Epson elp-3500 lcd projector service manual (114 pages)
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Introduction Getting the Most Out of Your Projector Optional Accessories About This Manual Safety Instructions Where to Get Help CompuServe online support 1 Installation Unpacking the Projector Additional components Setting Up the Projector Connecting a Computer Connecting to a PC desktop computer...
Setting Up Serial Communication Connecting the serial cable Installing the software Connecting the Remote Control with the Lead Wire 2 Using the Projector Turning the Equipment On and Off Focusing and Positioning the Screen Image Controlling the Projector Adjusting the settings from ELP Link...
Assigning a Macro to a Programmable Button Using record mode Using manual mode Activating a Template ELP Remote Programmer Menus 5 Maintenance Cleaning the Lens Cleaning the Projector Case Cleaning the Air Filter Cleaning the Trackball Replacing the Lamp Replacing the Fuse Contents...
6 Troubleshooting Problems with the Projector Problems with the Image or Sound Problems with the Remote Control A Technical Specifications General optical Projector Lamp Mechanical Electrical Environmental Supported Monitor Displays Pin Assignments Glossary Index Contents...
Introduction he compact, lightweight EPSON” ELP-3000 Projector allows you to project computer images and video onto a large screen for full-color presentations. The projector can connect simultaneously to two image sources; one can be your PC or Apple” Macintosh’ computer and the other can be a video source, such as a VCR, camcorder, digital camera, or laser disk player.
Getting the Most Out of Your Projector The projector comes with a full set of features that allow you to control the settings for the image display, video, and audio. To get the most out of your projector, read this section for a quick summary of the important features.
Standby mode conserves electricity by automatically turning off the lamp if the projector has not been used for a specified period of time (the default is 10 minutes). In standby mode, the projector remains on but the lamp is turned off.
Read the installation procedures that apply to your environment. Chapter 2, “Using the Projector,” tells you how to turn on the projector; control simple projector settings using the remote control, the operation panel, and the ELP Link software;...
Do not use the projector near water or sources of heat. Use attachments only as recommended. Use the type of power source indicated on the projector. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company, Insert the projector’s three-wire grounding-type plug into a properly...
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. 12. Unplug the projector during lightning storms or when it will not be used for extended periods. 13. Unplug the projector from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: A.
Where to Get Help Epson America provides local customer support and service through a nationwide network of authorized EPSON dealers and Service Centers. EPSON also provides the following support services through the EPSON Connection. Assistance in locating your nearest Authorized EPSON Reseller or Service Center...
The fastest way to access helpful tips, specifications, drivers, application notes, and bulletins is through the Epson America Forum on CompuServe, If you are already a CompuServe member, simply type GO EPSON at the menu prompt to reach the Epson America Forum.
Remote control information The ELP-3000 allows you operate it by remote control bia infrared(IR) receivers located at the front and back of projector. The projector may not respond to remote control commands under the following conditions : The ambient room light is too bright...
VCR, camcorder, digital camera, or laser disk player. Connecting to other equipment is optional. For example, you may want to connect the projec- tor to both your computer and video source, or set up the projector for one or more of the following: Provide audio for one or both image sources.
Sparefuse. Depending on your configuration, you may not need all of these components. Save all packaging materials in case you need to ship the projector in the future. It should always be transported in its original packaging or the equivalent.
Additional components Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need to obtain additional components: To receive audio from both the computer and video source, you need a second video/audio cable. See your computer dealer to obtain one.
204 inches 96 inches 60 inches 30 inches Turn the projector so the lens is at a right angle to the screen. If the projector is not at a right angle, the screen image will be crooked. Installation Image size...
4. Connect one end of the power cord to the projector’s power connector. Connect the other end to a grounded electrical outlet. If the projector comes on, turn it off using the power switch at the back of the projector.
Replace batteries as soon as they run out. If the batteries leak, wipe away the fluid with a soft cloth. If battery fluid gets on your hands, wash immediately. Remove batteries if you will not be using the projector for long periods. Because batteries are hazardous waste, always dispose of them with nonburn- able trash.
Connecting to a PC desktop computer Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on. To access the connectors on the projector, push open the coyer located on the right side of the projector, under the handle.
Connecting to a PC laptop computer Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on. To access the connectors on the projector, push open the cover located on the right side of the projector, under the handle.
Connecting to a desktop Macintosh Before beginning, turn off the projector and Macintosh if they are on. To access the connectors on the projector, push open the cover located on the right side of the projector, under the handle. 1. Attach the Macintosh adapters provided with the projector to the appropriate connectors connector (la), and connect the VGA adapter to the VGA connector (1b).
Your PowerBook must have a video-out capability, See page 6 for more information. Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on. To access the connectors on the projector, push open the cover located on the right side of the projector, under the handle.
(See “Video menu” in 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 or S-Video.
For composite video, connect the yellow RCA plug on one end of the video/audio cable to the projector’s Video In jack. Connect the other yellow RCA plug to the video-out jack of the video source. (The red and white plugs carry audio. For information about audio, see page 13.)
Connecting to an Audio Source The projector has two inputs for audio: one for your computer and one for your video source. Each input has two audio jacks: the L jack controls the left speaker and the R jack controls the right speaker. If you’re connecting to an audio source that has only a single plug, connect it to the L Audio In jack.
If you need extra amplification for a large room, you can connect the projector to an external amplified speaker or PA system. To connect the projector to an external sound system, you need to obtain an RCA- to-3.5mm Stereo audio cable. You can get one from your computer dealer.
Connecting the serial cable To connect the serial RS-232C cable to your computer and projector: 1. Connect one end of the serial RS-232C cable to the projector’s RS-232C connector. 2. If you have a Macintosh, attach the RS-232C adapter to the modem port on the Macintosh.
The modem port is identifled by the following icon: 3. Connect the other end of the RS-232C cable to the PC’s RS-232C serial connector or to the RS-232C adapter on your Macintosh. The serial connector on your PC is a nine-pin male connector. It may be labeled Serial, RS-232C, COM1, or something similar.
Connecting the Remote Control with the Lead Wire If you set up the projector for rear projection and want to use the remote control to control the projector, you need to connect the remote control directly to the projector with the optional lead wire. You might also need to directly connect the remote control if anything is blocking the path between the remote control and the projector.
It is especially important that children not look into the lens. If the lamp does not come on when you turn on the projector, the projector may be in standby mode. To turn off standby mode, press the Standby button on the remote control.
The following illustration identifies the different parts of the projector: 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, which is the outside ring on the lens.
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: Stand behind the projector and support the front of it while you press the purple release buttons located above the feet. This unlocks the feet so they can move up and down freely.
To use the remote control, always point it toward one of the two remote control receivers. One is located at the front of the projector; the other is located on the back. You can use the remote control up to 33 feet (10 meters) from the projector.
Moves the cursor when using the projector menus, or moves the mouse on your computer screen. Adjust buttons (+ and -)* Adjust the settings when using the projector menus. When no menu is displayed, these buttons control the computer. Programmable to control the computer. See Chapter 4 for more information.
Adjusting the settings from ELP Link If you set up the projector for serial communication as described in Chapter 1, you can use the ELP Link program to control the projector from your computer. To start ELP Link, do one of the following: Windows.
The buttons on the right side of the screen allow you to control the projector settings as you do with the remote control. See the table on page 25 for a description of these buttons. The buttons on the left allow you to access the menus.
Using Rear Projection The projector can be set up for front or rear projection. In rear projection, the projector is on the opposite side of the screen from the audience, as shown here: For rear projection, you must turn on the Rear setting in the Display menu. This setting flips the image from left to right for correct viewing.
Adjust audio settings such as volume, balance, bass, and treble. Adjust the display by rotating or inverting it and modifying the color. Change the language used in the menus and specify how long the projector is idle before it enters standby mode.
Accessing the Menus You can display menus on the projector screen or on your computer. To display menus on top of the projector screen, press the Menu button on the remote control or the operation panel. This opens the currently selected menu. Other menus are available from the menu bar at the bottom of the menu.
Function Adjust buttons to change a slider setting or turn a checkbox on or off. Any adjustments you make using the menus remain in effect until you change them. Turning off the projector does not reset the settings. Accessing the Menus...
The menu buttons are on the left. To open a menu, simply double-click on the appropriate icon. Although the menus look different from those displayed on the projector screen, the menu settings are the same. Using the Menus not use the remote control for...
Restoring the default settings You can reset all settings in the current menu back to the factory defaults by pressing the Reset button, which appears in each projector and ELP Link menu except the Options menu. To restore all default settings in all menus, choose the Reset All button in the Options menu.
Computer menu You see the first Computer menu if you have a PC, or the second menu if you have a Macintosh. Brightness Contrast synchronize Using the Menus Lightens or darkens the overall image. Increase bright- ness to lighten an image; decrease it to darken an image. Adjusts the degree of difference between light and dark areas.
Adjusts the strength of the green level. Blue Adjusts the strength of the blue level. Text Compresses the projected image to fit into the projector’s 640-pixel image area. Normally you need to compress (PC only) an image only if your DOS software program has a text screen wider than the projector’s area.
Adjusts the color density. Increase color when you want darker and more opaque colors. Decrease color for lighter and less opaque colors. Specifies the type of video signal the projector can receive. Mode can be Auto (default), NTSC, PAL, or SECAM.
Menu When Auto is selected, the projector automatically identifies the incoming video signal. If you select NTSC, PAL, or SECAM, the projector accepts only the selected video signal. Normally you should not change the default setting. Adjusts the red/green color balance. Increase tint to make the image more green;...
For front projection, Rear Proj should be off. Flips the horizontal axis of the image so the projector can be turned upside down from a ceiling mount. Substitutes each color with its complementary opposite.
Increases or decreases low tones. Increases or decreases high tones. Turns bass boost on or off. Adjusts the audio levels between the projector’s built-in speakers and an external amplified speaker. If you connect to an external speaker, move the slider to the right to increase volume to the external speaker.
Enables communication between your computer and the projector. See Chapter 4 for more information. Specifies in minutes how long the projector waits for an image signal before entering standby mode. If an image signal is not received within the specified time, the projector automatically enters standby mode.
The color of the screen is determined by the Blank To setting (see page 38). Prompt. Temporarily displays a prompt on the projector screen to identify which source (computer or video) is providing the image. This prompt appears only when you switch the image source.
Remote Control of the Computer his chapter describes the ELP Remote Programmer. When this utility is running on your computer, you can use the remote control to control your software program. The trackball moves the mouse on your computer, and the five programmable buttons can be used to drag or click windows or icons.
ELP Remote Programmer Templates Five buttons on the remote control can control the computer if you are running the ELP Remote Programmer. The five programmable buttons are the Prev, Next, Drag, and Adjust (+ and -) buttons. The keys and mouse commands assigned to each button are stored in a file called a template.
Starting the ELP Remote Programmer The ELP Remote Programmer can run under Windows or on the Macintosh. This section provides general information that applies to both platforms. For specific information on how to use the ELP Remote Programmer on your platform, see the online help, which is available by selecting Help in the menu bar.
The following table describes the elements in the ELP Remote Programmer screen. The remote control buttons that can be programmed are shown at the right of the screen. Element Function Menu bar Contains ELP Remote Programmer commands. See “ELP Remote Programmer Menus” on page 52 for information. Key Record button Turns record mode on and off.
Assigning a Macro to a Programmable Button To assign a macro, start the ELP Remote Programmer. Move the cursor to the text box of the button you want to edit. You can then assign keystrokes and mouse commands. To assign a mouse command, open the Special menu at the top of the screen and select the appropriate mouse command.
Using record mode In record mode, you simply type keystrokes and the ELP Remote Programmer displays the keys in the text box next to the button. For non-character keys, the ELP Remote Programmer enters codes (PC) or special symbols (Macintosh) that represent the keys.
On the Macintosh, you can assign key combinations, such as Command + 0, while in record mode. To do so, use the Link symbol under Mouse/Special Buttons between each key you want to combine. For example, to program Command + 0, choose Command in Mouse/Special Buttons, then choose Link in Mouse/Special Buttons, then type 0 in the text box.
Using manual mode Use manual mode if you have a PC and want to create macros that include the Scroll Lock key or key combinations such as Ctrl + Alt + Delete. To manually enter alphanumeric characters (1-9 and A, B, C . . .), simply type the key.
ELP Remote Programmer Menus The menu bar at the top of the screen contains these four menus: File Edit Help Remote Control of the Computer Allows you to create a new template or open an existing one, save the current template or create a new one, or exit the program.
The only parts you should replace are the lamp, air filter, and fuse. If any other part needs replacing, contact your ELP-3000 dealer or a qualified service person, Whenever you clean any part of the projector, always turn off the projector and...
Cleaning the Projector Case To clean the projector case, first unplug the power cord. To remove dirt or dust, wipe the casing with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a neutral detergent.
To clean the air filter: 1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cable from the wall outlet. 2. Turn the projector over so you can easily access the filter. 3. Use a flat-head screwdriver to lift and remove the filter cover.
If you don’t have one, use a dry, lint-free cloth. If the dirt is difficult to remove or if the filter is tom, replace it. Contact your ELP dealer or call EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 to obtain a new one. Be sure to request part number 1023658.
3. Lift out the trackball from its holder and wipe it completely with a soft, dry cloth to remove dirt and grit. To remove stubborn dirt and stains, moisten the cloth with a neutral detergent. Do not use an alcohol-based cleaner. 4.
MSCRl50E3H, part number 1023661. Warning: hot enough to burn you. Turn off the projector and disconnect the power cable from the wall outlet. Turn the projector over so you can access the lamp cover. Maintenance Allow the lamp to and before replacing it. During use it becomes...
Use a screwdriver, coin, or similar object to unloosen the two retaining screws on the lamp cover. You cannot remove these screws. 4. When the screws are loose, lift off the lamp cover. 5. Use a screwdriver, coin, or similar object to unloosen the two screws holding the lamp in position.
7. Gently insert the new lamp by lowering it into position. 8. Tighten the screws you loosened in step 5. Replace the lamp cover and tighten the cover screws. Make if the lamp cover is open. Maintenance sure the lamp cover is securely fastened. The projector turns itself off...
1. Turn off the projector and disconnect the power cord from both the back of the projector and the wall outlet. 2. Turn the projector so its back panel is facing you. The fuse holder is located below the power switch.
4. To remove the fuse from the holder, pull out one end so it is at an angle Then pull out the fuse. 5. Insert the new fuse and push the fuse holder back into position. 6. Reconnect the power cord. Maintenance...
If you have a problem, check the appropriate section and follow all suggestions that apply to your problem. If none of the suggested solutions solves the problem, call your ELP-3000 dealer or call the EPSON Connection. In the U.S., call (800) 922-8911. In Canada, call (800) GO-EPSON.
Problems with the Projector If you are having problems with the projector, first check the status lights at the top of the projector. These lights monitor the operation of the projector. status light Temperature Lamp Power Troubleshooting Color S t a t u s Flashing orange The projector is hot.
Check the power switch and make sure the power cable is securely connected at both the power outlet and the projector. The projector has become too hot and has turned off automatically Wait for the projector to cool before turning it back on.
The temperature status light is orange. The projector is overheating and 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 a while.
Y-cable is installed correctly to both the image source and projector as described in Chapter 1. The projector may be in standby mode. Press the Standby button on the remote control or operation panel to turn on the lamp. The correct image source may not be selected. Press the Video button on the remote control or operation panel to choose the other image source.
20. Then turn everything back on in the proper order. The image or parts of the image are blurred or not in focus. Turn the focus ring on the projector to see if this improves the image. Check also that the projector is within the recommended distance the screen (see page 4).
Display menu is not selected. The video cable from your computer may not be properly attached. Check to see that it is properly and securely attached to the connectors on both the projector and image source. Text is not displayed correctly.
ELP Remote Programmer is running on your computer. The remote control is more than 33 feet from the projector or is more than 30 degrees to the side of the projector. Move closer to the projector and hold the remote control more directly in front of it.
Double-clicking a programmable button has no effect. You are double-clicking too fast and the projector is not able to distinguish both clicks. Double-click more slowly. When using the ELP Remote Programmer on your PC, the mouse speed is too slow or too East.
Technical Specifications General Type of display Size of liquid crystal panels Resolution Image size Projection distance Remote control range Maximum volume Thin Film Transistor (TFT) 1.32 inches (33.6 mm) 640 (horizontal) x 480 (vertical) pixels 21 to 300 inches (.5 to 7 meters) to 40 feet (1.2 to 12.3 meters) 33 feet (10 meters) 1W X 1W stereo...
Optical Projector Lamp Mechanical Technical Specifications (horizontal x vertical) Aspect ratio 4 x 3 250 lumens maximum Brightness Zoom ratio 1:1.4 Model number MSCRl50E3H Metal halide Type Power 150w Height inches (14.9 Width 11.2 inches (28.5 cm) 16.3 inches Depth Weight 17 lb (7.7 kg)
Electrical Voltage Rated frequency Fuse type Power consumption Environmental Temperature Humidity l00-120U4C and 220-240VAC 50/60 Hz 25OV, 6.3AT, 5 x 20mm 22OW (in standby mode, 5OW) l00 - 120 VAC 3.5 Amps, 50/60 Hz 220 - 240 VAC 2.1 Amps, 50/60 Hz Operation: 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°...
Supported Monitor Displays The projector displays images at a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. To display a higher resolution image, the projector compresses it to The following table lists the display formats supported by the projector: Computer type IBM PC compatible Apple Macintosh Compressed to 640 x 460.
Pin Assignments The following tables describe the pin assignments for the three connectors of the Y-cable: LCD connector, VGA connector, and Monitor connector. The pin assign- ments for the VGA and Monitor connectors are identical. LCD connector pin assignments The LCD connector is a 26-pin D-style connector. Its pin assignments are as follows: Input pin Signal...
Monitor and VGA connector pin assignments The Monitor connector is a female video RGB, 15-pin micro-D style connector, and the VGA connector is a male video RGB, 15-pin micro-D style connector. The pin assignments for both connectors are as follows: Input pin Technical Specifications Signal...
Glossary Brightness. The balance of light and dark shades in an image. Composite video. A type of video signal that encodes picture, luminance, and synchronization information so it can be carried in one signal. Contrast. A measure of the tonal differences between the highlights and shadows of an image.
NTSC. A 525-line video broadcast format developed by the National Television Standards Committee, NTSC is widely used in North America, Mexico, and Japan. PAL (Phase Alternation by Line). Western Europe, India, China, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Africa. Record mode. non-character keys are entered automatically when the key is pressed.
Sleep mode. A battery-saving feature in which the remote control becomes idle when it is not used for 15 minutes. Standby mode. A power-saving feature in which the projector remains on but the lamp is turned off. By default, standby mode is automatically turned on when the projector is not used for 10 minutes.
13 locking to one source, 39 menu, 30, 39 problems with, 69 supplying to external speaker, 39, 69 supplying to projector, 13 Audio Source, 39 Backgrnd, 40 Balance, 39 Bass, 39 Batteries, inserting in remote control, 5-6 Blank, 41...
3 audia/video, 2, 11, 13 for external speaker, 14 Macintosh video-out, serial, 15 s-video, 3, supplied with the projector, 2 VGA, 2, 77-78 video-out, 3, 10 Colors adjusting for computer, adjusting for video, 36 density,...
ELP Link, selecting COM port, 52, 70 starting, templates, 44 See Projector ELP-3000, Environmental specifications, 75 EPSON Accessories, x External speaker adjusting sound, 39 connecting to projector, 14 Fade, 39, 69 Feet, adjusting, 21-22 File menu (ELP Remote Programmer),...
Loudness, 39 Mac LC, 35 Macintosh computer Macro, 43 Maintenance, n n n n n n Index Connecting to the projector, 9-10 supported models, 6 assigning to a button, 48-51 53-62 Menu button, 25 Menu Select button, 25 Menus, viii, 29-41...
Rear projection, x, 28, 38 Record mode, 48-50, 80 Redlevel, 35 Red/green color balance, 37 Remote control buttons, 23-25 connecting directly to projector, 17 controlling software, 43 illuminating buttons, 25 installing batteries, 5-6 installing lead wire, 17 problems with, 70-71...
Temperature status light, 64-66 Templates, 44 activating, 51 Test pattern, 41, 68 Text, 35 problems displaying, 69 Tint, 37 Trackball, 25 cleaning, 56-57 problems with, 71 Tracking, Treble, 39 Troubleshooting, 63-71 Turning projector on and off, 20 Unpacking projector, 2 Upside Down, 38...
37 VGA, definition, VGA cable, 2, 11 pin assignments, 77-78 Video cable, 2, connecting to projector, 11-12 format, 36-37 choosing a specific video-out cable, 3, Macintosh supported formats, vii, Video button, 25 video menu, 30, 36-37 Video-out capability, 3, 6, 10...
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules, These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commericial environment.