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ELP-3000/3300

INTRODUCTION
This service manual describes hardware information necessary for field service and
troubleshooting of the ELP-3000/ELP-3300 Projectors. Manual updates will be supplied in
service bulletins.

HOW TO USE THE SERVICE MANUAL


This manual covers topics required for field maintenance, so you can use it for diagnosis
of failures or repair. Before beginning maintenance work, be sure to read and observe all
safety precautions and rules.

The contents of this manual are as follows:

Precautions: Personal Safety, Protecting the Unit from Damage, Requirements


for Service
Chapter 1: Specifications (Part Names, System Functions, etc.)
Chapter 2: Theory of Operation (Hardware, Internal Connections, Unit
Functions)
Chapter 3: Disassembly and Assembly
Chapter 4: Troubleshooting (Troubleshooting Flowcharts)
Chapter 5: Image Adjustment Program
VCCI COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Type 1
information equipment, which uses radio-frequency energy and fully complies with the specifications
limiting computer information equipment in radio interference regulations (VCCI rules). If not
installed and used properly according to the manufacturers instructions, this device may cause
interference to radio and television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

The user may find the following booklet, prepared by the Federal Communications Commission,
helpful: How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Programs. This booklet is available from
the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402, Stock No. 044-00-00345-4.

You can determine whether your computer is causing interference by turning it off. If the interference
stops, it was probably caused by the computer or its peripheral devices. To further isolate the problem,
disconnect either the peripheral device or its I/O cable.

These devices usually require a shielded cable. For EPSON peripheral devices, you can obtain the
proper shielded cable from your dealer. For non-EPSON devices, contact the manufacturer or dealer
for assistance.

Warning
Only peripherals (computer input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) certified to comply with the
Class B limits may be attached to this projector. Operation with non-certified peripherals is likely to
result in interference to radio and TV reception. The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface
cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference
levels that exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the users authority to operate the projector.

REVISIONS
Date Level
April 1997 Third Release

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
1997, Epson America, Inc., 20770 Madrona Avenue, Torrance, California 90509-2042

All rights reserved. No portion of this document may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or
transmitted in any form or by any means, electric, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise,
without the prior written permission of Epson America, Inc. No patent liability is assumed with respect
to use of the information contained herein. Nor is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the
use of the information contained herein. Further, the publication and features described herein are
subject to change without notice.

TRADEMARK INFORMATION
EPSON is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation and EPSON Connection is a service
mark of Epson America, Inc.

NEC and PC-98 SERIES are registered trademarks of NEC CORPORATION.

IBM and DOS/V are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.

Macintosh and Power Book are the registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.


Record of Revisions

History Issued Date Changes


REV|A 1995.May.5 Original Issued (ELP-3000)
REV|B 1996.April.15 Addition of ELP-3300
REV C 1997 April 15 Edit for style and readability

Memo
PRECAUTIONS

OPERATOR SAFETY

1. PROTECTION FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK


* Before performing any repair work on the product, be sure to turn off the power switch
and remove the electric power cable from the electrical outlet.
* Whenever it is necessary to turn power on after opening the case or cover, be sure to
remove anything you are wearing that is metal, such as a watch, cuff links, ring, or tie
pin, that may touch metallic parts of the product, creating a danger of electrical shock.

2. PROTECTION FROM INJURY


* Be sure not to touch the lamp and its surroundings after power is turned off; it may be
hot.
* Use gloves to protect your hands from sharp edges during assembly and disassembly.
* To protect your eyes from being damaged, do not look into the light source or lens
while the light is on.

3. ACCIDENT PREVENTION
* To prevent the device or its components from falling, perform any operation only after
the device is placed on a flat and stable surface.
* To prevent this product from being used before it is totally reassembled, be sure not to
leave the product out during any repair work, and do not place it in a location where it
can be taken for use by mistake.
* Be sure to use the attached power cable to supply power to the product.

PRODUCT SAFETY

1. ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE
* Whenever performing repair work on the product, be sure to wear a wrist band and
use an electrostatic mat for grounding. When you replace any electric components
(boards and light bulb), it is recommended that you touch the electrostatic plastic bag
containing the component to a metallic part of the product before taking the
component out of the plastic bag.

2. RESTRICTIONS FOR PARTS REPLACEMENT


* Use only authorized parts or EPSON-supplied parts for replacement of mechanical
components, including the light source lamp, air filter, and so on.
* Use only the power cable and the interface cables supplied with the product.

3. OTHER PRECAUTIONS
* Visually check for damage or dirt on the power connector and cable. If dirty, clean it,
and if bent or damaged, replace the cable.
* When connecting internal connector cables or interface cables, be sure to plug them
into the connector fully, until attached to the connector edge.
* Before removing the FPC cable for the light bulb, be sure to remove the connector
lock in advance. Unlock the connector lock by pulling up both ends of the connector
lock simultaneously with tweezers.
* Whenever removing parts or repairing the product, work in a clean room, free from
dust and dirt, to keep the optical elements away from dirt.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAINTENANCE PERSONS

Authorized servicers should have the following knowledge and skill for maintenance of the
ELP-3000 or ELP-3300:
* Training in an EPSON-authorized maintenance training program and authorization as
a service engineer.
* Sufficient understanding of the operations and descriptions in this service manual.
* Basic knowledge of electricity (safety operations, circuit diagrams, static electricity,
etc.)

OTHERS

* For questions on projector maintenance, including service parts or document contents,


contact the address below. Any technical information about changes will be released
as necessary in service bulletins.

EPSON AMERICA, INC.


20770 Madrona Avenue
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 782-0770
Contents
Chapter 1 Product Features

1.1 Product Features........................................................................................ 1-1


1.2 Parts of the Projector ................................................................................. 1-3
1.2.1 Exterior View of the Main Frame................................................... 1-3
1.2.2 Interior View of the Main Frame.................................................... 1-4
1.2.3 Exterior Views of the Remote Control ........................................... 1-5
1.3 Connection ................................................................................................. 1-6
1.4 Main Components ...................................................................................... 1-7
1.5 Specifications ............................................................................................. 1-11

Chapter 2 Theory of Operation

2.1 Hardware.................................................................................................... 2-1


2.1.1. Electrical System Connections ..................................................... 2-2
2.1.2. Optical System Connections......................................................... 2-3
2.2 Power Supply Unit...................................................................................... 2-5
2.3 Driver Board ............................................................................................... 2-7
2.4 Video Board ............................................................................................... 2-11
2.5 Interface Board........................................................................................... 2-13
2.6 Receptor Board .......................................................................................... 2-14
2.7 Speaker Unit .............................................................................................. 2-15
2.8 Light Guide Block ....................................................................................... 2-16
2.9 R/G/B Light Valves to Prism Unit................................................................ 2-18
2.9.1. R/G/B Light Valves ....................................................................... 2-18
2.9.2. Prism Unit..................................................................................... 2-19
2.10 Projector Lens........................................................................................... 2-20
2.11 Lamp Housing ........................................................................................... 2-21

Chapter 3 Disassembly and Assembly

3.1 Disassembly and Assembly Procedures..................................................... 3-1


3.2 Projector Main Unit Disassembly and Assembly......................................... 3-3
3.2.1. Removing the Lamp Inner Housing .............................................. 3-4
3.2.2. Removing the Upper Case Unit and Handle ................................. 3-6
3.2.3. Removing the Driver Board Block ................................................. 3-8
3.2.4. Removing the Speaker Units ........................................................ 3-10
3.2.5. Removing the Front Case Unit...................................................... 3-11
3.2.6. Removing the Receptor Board Assembly ..................................... 3-12
3.2.7. Removing the Thermistor and Heat Shield Plates A and B ........... 3-13
3.2.8. Removing the Exhaust Fan Unit ................................................... 3-15
3.2.9. Removing the Safety Switch ......................................................... 3-17
3.2.10. Removing the Light Valve Block.................................................... 3-18
3.2.11 Removing the Lamp Outer Housing Unit....................................... 3-19
3.2.12. Removing the Video Board Assembly ........................................... 3-20
3.2.13. Removing the Interface Board Assembly ...................................... 3-21
3.2.14. Removing the Power Supply Unit.................................................. 3-22
3.2.15. Removing the Adjustable Foot Unit............................................... 3-23
3.2.16. Removing the Board Retaining Plate And Head Cover ................. 3-25
3.3 Replacing the Batteries in the Remote Control Unit.................................... 3-26

Chapter 4 Troubleshooting

4.1 Before Starting Troubleshooting Procedures.............................................. 4-1


4.1.1. Tools and Accessories Required For Troubleshooting.................. 4-1
4.2 First Action ................................................................................................. 4-2

Chapter 5 Image Adjustment Program

5.1 Image Adjustment Program........................................................................ 5-1


5.1.1. When to Use the Image Adjustment Program .............................. 5-1
5.1.2. Running the ELP-3000 Image Adjustment Program ..................... 5-2
5.1.3 Running the ELP-3300 Image Adjustment Program ..................... 5-11
Chapter 1
Product Features
EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual

1.1 PRODUCT FEATURES

The ELP-3000 and the ELP-3300 Projectors are easy-to-use, portable presentation
devices with a VGA resolution that lets you project enhanced color images from personal
computers and video equipment, such as VCRs, video camcorders, and video disc
players.

Figure 1-1

Portable, light-weight, compact.


The one-piece optical unit, circuit board design, and simple structure minimize the
projector body almost to page-size length and width, and a weight of 17 lbs (7.7
kg). An optional carrying case is useful for transporting the unit.

Bright, clear images.


The high-performance zoom lens and new high-brightness lamp let the projector
achieve wide-screen image projection (from 21 to 300 inches) at a projection
distance from 4 to 40 feet (1.2 to 12.3 m). The optional high-brightness screen
ensures brightness regardless of ambient lighting.

High-resolution, full color (16770 thousand colors)


Three R, G, and B TFT liquid crystal panels containing 307,200 pixels support a
VGA resolution of 640 x 480 dots (approximately 920,000 pixels). The grid
between pixels in the liquid crystal panel is thinner than in conventional projectors
to provide sharp contrast.

Remote control
The easy-to-use remote control handles numerous functions for presentations.
You can control most operations with one hand. By attaching the computer and
projector with the supplied serial cable, you can use the remote control as a
computer mouse.

Connectivity with various computers


An advanced capacity for data signal determination enables the projector to

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connect with various computers, such as IBM PC compatibles (including DOS


compatibles), and Macintosh computers. The projector operates under Windows
3.1, Windows 95, and Macintosh System 6.X and 7.X.

Simple maintenance
Maintenance is easy, and the number of adjustments has been minimized.

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1.2 PARTS OF THE PROJECTOR


1.2.1 EXTERIOR VIEW OF THE MAIN FRAME

Remote Control
Control Panel Receiver
Zoom Ring

Focus Ring

Status Lights

I/O Connectors
Foot Adjustment Button

Foot

Figure 1-2

Foot Adjustment
Buttons

Figure 1-3

Lamp Cover

Air Filter Cover

Figure 1-4

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1.2.2 INTERIOR VIEW OF THE MAIN FRAME


Driver Board

Power Supply Unit


Speaker
Units

Figure 1-5

Video Board

Interface Board

Figure 1-6

Receptor Board (Front) Receptor Board (Rear)

Figure 1-7

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1.2.3 EXTERIOR VIEWS OF THE REMOTE CONTROL

Figure 1-8

Figure 1-9

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1.3 CONNECTION
1.3.1 MS-DOS and Compatibles

Desktop

VGA Port
VGA
Connector

Monitor Cable
LCD Connector
Monitor Connector

Figure 1-10

Notebook

VGA Connector LCD Connector


Monitor Connector

Figure 1-11

PowerBook

VGA
Connector
Third-party
Macintosh LCD Connector
Adapter
Macintosh
Macintosh
Macintosh Adapter
Adapter
Adapter (supplied)
(supplied) Monitor Connector
(supplied)

Figure 1-12

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1.3.2 Macintosh

Desktop

Monitor Port
Macintosh
VGA Adapter
VGA
Connector
Macintosh
Monitor LCD Connector
Cable
Monitor Connector
Macintosh Monitor
Adapter

Figure 1-13

1.4 MAIN COMPONENTS


Driver Board

Figure 1-14

Video Board

Figure 1-15

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Interface Board

Figure 1-16

Power Supply Unit

Figure 1-17

Light Guide Block

Figure 1-18

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Light Valve Block

Figure 1-19
Projector Lens Unit

Figure 1-20

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Lamp Outer Housing

Figure 1-21

Lamp Assembly (viewed from bottom of projector)

Figure 1-22

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1.5 SPECIFICATIONS
Table 1-1
OPTICAL FEATURES
Display method Transparency type TN color liquid crystal display (R/G/B)
Projection image size 21 inches minimum to 300 inches maximum
Projection distance 3.9 to 40.3 feet (1.2 to 12.3 m)
Resolution 640 x 480 dots, 307,200 pixels x 3
Projection lens Zoom lens F2.5 - 2.9 (55-77 mm)
Focus adjustment Manual
Zoom adjustment Manual (1:1.4)
Light Source 150 W - 65 V,
Metal halide lamp, (type No.MSCR150E3H)
Average illumination Typical: 250 ANSI lumens (ELP-3000); 350 ANSI lumens (ELP-3300)
INTERFACE CONNECTIONS
Input Video audio signal (stereo)
Host computer audio output (stereo)
Output Built-in speaker(1W-8) x 2 (stereo)
External speaker
Output control function
Input source 1 Host computer I/O interface
(analog RGB/VGA monitor board/video board)
Audio input interface (stereo)
Input source 2 Video image input interface
S image input interface
Video audio input interface (stereo)
Audio output External speaker output
RS-232 DIN-8-pin,
Bidirectional communication between host computer and projector
Optional power outlet 12 VDC - 0.35 A
REMOTE CONTROL
Wireless remote control Within 33 feet (10 m) from and within an angle of 30 degrees of the
projectors receptor.
Wired control is available by using the exclusive cable (maximum length
of 20 m)
Operation key One button available on the top of the projector control panel.
POWER SUPPLY
Input voltage 100-120 VAC 10% / 220-240 VAC 10% (50/60 Hz)
Power consumption Approximately 220 W
DC output 12 V 0.35 A
Dimensions
Without foot adjuster and lens 11.22 inches wide (285 mm) 5.5 inches high (140 mm) 13.5 inches
deep (344 mm)

With foot adjuster and lens 11.22 inches wide (285 mm) 5.87 inches wide (149 mm) 16.26 inches
deep (413 mm)
Weight Approx. 171 lbs (7.7 kg)

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ENVIRONMENT
Operational/storage temperature 41 F + 104 F / 14 F + 140 F (non condensing)
(5 C + 40 C / 10 C + 60 C)
Operational/storage humidity 20% 80% / 10% 80% (non condensing)

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Theory of Operation
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2.1 HARDWARE
The optical and electrical systems are the major areas of projector hardware. The lower
level boxes (below the broken line in the figure below) list elements in the optical system,
while the boxes above the broken line list elements in the electrical system.

DRIVER BOARD:
POWER SUPPLY VIDEO BOARD: INTERFACE
Generates the R/G/B light
UNIT: Generates the UNIT:
valve memory and the
Generates DC voltage R/G/B video I/O interface
drive signals. Sets initial
(+5 V, +12 V) signal. Detects connector
operations for interface
for the circuits; also the brightness board (PC /
circuit and controls the
generates DC voltage and controls the video / audio
control sensors, fans,
(+65 V) for the light temperature /RS-232C
speakers, and remote
source. (overheating /remote /DC
control.
protection).

INTAKE FAN *1

R/G/B LIGHT R/G/B LENS UNIT


VALVE PRISM Focus/zoom
composite
EXHAUST FAN *2

LAMP HOUSING
150 W-65 V
Note: *1: The intake fan cools the R/G/B
LIGHT VALVE light valves of the LCD panel.
light source
BLOCK 3: Divides
Note: *2: The exhaust fan gives off heated
the light into parts
(R/G/B) for the lens,
air from around the light source.
filter, and mirror

Figure 2- 1

Description of the Projection Process

1. A video signal is provided in digital or analog form from a computer through the
interface board. (Analog signals are converted into digital signals by the driver board.)
2. The digital video signal is then stored in video memory on the driver board. Then the
video board generates signals to drive the R/G/B light valves.
3. The R/G/B light valves are individual panels, independent of each other. They work to
shut off or transmit light from the light valve block.
4. Lights transmitted through the light valves are combined by a prism and projected
through the lens unit.

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2.1.1 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CONNECTIONS

Electrical units are physically connected to the driver board, as shown below.

EXHAUST FAN THERMISTER RECEPTER COOLING FAN


BOARD
(FRONT)

POWER SUPPLY
CN815 CN805
CN807 CN802 SPEAKER UNIT
(624) (913)
CN810 (RIGHT)
(914)
(912) CN806
DRIVER BOARD CN813 LIGHT BULB
(890) (B)

CN812
(875) LIGHT BULB
CN814 (G)
(600)

RECEPTER LIGHT BULB


BOARD (R)
(REAR) CN808
CN814
(911) (860)
CN803 SPEAKER UNIT
CN800 CN801
(623) (LEFT)
(620) (621)

LIGHT
CN202 CN203
Note:
VIDEO BOARD The parts enclosed in
CN200 CN201 parentheses apply only
to the ELP-3300.

CN100 CN101
INTERFACE BOARD

Figure 2-2

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Table 2-1
Unit Name Functions And Remarks
Exhaust Fan For eliminating heat from light source lamp and power
supply unit
Receptor Board Remote control signal detection
Intake Fan Cools the light bulb
Power Supply Unit Generates 65 V from AC IN for light source lamp
Generates +5 V/ +12 V/ +18 V
R/G/B Light Valves Generate image data (LCD panel)
Speaker Unit Audio output
Light Source Lamp For image projection (metal halide discharge lamp)
Video Board A/D converter for analog video signal
Audio signal amplitude, others
Interface Unit External device connection

2.1.2 OPTICAL SYSTEM CONNECTIONS

The optical systems consists of 4 blocks (lamp housing, light guide unit, prism, and
projector lens) as shown below.

Light Guide Unit

Lamp Housing
Projector Lens

Figure 2-3

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Figure 2-4

Table 2-2
Unit Name Function And Remarks
Lamp Housing Includes one metal halide lamp as a light source, and a filter for
removing ultraviolet radiation
Light Guide Unit Disperses light from the light source uniformly using the A/B lens array.
Guide Block Disperses the light in three parts (R/G/B).
Projector Lens Zoom (*1.4) and focus adjustments

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2.2 POWER SUPPLY UNIT


The power supply unit includes a DC regulator, exhaust fan, and interlock switch for the
lamp cover. The power supply unit generates the voltages for the control circuit (+5 V,
+12 V, +18 V) and for the light source lamp (+65 V) from the AC input. Although a
functional diagram is shown below, never disassemble the power supply unit during field
maintenance service.

DC regulator

Safety switch
Interlock switch

Lamp power
Exhaust fan
connector

Figure 2-5
Functional Block Diagram
INTERLOCK SW POWER SW

FUSE N/C N/C FILTER/ REGULATOR


` RECTIFIER
AC IN 250 V-6.3 A

SAFETY DRIVER
SWITCH BOARD EXHAUST FAN

DC OUT
INTERFACE
12 V VIDEO BOARD LAMP +6.5 V
0.35 A BOARD
DRIVER BOARD +5 V

DRIVER BOARD +18 V


INTERFACE
BOARD VIDEO BOARD DRIVER BOARD +12 V

Figure 2-6

* An interlock switch is included for safety purposes. The interlock switch shuts off the supply of AC power if
the lamp cover at the bottom of the main chassis is opened.
* The fuse (250 V -6.3 A), which is designed to protect the internal circuits, can be replaced by the customer.
An extra fuse is supplied with the projector.
* The safety switch input signal is designed for protection from overheating. It stops power output to the light
source lamp if the projector detects overheating in the lamp area.

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Functional Outline

The interlock switch at the bottom of the main chassis shuts off AC power when the
lamp cover is opened. It is normally in the ON position.

The cable connected to CN815 (ELP-3000) or CN624(ELP-3300) on the driver board


is a signal line to indicate the conditions of two fans (the exhaust fan and intake fan),
which are connected to connectors CN805 and CN806 on the driver board. These
signals shut off power to the light source lamp to prevent overheating if either fan
stops rotating.

The filter/rectification circuit reduces noise on the AC line and generates DC voltage
for the regulator.

The regulator generates various DC voltage levels shown in the table below for the
switching regulator. The regulator detects the voltage output level on the +5 V line and
feeds the information back to the switching circuit to maintain a stable output level,
regardless of load variations. Every output voltage level is not subject to adjustment.

Table 2-3
Output Voltage Specification
+18 V +18 V +/- 5% (17.1 to 18.9 V)
+12 V +12 V +/- 5% (11.4 to 12.6 V)
+5 V +5 V +/- 5% ( 4.75 to 5.25 V)

The intake fan removes heat generated in the power supply unit. Heat expelled by the
intake fan is blown out by the exhaust fan, connected to CN806 on the driver board.

(3) Pin Assignments


CN815 (CN624) *1
Table 2-4
Pin 12 Pin 1
Pin No. I/O Signal
1 IN Lamp on/off
2-9 - Ground
7 OUT +18V
8 OUT +12 V(b)
9 OUT +12 V(a)
10-12 OUT +5 V

Note:
Values enclosed in parentheses apply to the
ELP-3300.

Figure 2-7

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2.3 DRIVER BOARD

The driver board consists of the CPU, P-ROM, video memory, digital video processor, and
circuits to control the interface, control panel, fan, speaker, receptor board interface, etc.
The driver board controls everything except video signal generation. The driver board can
either be replaced as a unit, or the following components are available for individual
replacement:

IC708 (ELP-3000), or IC605 (ELP-3300): Includes firmware to set initial values and
control projector functions.

Fuses: For protection of the electric circuits. Details are shown below.

Table 2-5 Table 2-6


ELP-3000 Projector ELP-3300 Projector
FUSE SPECIFICATION PURPOSE FUSE SPECIFICATION PURPOSE
FL1 1.25 A (4511.25 +5 V protection of CPU FL720 1.25a (4511.25 +18 V protection
chip) circuit on the driver board chip) of the LCD driver
circuit on the
video board
FL2 4.0 A (451004 chip) +5 V additional protection FL600 4.0a (451004 chip) +5 V protection of
of the driver circuit; also, the driver board,
protection of the video video board and
board and interface board. interface board.
F400 0.52A-72V +18 V protection of LCD
(CCP2EB chip) driver circuit on the video
board
F401 0.52A-72V +5 V (-2 V) protection of
(CCP2EB chip) -2 V circuit which is
generated from +5 V for
the LCD driver.

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F401
F400 (Rear)

FL1 Figure 2-8 FL2

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(1) Circuit block diagram of the driver board


ADDRESS /DATA BUS
CPU
READ/
(IC706) BUS FLASH ROM
WRITE/
BUFFER (IC708)
RESET
OSC INT
RAM
(20M)
REMOTE CN807 (IC709)
CONTROL ADDRESS
ADDRESS CN808
BUS
DATA BUS
ADDRESS
BUS VIDEO INTERFACE CONTROL:
CN800
OSC CONVERTS VIDEO SIGNAL(A/D)
26.8M CONNECTS
PRODUCES DISPLAY TIMING
CN801 TO THE
VIDEO
BOARD
RIGHT LEFT
SPEAKER SPEAKER

RAM CONTROL SHIFT CLOCK LEVEL SW8540


(READ WRITE) SHIFTER (O~F)
OUTPUT PANEL SW SIGNAL
OUT CONTROL
D/A OUT PANEL
SHIFT CLOCK OUT
R G B

VIDEO RAM
AMP/XLAMP AMP/XLAMP AMP/XLAMP
DIVIDER DIVIDER DIVIDER

THERMISTOR

+12 V
CN810

EXHAUST FAN LIGHT VALVE LIGHT VALVE LIGHT VALVE


THERMO FAN DRIVER: DRIVER: DRIVER:
CONTROL BIAS PRODUCES DRIVE PRODUCES DRIVE PRODUCES DRIVE
INTAKE FAN
BIAS, ANALOG BIAS, ANALOG BIAS, ANALOG
SIGNAL, AND DRIVE SIGNAL, AND SIGNAL, AND
CLOCK DRIVE CLOCK DRIVE CLOCK
X START CONTROLS
LC (BRIGHTNESS) CONTROL

CN811 CN812 CN813

LIGHT VALVE LIGHT VALVE LIGHT VALVE


B DRIVER G DRIVER R DRIVER
Figure 2-9

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Functional Outline

When power is turned on, the driver board activates the reset signal, which is
controlled by IC707, and the CPU reads the program from flash ROM and writes it into
RAM (IC709). Then the CPU sets the functions based on the program and projects the
initial image.

The digital video interface (IC800) from the video board generates timing to project the
image data received or executes data bit conversion (A/D) to write the received analog
image data to VRAM.

The memory controller (IC850) performs read/write operations, saving data to SRAM.
Video signals (analog/digital) provided through the interface board are immediately
stored in video RAM.

Data stored in SRAM is converted to analog signals by the D/A converter. The output
is divided into 8 bits for each R/G/B light valve by the amplitude and lamp circuits.

The circuit for the light valve driver (R/G/B) generates six different levels of voltage to
control the timing of the X and Y signals.

*The ELP-3300 projector has a timer circuit that controls the operating time of the light
source (lamp) valve. Its operation is described below.

Table 2-7
LIGHT SOURCE STATE LAMP MONITOR STATE
When the operating time of the light The lamp monitor continues to flash red
source (lamp) valve exceeds 700 hours... and green for 5 minutes after it is turned
on. (The lamp stays on.)
When the operating time of the light The lamp monitor flashes green and
source (lamp) valve exceeds 1000 orange. (The lamp will not illuminate.)
hours...
When the light source (lamp) valve is The lamp monitor lights red.
defective

If you observe the conditions above, replace the light source (lamp) valve and reset the
timer as follows:
With the power off, press the MENU and -SYNC buttons. Continue to hold down
the MENU and -SYNC buttons while you turn on the projector. When the three
lamp monitors (Operation, Lamp, and Temperature) start flashing orange
simultaneously, release the MENU and -SYNC buttons and turn the projector off;
then turn the projector on again.

Note:
If you press the +SYNC button instead of the -SYNC button, the timer will not
reset.

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2.4 VIDEO BOARD


The video board has a circuit for converting analog signals from the driver board into
digital signals. In addition to controlling video brightness and detecting temperature, it has
a circuit to control amplitude of the audio output.

Figure 2-10
The board can be replaced as a whole unit for maintenance service. The fuses listed in
the table below can be replaced individually.

Table 2-8
Fuse Specification Usage
F200 * 4A-125 V +5 V (Digital chroma, A/D converter)
FU200 (4A)**
F201/202* 0.052 A-72 V +5 V (Digital chroma, A/D converter), +12 V (Video
amplifier)
F203* 0.4 A +5 V (D/A converter, A/D converter)
F204* 0.8 A-72 V +12 V (Audio amplifier,+8.5 V regulator)
FU201 (2A)**
* ELP-3000 only
** ELP3300 only

Functional Outline

Digital timing signals are synchronized by a three state bus buffer before being output
to the driver board.

The analog R/G/B signal, input from the interface board, is amplified by the amplitude
circuit, then converted by the analog to digital converter into individual 7-bit signals
before being output to the driver board.

Analog R/G/B output signals are transmitted differently, depending on whether the
input is analog or digital. If the input is analog, video amplitude signals are output
through the video buffer. If the input is digital, signals are converted to analog by the
chroma circuit and the digital to analog converter before being output through the
video buffer.

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Circuit Block Diagram of Video Board

CONNECTS TO THE INTERFACE BOARD

CN200 RXD/TXD LEVEL SHIFTER


RS-232C RSLEVEL +5 V/GND
CN202
P DIGITAL R/G/B 3 STATE BUS
C CONNECTS
HS VS BUFFER DATA SELECTOR
IN TO THE
/O ANALOG R/G/B VIDEO AMP DRIVER
U INPUT
R0~7 BOARD
T ANALOG/ G0~7
ANALOG R/G/B VIDEO OUTPUT DIGITAL B0~7
OUTPUT BUFFER CONVERTER
R/C DATA
R/G/B
CONNECTS TO THE INTERFACE BOARD MUTE
CN201 REFERENCE ADT
P AUDIO IN L/R/ OUT
C L/R AUDIO
CONTROL AUDIO CN203
AUDIO IN AMP
V CONNECTS
L/R
TO THE
AUDIO OUT
DRIVER
R0~7
Y/C/SW DIGITAL G0~7
S BOARD
INPUT ANALOG/ CHROMA B0~7
DIGITAL
CONVERTER DIGITAL/
SUB RGB ANALOG
CONVERTER
8 CHANNEL

Figure 2-11

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2.5 INTERFACE BOARD UNIT


The interface board unit consists of the input interface connector and the noise filter
circuit. This unit does not perform any controlling function.
F300

Figure 2-12
The board can be replaced as a whole unit for maintenance service. In addition, the
following fuse can be replaced individually: F300 052 A-72 V (CCP2E13 CHIP) ---For
DC-OUT 12 V

Circuit Block Diagram of the Interface Board


PC CN100
IN/OUT
SOURCE
1
AUDIO L
AUDIO R CN101

SVIDEO

VIDEO
SOURCE
2

AUDIO L
AUDIO R

AUDIO
OUT
+4 V +12 V
REGULATOR REGULATOR
RS-232C
+12
+4 V
REMOTE
0.5 A

DC OUT
Figure 2-13

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Functional Outline

The I/O circuit of each interface contains noise filters and resistors.

When connected, the remote control is supplied power by the interface board. (When
it is not connected, the remote control is battery-powered.) The +4 V regulator on the
interface board converts +5 V to +4 V.

To supply voltage (12 V - 0.35 A) for the DC output for the operation of video devices,
the +12 V regulator converts +5 V to +12 V.

2.6 RECEPTOR BOARD


The projector includes two receptor boards, one in the front and one in the back, both of
which are attached to the power supply unit. A detector mounted on each of the receptor
boards senses infrared signals. Control of any signals received by one of the receptor
boards is transferred to the CPU as interrupt signals.
Receptor Board (Front) Receptor Board (Rear)

Figure 2-14

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2.7 SPEAKER UNIT


Two internal speakers provide full stereo sound. Audio signals from the amplitude circuit
on the video board are output to these speakers. In addition, two externally connected
speakers provide audio signals. You can use the fade function to adjust the balance
between internal and external speakers.

Figure 2-15

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2.8 LIGHT GUIDE BLOCK


This section is provided for informational purposes only.

The light guide block makes the light intensity from the light source lamp uniform before
dividing it into 3 light outputs (R/G/B). Lenses and mirrors built into the block disperse the
light. Figure 2-16 is a photograph of the light guide block, and Figure 2-17 is an internal
block diagram.

Figure 2-16

LIGHT GUIDE UNIT

PROJECTOR LENS

Figure 2-17

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A and B Multi-lens Arrays


Dispersion of light from the light source lamp through the A and B multi-lens
arrays make brightness roughly uniform. A UV filter coats the surface of the multi-
lens array to eliminate ultraviolet rays.

CDM
The CDM is a light filter that looks red in ordinary light. The CDM (A) filter
transmits only red light, and reflects blue and green light from the light source.

GDM
The GDM is a light filter that looks blue in ordinary light. The GDM filter transmits
only blue light from the light source. Blue and green light reflected by the CDM
provide light input to the GDM; green light is reflected by the GDM to the G
condenser lens.

D and E Condenser Lenses


The D and E condenser lenses collect the light dispersed by the GDM to prevent
reduction and provide light to the mirror at the next stage.

R, G, and B Condenser Lenses


Collect the light divided into R,G, and B.

R, G, and B Polarization Plates


Control the color of lights dispersed into red/blue/green by the CDM and GDM.
Films in the colors shown below are placed on each sheet of the polarization
plate.

Table 2-9
Name Color Of Film
Polarization R Green
Polarization G Blue
Polarization B Red

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2.9 R/G/B LIGHT VALVES TO PRISM UNIT


2.9.1 R/G/B LIGHT VALVES
This section is provided for informational purposes only.

The R/G/B light valves are each high-density, liquid crystal panels of 307,200 pixels (liquid
crystal shutters) of 1.1 (W) x 0.8 (H) (26.9 x 20.2 mm). The condition of the twist level in
the liquid crystal shutter can be controlled in units of 8 degrees from a fully closed
condition (no light transmission) to a fully open condition (no light blocked). Combining the
three light valves (R/G/B) enables projection in full color (approximately 16,700,000
colors).

Table 2-10
Name Remarks
Light Valve G Light valve G does not have a position adjust plate.
Light Valve B Light valve B has a blue label on the FPC cable.
Light Valve R Light valve R has a red label on the FPC cable.

Light Valve G Light Valve B

Light Valve R

Figure 2-18
Note: Light valves in the ELP-3300 have greater light transmission and are approximately
1.5 times brighter than the light valves in the ELP-3000.

Since the light valves are liquid crystal shutters, they have specific features, depending on
the ambient temperature. At low temperatures, reaction speed is fast. After-image, light
contrast, or thinner color may occur. At high temperatures, reaction speed is activated,
and the whole image seems dark.

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2.9.2 PRISM UNIT


This section is provided for informational purposes only!

The prism unit creates the three lights that are transmitted through the light valve.

Prism Unit Figure 2-19

Figure 2-20

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2.10 PROJECTOR LENS

The projector lens unit has a zoom function (*1.4) and focus adjustment function.
Zoom Ring Focus Ring

Figure 2-2

Figure 2-21

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2.11 LAMP HOUSING

The lamp housing consists of a metal halide lamp, safety switch, and filter.
Safety Switch

Figure 2-22 Figure 2-23

Figure 2-24 Figure 2-25

The life expectancy of the light source valve is 700 hours. When the operating time
exceeds 700 hours, the lamp indicator on the control panel blinks red and green. If you
encounter this condition, replace the light source valve as soon as possible.

The safety switch detects overheating. If the temperature exceeds the safety zone
because of abnormal lamp conditions, this switch shuts down the power.

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The filter eliminates ultraviolet rays harmful to the light valves before outputting light to
the light guide block. If the filter is not mounted, it shortens the life of the R/G/B light
valves.

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3.1 Disassembly and Assembly Procedures


This section explains how to disassemble the projector. The assembly procedure is the
exact reverse of the disassembly procedure.

Preparation
1) Remove any rings, watches, cuff buttons, or other metal accessories that are likely
to come into contact with the equipment.
2) Wear gloves.
3) Wear a wrist band and ground it. Place a ground mat under the unit.
4) Turn off the main unit and the host computer.
5) Unplug the power cord from the main unit and service outlet.
6) Disconnect the interface cable from the main unit.
7) Clean the air filter, interface, and case cover with a vacuum cleaner.

Required Tools and Accessories


Prepare the tools and accessories listed in the table below.
Table 3-1
Name Quantity Supplier Use
Flat blade (-) 1 Commercial Removal of the
screwdriver power connector for
the light
Phillips screwdriver 1 Commercial Disassembly of the
2 case and interior
Tweezers 1 Commercial To unlock the FPC
connector on the DR
board
Brush 1 Commercial To brush off the dust
around the fan
Vacuum cleaner 1 Commercial To clean the light
valves and filter
Paper wiper Several Commercial To clean the
projector lens
Air blower 1 Commercial To clean the light
bulb
Gloves 1 Commercial To avoid cuts
Wrist band, ground 1 Commercial To avoid
mat electrostatic effects

Precautions
Read the precautions given in individual assembly and disassembly procedures carefully
before starting the procedure. General precautions are given below.

When you disassemble the projector main unit, dust sticking to internal fans and air filters
is likely to migrate and contaminate the R, G, and B light valves, which are the heart of the
display mechanism, causing display quality to deteriorate. Therefore, before reassembling

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the projector, check the light valves for dust and, if necessary, clean them with a vacuum
cleaner.

The R, G, and B light valves and circuit board assemblies are highly sensitive to static
electricity. When you remove a light valve block, place it in an antistatic bag immediately.
When you perform assembly or disassembly operations listed below, check the unit, its
peripheral lens, and glass surfaces for any dirt before reinstalling them. If the unit is dirty,
clean it with isopropyl alcohol.

The speaker unit contains a permanent magnet. Keep it away from electromagnetic media
such as diskettes and magnetic cards.

Handle the projector lens and light guide units with care, as they are highly susceptible
to vibration and shock.

Do not try to disassemble any part (for example, the power supply unit) not covered in this
manual.

Operations that Require Adjustments and Checks

When you replace one of the components listed in the table below, you need to perform
the checks and adjustments explained in Chapter 5. Perform necessary adjustments and
checks before reinstalling the upper case unit.

Table 3-2
Replace Adjustments and Checks
Driver board Check and adjust images for
Flash ROM flicker, ghost, and sub-
Video board contrast. (See Section 5.1.)
Power supply
Optical assembly
Light guide assembly Check and adjust focus
alignment; perform image
quality adjustments. (See
Section 5.1)

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3.2 PROJECTOR MAIN UNIT DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY


The flowchart for disassembling the projector main unit is shown below. You can
reassemble dismantled projector parts by reversing the order of disassembly. Therefore,
unless specifically specified, this manual contains no assembly procedures. Detailed
descriptions of disassembly procedures are given in sections 3.2.1 through 3.2.16.

START

LAMP UNIT RECEPTOR SPEAKER UNIT LIGHT VALVE


(3.2.1) (3.2.4) BLOCK
BOARD (REAR) (A)
ASSEMBLY (3.2.10)
(3.2.6)
UPPER CASE RECEPTOR
(3.2.2) DRIVER BOARD FRONT CASE BOARD (FRONT)
(3.2.3) (3.2.5) (3.2.6)
(B)
REMOTE
CONTROL
HEAT SHIELD A/B (C)
(3.3) SAFETY SWITCH
THERMISTOR
(3.2.7) (3.2.9)
FOOT ADJUSTER
(3.2.15) EXHAUST FAN LAMP HOUSING
UNIT (3.2.8) (3.2.11)
(B) (C) (A)

INTERFACE
BOARD (3.2.13)
VIDEO BOARD
(3.2.12)

BOARD
RETAINING
PLATE/HEAD
COVER (3.2.16)

POWER SUPPLY
(3.2.14)

Figure 3-1

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3.2.1 Removing the Lamp Inner Housing

Prerequisites: None. Lamp Cover Screws (1)

Stop Rings

Lamp Unit
Figure 3-3
Screws (2)
Lamp Inner
Housing
Fixing
Screws
Stop Rings
Lamp Cover Unit

Lamp Cover
Fixing Screws

Figure 3-2

Handle Figure 3-4 Lamp Inner Housing

1. Remove the lamp cover mounting screws from the main unit bottom plate and remove
the lamp cover.
Screws: +M47.5 F/Ni: P/N 1021771
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

2. Remove two lamp inner housing mounting screws.


Screws: +M47.5 F/Ni: P/N 1021771
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

3. Pull up the handle on the lamp outer housing and remove the lamp unit.

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Warning:
The lamp unit is very hot immediately after use and may cause burns if handled
carelessly. Before removing the lamp unit, check the temperature of the lamp inner
housing unit.
To prevent the reflector from being contaminated, take care not to touch it when
installing the lamp unit.

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3.2.2 Removing the Upper Case Unit And Handle

Prerequisites: None. Screw (6)

Dust Guard Filter Unit

Handle Holder

Case Fixing
Screws

Figure 3-7

Case Fixing Screws

Figure 3-5

Figure 3-8

Screws
(3)

Figure 3-6 Figure 3-9

1. Insert the tip of a flat-head screwdriver in the recessed portion of the dust guard filter
and lift up gently. Remove the screw beneath the dust guard filter (Figure 3-7).
Screw: +M410 F/Zn: P/N 1022793
Mounting torque: 6.0 kg cm = 5.2 lb inch

2. Pull the handle up. Insert the spring hook into one of the holes in the handle holder
cover (Figure 3-9). Press the spring hook down at an angle in the direction of the hole
on the opposite side of the handle holder cover, then gently push up. (At this point,
the center of the handle cover should be bent to form an arch, as illustrated in Figure
3-9.)

Caution:
The handle holder cover has claws on both ends. These may be damaged if you
insert the spring hook into one of the holes and simply pull up.

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Upper Case
Fixing
Screws B

Screw (5)

Upper Case
Unit

Figure 3-11 (Bottom)

Screws (3)
Upper Case Fixing Figure 3-12
Screw A

Figure 3-10

Figure 3-13

3. Remove 2 screws located beneath the handle holder cover (Figure 3-12).
Screws: +M410 F/Zn: P/N 1024188
Mounting torque: 6.0 kg cm = 5.2 lb inch

4. Remove 4 case unit fixing screws on both sides of the projector (Figure 3-6).
Screws: +M48 F/Ns PTight: P/N 10004394
Mounting torque: 6.0 kg cm = 5.2 lb inch

5. Remove the lower case fixing screw (Figure 3-11).


Screw: +M48 F/Zn: P/N 1024188
Mounting torque: 6.0 kg com = 5.2 lb inch

6. Hold the left and right sides (handle and fan guard sides) of the upper case unit and
gently pull the handle straight up to remove it.

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3.2.3 Removing the Driver Board Block

Prerequisite condition: Remove the upper case unit and handle (section 3.2.2).

12 7 4 5 1 3

10

11
8

Figure 3-14
2
1. Remove 11 wire cables and FPC cables from the driver board block. The cables are
summarized in the table below.

Table 3-3
Cable Connector Connector Cable Type Use and Remarks
Numbe (ELP-3000) (ELP-3300)
r
1 CN802 CN622 BLK/WHT Speaker Unit (Right)
2 CN803 CN623 BlK/WHT Speaker Unit (Left)
3 CN805 CN913 YEL/RED/BLK Intake Fan
4 CN806 CN912 YEL/RED/BLK Exhaust Dan
5 CN807 CN910 BLK/RED/WHT RCF (Front Receptor)
6 CN808 CN911 BLK/RED/WHT RCR (Rear Receptor)
7 CN810 CN914 BLACK Thermistor
8 CN805 CN860 FPC Light Valve R
9 CN806 CN875 FPC Light Valve G
10 CN810 CN890 FPC Light Valve B
11 CN815 CN624 PINK Power Supply Unit (Fan)

Caution:
Before disconnecting cables 8, 9, and 10 from their connectors, gently pull each connector
straight up to unlock it.

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Driver Board Fixing Screws

Windbreak
Plate

Figure 3-16
Resetting connector locks
Driver Board
Assembly

Figure 3-17
Connecting the driver board block
and interface board assembly

Figure 3-15

2. Remove 2 mounting screws from the windbreak plate, then remove the windbreak
plate (Figure 3-15).
Screws: +M36 F/Zn: P/N 102186
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

3. Remove the 7 mounting screws from the driver board block.


Screws +M36 F/Zn: P/N 102186
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

4. Remove the power supply cable.

5. Grasp the driver board block on the left side (the side where LED lamps and push
button switches are installed) and disconnect the connectors from the interface board
assembly.

6. Pull the driver board straight up.

Caution:
The back side of the ELP-3300 driver board is covered by a shielding plate, and IC680
has a heat sink. These components are regarded as separate from the driver board
and are not included in this procedure.
To avoid malfunctions caused by broken wires or flaked soldering, never apply
mechanical stress to the board.

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3.2.4 Removing the Speaker Units

Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit and handle, and the driver board block
(sections 3.22 and 3.23).

Speaker Unit
Screws (2) Screws (2) Screws (2)
Speaker Fixing Screws

Speaker Unit

Figure 3-19
Figure 3-18

When removing both the speaker units and the bracket:

1. Unplug the cable from connector CN802 (right) or CN803 (left) on the driver board
block.

2. Remove the speaker unit mounting screw that connects each speaker unit to the
bracket. (See the 2 center screws pictured in Figure 3-19.) Then remove the speaker
units and the bracket.
Screws: +M36 F/Zn: P/N 102186
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

When removing only the speaker units:

1. Remove 2 mounting screws that secure each speaker unit to the frame, then remove
the speaker units. (There are 4 screws connecting the speaker units to the frame.
See Figure 3-19.)
Screws: +M36 F/Zn sems B: P/N 102186
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch)

Caution:
The speaker unit incorporates a permanent magnet. Keep it away from
electromagnetic media such as diskettes and magnetic cards.
When mounting a speaker unit on a bracket, align the boss on the bracket with the
mounting hole.
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3.2.5 Removing the Front Case Unit

Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit and handle, and the driver board block
(sections 3.2.2 and 3.2.3).

Front Case Fixing


Screws (2)

Front Case
Unit

Figure 3-20
Screws (2)

Figure 3-21

1. Remove 2 front case unit mounting screws (Figure 3-21).


Screws: +M38 F/Zn: P/N 102186
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

2. Pull the front case unit straight out.

Note:
When you loosen the front case mounting screws, the screwdriver may come into contact
with the bracket attached to the left speaker unit. Remove the bracket if you have trouble
loosening the screws.

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3.2.6 Removing the Receptor Board Assembly

The projector has two identical receptor board assemblies in the front and rear of the unit.
The procedures for removing these board assemblies are explained separately
below.

Removing the rear receptor board assembly

Prerequisite: Remove the upper case unit and handle (section 3.2.2).

Claw

Figure 3-22
1. Locate and straighten the claws on the frame of the power supply unit, which is
connected to the receptor board assembly (Figure 3-22).

2. Unplug the cables from connectors CN808 and CN803 on the driver board block
(CN623 and CN911 for the ELP-3300). Remove the receptor board assembly.

Caution:
When installing the receptor board assembly, align 2 holes in the board with the
bosses on the power supply unit frame before attaching the assembly.

Removing the front receptor board assembly

Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit, handle, driver board block, and front case unit
(sections 3.2.2, 3.2.3, and 3.2.5).
Screw (1)

Figure 3-23

1. Remove the fixing screw securing the receptor board assembly, then remove the
assembly.
Screw +M36 F/Zn: P/N 1004539
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

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Caution:
When installing the receptor board assembly, align the hole in the board with the
hole in the speaker bracket before tightening the screw.

3.2.7 Removing the Thermistor and Heat Shield Plates A and B

Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit, the handle, and the driver board block
(sections 3.2.2 and 3.32.3).
Thermistor Fixing
Screw Screw (1)
Heat Shield
Fixing Screw A
Thermistor
Heat Shield
Heat Shield A Screw (2)
Fixing Screw B
Heat Shield Fixing Screws A

Heat Shield B

Figure 3-25

Screws (2)

Figure 3-26

Figure 3-24

Figure 3-27

1. Remove 2 mounting screws on heat shield plate B. Pull heat shield plate B straight
up.
Screws: +M36 F/Zn sems B: P/N 102186
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

2. Remove the thermistor fixing screw from heat shield plate A, then remove the
thermistor.
Screw: +M36 F/Zn sems B: P/N 102186
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

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3. Remove 2 mounting screws on heat shield plate A. Pull heat shield plate A straight
up.
Screw: +M36 F/Zn sems B: P/N 102186
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

Caution:
When installing heat shield plate A, take care not to allow the safety switch
cable (for overheat protection) to be caught.

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3.2.8 Removing the Exhaust Fan Unit

Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit and handle, and the driver board block
(sections 3.2.2 and 3.2.3).
Exhaust Fan Unit
Fixing Screw

Exhaust Fan
Unit

Lamp
Connector

Screw (1)

Figure 3-29

Figure 3-28

Screws (3)

Figure 3-30

1. Remove the exhaust fan unit mounting screw (Figure 3-29).


Screw: +M36 F/Zn sems B: P/N 102186
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

2. Hold the power supply unit against the rear wall as you pull the exhaust fan unit
straight up. (As you remove it, the sides of the exhaust fan unit will touch the power
supply unit frame.)

3. Remove 3 bracket fixing screws from the exhaust fan unit (Figure 3-30) and separate
the bracket from the fan.
Screws: +M410 F/Zn: P/N 1022793
Mounting torque: 6.0 kg cm = 5.2 lb inch

Caution:
When installing the exhaust fan, use care with its orientation. Installing the fan in the
reverse orientation may result in a device failure or extended cooling time because of

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overheating. Make sure the label on the fan faces out.


The exhaust fan unit and its peripherals are susceptible to dust and dirt. When
installing the exhaust fan unit, check it for dirt and clean it if necessary.

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3.2.9 Removing the Safety Switch

Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit, handle, driver board block, heat shield plates
A and B, and thermistor (sections 3.2.2, 3.2.3, and 3.2.7).

Safety switch

Figure 3-31
Figure 3-32
Screws (2)

1. Disconnect the Fast-on tab terminals for the 2 cables (blue/white) connected to the
safety switch.

2. Remove 2 mounting screws from the safety switch and detach the safety switch.
Notice that 3 plain washers (M3) are inserted between the safety switch and the frame
(lamp outer housing unit).
Screws: +M36 F/Zn: P/N 1021816
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

Caution:
When removing the Fast-on terminals, do not apply excessive force to the terminals on
the safety switch in the horizontal or vertical direction.
The polarity of the cables (blue/white) is not significant; connect them to any terminals
on the safety switch.

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3.2.10 Removing the Light Valve Block

Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit, handle, driver board block, speaker units,
front case unit, thermistor, and heat shield plates A and B (sections 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4,
3.2.5, and 3.2.7).
Positioning bosses
Light Valve Block
Fixing Screws (2)

Light Valve Block


Fixing Screw

Light Valve Block


Fixing Screw

Optical Head Block

Figure 3-34
Figure 3-33
1. Remove 4 mounting screws on the light valve block.
Screws: +M414 F/Zn: P/N 102815
Mounting torque: 6.5 kg cm = 5.6 lb inch

2. Holding the light valve block by the optical head block at the front and the filter unit at
the back, pull it straight up.

Caution:
When installing the light valve block, align the holes in the aluminum frame with the 2
positioning bosses on the lower case unit (Figure 3-34).

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3.2.11 Removing the Lamp Outer Housing Unit

Prerequisites: Remove the lamp unit, upper case unit, handle, driver board block,
thermistor, heat shield plates A and B, exhaust fan unit, and light valve block (sections
3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.7, 3.2.8, and 3.2.10).

Lamp Outer Housing


Unit Fixing Screws

Lamp Outer
Housing
Unit Fixing
Screw

Figure 3-36
Safety Switch
Lamp Outer
Housing Unit

Figure 3-37
Figure 3-37

Figure 3-35

Connector

Figure 3-38
1. Disconnect the Fast-on tab terminals for the 2 cables (blue/white) connected to the
safety switch.

2. Disconnect the connector on the lamp outer housing unit (Figure 3-38) and remove the
cable from the lamp outer housing frame. To disconnect the connector, use a flat-head
screwdriver to pull the locking hook outward.

3. Remove 3 mounting screws from the lamp outer housing unit, then remove the lamp
outer housing unit.
Screws: +M314 F/Zn: P/N 102814
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

Caution:
The lamp outer housing unit incorporates a glass shield. Take care not to allow
the glass surface to be exposed to shock or contaminated.

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3.2.12 Removing the Video Board Assembly

Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit and handle, and the driver board block
(sections 3.2.2 and 3.2.3). Screw (1)

Board Block Fixing Screw


Interface
Board/Video
Board S.
Plate Fixing
Screw Shield Plate
Fixing Screw

Video Board
Assembly
Board Block
Fixing Plate Figure 3-40 Screws (2)

Interface
Board
Assembly
Fixing
Interface Board Screw
Assembly Fixing
Screw

Interface
Board/Video Board
S. Plate Fixing
Screw Interface Board
Assembly

Figure 3-39 Figure 3-41


1. Remove the screw securing the bracket on the left speaker unit; then remove both
the speaker unit and the bracket.
Screw: +M36F/Zn sems B: P/N 102816
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

2. Remove 2 mounting screws on the video board assembly (Figure 3-41).


Screws: +M34 F/Zn: P/N 102814
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

3. Hold both edges of the video board assembly and pull it straight up. Locate the 2
connectors on the bottom of the assembly that are connected to the interface board
assembly. Disconnect them.

Caution:
When removing the video board assembly, take care not to twist the connectors
located on the bottom of the assembly.
The video board for the ELP-3300 has a shield plate, while the video board for the
ELP-3000 does not. Ignore the shield plate in Figure 3-41 if you are working on the
ELP-3000.

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3.2.13 Removing the Interface Board Assembly

Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit, handle, driver board block, and video board
assembly (sections 3.2.2, 3.2.3, and 3.2.12).
Screw (1) Screw (M36) Screw (1)

Figure 3-42

Figure 3-43

1. Remove 3 mounting screws on the interface board assembly (Figure 3-42).


Screws: +M34 F/Zn: P/N 1022795
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch
Screw: +M36 F/Zn: P/N 1021824
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

2. Lift one edge of the interface board assembly slightly and slide it toward the center
before removing the board.

Caution:
When installing the interface board assembly, align the 2 positioning holes in the board
with the bosses on the board plate before tightening the screws.

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3.2.14 Removing the Power Supply Unit

Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit, handle, driver board block, thermistor, heat
shield plates A and B, and rear receptor board assembly (sections 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.6 [rear
only] and 3.2.7).
Power Supply Power Supply Unit
Fixing Screws (3) Lamp power cable
Unit Fixing Screw

Power
Supply Unit
Fixing Screw
Power Supply
Unit

Safety Switch Fixing Screws (2)


Inlet Cover

Safety
Switch Figure 3-45
Safety switch

Figure 3-44
Figure 3-46 Inlet cover

1. Disconnect the lamp power supply cable connected to the lamps outer housing unit,
then disconnect the 2 cables (blue/white) from the safety switch.

2. Remove 5 mounting screws from the power supply unit (Figure 3-44).
Screws: +M38 F/Zn: P/N 1021824
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

3. Pull the power supply unit and inlet cover straight up.

Caution:
When removing the power supply unit, take care not to bend or damage the bosses on
the lower case unit. When installing the power supply unit, align the power supply unit
positioning holes with these bosses. The intake fan and its peripheral parts in the
power supply unit are susceptible to dust and dirt. When installing the power supply unit,
check the fan for dirt and clean it if necessary.

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3.2.15 Removing the Adjustable Foot Unit

Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit, handle, driver board block, and speaker units
(sections 3.2.2, 3.2.3, and 3.2.4).

Foot Adjuster Plate Fixing Screws(2)

Foot Adjuster Unit Foot Stopper


Nut

Foot Adjuster Plate

Foot Stopper Button

Foot Stopper Spring Figure 3-48

Figure 3-47 Figure 3-49

Screws (2)

Adjustable feet

Figure 3-50

1. Press the foot adjuster button to lower the foot to its lowest position.

2. Remove the nut at the top of the foot adjuster unit.

3. Turn the adjustable foot counterclockwise to remove it.

4. Remove 2 mounting screws on the foot adjuster plate, then remove the adjuster plate.
Screws: +M48 F/Zn: P/N 1021814
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

5. Remove the foot stopper button from the foot adjuster plate.

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Caution:
When installing the adjustable foot unit, use a pair of tweezers to position the foot
stopper spring so that it catches in the frame in the lower case unit.
To avoid damaging it, only disassemble the adjustable foot unit when replacing it.

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3.2.16 Removing the Board Retaining Plate and Head Cover

Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit, handle, driver board block, speaker units,
front case unit, thermistor, heat shield plates A and B, and light valve block (sections
3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.5, 3.2.7, and 3.2.10).

Board Fixing Plate


Fixing Screws (2)

Board Fixing
Plate

Figure 3-52

Lower Head Lower Head


Cover Fixing Cover
Screw A

Lower Head Cover


Fixing Screw B
Lower Head Cover Lower Head Cover
Fixing Screws A (2) Fixing Screw A

Figure 3-51 Figure 3-53

1. Remove 2 fixing screws on the board retaining plate, then remove the board retaining
plate.
Screws: +M38 F/Zn: P/N 1021824
Mounting torque: 6.5 kg cm = 5.6 lb inch
2. Remove 5 lower head cover mounting screws, then remove the head cover.
Screws: +M38 F/Zn P/N 1021824
Mounting torque: 6.5 kg cm = 5.6 lb inch
Screws: +M36 F/Zn: P/N 1021826
Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch

Caution:
When installing the lower head cover, position the intake fan cable in the notch in the
frame before tightening the screws.

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3.3 Replacing the Batteries in the Remote Control Unit


Follow these steps to replace the batteries in the remote control unit:

1. Remove the battery cover from the rear panel of the remote control unit, then remove
the 2 battery cells.
2. Insert the new battery cells, taking care to match negative cell end to negative
terminal, and positive cell end to positive terminal.

Figure 3-54

Note:
Dont disassemble the remote control unit. The unit itself is handled as a service part; its
components are not designated as service parts.

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Troubleshooting
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4.1 Before Starting Troubleshooting Procedures


1. Before you replace a unit or sub-assembly, double-check that it is actually defective.
(For example, check that cables are connected properly.)
2. Find the points you want to check by examining the flowchart, and check those items
during the troubleshooting procedure.
3. See instructions in Chapter 3, Disassembly and Assembly, to replace projector
units.
4. Before making a functional check, check connections.
5. After replacing any unit listed below, make the image adjustments explained in
Chapter 5.
Table 4-1
Replace Adjustments and Checks
Driver board Check and adjust images for
Flash ROM flicker, ghost, and sub-
Video board contrast. (See Section 5.1.)
Power supply
Optical assembly
Light guide assembly Check and adjust focus
alignment; perform image
quality adjustments. (See
Section 5.1)

4.1.1 Tools and Accessories Required for Troubleshooting

Tools and accessories required for projector troubleshooting (including fault isolation) are
listed below.
Table 4-2
Name Quantity Use/Remarks
Projector screen 1 To project images
Rule (10 feet, 3 m) 1 To measure the projection distance
Host computer 1 To supply test patterns (PC-compatible)
Color display 1 To manipulate and display on host computer
Video equipment 1 To test source 2 (video input) (video deck, video
camera, etc.)
External speaker unit 1 To test voice output (with audio cable terminals)
Test program diskette 1 To adjust image quality
Multimeter 1 To measure resistance and voltage (AC/DC)
Tool set 1 set Tools and accessories listed in Section 3.1
Illuminometer 1 To measure illuminance
Color meter 1 To measure R, G, and B components
(chronometer)

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4.2 First Action


Follow the flowchart shown below when starting to troubleshoot projector problems and
proceed to the pertinent detailed flowchart (given on the next and subsequent pages).
START

If you cannot isolate the


Yes
problem, can you
Is there a cosmetic Yes Replace the part
reproduce the error?
problem, such as case, using the
handle, or projection lens?
instructions in
No
Chapter 3.
No Check the operating
environment
LED display or fan Yes
Go to System (temperature,
(heat/exhaust) problem?
Initialization. condensation) and AC
No input power.
Try to replace input
Light source lamp or test Yes devices (host
Go to Display
screen display problem? computer and video
Mode.
equipment) and their
No
cables.

Yes Go to Video
Host computer or video
display problem? Display Mode.

No

Host computer or video Yes


Go to Audio
audio problem?
Mode. The problem may be
No attributable to static
electricity. Check to
Yes
Projection Image quality Go to Picture ensure that power
problem? Quality. cords to the projector
No
and input devices are
Yes grounded properly.
Go to Function 1.
Remote control problem? Reconnect the
Interface cables and
No internal cables.

Yes If the problem still


RS-232C interface Go to Function 2.
persists, try replacing
problem?
the driver board block
and driver board
assembly.

Figure 4-1

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SYSTEM INITIALIZATION

START

Turn on power

Does the Go to
Yes Do the fans Yes Is the Yes
POWER LED temperature Display
work?
light? normal? Mode

No No No
Reconnect the cable Check CN805 and CN806
Check CN810 (914) on
between the control panel (912/913) on the driver
the driver board.
and the driver board board

Does the Is the


Yes Do the fans Yes Yes
POWER LED temperature
work now? normal now?
light now?

No No No
Replace the control panel Replace fans. Replace
the thermistor

Does the Is the


Yes Do the fans Yes Yes
POWER LED temperature
work now? normal now?
light now?

No No No
Replace the driver Replace the driver Replace the driver
board.
board. board.

Does the
Yes
POWER LED *Values enclosed in parentheses apply to the ELP-3300.
light now?

No
Replace the power
If you replace the driver board, you need to adjust
supply the picture quality. (See Chapter 5.)

Figure 4-2

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DISPLAY MODE

START
(System init is OK)

Go to
Does the lamp Yes Does the test Yes Yes
Does the menu key Video
light? screen appear? work normally?
Display
Mode.
No No No
Try the lamp timer Check CN811, 812, 813 (860, Replace the driver
reset.** 875, 890) connections on the board.
driver board

Does the lamp Yes Does the test Yes


screen appear
light now? now?

No No
Replace the lamp. Replace the driver board.

Does the test Yes


Does the lamp Yes
screen appear
light now? now? * Values enclosed in parentheses apply
to the ELP-3300.
No
No ** Ignore this step if you are
Replace the Replace the power supply
troubleshooting the ELP-3000.
driver board.

If you replace the driver board, you need to adjust the


Does the lamp Yes picture quality. (See Chapter 5.)

light now?

No
Replace the
power supply.
Figure 4-3

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Video Display Mode

START
(Display Mode is OK)

Go to
Check the
Audio
projector with Yes Is loop Yes Is video Yes Yes
Does the
a PC. Is PC throughput OK? Mode.
input OK? brightness
input OK? control work with
the video menu?
No No No No
Replace the video Replace the video Replace the video
Replace the driver
board. board. board. board.

Does the
Is loop Yes Is video Yes Yes
brightness
Yes throughput OK input OK
Is PC input control work
now? now?
OK now? now?

No No No
No Replace the Replace the driver Replace the driver
Replace the video interface board. board. board.
board.

Is video Yes
Yes input OK
Is PC input
now?
OK now?
No
No Replace the
Replace the driver interface board.
board.

* Values enclosed in parentheses apply to the ELP-


Yes 3300.
Is PC input
OK now?

If you replace the driver board, you need to adjust the


No
picture quality. (See Chapter 5.)
Replace the
interface board.

Figure 4-4

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Audio Mode

START(Video is OK)

Go to
Is speaker Yes Yes Does the volume Yes
Is audio out OK? Picture
output OK? adjustment work with
Quality.
the remote control?

No No No
Check CN802, 803 (622, Replace the video Replace the video
623) on the driver board. board. board.

Is the speaker Yes Is audio out Yes Does the volume Yes
output OK now? OK now? adjustment work
now?

No No No
Replace the speakers. Replace the interface Replace the driver
board. board.

Is the speaker Yes


output OK now?
* Values enclosed in parentheses apply to the ELP-
3300.
No
Replace the video
board.
If you replace the driver board, you need to adjust the
picture quality. (See Chapter 5.)

Is the speaker Yes


output OK now?

No
Replace the driver
board.

Is the speaker Yes


output OK now?

No
Replace the interface
board.
Figure 4-5

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Picture Quality

START
(Audio is OK.)

Go to
Are there No No Is the white Yes
Is there any Function 1.
ghosts? flicker? balance OK?

Yes Yes No

Adjust the flicker. Adjust the white


Adjust the ghosts balance.

No No Is the white Yes


Are there still Is there still
ghosts? balance OK
flicker?
now?

Yes Yes No
Replace the driver Replace the driver Replace the driver
board. board. board.

No Is there still No Is the white Yes


Are there still
balance OK
ghosts? flicker? now?

Yes Yes No

Replace the Replace the Replace the


optical head unit. optical head unit. optical head unit.

If you replace the driver board or the optical head


unit, you need to adjust the picture quality. (See
Chapter 5.)

Figure 4-6

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Function 1
(Remote Control)

START
(Picture quality is OK)

Go to
Does the
Yes Does the wired Yes Do all buttons Yes
wireless remote Function 2.
control work? remote control work?
work?

No No No
Replace the batteries. Replace the remote Replace the remote
control cable. control.

Does the Does the wired Yes


Yes Do all the Yes
wireless remote remote control
control work buttons work
work now? now?
now?

No No No
Check CN807,808 Replace the interface Replace the driver
(910, 911) board. board.
on the driver board.

Does the Does the wired Yes


Yes
wireless remote remote control
control work work now?
now?
No
No
Replace the driver
Replace the remote
board.
control.

Does the Does the wired Yes * Values enclosed in parentheses apply to
Yes
wireless remote remote control
the ELP-3300.
control work work now?
now?
No
No
Replace the video
Replace the driver
board.
board.

If you replace the driver board, you need to adjust the


picture quality. (See Chapter 5.)

Figure 4-7

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Function 2

START
(Function 1 is OK.)

Yes Does DC Out Yes END


Does the RS232
work?
cable work?

No No
Replace the RS232 cable. Replace the DC Out cable

Does the RS232 Yes Yes


Does DC Out work
cable work now?
now?

No No
Replace the video board. Replace F300
on the interface board.

Does the RS232 Yes Does DC Out work Yes


cable work now? now?

No No
Replace the interface board. Replace the interface board.

Does the RS232 Yes


cable work now?

No
Replace the driver board.
If you replace the driver board, you need to adjust
the picture quality. (See Chapter 5.)

Figure 4-8

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Image Adjustment Program
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5.1 Image Adjustment Program


This program diskette contains the adjustment functions in the table below.

Table 5-1
Number Image adjustment program function
1 Flicker adjustment using a 16-level grayscale pattern
2 Ghost adjustment using a vertical stripe pattern
3 Sub contrast (tint) adjustment using a 16-level grayscale
pattern

To run this program, set up a host computer and monitor, and connect them to the
projector using a computer cable and an RS-232C cable. Insert the image adjustment
program diskette in the diskette drive, and run the program. A menu appears. Select the
menu options and program the settings into the flash ROM on the projectors main board.

Monitor cable
Computer cable

RS-232C
cable Monitor
Projector Host
Diskette
Computer

Figure 5-1

5.1.1 When to Use the Image Adjustment Program

If you replace one of the components listed in the table below, you must make the
specified adjustments in the image adjustment program. This program specifies the
electrical parameters required to ensure that you obtain the best display quality.

Table 5-2
Replace Adjustments and Checks
Driver board Check and adjust images for
Flash ROM flicker, ghost, and sub-
Video board contrast.
Power supply
Optical assembly
Light guide assembly Check and adjust focus
alignment; perform image
quality adjustments. (See
Section 5.1.)

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5.1.2 Running the ELP-3000 Image Adjustment Program

This section provides instructions for running the ELP-3000 image adjustment program.
For information on running the ELP-3300 image adjustment program, see Section 5.1.3.

The image adjustment program is supplied on an MS-DOS diskette. Follow the


messages in the image adjustment program as you select menu options.

When menu options 2 through 5 are executed, the image adjustment program transfers
the adjusted settings to the projectors RAM via the RS-232C interface. Unless you save
these settings, they are lost and invalid when the projector is restarted. Therefore, once
you make adjustments in the image adjustment program, choose menu option 6, "Data
Transfer," to program settings into the projectors flash ROM.

* Do not use menu option 8 (Set ROM Initialization) unless specifically told to do so.

Start image Choose menu Choose menu option END


adjustment options 1 to 5 6 (Data Transfer)
program (Adjustments)

Figure 5-2
1. Place the screen about 8 feet (2.4 m) away from the projector.
2. Turn on the projector and host computer.
3. Adjust the focus ring on the projector so that the projected image on the screen is in
focus. Use the zoom ring to set the screen projection size to 60 inches.

Start-up Procedure

MS-DOS or Windows 3.1 system


1. Insert the image adjustment program diskette into the diskette drive.
2. Make sure the computer screen displays the C:\> prompt. If Windows 3.1 is
running, select the MS-DOS prompt from the Program Manager or exit Windows
and display the C:\> prompt. (If the C:\WINDOWS> prompt appears on the screen
instead of C:\>, type CD\ then press Enter.)
3. Type A:, then press Enter (C:\>A: Enter).
4. Make sure the A:\> prompt appears on the computer screen.
5. Type CD ELP3000; then press Enter (A:\> CD ELP3000 Enter).
6. Type ELP3000, then press Enter.

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After the program starts, the following menu appears on the computer screen.

***MAIN MENU***

1 Set LCP communication mode


2 Flicker Adjustment
3 Sub Contrast adjustment
4 Ghost adjustment
5 Brightness survey
6 Data Transfer
7 Reset LCP communication mode
8 Set ROM initialization
9 END

Select the number [1-9]

Figure 5-3

8. Type 1 and then press Enter.


The following message appears briefly, followed again by the Main Menu shown in
Figure 5-3:

***LCP communication setting***

2. Flicker Adjustment

1. Type 2 from the main menu to adjust the flicker.


2. Make sure the projector displays the 16-level red-scale pattern at the top of the
screen. (Dark patterns appear on the left side; brighter patterns on the right side.)

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***Flicker Adjustment***
COLOR RED
Change data using arrow key.
Left Arrow Key: down Right Arrow Key: up
Select Enter Key: set

Figure 5-4

3. Use the arrow keys to increase or decrease the value by one. Find the display with the
minimum flicker.
4. Press Enter, and a 16-level green-scale pattern should appear on the projector
screen.
5. Just as in step 3, find the display with the minimum flicker.
6. Press Enter, and a 16-level blue-scale pattern should appear on the projector screen.
7. Find the display state with the minimum flicker.
8. Press Enter again. The following message appears:

Flicker data: Rxx(xx) Gxx(xx) Bxx(xx)


Are you sure? [Y/N]

9. If flicker adjustment is satisfactory, type Y and then press Enter to return to the Main
Menu. Type N to rerun flicker adjustment.

3. Sub-contrast Adjustment

1. Type 3 from the Main Menu to adjust the sub-contrast.


2. Make sure the projector displays the 16-level red-scale pattern section at the top of
the screen. (Dark patterns appear on the left side; brighter patterns on the right side.)

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***Sub Contrast adjustment***


COLOR RED
Change data using arrow keys
Left Arrow Key: down Right Arrow Key: up
adjustment menu
Select Enter Key: set

Figure 5-5

3. Use the right and left arrow keys to adjust the image so that the two color bars on the
right side are of equal intensity and are brighter than the other bars.
4. Press Enter, and a 16-level green-scale pattern should appear on the screen.
5. Just as in step 3, adjust so that the two color bars on the right are brighter than the
other bars and are of equal intensity.
6. Press Enter, and a 16-level blue-scale pattern should appear on the screen.
7. Adjust so that the two color bars on the right are brighter than the other bars and are
of equal intensity.
8. Press Enter, and the following message appears on the screen:

Sub Contrast data: Rxx(xx) Gxx(xx) Bxx(xx)


Are you sure? [Y/N]

9. Look at the white balance on the screen. If the hue of the 16-level grayscale pattern
seems reddish, greenish, or bluish, you must type N and run the sub-brightness
adjustment again. If the white balance is satisfactory, type Y.
10. Use the eighth color bar in the 16-grayscale pattern on the projection screen to check
the white balance. Type Y if the sub-contrast adjustment is satisfactory. Type N to
rerun the sub contrast adjustment.
11. Check for the brightest color bar in the 16-level grayscale pattern. Put a color meter
on the projector screen, and measure the chromatophore X and Y. Then plot a
measurement value on the diagram below. The plot point should be in the range A-B-
C-D, as shown in Figure 5-6. If the point is out of range, you should type N, and redo
steps 3 to 11. Type Y if the sub-contrast adjustment is satisfactory. Type N to rerun
the sub-contrast adjustment.
12. Press Enter. A dark gray screen appears with the following message:

Are you sure? [Y/N]

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The image should be gray, without a red, green, or blue tint. If so, type Y. If the image
has a red, green, or blue tint, type N to rerun sub-contrast adjustment.
13. Press Enter. A light gray screen appears with the following message:

Are you sure? [Y/N]

The image should be gray, without a red, green, or blue tint. If so, type Y. If the
image has a red, green, or blue tint, type N to rerun the sub-contrast adjustment.

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Figure 5-6

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4. Ghost Adjustment
1. Type 4 from the Main Menu to eliminate ghosts.
2. Make sure the projector displays the 16-level red-scale pattern section at the top of
the screen. (Dark patterns appear on the left side; brighter patterns on the right side.)

*** Ghost adjustment ***


COLOR: RED
Change data using arrow keys
Left Arrow Key: down Right Arrow Key: up
Select Enger Key: set adjustment menu

Figure 5-7

3. Use the right and left arrow keys to make the border line between each color bar in
the pattern as thin as possible (for example, with the least overlap in border lines, and
no ghost image to the left or right of the border lines).
4. Press Enter, and a 16-level green-scale pattern should appear on the screen.
5. Just as in step 3, adjust the image so the border line of each pattern appears as thin
as possible.
6. Press Enter, and a 16-level blue-scale pattern should appear on the screen.
7. Adjust the image so the border line of each pattern appears as thin as possible.
8. Press Enter. The following message appears:

Ghost data: Rxx(xx) Gxx(xx) Bxx(xx)


Are you sure? [Y/N]

9. Type Y if the ghost adjustment is satisfactory. The Main Menu appears. Type N to
rerun ghost adjustment.

5. Brightness Survey
This is an optional menu selection to perform a quick check of the sub-contrast survey.
Its used to correct any brightness or color irregularity in the image quality.

1. Type 5, from the Main Menu for Brightness Survey. The image shown in Figure 5-8
appears on the projection screen:

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Brightness survey

Figure 5-8

2. Check the brightness and color tone of the image projected on the screen. (Check for
overall image brightness, and check to make sure that there are no red, green, or
blue color irregularities.)

6. Data Transfer
This menu option writes the settings in the projectors flash ROM. The values you set
are not saved in the projector unless you execute this step. Make sure to run this
menu option after making any adjustment with the image adjustment program.

1. Type 6 from the Main Menu for Data Transfer.


2. Make sure the following messages appear on the projection screen.

***Data Transfer***
Create New HEX file? [Y/N]
Flicker data F i l e Rxx(xx)
N a m e : Gxx(xx)
0 0 4 Bxx(xx)
F i l e Rxx(xx)
Sub Contrast data N a m e : Gxx(xx)
0 0 4 0 0Bxx(xx)
000.gam
Ghost data Rxx(xx) Gxx(xx) Bxx(xx)
Are you sure? [Y/N]
00400000.gam Data Transfer
<<Flash ROM download program>>
Port: COM1
Baud Rate: 9600bps
Parity: None
Stop Bit: 1
Data Length: 8

Figure 5-9

3. Type Y if all settings are OK. The image adjustment program starts writing values into
the projectors flash ROM. Type N to bring back the Main Menu and rerun
adjustments.

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7. Reset LCP Communication Mode

Use this menu option when you want to adjust image settings for more than one projector
without loading the image adjustment program again.

8. Set ROM Initialization


Do not use this menu option unless told to do so. This option initializes all settings
stored in flash ROM in the projector. Settings are reset to their factory defaults, making it
necessary to readjust the projector with the image adjustment program.

If you inadvertently type 8, the screen shown in Figure 5-10 appears. Type N in response
to the question Are you sure?.

***ROM Initialization***<<Flash ROM download Program>>


Port: COM1
Baud rate: 9600 bps
Parity: None
Stop bit: 1
Data Length: 8
Down Load Area: Gamma
GAMMA File: GMINT.GAM
Are you sure? [Y//N]

Figure 5-10

8. End
Type 9 at the Main Menu to terminate the image adjustment program. The C:\ prompt
appears on the computer screen.

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5.1.3 Running the ELP-3300 Image Adjustment Program

This section provides instructions for running the ELP-3300 image adjustment program.
For information on running the ELP-3000 image adjustment program, see Section 5.1.2.

The image adjustment program is supplied on an MS-DOS diskette. Follow the


messages in the image adjustment program as you select menu options.

When menu options 2 through 4 are executed, the image adjustment program transfers
the adjusted settings to the projectors RAM via the RS-232C interface. Unless you save
these settings, they are lost and invalid when the projector is restarted. Therefore, once
you make adjustments in the image adjustment program, choose menu option 5, "Data
Transfer," to program settings into the projectors flash ROM.

Start image Choose menu option Choose menu END


adjustment 1; then 2 to 4 option 5 (Data
program (Adjustments) Transfer)

Figure 5-11
1. Place the screen about 8 feet (2.4 m) away from the projector.
2. Turn on the projector and host computer.
3. Adjust the focus ring on the projector so that the projected image on the screen is in
focus. Use the zoom ring to set the screen projection size to 60 inches.

Start-up Procedure

MS-DOS or Windows 3.1 system


1. Insert the image adjustment program diskette into the diskette drive.
2. Make sure the computer screen displays the C:\> prompt. If Windows 3.1 is
running, select the MS-DOS prompt from the Program Manager or exit Windows
and display the C:\> prompt. (If the C:\WINDOWS> prompt appears on the screen
instead of C:\>, type CD\ then press Enter.)
3. Type A:, then press Enter (C:\>A: Enter).
4. Make sure the A:\> prompt appears on the computer screen.
5. Type CD ELP3300; then press Enter (A:\> CD ELP3300 Enter).
6. Type ELP3300, then press Enter.

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ELP-3300 Image Adjustment Program Menu

After the program starts, the following menu appears on the computer screen.

LCP Image Adjustment Ver 3.00

1 Set ROM Initialization


2 Flicker Adjustment
3 Ghost Adjustment
4 Sub Brightness Survey
5 Data Transfer
6
7
8
9 END

Select the number [1-9]

Figure 5-12

1. ROM Initialization

Type 1. The ROM Initialization menu appears. The following message appears at the
bottom of the screen:

Are you sure? [Y/N]

Type Y. The program feeds data automatically into the registers for gamma registration.
The projector displays the red, green, and blue grayscale patterns to allow you to adjust
flicker, ghosts, and contrast.

2. Flicker Adjustment

1. Type 2 from the main menu to adjust the flicker.


2. Make sure the projector displays the 16-level red-scale pattern at the top of the
screen. (Dark patterns appear on the left side; brighter patterns on the right side.)

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***Flicker Adjustment***
COLOR RED
Change data using arrow key.
Left Arrow Key: down Right Arrow Key: up
Select Enter Key: set

Figure 5-13

3. Use the arrow keys to increase or decrease the value by one. Find the display with the
minimum flicker.
4. Press Enter, and a 16-level green-scale pattern should appear on the projector
screen.
5. Just as in step 3, find the display with the minimum flicker.
6. Press Enter, and a 16-level blue-scale pattern should appear on the projector screen.
7. Find the display state with the minimum flicker.
8. Press Enter to return to the Main Menu.

3. Ghost Adjustment

1. Type 3 from the Main Menu to eliminate ghosts.


2. Make sure the projector displays the 16-level red-scale pattern section at the top of
the screen. (Dark patterns appear on the left side; brighter patterns on the right side.)

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adjustment menu

Figure 5-14

3. Use the right and left arrow keys to make the border line between each bar in the
pattern as thin as possible (for example, with the least overlap in border lines, and no
ghost image to the left or right of the border lines).
4. Press Enter, and a 16-level green-scale pattern should appear on the screen.
5. Just as in step 3, adjust the image so the border line of each color bar appears as thin
as possible.
6. Press Enter, and a 16-level blue-scale pattern should appear on the screen.
7. Adjust the image so the border line of each bar appears as thin as possible.
8. Press Enter to return to the Main Menu.

4. Sub Brightness Survey

1. Type 4 from the main menu to adjust the contrast.


2. Make sure the projector displays the 16-level red-scale pattern section at the top of
the screen. (Dark patterns appear on the left side; brighter patterns on the right side.)

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adjustment menu

Figure 5-15

3. Use the right and left arrow keys to adjust the image so that the two color bars on the
right side are of equal intensity and are brighter than the other bars.
4. Press Enter, and a 16-level green-scale pattern should appear on the screen.
5. Just as in step 3, adjust so that the two color bars on the right are brighter than the
other bars and are of equal intensity.
6. Press Enter, and a 16-level blue-scale pattern should appear on the screen.
7. Adjust so that the two color bars on the right are brighter than the other bars and are
of equal intensity.
8. Press Enter, and the following message appears on the screen:

Are you sure? [Y/N]

9. Look at the white balance on the screen. If the hue of 16-level grayscale pattern
seems reddish, greenish, or bluish, you must type N and run the Sub-Brightness
Survey again. If the white balance is satisfactory, type Y.
10. Use the eighth color bar in the 16-grayscale pattern on the projection screen to check
the white balance. Type Y if the sub brightness adjustment is satisfactory. Type N to
rerun the Sub-Brightness Survey.
11. Check for the brightest color bar in 16-level grayscale pattern. Put a color meter on
the projector screen, and measure the chromatophore X and Y. Then plot a
measurement value on the diagram below. The plot point should be in the range A-B-
C-D, as shown in Figure 5-16. If the point is out of range, you should type N, and redo
steps 3 to 11. Type Y if the sub brightness adjustment is satisfactory. Type N to rerun
the Sub-Brightness Survey.
12. Press Enter. A dark gray screen appears with the following message:

Are you sure? [Y/N]

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The image should be gray, without a red, green, or blue tint. If so, type Y. If the image
has a red, green, or blue tint, type N to return to the Sub Brightness Survey.
13. Press Enter. A light gray screen appears with the following message:

Are you sure? [Y/N]

The image should be gray, without a red, green, or blue tint. If so, type Y. If the
image has a red, green, or blue tint, type N to return to the Sub Brightness Survey.

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Figure 5-16

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5. Data Transfer
This menu option writes the settings into the projectors flash ROM. The values you set
are not saved in the projector unless you execute this menu step. Be sure to run this
menu option after making any adjustment with the image adjustment program.

1. Type 5, from the main menu for Data Transfer.


2. Make sure the top line of following messages appear on the monitor screen.

Create New HEX file? [Y/N]


File Name: 004
File Name: 00400000.gam

00400000.gam Data Transfer


<<Flash ROM download program>>
Port: COM1
Baud Rate: 9600bps
Parity: None
Stop Bit: 1
Data Length: 8
Download Area: GAMMA
GAMMA File: 00400000.GAM
Are you sure? [Y/N] Y
Flash download was successful.

Figure 5-17

3. Type Y if all settings are OK. The image adjustment program starts writing values into
the projectors flash ROM. Type N to bring back the Main Menu and rerun
adjustments.

9. End

Type 9 to terminate the image adjustment program. The A:\> prompt will appear on the
computer screen.

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