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Warning Light and Indicators on Epson S3 Projector
Published Date : 11 Nov 2005   Last Updated : 09 Aug 2007   Content Ref: TEC495684  





Symptoms

**The following information has been taken from the Epson manual and is © Seiko Epson Corporation 2005. A link to the manual can be found in the Other Useful Articles section.**

 

The projector is provided with the following three indicators which indicate the operating status of the projector.

POWER: Indicates the operating status of the projector. 
         - Steady Orange: Standby condition. Projection starts again when the [Power] button is pressed. You can disconnect the power plug form the electrical outlet when the status light is in this condition.
         - Flashing Green: Warm-up in progress. Warm-up time is approx. 30 seconds. After the warm-up is complete the indicator will stop flashing.
         - Steady Green: Projection in progress.
LAMP: Indicates the projection lamp status.
TEMP: Indicates the internal temperature status.

The following tables show what the indicators mean and how to remedy problems that they indicate.
If all indicators are switched OFF, check that the power cable is connected correctly and that power is being supplied as normal.

Power indicator lights red - Abnormal

Status Cause Remedy or Status
POWER: Steady Red
LAMP: Flashing Red
TEMP: Flashing Red
Internal error Stop using the projector, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet. There may be a hardware fault. Please contact RM Support for further advice.
POWER: Steady Red
LAMP: Off
TEMP: Flashing Red
Fan related error/ Sensor error

Stop using the projector, disconnnect the power cable from the electrical outlet. There may be a hardware fault. Please contact RM Support for further advice.

POWER: Steady Red
LAMP: Off
TEMP: Steady Red
Internal temperature error (overheating)

The lamp will turn off automatically and projection will stop. Wait for about 5 minutes. After about 5 minutes the projector will switch to standby mode, so check the following 2 points. After checking, press the [Power] button to turn the power back on.
- Check that the air filter and air exhaust vent are clear, and that the projector is not positioned against a wall.

- If the filters are blocked clean or replace them.
If this does not solve the problem and the projector continues to overheat or the indicators continue to show a problem when the power is turned on, stop using the projector, disconnect the power cable from the wall outlet and contact RM Support for further advice as there may be a hardware fault.

POWER: Steady Red
LAMP: Flashing Red
TEMP: Off
Lamp timer failure/ Lamp out

Take the lamp out and check if it is broken.
If the lamp is not broken, put it back in and then turn the power on. If the lamp still does not turn on, replace it with a new lamp.
If this does not solve the problem, stop using the projector and disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet. Contact RM Support for further advice as there may be a hardware fault.

If the lamp is broken replace it with a new lamp, or contact RM Support for further advice. If replacing the lamp yourself, be careful to avoid pieces of broken glass. (Projection cannot be carried out until the lamp is replaced.)

Check that the lamp and the lamp cover are securely installed. If the lamp or lamp cover is not securely installed, the lamp will not switch on.


Lamp or Temp indicator flashes orange - Warning

Status Cause Remedy or Status
POWER: Flashing Red
LAMP: Off
TEMP: Flashing Orange
High-speed cooling in progress (This is not an abnormality, but if the temperature rises too high again, projection will stop automatically.)
Check that the air filters and the air exhaust vent are clear and that they are not up against a surface such as a wall.
If the air filters are clogged, clean or replace them.
POWER: On
LAMP: Flashing Orange
TEMP: Off
Lamp replacement notification.

Replace the lamp with a new one.
If you continue to use the lamp  after it has passed the replacement period, the possibility that the lamp may break will increase. Replace the lamp with a new one as soon as possible.
The power indicator status will vary depending on the projector status at the time.


 



Other Useful Articles

How to replace the lamp on an Epson S3 Projector (TEC499878)
How to replace the air filter on an Epson S3 Projector (TEC499939)

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