Projector care is the secret to extend your projector’s life.
A projector costs a lot of money. Of course, you’ll want to enjoy it for as long as you can. Here are some things you can do to preserve your projector.
1 – Read and Follow the Manual
When you finally have your projector and you’re itching to give it a try, reading the manual first can dampen the mood.
But it can save you a lot of trouble – and money.
Find out how to operate it properly. And know what not to do to keep it running smoothly.
Familiarize yourself with the projector before using it.
2 – Let it Cool
Excessive heat is bad for any projector.
Don’t turn off the projector when it’s still hot. Allow the projector’s fans to cool down the hot components before you turn it off.
And don’t pack it up when your projector hasn’t cooled off yet.
3 – Keep Air Flowing
It is detrimental for projectors if heat keeps building up. Make sure air is able to flow abundantly.
4 – Clean it Regularly
Dust and dirt that accumulate on your projector can block the air filters. When this happens, air won’t be able to pass through and the projector will overheat.
Dust and dirt can also affect the quality of images that are projected. Wipe the lenses with a lens cloth.
Clean your projectors regularly – especially the filters and air vents.
5 – Never Use Without the Filter
Using your projector without the filter will allow dust to enter the optics and will affect the images being projected.
6 – Change the Filter
You might need to change the filter depending on what the manual specifies.
7 – Refrain From Turning It On and Off
Turning the projector on or off frequently causes the projector to wear out quicker. Leaving it on for a while will be better.
Keep in mind the projector needs to rest at least two hours every 24 hours.
8 – Use Econo Mode Often
Using the econo mode saves your projector some energy. Because it’s not working so hard, it won’t heat up fast.
This lengthens your projector’s life.
Just maximize the brightness when it’s really necessary.
9 – Don’t Touch the Lamp
Don’t touch the lamp with your bare hands – even when it’s not hot.
If you leave an oily sweat mark on it, it can turn into a permanent black mark that can compromise image quality.
10 – Set the Lamp Timer
Set the lamp timer so you’ll know when to replace the projector lamp.
You wouldn’t want the lamp to shut down while you’re in an important presentation.
11 – Avoid Smoky Area
Do not use the projector in a smoky area or environment. This can damage the optics of the projector.
12 – Keep It Cool
When storing your projector, keep it in a cool, dry place.
When not in use for a long time, keep it in its original box for secure storage.
13 – Ship It Like It’s New
If you need to ship your projector going somewhere, using its original shipping box is the safest way to do it.
Pack it with the box, complete with the packing materials.
14 – For Mounted Projectors
If the projector is mounted, make sure the mounting plates don’t block the air.
Also, make sure the area where the intake fan is, is not in direct line of air or heat vents.