. This causes the image to become “keystone” shaped, but you can correct the distortion by pressing the projector.
  • Page 20: Connecting To Video Equipment

    Connecting to Video Equipment You can connect up to four video sources to the projector at the same time. Before starting, look at your video equipment to determine its available video-output connections: RCA connector ■ (composite video) ■ S-Video connector (4-pin mini-DIN) ■...
  • Page 21: Connecting A Composite Video Source

    2. Connect the cable to the yellow video output connector on your player and the yellow Video 3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 33 for instructions on connecting an audio cable. 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2 or the Quick Setup sheet for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
  • Page 22: Connecting An S-Video Source

    4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2 5. Once the projector is turned on, enter the projector’s Video menu Setting Up the Projector equipment, or you can purchase one from Epson; see page 15). and the connector on the projector: S-Video instructions on connecting an audio cable.
  • Page 23: Connecting A Component Video Source

    3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 33 for instructions on connecting an audio cable. 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2 for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
  • Page 24: Connecting An Rgb Video Source

    2. Connect the cable between the video port on your player and the 3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 33 for 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2 5.
  • Page 25 2. Connect the cable between your player and the corresponding connectors on the projector. R/G/B 3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 33 for instructions on connecting an audio cable. 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2 or the Quick Setup sheet for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
  • Page 26: Connecting To A Computer

    Connecting to a Computer You can connect the PowerLite projector to any computer that has a standard video output (monitor) port, including desktop models, note If you connect a Windows- PC notebooks, Macintosh PowerBooks and iBooks, and hand-held based computer to the devices.
  • Page 27: Connecting To The Computer Port

    3. Optionally, you can connect an external monitor (see page 32), play sound through the projector (see page 33), or connect a USB cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 31).
  • Page 28: Connecting To The Bnc Connectors

    B/Cb/Pb computer’s monitor port. play sound through the projector (see page 33), or connect a USB cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 31). instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
  • Page 29: Connecting To The Dvi Port

    3. Connect the other end to your computer’s DVI port. 4. Optionally, you can connect an external monitor (see page 32), play sound through the projector (see page 33), or connect a USB cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 31).
  • Page 30: Using The Macintosh Desktop Adapter

    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 15). 1. To use the adapter, remove its cover as shown and set its DIP 2.
  • Page 31: Connecting The Cable For Remote Mouse Control

    Control 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 30 feet away.
  • Page 32: Connecting An External Monitor

    Connecting an External Monitor If you want to monitor your presentation close-up (on a monitor placed beside the projector) as well as on the screen, you can connect an external monitor. You can use it to check on your presentation or switch between picture sources, even if you’ve pressed the...
  • Page 33: Playing Sound Through The Projector

    Playing Sound Through the Projector You can play sound through the projector’s speaker system, or you can attach an external speaker system. (Attaching speakers to the projector instead of directly to the audio source lets you use the projector’s remote control to adjust the sound.)
  • Page 34: Connecting External Speakers

    2. Connect the stereo mini-jack end of the audio cable to the 3. Connect the other end(s) of the cable to your speaker system. You The projector’s internal speaker system is disabled while sound is output to the external speakers.
  • Page 35: Projecting

    Projecting nce you’ve set up the projector, you’re ready to turn it on, adjust the image, and give your presentation. Although you can operate the projector without it, the remote control lets you use additional features. See Chapter 3 for instructions on using the remote.
  • Page 36: Turning On Your Equipment

    Follow these steps to turn on the projector: from overheating. 1. Remove the lens cap. 2. Plug one end of the power cable into the projector, and the other 3. Wait until the PPower light stops flashing and turns orange. Projecting end into a grounded electrical outlet.
  • Page 37 52.) The PPower light flashes green as the projector warms up, and an image begins to appear. When the PPower light stops flashing and remains green (in about 20 seconds) the projector is ready for use.
  • Page 38: Selecting The Image Source

    Video/BNC connected to the Video S-Video The remote control has six Source between equipment connected to the port identified on each button. (The PowerLite 7900p does not support EasyMP. Computer Source Computer/DVI Computer , and ports. buttons. Use them to switch ™...
  • Page 39: What To Do If You See A Blank Screen

    LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time. It may be labelled . You may have to hold down the it. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after changing the setting. ■...
  • Page 40 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 41 If you’re using OS 8.6 to 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 42: Adjusting The Image

    If the image still isn’t large enough, you may need to move the projector farther away from the screen. You can also use the buttons on the remote control to zoom in on a portion of the image.
  • Page 43: Adjusting The Height Of Your Image

    If the image is too low on the screen, you can use the front adjustable foot to raise it. 1. Stand behind the projector. Press the blue foot release lever up and lift the front of the projector. 2. Once the image is positioned where you want it, release the lever to lock the foot in position.
  • Page 44: Adjusting The Image Shape

    Even if the projector is slightly tilted (within a range of 40° up or down), the projector has an automatic keystone correction function that detects and corrects vertical keystone distortion.
  • Page 45 To adjust your image when it is wider on one side, do the following: ■ Look at the shapes of the icons on the projector’s four buttons. Press the button whose icon is the mirror image of the shape of your screen image. Continue pressing the button until you are satisfied with the shape of the image.
  • Page 46 8. When done, press the Quick Corner Corner screen appears whenever you press the projector’s buttons. You can then follow steps 5 through 8 above to correct the shape of your image, or press Projecting...
  • Page 47: Correcting Computer Images

    Sync + Sync – Adjusting the Volume You can use the buttons on the remote control or projector to increase or decrease the volume for the projector’s built-in speaker or external speakers connected to the projector. Press the the volume, or the button to decrease it.
  • Page 48: Projecting Images Without A Screen

    Even if you don’t have a screen, you can project images onto surfaces like blackboards and colored walls without loss of image color. Your projector has a sensor that measures the conditions of the projection surface and automatically adjusts the colors and shading of your image.
  • Page 49: Adjusting Color Corrections For A New Surface

    1. Turn off and disconnect any equipment plugged into the projector. 2. To turn off the projector, press the red P projector or remote control. You see a confirmation message. (If you don’t want to turn it off, press any other button.)
  • Page 50 If you want to turn the projector on again, wait until the orange light stops flashing. Then press the P foot release lever to retract it.
  • Page 51: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control anywhere in the room—up to 33 feet away. For example, you can turn the projector on and off, preview and switch between picture sources, turn off picture and sound, freeze the presentation, zoom in on a portion of your image, and access the menu system.
  • Page 52: Activating And Using The Remote Control

    Point the remote control either at the front or back of the projector, or at the screen. Stand within about 30 feet of the projector. If you want to operate the projector from a greater distance, a remote control cable set is available (see page 15).
  • Page 53: Using The Navigation Buttons

    59 ■ to use the remote control in place of your computer’s mouse, ■ see page 62 to use the remote to control more than one projector, see page 63 ■ Pointer button (controls cursor movement)
  • Page 54: Replacing The Batteries

    Replacing the Batteries If the projector stops responding to the remote control, check the following: ■ ■ caution If the buttons do not light up, replace the batteries as described below: When replacing batteries, 1. Turn the remote control over.
  • Page 55: Controlling The Picture And Sound

    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: On the projector’s control panel, there are two ■...
  • Page 56: Previewing Picture Sources

    Previewing Picture Sources You can use the Preview function to help you select the image source. 1. Press note Movies are displayed as still images on the preview screen. note A red highlight surrounds the preview window for the currently selected source. You can use the pointer button on the remote control...
  • Page 57: Turning Off The Picture And Sound

    A/V Mute the image and sound and darken your screen. (If you’ve connected an external monitor to the projector, it will continue displaying.) This feature is useful if you want to temporarily redirect your audience’s attention without the distraction of a bright screen.
  • Page 58: Displaying A Picture-In-Picture Video

    3. Continue pressing the 4. While the image is enlarged, you can: 5. When done, press the Displaying a Picture-in-Picture Video If you’re displaying an image from equipment connected to note The Picture-in-Picture picture-in-picture window on the screen. This window can display function does not work for video from equipment connected to either the RGB video images.
  • Page 59: Highlighting Your Presentation

    3. Once the window is located and sized the way you want it, press button; your video continues playing on the screen. Enter 4. When you’re finished viewing the Picture-in-Picture, press the pointer button again. The window disappears. P in P Highlighting Your Presentation You can display a pointer to call out something on the screen, or draw straight or curved lines to emphasize particular points.
  • Page 60: Customizing The Pointer Tools

    2. Use the 3. To draw a straight line, place the pointer where you want the line 4. To draw a curved line, place the pointer at the start of the line, 5. If you want to draw additional lines, repeat steps 3 and 4. 6.
  • Page 61 2. For each of the three Pointer/Line icons, you can change the following settings: ■ Shape Lets you select one of the following pointer shapes: ■ Zoom Rate Changes the size of the pointer ■ Color Changes the color of the line you can draw using the pointer ■...
  • Page 62: Operating Your Computer With The Remote Control

    Operating Your Computer with the Remote Control If you’ve connected a computer to the projector with a USB cable, as described on page 31, you can use the remote control in place of your computer’s mouse. This gives you more flexibility when delivering PowerPoint and other slideshow-style presentations, since you won’t...
  • Page 63: Controlling Multiple Projectors

    Or you can control all of the projectors simultaneously by setting the remote control’s ID to zero. Setting the Projector ID The projector’s default ID is 1. If you need to change it, follow these steps: 1. Press the button on the remote control.
  • Page 64: Setting The Remote Control Id

    You see it light. the desired ID (0 through 9). Select zero to control all projectors, or select a number to match the ID of the projector(s) you want to operate. button’s light shuts off and the new ID is registered.
  • Page 65: 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. This chapter covers the following information: ■ Using the menu system Adjusting the image quality ■ Adjusting the image size, shape, and position ■...
  • Page 66: Using The Menu System

    Using the Menu System You can use the remote control (or the projector’s control panel) to access the menus and change settings. Follow these steps: 1. To display the menu screen, press the note You can also use the buttons...
  • Page 67: Restoring The Default Settings

    Preset Reset Reset Reset ]: Select ]: Select ]: Enter ]: Enter To restore all the projector settings to their factory-default values, select Reset All pointer button to adjust pointer Enter button to save your button to exit. , and confirm as needed. (The...
  • Page 68: Adjusting The Image Quality

    Adjusting Images from Video Sources 1. Press the note 2. Use the setting Brightness changes the opacity of the projector’s LCD panels. You can also adjust the brightness of the lamp itself. Select Brightness Control in the Advanced2 menu, then choose...
  • Page 69: Adjusting Computer Images

    [Menu]: Exit note You can also use the remote control’s button to Auto automatically reset the projector’s tracking, sync, resolution, and position settings. See page 47 for details. Before adjusting tracking or sync, fill the screen with an image containing fine detail.
  • Page 70 Adjusts the sharpness of the image. ■ Resolution If your image is distorted (compressed, stretched, partially cut off, or doesn’t completely fill the display area), the projector’s resolution setting may not match that of your computer. Select to let the projector adjust the resolution...
  • Page 71: Adjusting The Image Size, Shape, And Position

    ■ Keystone (in the Setting menu) Squares up the shape of the image after the projector has been tilted upward or angled to one side (see page 44). If you notice lines or edges looking jagged after adjusting the shape, decrease the Sharpness setting (see page 70).
  • Page 72: Adjusting The Color

    Adjusting the Color The projector provides several ways for you to adjust the color: ■ ■ ■ ■ Fine-tuning the Projector Color Mode button (also in the Video menu) Lets you quickly adjust the color and brightness for various environments. Use either the remote control or the setting in the Video menu;...
  • Page 73: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusts the intensity of the treble range ■ Bass Adjusts the intensity of the bass range Computer/DVI Computer/DVI Computer Computer Execute Execute [Menu]: Exit [Menu]: Exit note You can also adjust the volume using the remote control. Fine-tuning the Projector...
  • Page 74: Customizing Projector Features

    Image Setup Options Use these settings to change how the projector processes incoming video signals. Several of these settings should normally be left at the factory default setting (except for the settings).
  • Page 75: Communication Setup Options

    (75-ohm) terminator is required, as for a switcher, change the setting to Communication Setup Options These options let you set up the projector so it can be monitored and controlled from a remote computer (see Chapter 5). ■ Standby Mode (in the Advanced1 menu)
  • Page 76: Miscellaneous Setup Options

    ■ Sleep mode (in the Setting menu) When sleep mode is on, the projector turns off the lamp if it has not received any input signals for 30 minutes. Turn sleep mode off if you want the lamp to remain on all the time (this is the default setting).
  • Page 77: Using The Projector's Security Features

    If you enter the incorrect password 30 times in succession, the projector is locked and you’ll need to contact Epson to unlock it. See “Where To Get Help” on page 121. If someone else will be using the projector for awhile but you want to make sure that person returns it by a certain time, you can temporarily disable the password for a set period.
  • Page 78: Creating Your Own Screen Logo

    The projector considers this image the “User’s Logo.” Follow these steps to capture the image and transfer it to the projector: 1. Display the image you want to use on the projector. You can use 2. Press the note If the User’s Logo Protect...
  • Page 79: Choosing When To Display The Image

    . Saving the logo takes about 15 seconds. Do Enter not use the projector or other sources (computer, video, etc.) while the logo is being saved. 9. When you see the message Choosing When to Display the Image After your image is saved, you can set it up as the startup screen, or the screen you see when there’s no signal or when your press the...
  • Page 80: Setting A Password

    1. Press the note If a password has already been set, you see the Password Protect Release screen. See “Starting the Projector with a Password” 2. Select on page 82. 3. Select 4. Hold down the Fine-tuning the Projector ■...
  • Page 81: Turning On Password Protect And User's Logo Protect

    (from 0 to 9999) that you want the password feature disabled. If you want the projector to request the password every time it is turned on, set the timer to . Press...
  • Page 82: Starting The Projector With A Password

    If you lose the remote control, you will not be able to enter the password, so When you turn the projector on again, you will need to enter a keep the remote control in a password. Follow the instructions in the next section.
  • Page 83: Disabling The Projector's Buttons

    If you have forgotten the password, contact Epson with the request code number that appears in the Password Protect Release screen for assistance. See “Where To Get Help” on page 121. If you enter an incorrect password 30 times in succession, the projector remains locked and you must contact Epson to unlock it.
  • Page 84 Fine-tuning the Projector...
  • Page 85: Managing The Projector From A Remote Computer

    86. Then connect and configure SNMP, you can configure each projector you want to monitor, so it can be recognized on your your network to send trap network (see page 87).
  • Page 86: Installing The Easy Management Software

    Installing the Easy Management Software The projector software CD-ROM includes the software you need to use the projector’s EMP Monitor and EMP NetworkManager. System Requirements Before you install the software, make sure your computer meets these note requirements: The Easy Management ■...
  • Page 87: Connecting And Configuring The Projector

    IP address. 1. Connect the projector to your network using a commercially available 100baseTX or 10baseT network cable. Connect the cable to the Ethernet port on the projector as shown. Ethernet port 2. Turn on the projector (see page 36).
  • Page 88: Subnet Mask

    HP OpenView. Check with your dealer or Epson for availability (see page 121). Managing the Projector from a Remote Computer button on the remote control and select...
  • Page 89: Using Emp Monitor

    To change the network addresses from the projector’s control ■ panel, press the right and left arrow buttons to select the part of the address you want to enter, then use the up and down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the numeric value.
  • Page 90: Opening And Closing Emp Monitor

    To close EMP Monitor, right-click the program icon shown above, then select Exit Registering a Projector Before you can monitor a projector, you have to register it. Follow these steps: 1. Click Start > Programs All Programs > EPSON Projector .
  • Page 91 Or click Manual registration name and network address. Any projectors found on the network are listed as shown below: 4. Select each projector you want to add by clicking its name, then clicking the button. When you’re done adding projectors, click...
  • Page 92 Delete 5. Click You see the status of each of your registered projectors on the main EMP Monitor screen: Managing the Projector from a Remote Computer You see this screen with a list of all registered projectors. Close...
  • Page 93: Monitoring Your Projectors

    Status icon Video Source icon For detailed status information, select the projector in question and click View details The following table explains the meaning of the status icons: Status icons (green) Projecting;...
  • Page 94 The following table explains the meaning of the video source icons: Video source icons The following table explains the meaning of the error icons (see Chapter 7 for recommended solutions to problems): Error icons Managing the Projector from a Remote Computer Computer, Computer1, or InputA Computer2 or InputB S-Video Video...
  • Page 95: Controlling Your Projectors

    (Hold the mouse pointer over a button to see a description of its meaning.) Make sure you’ve selected the projector you want to operate (with the mouse pointer) before clicking one of the buttons. Configuring the Monitoring Interval...
  • Page 96: Using Emp Networkmanager

    Selecting the Projectors to Monitor 1. To start EMP NetworkManager, click 2. If you’d like to register a projector manually and you know its IP Managing the Projector from a Remote Computer All Programs > EPSON Projector > EMP NetworkManager You see the EMP NetworkManager screen.
  • Page 97: Setting A Password

    Connect Setting a Password You can set a password to restrict access to each projector from EMP NetworkManager: 1. Right-click the icon of the projector whose password you want to set, then select Change Password 2.
  • Page 98 Make any desired changes to the projector’s network address configuration (turning off DHCP enables the manual settings). You can give the projector a name—up to 15 characters long, ■ including the following symbols: Naming the projector helps you identify it in EMP Monitor and EMP NetworkManager, especially if you’re managing...
  • Page 99: Understanding The Notification Messages

    Understanding the Notification Messages If a projector experiences a problem, it sends an e-mail message to each of the addresses you provided using EMP NetworkManager. The message includes the heading “EPSON Projector” in the subject line. The body of the message contains: ■...
  • Page 100 Managing the Projector from a Remote Computer...
  • Page 101: Maintaining The Projector

    You also need to periodically clean the air filters at the side and base of warning the projector. A clogged air filter can block ventilation needed to cool Before you clean any part of the projector.
  • Page 102: Cleaning The Lens

    Cleaning the Lens Clean the lens 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.
  • Page 103: Cleaning The Air Filters And Vents

    Follow these steps: 1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. 2. To clean the intake vents, Epson recommends using a small vacuum cleaner designed for computers and other office equipment. If you don’t have one, gently clean the vents with a soft brush (such as an artist’s paintbrush).
  • Page 104: Replacing The Lamp And Air Filters

    (see page 107). ■ Contact your dealer or call Epson at (800) 873-7766 in the United States for a replacement lamp. Request part number V13H010L22. In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral. warning...
  • Page 105 4. Turn the projector over and remove the air filters at the side and bottom of the projector. Slide the filter up here . . . 5. Insert the two new air filters. They should click into place. 6. Insert the screwdriver supplied with the spare lamp, or some other flat-tipped screwdriver, into the space beside the air vent.
  • Page 106 10. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws and replace the 11. Reset the lamp timer as described in the next section. Maintaining the Projector to remove them). cover. (The projector won’t come on if the lamp cover is loose.)
  • Page 107: 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. Plug the projector in and turn it on. 2. Press the button on the remote control (or on the Menu projector’s control panel).
  • Page 108: Transporting The Projector

    When transporting the projector a long distance, first place it in a hard-shell shipping case, and then pack it in a firm box, placing cushioning around the case. (An optional ATA molded hard shell case is available from Epson; see page 15.)
  • Page 109: 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 ■...
  • Page 110: Using On-Screen Help

    Enter [ESC]: pointer button on the remote control or the arrow buttons on the projector to highlight menu items. remote control or on the projector to select it. button on top of the projector or Help button on projector Exit...
  • Page 111: Checking Projector Status

    The projector is cooling down. You can’t turn it back on (and you should not unplug it) until the light stops flashing and remains orange. There is a problem with the fan or temperature sensor. Stop using the projector, disconnect the power cable, and contact Epson or your dealer. flashing red Temperature light...
  • Page 112 Power is cut off because of an internal problem. Remove the power cord and contact Epson for help, as described on page 121. Red / Flashing The lamp may be cracked or installed incorrectly. Check the lamp; if it is cracked, you must replace it (as described on page 104) before you can use the projector again.
  • Page 113: Viewing Lamp Usage And Other Information

    Power light does not come on. Make sure the power cord is connected securely both at the power outlet and the projector. If you have just replaced the lamp, make sure the cover is securely fastened. Viewing Lamp Usage and Other Information...
  • Page 114: Solving Problems With The Image Or Sound

    Solving Problems 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 115 It may have an icon such as , or it may be labelled seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your notebook’s manual or online help for details. On most systems, the screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time.
  • Page 116 (see page 74). Make sure your computer’s resolution doesn’t exceed UXGA (1600 × 1200), and the frequency is supported by the projector (see page 128). If necessary, change your computer’s resolution setting as described in the following section. Press the button on the remote control.
  • Page 117 If the top or bottom of the image is broader, press the button on the projector until the image is square. Sync – If the projector is angled toward the screen from the left or right, ■ the image will be broader on one side. Center the projector in front of the middle of the screen, facing the screen squarely.
  • Page 118 You see vertical stripes, or the image still looks blurry after trying the solutions in the previous section. ■ ■ Solving Problems Make sure the projector is within the recommended projection distance (2.5 to 36.5 feet). Adjust the setting on the Video menu (see Chapter Sharpness 4).
  • Page 119 The colors of the image are not right. ■ If you’re displaying a computer image, use the option in the projector’s Video menu to adjust the color. If you’re displaying video, adjust the settings on the Video menu. ■...
  • Page 120: Solving Easy Management Problems

    Make sure your remote control’s ID is set to 0, or to the projector’s ID. See page 64. Make sure you are within 33 feet (10 meters) of the projector, and within range of the projector’s front or back sensor (approximately 30°...
  • Page 121: Where To Get Help

    Speak to a Support Representative To use the Epson PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on the included Epson PrivateLine Support card. This is the fastest way of speaking to a live representative, and it’s free.
  • Page 122 Solving Problems...
  • Page 123: Appendix A: Projector Installation

    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:...
  • Page 124 If you place the projector so that the base of the lens is level with the lubricant. These may cause bottom of the screen, the image will be square and you won’t have to the projector casing to adjust it.
  • Page 125: Appendix B: Technical Specifications

    Appendix B: Technical Specifications General Type of display Poly-silicon TFT active matrix Size of LCD panels Diagonal: 1.0 inch (25.4 mm) Lens F=1.7 to 2.3, f=28 to 37 mm Resolution (native format) 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) Color reproduction 24 bit, 16.7 million colors Brightness 4000 lumens (High brightness mode) 3500 lumens (Low brightness mode)
  • Page 126: Projection Lamp

    Projection Lamp Type Power consumption note Lamp life Turn off this product when not in use to prolong the life of the projector. Part number Remote Control Range Batteries (2) Mouse Compatibility Dimensions Height Width Depth Weight Electrical Rated frequency...
  • Page 127 FCC 47CFR Part 15B Class B (DoC) UL60950 Third Edition Canada ICES-003 Class B CSA C22.2 No. 60950 CE Marking Directive 73/23/EEC Directive 89/336/EEC EN 55022, EN 55024 Pixelworks projector. ™ ™ ICs are used in this Appendix B: Technical Specifications...
  • Page 128: Compatible Video Formats

    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; see the following table for compatible formats. As noted below, some images are automatically resized to display in one of the projector’s “native”...
  • Page 129 MAC21 NTSC NTSC 4:43 N-PAL M-PAL PAL—60 SECAM HDTV (720p) HDTV (1080i) SDTV (480i) SDTV (480p) SDTV (625i) SDTV (625p) The image is resized using Epson’s SizeWise Resolution × 1600 1200 × 1600 1200 × 1600 1200 × 1600 1200 ×...
  • Page 130 Appendix B: Technical Specifications...
  • Page 131: Appendix C: Notices

    ■ Do not use the projector near water or sources of heat. ■ 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. ■ Place the projector near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
  • Page 132 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 instructions, or if it exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.
  • Page 133: Remote Control Information

    Remote Control Information You can operate the projector by remote control via a line-of-sight infrared (IR) receiver at the front and rear of the projector. The projector may not respond to remote control commands under the following conditions: ■ There is an object between the remote control IR emitter and the IR receiver on the projector.
  • Page 134: Declaration Of Conformity

    Trade Name: Type of Product: Projector Model: Marketing Name: PowerLite 7900p Appendix C: Notices Epson America, Inc. 3840 Kilroy Airport Way MS: 3-13 Long Beach, CA 90806-2469...
  • 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

    Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the Epson label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed or should the product fail to be properly maintained or fail to function properly as a...
  • 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 C: Notices...
  • Page 138 Appendix C: Notices...
  • Page 139: Index

    S-Video, 14, 15, 22 Carrying case, 15, 108 Ceiling mount, 15, 123 Cleaning air filter, 103 to 104 lens, 102 projector case, 102 Color correcting with Wall Shot, 48 to 49 problems, 119 settings, 72 Color Mode setting, 72 Component video...
  • Page 140 Freeze button, 57 Index HDTV formats, supported, 129 Height of image, adjusting, 43 Help system, using, 110 Help, Epson, 11, 121 HP OpenView, 85 ID setting, 63 to 64 iMac, connecting to, 14 Image adjusting, 42 to 47, 68 to 72...
  • Page 141 96 to 99 Mouse connecting cable for remote, 31 using remote control as, 62 Network managing projector remotely, 85 to 99 setting, 75, 93, 95, 98 New Hardware Wizard, 37 No Signal message, 39, 114 to 115 Noise level, 125...
  • Page 142 Projecting without screen, 48 to 49 Projection distance, 18, 125 Projection lamp, see Lamp Projector carrying case, 15, 108 cleaning, 102 connections, see Connecting projector disabling buttons, 83 distance from screen, 18, 125 ID, setting, 63 installing, 123 to 124 lamp specifications, 126...
  • Page 143 78 to 79 displaying, 79 to 82 user’s logo, see User’s Logo Status lights, 111 to 113 Support, Epson, 11, 121 S-Video cable, 14, 15, 22 Switching picture source, 38, 55 to 56, 74 to 75 Synchronization, adjusting, 47, 118 to 119...
  • Page 144 Wall Shot, 48 to 49 Warning lights, 111 to 113 Warranty, 12, 136 to 137 Wireless, mouse, 31, 62 Zoom ratio, 125 Zooming image, 42, 57 to 58 Index...
  • Page 145 Front/Top Zoom ring Focus ring Air exhaust vent Remote control receiver Foot release lever Adjustable foot Lens cover Back Control port for port service use only Network port Monitor-out port Audio-out port BNC ports Remote port Video port and related audio ports related audio ports Temperature light Computer...
  • Page 146: Remote Control

    Num button Enables number keypad Page up and down Change slides in PowerPoint Power button Turns the projector on and off ON/OFF switch Turns the remote control on and off Pointer button Moves cursor on the screen Effect button...

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