DATA PROJECTOR XJ-A141/XJ-A146 XJ-A241/XJ-A246 XJ-A251/XJ-A256 * USB Port Models User’s Guide Be sure to read the precautions in the separate Setup Guide. Be sure to keep all user documentation handy for future reference.
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Contents About this manual..................5 Projector Overview ............6 Projector Features and Main Functions ..........6 Remote Controller and Projector Keys...........8 Back Terminals..................9 Loading Remote Controller Batteries .............9 Setting Up the Projector...............10 Setup Precautions ................10 Connecting to an Image Output Device...... 11 Connecting the Analog RGB Output of a Computer to the Projector..............11 Connecting the HDMI Output of a Video Device or...
Presentation Timer ................21 Eco Mode (Power Saving, Low Noise) ..........23 To select the Eco Mode ..................... 23 Using the [FUNC] Key ................24 Configuring Advanced Projector Settings ....25 Basic Setup Menu Operations .............25 Displaying the Setup Menu..................25 Configuring Setup Menu Settings................25 Basic Setup Menu Example..................
Troubleshooting ............44 Indicators....................44 Error Indicators and Warning Messages ..........44 Projector Troubleshooting..............47 Appendix ................ 49 Remote Controller Signal Range ............49 Projection Distance and Screen Size ...........50 Aspect Ratio Setting and Projection Image .........51 Supported Signals................55 Specifications ..................57 About this manual... All of the operations in this manual are explained using the remote controller that comes with the projector.
Projector Features and Main Functions XJ-A141/XJ-A146/XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256 Mercury-free Hybrid Light Source: A CASIO-original laser and LED hybrid light source delivers high luminance from 2,500 to 3,000 lumens. This projector does not use a mercury lamp, making it environmentally friendly. Slim and compact: A4 file size and approximately 43 mm slim.
Multi Projection Camera (YC-400, YC-430) Connection: A CASIO Multi Projection Camera can be connected directly to the projector’s USB port for fine resolution projection of documents and other images. Document camera capabilities allow projection of data without going through a computer.
Remote Controller and Projector Keys Operations in this manual are presented based on the remote controller that comes with the projector. Major operation keys are also provided on the projector unit, so the most of the same procedures can also be performed directly on the projector. Remote Controller Keys [INPUT] key [MENU] key...
Back Terminals COMPUTER terminal Serial port AV terminal Speaker Remote control signal receiver HDMI port Intake vents USB port Power connector (XJ-A146/XJ-A246/XJ-A256 only) Anti-theft lock hole * This serial port is for connecting a separately available special cable (YK-5) to control the projector from a computer.
Locate the projector on a desk, table, or stand that is firm and level. Make sure that you allow sufficient space around the sides and back of the projector for proper ventilation. The following illustrations show how the projector should be oriented for optimum projection relative to the screen. XJ-A141/XJ-A146 XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256 Screen Screen Make sure the projector is at a right angle to the screen.
Connecting to an Image Output Device Connecting the Analog RGB Output of a Computer to the Projector Connect the projector’s COMPUTER terminal to the RGB terminal of a computer as shown in the illustration below. Important! Always turn off the projector and the computer before connecting them. Take care so the volume level of the computer is not set too high.
Connecting the HDMI Output of a Video Device or Computer to the Projector The projector supports projection and output of HDMI video and audio output from a computer or video device. Important! Turn off the projector and the computer or video device before connecting them. Projector Computer or video device HDMI port...
Connecting to a Video Device The projector is able to project images from the composite video output or component video output of a connected video device. Important! Always turn off the projector and the video device before connecting them. Connection to a composite video output Projector Video device AV terminal...
Operation During Projection Selecting the Input Source Turning on the projector initially causes the same input source that was selected the last time it was turned off to be selected. To select a different input source Press the [INPUT] key. This displays the input source selection screen.
Image Operations During Projection You can perform the following operations while projecting an image. Image brightness adjustment Manual keystone correction Color mode selection Image zooming Momentary cut off of the input source image and projection of a black or blue screen, or a logo Image freeze Pointer display in the projected image Aspect ratio switching...
Selecting the Color Mode You can select from among various different color mode settings in accordance with image contents and projection conditions. Important! The color mode cannot be selected in the following cases. When “Off” is selected for the Eco Mode setting (page 23) To change the color mode Press the [COLOR MODE] key.
Momentarily Cutting Off the Input Source Image Press the [BLANK] key. This temporarily cuts off the image from the input source and projects a black screen in its place. To resume projection of the image from the input source, press the [BLANK] key (or [ESC] key).
Displaying a Pointer in the Projected Image You can select from among different pointer styles, including various arrow styles, for display in the projected image. Pointers can be used during a presentation to indicate or highlight a specific part of the image.
Letter Box RGB, HDMI (PC) Normal Full True XJ-A141/XJ-A146 Pressing the [ASPECT] key will toggle between settings in accordance with the current input source as shown below. Input Source Pressing [ASPECT] will toggle between these settings: Video, Component, HDMI (DTV)
Adjusting the Volume Level You can use the remote controller keys to adjust the volume level of the audio that is output from the projector’s speaker. To adjust the volume level Press the [VOLUME] key. This causes the [Volume] screen to appear on the projected image. Press the [ ] key to increase the volume, or the [ ] key to lower the volume.
Presentation Timer The presentation timer shows the amount of presentation timing remaining. You can configure the presentation times so it is displayed in the projected image. Timer To specify timer display position and countdown time settings Press the [TIMER] key. This will cause the timer to appear in the projected image.
To start a countdown timer operation Press the [TIMER] key twice to display the timer function menu. If necessary, use the procedure under “To specify timer display position and countdown time settings” (page 21) to configure timer display position and start time settings. Use the [ ] and [ ] keys to select “Start Timer”...
Eco Mode (Power Saving, Low Noise) The following three Eco Mode settings are available to specify whether priority should be given to low-power, low-noise operation or to projection brightness. On (Auto) : A brightness sensor on the top of the projector senses surrounding light, and automatically adjusts projection brightness and color accordingly.
Note While “Off” is selected for the Eco Mode setting, you also can specify whether brightness or color should be given emphasis. For details, see “Eco Off Mode” (page 34) under “Image Adjustment 1 Main Menu”. (for USB port model users) Use the setup menu (page 25) to select the Eco Mode when the input source is an external device connected to the USB port or via the wireless adapter.
Configuring Advanced Projector Settings Your projector has a setup menu that you can use to configure advanced settings. Basic Setup Menu Operations Displaying the Setup Menu Pressing the [MENU] key displays the menu shown below in the center of the projection screen. Main menu Pressing the [MENU] key displays the main menu.
Basic Setup Menu Example The procedure below shows how to configure the following three settings: Image Adjustment 1 Contrast Image Adjustment 1 Color Mode Input Settings Signal Name Indicator Note The setup menu items that you can change depend on whether or not an image signal is being input to the projector, and on the currently selected input source.
To configure the “Image Adjustment 1 Color Mode” setting Use the [ ] key to select “Color Mode”. Press the [ENTER] key. This displays the color mode menu. Use the [ ] and [ ] keys to select the color mode you want, and then press the [ENTER] key.
1. Personal identification (original or copy of your driver’s license, employee I.D., etc.) 2. Projector unit Note that your CASIO distributor will not be able to clear the password of your projector unless you bring both of the items listed above.
Keep a written record of your password! You will not be able to use the projector if you forget its password. We strongly suggest that you keep a written or other type of record of the password so you can look it up when necessary. To change the password Press the [MENU] key to display the setup menu.
To turn password protection on and off Display the Power On Password setting screen by performing steps 1 through 5 of the procedure under “To change the password” on page 29. At this time, make sure that “Power On Password” is selected on the Power On Password setting screen.
Restoring Projector Settings to Their Initial Factory Defaults You can use the procedures in this section to restore all of the settings on a particular main menu or all of the settings on the setup menu to their initial factory defaults. To restore all settings on a particular main menu to their initial factory defaults Press the [MENU] key to display the setup menu.
To restore all settings on the setup menu to their initial factory defaults Press the [MENU] key to display the setup menu. Use the [ ] key to select “Restore All Defaults” and then press the [ENTER] key. After confirming that “Restore All Defaults” sub-menu is selected, press the [ENTER] key.
Setup Menu Contents This section contains tables that provide detailed explanations of all of the items included on the setup menu. The following describes the type of information that appears in each of the columns of the tables. Setting Name: This column shows the names of the settings as they appear on the sub-menu. Input: This column shows the input source for which each setting is supported.
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description Color Mode R C V H D W U Source You can select from among various different color mode settings Specific in accordance with image contents and projection conditions. Standard: Use this setting when you want to highlight the colors of your presentation.
Image Adjustment 2 Main Menu Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description Vertical R C V Signal Use this sub-menu to adjust the vertical position of the input Position Specific source image within the projection area. Horizontal R C V Signal Use this sub-menu to adjust the horizontal position of the input Position Specific...
Screen Settings Main Menu Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description Keystone R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to perform vertical keystone correction of the Correction projected image. Aspect Ratio R C V H D Source Use this sub-menu to select an aspect ratio setting for the projected image.
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description Projection R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to specify whether projection will be from the Mode front of the screen or the back of the screen. Front*: Select this option to project from the front of the screen. Rear: Select this option to project from the back of the screen.
Input Settings Main Menu Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description COMPUTER N Single Use this sub-menu to specify manually the type of signal being Terminal input from the projector’s COMPUTER terminal. Auto*: Automatically detects the signal being input from the COMPUTER terminal and configures the appropriate input protocol.
Option Settings 1 Main Menu Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description Auto Keystone R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to turn auto keystone correction on or off. Correction On*: Select this option to turn on auto keystone correction. Off: Select this option to turn off auto keystone correction.
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description Language R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to specify the language to use for messages, setup menus, etc. English / French / German / Italian / Spanish / Swedish / Portuguese / Turkish / Russian / Chinese (Simplified) / Chinese (Traditional) / Korean / Japanese Note...
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description Plug and Play R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to turn plug-and-play on or off. (USB port On*: models only) Select this option to turn on plug-and-play. This will allow the projector detect when an external USB device is connected and make that device the input source automatically.
USB Settings Main Menu (USB Port Models Only) The USB Settings main menu is available only when there is an external device connected to the USB port of the projector. For details, see “USB Function Guide” on the bundled CD-ROM. Wireless Main Menu (USB Port Models Only) The Wireless main menu is available only when “Wireless”...
Cleaning the Projector Periodically clean the projector exterior, lens, intake vents, and exhaust vents on a regular basis. Important! Before cleaning the projector, be sure to unplug it from the power outlet and make sure it is cooled down completely. Cleaning the Projector Exterior Wipe the exterior of the projector with a soft cloth that has been moistened in a weak solution of water and a mild neutral detergent.
Troubleshooting Indicators Indicators keep you informed about the current operational status of the projector. The following shows what the indicators look like when operation is normal. When the indicators appear It means this: like this: POWER/ You have just plugged the AC power cord into a power outlet. Wait LIGHT TEMP STANDBY...
3 Disconnect the power cord from the projector and wait for all of the projector’s indicators to go out. Next, reconnect the power cord and turn the projector back on. If the error occurs again when you turn power back on, contact your retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center. POWER : Amber flashing Power has turned off automatically due to a fan problem.
If the error occurs again when you turn power back on, contact your Message : A system problem has retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center. occurred. Normal Press the [ESC] key to clear the warning message.
Next, reconnect the power cord and turn projector power back on. (2-second interval) If the error occurs again when you turn power back on, contact your retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center. Message : – POWER : Amber flashing...
The light source unit has reached the end of its service life or it is malfunctioning. not light. Contact your original dealer or authorized CASIO service center for replacement. Important! Try performing the following steps, which may or may not return the projector to normal operation.
Appendix Remote Controller Signal Range When performing an operation on the remote controller, point it at the remote control signal receiver on the back or front of the projector. The following illustration shows the range of the remote controller signal. ±...
Projection Distance and Screen Size The following table shows the relationship between the distance and projected image size. Approximate Projection Distance Projection Size XJ-A141/XJ-A146 XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256 Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Screen Diagonal Distance Distance Distance Distance Size (cm) (cm / inch)
Aspect Ratio Setting and Projection Image The following shows how images are projected in accordance with the type of the input signal and the aspect ratio setting of the projector. XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256 Input source: RGB or HDMI (PC) Input Signal Normal Full True SVGA (800 ×...
Input source: Video, component or HDMI (DTV) Input Signal Normal 16:9 Letter Box 4:3 Aspect Image Squeezed Image Letter Box Image * The blue boundary indicates the projection area.
XJ-A141/XJ-A146 Input source: RGB or HDMI (PC) Input Signal Normal Full SVGA (800 × 600) XGA (1024 × 768) WXGA (1280 × 800) SXGA (1280 × 1024)
Input source: Video, component or HDMI (DTV) Input Signal Normal 16:9 4:3 Aspect Image Squeezed Image Letter Box Image...
Supported Signals Important! Even if a signal is listed in the table below, it does not guarantee that you will be able to display its images correctly. RGB Signal Horizontal Frequency Vertical Frequency Signal Name Resolution (kHz) (Hz) VESA 640 × 480/60 640 ×...
Component Signal Signal Name Horizontal Frequency (kHz) Vertical Frequency (Hz) HDTV 1080p/50 56.3 1080p/60 67.5 720p/50 37.5 720p/60 45.0 1080i/50 28.1 1080i/60 33.7 SDTV 576p/50 31.3 576i/50 16.6 480p/60 31.5 480i/60 15.7 Video Signal Signal Name Horizontal Frequency (kHz) Vertical Frequency (Hz) NTSC 15.7 NTSC4.43...
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Japanese * XJ-A146/XJ-A246/XJ-A256 only CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. makes no guarantees concerning the operation or suitability of any USB device that you connect to the projector’s USB port. Specifications are subject to change without notice.