How you can help
With a little care, projectors can be very long-lived items. We’ve compiled a few tips to help you look after yours so that hopefully you won’t have any problems.
Keep it to hand
Your manual contains all kinds of useful information. It’s a good idea to read it thoroughly and follow the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations. We have downloadable manuals on our website – simply search for your product and look under ‘Specifications’. Or you should be able to find a copy on the manufacturer’s site too.
Keep it cool
Beyond regular maintenance, the single most important thing that you can do is to always use your projector’s power button, either on the projector itself or on the remote control. Never use a “hard” on / off switch, switch off at the mains socket or just unplug from the wall.
This is because once you turn off your projector, it is still working hard to keep things cool for a while afterwards.
If you’re planning a double bill or an extended viewing session, we recommend a maximum of 5 hours’ constant viewing. After that, we recommend you turn it off for about 30 minutes so the bulb and electronics can cool down properly, and then heat up again consistently when restarting.
Keep it clean
To clean the lens, wash your hands first and use a clean microfibre cloth to avoid leaving any residue that might cause damage. You will need to make sure the air filters are free of dust and debris so that the cooling system works efficiently, ideally at least every 6 months and in line with the manufacturer’s advice. Also, don’t use compressed air or spray liquids.