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How do I disassemble and clean (Filter)?

Unit gives message that it's overheating.  You cannot even turn it off when this message appears.  I'd like to clean the filter, if there is one.  How involved is disassembly of projector?

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The first link is to the troubleshoot part of the user guide. Look for your symptoms in there and try the fix. The first video is one I made on how to take the projector apart. The second video is one I made showing how I fixed a fan failure.

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Try to reset the lamp hour of your projector. For that do the following.
1. power on the projector.
2. Press the menu button
3. select lamp settings
4. Select lamp reset
5. Select yes to reset the lamp hour.

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"clean and reset filter" alert is displayed even

You can reset the "Filter Time" on your projector and it will clear this error out of the system.

1) Clean Filter
2) Turn the power on
3) Hit the Menu button
4) Once the menu appears choose "Options"
5) Choose "Filter Time"
7) While the time is displayed hold the "Reset" button on the remote for 3 seconds
8) The "Reset" menu will pop-up and choose reset.

That should take care of it.

Mar 14, 2011 | ViewSonic PJ501 Multimedia Projector

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I have a PLV-Z1 about 5 yrs old, just replaced the bulb and it has continued to operate for about 10 minutes then turn off. You cannot turn it on again for hours. I have reset the buld life. What...

It's possible that this problem is caused by overheating. There is a "Warning Temp" LED which should light if this is the case.

The following steps may help.
1) Ensure that there is ample ventilation around the projector, ie air vents are not blocked by walls, or have other heat sources nearby.
2) Ensure that the room temprature an humidity are not excessive.
3) Clean the air filters. Turn off the projector and disconnect the power. Turn over the projector and remove the air filter by pulling the latch upwards. It is located behind the leg nearest the lens side)/ Clean the air filter with a brush or wash out particles (it must be dry before reinserting). Replace the air filter, making sure it is fully reinserted. Clean the air intake vents (there are two of them near the air filter on the underside, nearer the back of the unit).

If the problem is caused by overheating these steps should help.

Feb 17, 2011 | Sanyo PLV Z1 Multimedia Projector

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After running for a few minutes it shuts off, won't restart until it cools down

the Projector unit may be overheating due to airflow. ensure that the intake filter is not blocked, remove and clean it and then replace do not run with filter removed as this will cause dust inside your machine. check that none of the airflow slits on the body of the machine are bloced or taped over.
check that the unit has enough airflow around it to keep cool if unsure move the machine to a open space and let it run to see if the problem persits or stops.

if this persists it may mean the overheat cut off switch is defective and keeps activating even though the machine is not overheated.

I hope this helps.

Dec 12, 2010 | Epson PowerLite 51c Multimedia Projector

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Cannot turn the projector on with the remote control

Hello :

read the following paragraphs please :

1:Are the input and output vents blocked or obstructed in any way? That could cause overheating problem and what you see with your projector is one of it's symptoms .

2:Are the filters dirty or clogged? Most manufacturers will recommend filter cleaning on a monthly basis depending on usage .After cleaning the filter always remember to reset your projector .

3:Remove any extension cords, power strips and/or surge suppressors. Many current model projectors will not even try to ignite the lamp if they detect drops or fluctuation in voltage supplied to the unit. This is a safety feature to reduce stress on the lamp.

4:Pull the lamp back out of the unit, give is a brisk shake and reseat the lamp. Occasionally there is some buildup on the lamp contacts or filament during manufacturing.

5:Try removing and reseating the lamp, or to try another lamp.

6:Remove the lamp from the projector. Ensure that it has no cracks, discoloration or "smoky" appearance.


Apr 12, 2010 | Eiki LC XG200 Multimedia Projector

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Our PJ-TX10 projector is turning itself off

First, to rule out true overheating, clean any dust filters and air-access areas. There might be enough dust on the filter to cause a gradual build-up of heat which could trip one of the temperature sensors in the unit. I clean my projector once a week--There might be a cooling fan going bad--after a while, heat causes the fan motor to start to drag and slows down the air flow. Also, there might be a temp sensor that is shutting down the unit prematurely.--Rick

Sep 06, 2009 | Hitachi PJ-TX10 Multimedia Projector

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The projector is starting up but after warming up it shuts itself off. It is not the a problem with the filter, lamp seating or an overheating issue.

Does the lamp actually light up and project? If not, it's probably a dead bulb. Are there any flashing lights that might be displaying an error code? How dow you know it's not overheating? Remove the filter and give it a good cleaning. Some projectors measure airflow and, even though the heat hasn't built up, the projector shuts down because it predicts overheating will occur due to insufficient airflow.

Aug 04, 2009 | Sharp Notevision XG-P20XU Multimedia...

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My projector turns on then off

Probably your projector filter is full of dust, and probably even the inside id full of dust. You need to clean the filter and you need to clean the inside. The fan starts coz the lemp inside cant get any air, as soon as you turn the projector on it gets overheated.
Go to a pro and let him/her clean your projector good, then it should work properly again. And make sure that you clean the filter at least 3-4 times per year.

Good luck

Nov 01, 2008 | Sanyo PLC-SW30 Multimedia Projector

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Annoying projector noise

Well here is a partial solution. Turn off Dynamic Iris and the noise will go away. Now could someone tell me how to fix the Dynamic Iris?

Dec 06, 2007 | Panasonic PT-AE900U Multimedia Projector

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Clean Filter Signal continues to appear even after the filter is cleaned.

you have to reset the filter in the controls or it will continue. i cleaned it everyday for a week until i got fed up and went into the last setting (by the lamp hour reset) and reset it. good luck

Dec 06, 2007 | NEC VT470 Multimedia Projector

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