There’s nothing quite like settling down to a great movie, especially if you’re using a home theatre projector as it really adds to your enjoyment of the film. Like most electronic devices, there are times when your projector needs repairing. For example, sometimes it can stop working due to overheating. This is a common occurance and can usually be rectified fairly quickly.

The Knowhow

  • There are a number of things that can make a projector overheat. The most common is it not getting enough ventilation. Make sure there’s enough space all around it to allow good air flow. If there is, it may have a blocked filter
  • The filter hatch is normally underneath your device; the user guide will show you exactly where. Open this, unscrewing if you need to, and remove the filter
  • Move the filter away from the projector and put it on some newspaper. Use a can of compressed air to give some short blasts to the filter to get rid of any dust. Look in the filter compartment of the projector - if there’s any dirt in there, a couple of quick spurts of the air should get rid of them
  • Put the filter back in the projector, and replace the hatch securely

Sorted. Now you can get back to that movie.

Always refer to the manufacturer’s manual for specific details.

Updated On:

Aug 16, 2012

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