We want to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous Holiday for 2018.
This is a great time to remind you to give your projector some much deserved attention with a good cleaning. Get ready for 2019 with a projector that is ready to perform as you need it to: Quietly, brightly and without issues.
Here are a few tips for some holiday maintenance.
- Clean the outside with a damp cloth. If your projector is ceiling mounted, there will be dust build-up on top. That dust can get sucked in and build up in the fans/ducts.
- Unplug the power, remove the lamp and put your wand attachment on a vacuum. Give the lamp a gentle pass with the wand to pull off any surface dust. Then put the wand up inside the lamp well and pull out any dust building up on the surfaces or near the vents inside the lamp well area. The goal here is to draw out any dust build up in the lamp fans. You will not likely see those since they send to be inside the projector rather than exposed.
- Run that vacuum with a brushed attachment across all of the vents on the outside of the projector. That will help remove any build up that is going to be pulled inside. Any dust you remove is possibly another hour of lamp life that wasn’t there before. It can add up.
- Re-install the lamp but leave the power unplugged for the last part. Clean the front of the projector lens with a clean dry cloth or microfiber ideally. Stay away from solvents or soap cleaners. They can and will damage your lens if used incorrectly. Use the clean dry cloth in a circular motion to wipe the lens from the center out. picture a spiral pattern moving outward. That will prevent smudges and give you the very clean lens.
To everyone and your family, please have a safe and happy holiday season and we hope 2019 is even better!