Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tips to Caring for Your Projector

projector careProjectors can most certainly be an expensive purchase. Whether you are using the projector for business or personal home use, you want to extend your projector's life as much as you possibly can. There are several pretty simple steps that you can take to maximize the lifetime of your device.

1.Read the manual.
This is the most basic way to help protect your projector. Read the manual that comes with your projector. It will instruct you on how to properly operate the device and will tell you any special precautions you may need to take that are specific to the projector that you purchased.

2.Allow projector to cool.
If you want to extend the lamp life of your projector, you need to let your unit cool completely before turning it off or unplugging it. Excessive heat is a huge contributor to the shortening of a projector’s lamp life. Due to this fact, it is also important to remember not to utilize your projector in direct sunlight or near a heat source.

3.Change filter.
The specifics about changing your projector’s filter can be found in the user’s manual.

4.Do not operate without filter.
You cannot operate your projector when you do not have a filter. If you were to do this, dust can be drawn into the optics of the projector, which will then cause the dust particles to show up on your projected image.

5.Avoid smoke.

It’s not a good idea to use a projector in a smoky environment. The smoke can cause damage to the optics of your device, and smoke damage is not covered under most projector’s warranties.

6.Storage is key.
It is important to store your projector in a cool, dry space.

7.Clean the lens.
For best possible performance, it is necessary to clean the lens of your projector. This allows for optimal image quality. The easiest and safest way to the clean the lens of your device is to use a lens cloth.
These are just a few simple tips that can help to extend the life of your projector. Projectors can be a very big investment, so shouldn’t you do all you can to take care of your device?

If you like this story then you may also be interested in 6 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Projector on our Projector Meetings blog.

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