Nothing is projected on the screen. What should I do?
Try the following:
- Check that the Power light is green, not flashing, and the A/V Mute slide is fully
- Press the A/V Mute button on the remote control to see if the picture was turned off temporarily.
- The projector may be in standby or sleep mode. If the power light is orange, press the Power button to turn on the projector.
- If you’ve connected a computer, it may also be in sleep mode or displaying a black screen saver. Try pressing a key on the computer.
- If the power was switched off and then on again, the projector may be cooling down. Wait until the power light stops flashing and remains orange; then press the Power button again.
- If you are projecting from a DVD player or other video source, make sure you turn it on and press its Play button.
- If you’re projecting through your computer’s USB port, make sure the USB Type B setting in the Extended menu is set to USB Display. The USB display feature is not available for Windows 98, Windows Me, or Macintosh.
You may need to install the USB display drivers manually by clicking My Computer, then EPSON_PJ_UD, then Empudse.exe.
- If you see a black screen and the projector is connected to the computer’s USB port, the application may be using DirectX drawing features, which are not supported.
- Make sure the cables are correctly connected. See Connecting to a Computer.
- If you’ve connected a laptop computer with a VGA cable, make sure it’s set to display on an external monitor.
If you’re using a PC notebook:
- Hold down the Fn key on the keyboard and press the function key that lets you display on an external monitor. It’s often labeled with an icon such as , but it may also be labeled CRT/LCD. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your laptop’s manual or online help for details.
On most systems, the key lets you toggle between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time.
- Depending on your computer’s video card, you might need to use the Display utility in the Control Panel to make sure that both the LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. See your computer’s documentation or online help for details.
If you’re using Macintosh OS X:
- Select System Preferences from the Apple menu and click Display or Displays.
- Click Detect Displays.
- Make sure the VGA Display or Color LCD dialog box is selected.
- Click the Arrangement or Arrange tab.
- Make sure the Mirror Displays checkbox is selected.
Published: May 8, 2009
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