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Overheating projector gets hot after about 15 minutes and cuts off. it is about 3 years old

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Re: overheating

Check to see if the fans are working, you should feel and hear the air coming out of the front grill. The best thing is to operate the projector with the top cover removed. See previous posts.

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Epson PowerLite 410W projector (used for a smart board in a classroom) won't project anything or even turn on. Power button (maybe lamp indicator light? I don't really know anything about this...)...

It seems you assume that it is not an overheating problem.
The problem is, the bulb gets really, really hot when using the projector. It doesn't matter whether it has been there without any usage. As you switch it on, it will start to get hot.
But the lamp or other parts of the projector should not get too hot. To control the temperature, air is moved through the projector with the help of fans. Air enters through air filters and move through the projector absorbing heat from hot parts. This prevents these parts from getting overheated.
But what if air doesn't flow freely? Then the parts CAN get overheated.
First, switch on the projector and check whether you can hear the fans working.
Next, switch off the projector and remove power cable.
After about 30 minutes, remove the cover and check whether the air filters are blocked. If they are, clean them with a small brush.
This would probably solve your problem.

Sep 23, 2011 | Epson PowerLite 410W LCD Projector

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After having the projector on for 15-20 minutes the lamp will go out for 1-2 minutes then turn back on with no intervention This will repeat at no set intervals. The projector is not quite 5 years old...

The ambient temperature in the room is to high.
Try lowering the room temperature. If that doesn't work
get a small fan and place it near the projector to provide
extra cooling. The projector is running border line on
high temperature and just needs a little extra cooling.

Jun 28, 2010 | InFocus ScreenPlay 7205 Multimedia...

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Projector keeps cutting off

just in case it is overheating, blow out any dust with canned air and make sure the fans are working. also, keep anything from blocking the vents. if all that is done and it still shuts down, you have a power supply that needs replacing.

Nov 04, 2009 | Optoma MovieTime DV10 Multimedia Projector

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Project self powers off after 20-40 minutes

Loss of input they will turn off. Check lamp life in menu.

Apr 09, 2009 | ViewSonic PJ552 Multimedia Projector

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Christie DS+60 projector turns off spontaneously

Here is a list of error codes for your unit:
12 Software bug. Contact dealer/factory.
13 Flash memory corrupted. Download new software.
14 Engineering only programming is complete. Call Christie, replace TIPM.
15 Attempting to download code without being in boot mode
16 Invalid interrupt. Power off/on. If it persists, contact dealer/factory.
17 Forced boot mode. Keys held down too long.
18 Attempting to program boot mode without jumper
21 Lamp compartment too hot
25 Lamp 1 not installed
26 Lamp 1 Interlock: door open, lamp not installed
27 Unable to turn lamp 1 ON
28 Lamp 1 shut off unexpectedly
29 Lamp 1 driver overheated
2A Lamp 1 driver operation error (e.g. too hot can’t start)
2C Lamp 1 driver UART communications failure
30 Lamp 2 not installed
31 Lamp 2 door open
32 Unable to turn lamp 2 ON (unknown reason)
33 Lamp 2 shut off unexpectedly
34 Lamp 2 driver overheated
35 Lamp 2 driver reports operation error (e.g. too hot can’t start)
36 Lamp 2 driver UART communications failure
37 Lamp Watchdog Tripped – Unless lamps turn on again after 3 minutes, assume software hung.

Jan 16, 2009 | Christie DS+60 Multimedia Projector

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Shuts off

projector turns off after 30 seconds problem solution

Sep 16, 2007 | Sanyo PLC XU35 Multimedia Projector

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Displayed massege to check air flow

With most projectors there is a foam air filter behind a grill that is the opening to the cooling channels. A fan ensures air flow to cool the lamp, etc. This filter prevents dust from gumming up the works (and depending on design) may prevent dust getting into the optics. As the filter gets dirty it gradually cuts off the air and at some point a protective circuit kicks in and turns off the lamp.
If the projector is on you will feel a stream of hot air coming out of the exit vent. Projectors vary in terms of amount of air flow, so its difficult to define what is normal for a specific model. However, you can simply hold a hand in front of the vent and see if there is air flow (It will be hot air so, careful). If there is a "good" stream of air things are fine, but if only a very light flow is felt the filter may be dirty.
If the filter has not been cleaned or replaced recently make sure the projector is turned off and cooled down then take off the inlet cover and remove the filter. Clean or replace per the instructions for the projector (and periodically as defined .. but taking into account the operating conditions). Once cleaned turn on the projector and feel the "normal" air current for future reference.
Heat is one of the major causes of projector failure, so make sure cooling vents (inlet and outlet) are not obstructed and filters are kept clean

Oct 02, 2006 | Hitachi CP-S240 Multimedia Projector

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