How to maintain your projector
Projectors are now a part of everyday life for those in the workplace and at schools and have now become an integral part of any presentation, meeting, or lecture. These pricey machines can make or break a business day for you so making sure your projector is in good repair is important. Luckily for you, keeping your machine tidy and clean is half the battle, but here a couple things you can do to make sure that your projector is really to go.
Projector air filters
Projector air filters are responsible for making sure that the intake air remains clean and expels the exhaust. Excess dust that collects on the air filter can clog the projector and ultimately cause it to overheat, which is a prospect you want to avoid at all costs. Replacing your projector’s air filter once a year can save you the cost of replacing these expensive machines, and with filters only costing between $8 to $60 depending on the size and quality of your projector, it is an inexpensive fix.
Projector light bulbs
Also known as projector lamps, projector light bulbs are one of the only items in your projector that are easy to replace and install. Most Dell projector bulbs last around 2000 hours, but that is assuming optimal conditions. Having a replacement light bulb supply is an important to have as insurance against any light bulb failure, as nothing is worst than needing to display something on your projector and it not working. The primary way you can tell that your projector lamp needs replacing is the brightness of the projection.
As with many electronic devices, dust is one of the primary enemies of the projector. The buildup of excessive dust in a projector can lead to a whole host of problems, so regularly cleaning your projector can and will greatly increase the lifespan of your machine. The best and easiest device to clean dust off the hard to reach parts of a projector is using a gas duster, which is a can of compressed air that is used to blow off the dust from hard to reach places. A $5 bottle gas duster is nothing compared to a thousand dollar replacement machine.
Written by Asher Briggs