ELP-3000/3300

INTRODUCTION
This service manual describes hardware information necessary for field service and
troubleshooting of the ELP-3000/ELP-3300 Projectors. Manual updates will be supplied in
service bulletins.

HOW TO USE THE SERVICE MANUAL
This manual covers topics required for field maintenance, so you can use it for diagnosis
of failures or repair. Before beginning maintenance work, be sure to read and observe all
safety precautions and rules.

The contents of this manual are as follows:

Precautions: Personal Safety, Protecting the Unit from Damage, Requirements
for Service
Chapter 1: Specifications (Part Names, System Functions, etc.)
Chapter 2: Theory of Operation (Hardware, Internal Connections, Unit
Functions)
Chapter 3: Disassembly and Assembly
Chapter 4: Troubleshooting (Troubleshooting Flowcharts)
Chapter 5: Image Adjustment Program

VCCI COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Type 1
information equipment, which uses radio-frequency energy and fully complies with the specifications
limiting computer information equipment in radio interference regulations (VCCI rules). If not
installed and used properly according to the manufacturer’s instructions, this device may cause
interference to radio and television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

The user may find the following booklet, prepared by the Federal Communications Commission,
helpful: How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Programs. This booklet is available from
the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402, Stock No. 044-00-00345-4.

You can determine whether your computer is causing interference by turning it off. If the interference
stops, it was probably caused by the computer or its peripheral devices. To further isolate the problem,
disconnect either the peripheral device or its I/O cable.

These devices usually require a shielded cable. For EPSON peripheral devices, you can obtain the
proper shielded cable from your dealer. For non-EPSON devices, contact the manufacturer or dealer
for assistance.

Warning
Only peripherals (computer input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) certified to comply with the
Class B limits may be attached to this projector. Operation with non-certified peripherals is likely to
result in interference to radio and TV reception. The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface
cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference
levels that exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the projector.

REVISIONS
Date Level
April 1997 Third Release

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
1997, Epson America, Inc., 20770 Madrona Avenue, Torrance, California 90509-2042

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subject to change without notice.

TRADEMARK INFORMATION
EPSON is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation and EPSON Connection is a service
mark of Epson America, Inc.

NEC and PC-98 SERIES are registered trademarks of NEC CORPORATION.

IBM and DOS/V are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.

Macintosh and Power Book are the registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

Record of Revisions

History Issued Date Changes
REV•|A 1995.May.5 Original Issued (ELP-3000)
REV•|B 1996.April.15 Addition of ELP-3300
REV C 1997 April 15 Edit for style and readability

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PRECAUTIONS

OPERATOR SAFETY

1. PROTECTION FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK
* Before performing any repair work on the product, be sure to turn off the power switch
and remove the electric power cable from the electrical outlet.
* Whenever it is necessary to turn power on after opening the case or cover, be sure to
remove anything you are wearing that is metal, such as a watch, cuff links, ring, or tie
pin, that may touch metallic parts of the product, creating a danger of electrical shock.

2. PROTECTION FROM INJURY
* Be sure not to touch the lamp and its surroundings after power is turned off; it may be
hot.
* Use gloves to protect your hands from sharp edges during assembly and disassembly.
* To protect your eyes from being damaged, do not look into the light source or lens
while the light is on.

3. ACCIDENT PREVENTION
* To prevent the device or its components from falling, perform any operation only after
the device is placed on a flat and stable surface.
* To prevent this product from being used before it is totally reassembled, be sure not to
leave the product out during any repair work, and do not place it in a location where it
can be taken for use by mistake.
* Be sure to use the attached power cable to supply power to the product.

PRODUCT SAFETY

1. ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE
* Whenever performing repair work on the product, be sure to wear a wrist band and
use an electrostatic mat for grounding. When you replace any electric components
(boards and light bulb), it is recommended that you touch the electrostatic plastic bag
containing the component to a metallic part of the product before taking the
component out of the plastic bag.

2. RESTRICTIONS FOR PARTS REPLACEMENT
* Use only authorized parts or EPSON-supplied parts for replacement of mechanical
components, including the light source lamp, air filter, and so on.
* Use only the power cable and the interface cables supplied with the product.

3. OTHER PRECAUTIONS
* Visually check for damage or dirt on the power connector and cable. If dirty, clean it,
and if bent or damaged, replace the cable.
* When connecting internal connector cables or interface cables, be sure to plug them
into the connector fully, until attached to the connector edge.

be sure to remove the connector lock in advance. to keep the optical elements away from dirt. circuit diagrams. CA 90503 (310) 782-0770 .* Before removing the FPC cable for the light bulb. contact the address below. * Sufficient understanding of the operations and descriptions in this service manual. free from dust and dirt. * Whenever removing parts or repairing the product. etc. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAINTENANCE PERSONS Authorized servicers should have the following knowledge and skill for maintenance of the ELP-3000 or ELP-3300: * Training in an EPSON-authorized maintenance training program and authorization as a service engineer.) OTHERS * For questions on projector maintenance. static electricity. Any technical information about changes will be released as necessary in service bulletins. EPSON AMERICA. work in a clean room. including service parts or document contents. Unlock the connector lock by pulling up both ends of the connector lock simultaneously with tweezers. INC. 20770 Madrona Avenue Torrance. * Basic knowledge of electricity (safety operations.

2-3 2.... 1-4 1.......................................1..6............................1..11 Lamp Housing ............................. 2-18 2......... 3-4 3....1 Hardware........... 3-18 3..... Removing the Safety Switch ... 1-5 1.5 Interface Board.................................9 R/G/B Light Valves to Prism Unit............ 3-3 3...... 1-3 1.....................2..........................................................................8.......................3.... 1-6 1.2.............9..........4.....2 Interior View of the Main Frame........ 1-1 1..... 3-12 3............................................ 3-17 3.....5 Specifications ................................................. R/G/B Light Valves ................ 3-10 3................................ 2-18 2............ 2-5 2................................. Contents Chapter 1 Product Features 1.............................. 3-1 3.........................9..........2..........11 Removing the Lamp Outer Housing Unit..... Removing the Front Case Unit.......................... Electrical System Connections ........ 2-15 2..................... 2-16 2........................................ Removing the Driver Board Block ..........3 Exterior Views of the Remote Control .....................................................................................................1 Product Features................................. 1-7 1............................................................... 1-3 1..............9.............2...................................................2 Projector Main Unit Disassembly and Assembly.. 3-8 3............ 2-11 2..4 Main Components ....................................................................10 Projector Lens.........................................1.. Removing the Upper Case Unit and Handle ............5............1 Exterior View of the Main Frame.......................................... 2-19 2.................................... Removing the Lamp Inner Housing .....................................................................................................2........................................2 Parts of the Projector ..........2 Power Supply Unit.6 Receptor Board ..........2..2....1... 2-13 2..............................1...................................2.....................................8 Light Guide Block ........ Removing the Thermistor and Heat Shield Plates A and B . 2-20 2......7 Speaker Unit ........................... 2-21 Chapter 3 Disassembly and Assembly 3...........................................................4 Video Board ...............2. 3-19 .................................................................................3 Connection ................ 2-2 2...............2......7........... Optical System Connections....................................3 Driver Board ...... Prism Unit.........................................................1 Disassembly and Assembly Procedures................................................................. Removing the Light Valve Block..................................................................................................................................................... Removing the Speaker Units .................. 1-11 Chapter 2 Theory of Operation 2................................................................................ 3-11 3......................................................... 2-1 2....................... 3-15 3............2...2......2.... 3-13 3...........................................2..........................10..2................... 2-7 2.................2........................... Removing the Receptor Board Assembly ............................................. 2-14 2........ 3-6 3..................... Removing the Exhaust Fan Unit ....2..........

Running the ELP-3000 Image Adjustment Program ................... 5-1 5............... 5-11 ..................1 Before Starting Troubleshooting Procedures..... Removing the Power Supply Unit..... 3-20 3....................................... Removing the Adjustable Foot Unit. Removing the Video Board Assembly .....1.....1............................... 3-26 Chapter 4 Troubleshooting 4...... Tools and Accessories Required For Troubleshooting........... When to Use the Image Adjustment Program ........ 4-1 4............. 3-23 3..2........ 5-2 5............... Removing the Interface Board Assembly . 5-1 5.......... Removing the Board Retaining Plate And Head Cover ................... 3..1 Image Adjustment Program..........1........... 3-25 3............2........ 3-21 3......................................3 Replacing the Batteries in the Remote Control Unit....................................................... 4-1 4.......3 Running the ELP-3300 Image Adjustment Program ............1................ 4-2 Chapter 5 Image Adjustment Program 5......................15......12..2...........................................2. 3-22 3...2 First Action .16........................2......13....1................14.......1...........2..............

Chapter 1 Product Features .

3 m). The grid between pixels in the liquid crystal panel is thinner than in conventional projectors to provide sharp contrast. clear images. ◊ Connectivity with various computers An advanced capacity for data signal determination enables the projector to 1-1 . G. ◊ High-resolution. video camcorders. Figure 1-1 ◊ Portable. By attaching the computer and projector with the supplied serial cable. ◊ Bright. The optional high-brightness screen ensures brightness regardless of ambient lighting. The high-performance zoom lens and new high-brightness lamp let the projector achieve wide-screen image projection (from 21 to 300 inches) at a projection distance from 4 to 40 feet (1. portable presentation devices with a VGA resolution that lets you project enhanced color images from personal computers and video equipment. light-weight. such as VCRs. and simple structure minimize the projector body almost to page-size length and width.000 pixels). You can control most operations with one hand. The one-piece optical unit. An optional carrying case is useful for transporting the unit. and B TFT liquid crystal panels containing 307.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 1. you can use the remote control as a computer mouse. and a weight of 17 lbs (7. ◊ Remote control The easy-to-use remote control handles numerous functions for presentations.1 PRODUCT FEATURES The ELP-3000 and the ELP-3300 Projectors are easy-to-use.2 to 12. and video disc players. circuit board design.200 pixels support a VGA resolution of 640 x 480 dots (approximately 920. full color (16770 thousand colors) Three R.7 kg). compact.

Simple maintenance Maintenance is easy.X and 7. 1-2 . and Macintosh computers. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual connect with various computers. such as IBM PC compatibles (including DOS compatibles). Windows 95.1. and the number of adjustments has been minimized.X. and Macintosh System 6. The projector operates under Windows 3.

2 PARTS OF THE PROJECTOR 1.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 1.1 EXTERIOR VIEW OF THE MAIN FRAME Remote Control Control Panel Receiver Zoom Ring Focus Ring Status Lights I/O Connectors Foot Adjustment Button Foot Figure 1-2 Foot Adjustment Buttons Figure 1-3 Lamp Cover Air Filter Cover Figure 1-4 1-3 .2.

2 INTERIOR VIEW OF THE MAIN FRAME Driver Board Power Supply Unit Speaker Units Figure 1-5 Video Board Interface Board Figure 1-6 Receptor Board (Front) Receptor Board (Rear) Figure 1-7 1-4 . EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 1.2.

2.3 EXTERIOR VIEWS OF THE REMOTE CONTROL Figure 1-8 Figure 1-9 1-5 .EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 1.

3 CONNECTION 1.1 MS-DOS and Compatibles Desktop VGA Port VGA Connector Monitor Cable LCD Connector Monitor Connector Figure 1-10 Notebook VGA Connector LCD Connector Monitor Connector Figure 1-11 PowerBook VGA Connector Third-party Macintosh LCD Connector Adapter Macintosh Macintosh Macintosh Adapter Adapter Adapter (supplied) (supplied) Monitor Connector (supplied) Figure 1-12 1-6 .3. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 1.

3.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 1.2 Macintosh Desktop Monitor Port Macintosh VGA Adapter VGA Connector Macintosh Monitor LCD Connector Cable Monitor Connector Macintosh Monitor Adapter Figure 1-13 1.4 MAIN COMPONENTS Driver Board Figure 1-14 Video Board Figure 1-15 1-7 .

EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Interface Board Figure 1-16 Power Supply Unit Figure 1-17 Light Guide Block Figure 1-18 1-8 .

EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Light Valve Block Figure 1-19 Projector Lens Unit Figure 1-20 1-9 .

EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Lamp Outer Housing Figure 1-21 Lamp Assembly (viewed from bottom of projector) Figure 1-22 1-10 .

5 inches deep (344 mm) With foot adjuster and lens 11.2 to 12.87 inches wide (149 mm) × 16. Wired control is available by using the exclusive cable (maximum length of 20 m) Operation key One button available on the top of the projector control panel.3 m) Resolution 640 x 480 dots.9 (55-77 mm) Focus adjustment Manual Zoom adjustment Manual (1:1. 171 lbs (7.35 A REMOTE CONTROL Wireless remote control Within 33 feet (10 m) from and within an angle of 30 degrees of the projector’s receptor. POWER SUPPLY Input voltage 100-120 VAC ± 10% / 220-240 VAC ± 10% (50/60 Hz) Power consumption Approximately 220 W DC output 12 V 0.9 to 40.4) Light Source 150 W .2.3 feet (1.5 . Metal halide lamp.7 kg) 1-11 .26 inches deep (413 mm) Weight Approx.22 inches wide (285 mm) × 5.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 1.5 SPECIFICATIONS Table 1-1 OPTICAL FEATURES Display method Transparency type TN color liquid crystal display (R/G/B) Projection image size 21 inches minimum to 300 inches maximum Projection distance 3.22 inches wide (285 mm) × 5.65 V. (type No. 307.MSCR150E3H) Average illumination Typical: 250 ANSI lumens (ELP-3000).0. 350 ANSI lumens (ELP-3300) INTERFACE CONNECTIONS Input Video audio signal (stereo) Host computer audio output (stereo) Output Built-in speaker(1W-8Ω) x 2 (stereo) External speaker Output control function Input source 1 Host computer I/O interface (analog RGB/VGA monitor board/video board) Audio input interface (stereo) Input source 2 Video image input interface S image input interface Video audio input interface (stereo) Audio output External speaker output RS-232 DIN-8-pin.35 A Dimensions Without foot adjuster and lens 11. Bidirectional communication between host computer and projector Optional power outlet 12 VDC .5 inches high (140 mm) × 13.200 pixels x 3 Projection lens Zoom lens F2.

EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual ENVIRONMENT Operational/storage temperature 41° F ∼ + 104° F / 14° F ∼ + 140° F (non condensing) (5° C ∼ + 40° C / −10° C ∼ + 60° C) Operational/storage humidity 20% ∼ 80% / 10% ∼ 80% (non condensing) 1-12 .

Chapter 2 Theory of Operation .

also the brightness board (PC / circuit and controls the generates DC voltage and controls the video / audio control sensors. light source BLOCK 3: Divides Note: *2: The exhaust fan gives off heated the light into parts (R/G/B) for the lens. independent of each other. and mirror Figure 2. air from around the light source. A video signal is provided in digital or analog form from a computer through the interface board.1 Description of the Projection Process 1. Detects connector operations for interface for the circuits. (+65 V) for the light temperature /RS-232C speakers. INTAKE FAN *1 R/G/B LIGHT R/G/B LENS UNIT VALVE PRISM Focus/zoom composite EXHAUST FAN *2 LAMP HOUSING 150 W-65 V Note: *1: The intake fan cools the R/G/B LIGHT VALVE light valves of the LCD panel. The lower level boxes (below the broken line in the figure below) list elements in the optical system. Lights transmitted through the light valves are combined by a prism and projected through the lens unit. Then the video board generates signals to drive the R/G/B light valves. fans. +12 V) signal. (Analog signals are converted into digital signals by the driver board. The digital video signal is then stored in video memory on the driver board. DRIVER BOARD: POWER SUPPLY VIDEO BOARD: INTERFACE Generates the R/G/B light UNIT: Generates the UNIT: valve memory and the Generates DC voltage R/G/B video I/O interface drive signals. They work to shut off or transmit light from the light valve block. The R/G/B light valves are individual panels. 2-1 . 4.) 2. while the boxes above the broken line list elements in the electrical system. Sets initial (+5 V.1 HARDWARE The optical and electrical systems are the major areas of projector hardware. and remote source. 3. protection).EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 2. filter. (overheating /remote /DC control.

as shown below. EXHAUST FAN THERMISTER RECEPTER COOLING FAN BOARD (FRONT) POWER SUPPLY CN815 CN805 CN807 CN802 SPEAKER UNIT (624) (913) CN810 (RIGHT) (914) (912) CN806 DRIVER BOARD CN813 LIGHT BULB (890) (B) CN812 (875) LIGHT BULB CN814 (G) (600) RECEPTER LIGHT BULB BOARD (R) (REAR) CN808 CN814 (911) (860) CN803 SPEAKER UNIT CN800 CN801 (623) (LEFT) (620) (621) LIGHT CN202 CN203 Note: VIDEO BOARD The parts enclosed in CN200 CN201 parentheses apply only to the ELP-3300. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 2. CN100 CN101 INTERFACE BOARD Figure 2-2 2-2 .1 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CONNECTIONS Electrical units are physically connected to the driver board.1.

2 OPTICAL SYSTEM CONNECTIONS The optical systems consists of 4 blocks (lamp housing.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Table 2-1 Unit Name Functions And Remarks Exhaust Fan For eliminating heat from light source lamp and power supply unit Receptor Board Remote control signal detection Intake Fan Cools the light bulb Power Supply Unit Generates 65 V from AC IN for light source lamp Generates +5 V/ +12 V/ +18 V R/G/B Light Valves Generate image data (LCD panel) Speaker Unit Audio output Light Source Lamp For image projection (metal halide discharge lamp) Video Board A/D converter for analog video signal Audio signal amplitude. prism. light guide unit. and projector lens) as shown below. others Interface Unit External device connection 2.1. Light Guide Unit Lamp Housing Projector Lens Figure 2-3 2-3 .

Guide Block Disperses the light in three parts (R/G/B).4) and focus adjustments 2-4 . EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Figure 2-4 Table 2-2 Unit Name Function And Remarks Lamp Housing Includes one metal halide lamp as a light source. Projector Lens Zoom (*1. and a filter for removing ultraviolet radiation Light Guide Unit Disperses light from the light source uniformly using the A/B lens array.

EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 2. The interlock switch shuts off the supply of AC power if the lamp cover at the bottom of the main chassis is opened.5 V 0. Although a functional diagram is shown below.35 A BOARD DRIVER BOARD +5 V DRIVER BOARD +18 V INTERFACE BOARD VIDEO BOARD DRIVER BOARD +12 V Figure 2-6 * An interlock switch is included for safety purposes. can be replaced by the customer. * The safety switch input signal is designed for protection from overheating. and interlock switch for the lamp cover. The power supply unit generates the voltages for the control circuit (+5 V. which is designed to protect the internal circuits. An extra fuse is supplied with the projector. 2-5 . * The fuse (250 V -6. never disassemble the power supply unit during field maintenance service. +18 V) and for the light source lamp (+65 V) from the AC input.3 A). exhaust fan. It stops power output to the light source lamp if the projector detects overheating in the lamp area. +12 V.2 POWER SUPPLY UNIT The power supply unit includes a DC regulator.3 A SAFETY DRIVER SWITCH BOARD EXHAUST FAN DC OUT INTERFACE 12 V VIDEO BOARD LAMP +6. DC regulator Safety switch Interlock switch Lamp power Exhaust fan connector Figure 2-5 Functional Block Diagram INTERLOCK SW POWER SW FUSE N/C N/C FILTER/ REGULATOR •` RECTIFIER AC IN 250 V-6.

9 V) +12 V +12 V +/. These signals shut off power to the light source lamp to prevent overheating if either fan stops rotating. regardless of load variations. Every output voltage level is not subject to adjustment. connected to CN806 on the driver board.5% ( 4.25 V) ◊ The intake fan removes heat generated in the power supply unit.5% (11.5% (17. which are connected to connectors CN805 and CN806 on the driver board. I/O Signal 1 IN Lamp on/off 2-9 . The regulator detects the voltage output level on the +5 V line and feeds the information back to the switching circuit to maintain a stable output level. Heat expelled by the intake fan is blown out by the exhaust fan. (3) Pin Assignments CN815 (CN624) *1 Table 2-4 Pin 12 Pin 1 Pin No. Table 2-3 Output Voltage Specification +18 V +18 V +/. Figure 2-7 2-6 .75 to 5.6 V) +5 V +5 V +/. ◊ The cable connected to CN815 (ELP-3000) or CN624(ELP-3300) on the driver board is a signal line to indicate the conditions of two fans (the exhaust fan and intake fan).1 to 18. It is normally in the ON position. ◊ The regulator generates various DC voltage levels shown in the table below for the switching regulator.4 to 12. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Functional Outline ◊ The interlock switch at the bottom of the main chassis shuts off AC power when the lamp cover is opened. Ground 7 OUT +18V 8 OUT +12 V(b) 9 OUT +12 V(a) 10-12 OUT +5 V Note: Values enclosed in parentheses apply to the ELP-3300. ◊ The filter/rectification circuit reduces noise on the AC line and generates DC voltage for the regulator.

Table 2-5 Table 2-6 ELP-3000 Projector ELP-3300 Projector FUSE SPECIFICATION PURPOSE FUSE SPECIFICATION PURPOSE FL1 1. also. interface board.25 +18 V protection chip) circuit on the driver board chip) of the LCD driver circuit on the video board FL2 4.0a (451004 chip) +5 V protection of of the driver circuit. digital video processor.25a (4511.25 +5 V protection of CPU FL720 1. the driver board. or IC605 (ELP-3300): Includes firmware to set initial values and control projector functions.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 2. The driver board controls everything except video signal generation.25 A (4511. speaker. fan. control panel. Details are shown below.3 DRIVER BOARD The driver board consists of the CPU. F400 0. etc. 2-7 . P-ROM.0 A (451004 chip) +5 V additional protection FL600 4. video memory. ◊ Fuses: For protection of the electric circuits. and circuits to control the interface. protection of the video video board and board and interface board. or the following components are available for individual replacement: ◊ IC708 (ELP-3000). receptor board interface.52A-72V +5 V (-2 V) protection of (CCP2EB chip) -2 V circuit which is generated from +5 V for the LCD driver.52A-72V +18 V protection of LCD (CCP2EB chip) driver circuit on the video board F401 0. The driver board can either be replaced as a unit.

EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual F401 F400 (Rear) FL1 Figure 2-8 FL2 2-8 .

ANALOG SIGNAL. ANALOG BIAS. AND CLOCK DRIVE CLOCK DRIVE CLOCK X START CONTROLS LC (BRIGHTNESS) CONTROL CN811 CN812 CN813 LIGHT VALVE LIGHT VALVE LIGHT VALVE B DRIVER G DRIVER R DRIVER Figure 2-9 2-9 . ANALOG BIAS.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual (1) Circuit block diagram of the driver board ADDRESS /DATA BUS CPU READ/ (IC706) BUS FLASH ROM WRITE/ BUFFER (IC708) RESET OSC INT RAM (20M) REMOTE CN807 (IC709) CONTROL ADDRESS ADDRESS CN808 BUS DATA BUS ADDRESS BUS VIDEO INTERFACE CONTROL: CN800 OSC CONVERTS VIDEO SIGNAL(A/D) 26. AND DRIVE SIGNAL. AND SIGNAL.8M CONNECTS PRODUCES DISPLAY TIMING CN801 TO THE VIDEO BOARD RIGHT LEFT SPEAKER SPEAKER RAM CONTROL SHIFT CLOCK LEVEL SW8540 (READ WRITE) SHIFTER (O~F) OUTPUT PANEL SW SIGNAL OUT CONTROL D/A OUT PANEL SHIFT CLOCK OUT R G B VIDEO RAM AMP/XLAMP AMP/XLAMP AMP/XLAMP DIVIDER DIVIDER DIVIDER THERMISTOR +12 V CN810 EXHAUST FAN LIGHT VALVE LIGHT VALVE LIGHT VALVE THERMO FAN DRIVER: DRIVER: DRIVER: CONTROL BIAS PRODUCES DRIVE PRODUCES DRIVE PRODUCES DRIVE INTAKE FAN BIAS.

Video signals (analog/digital) provided through the interface board are immediately stored in video RAM. Its operation is described below. the timer will not reset.. When the three lamp monitors (Operation. Table 2-7 LIGHT SOURCE STATE LAMP MONITOR STATE When the operating time of the light The lamp monitor continues to flash red source (lamp) valve exceeds 700 hours. saving data to SRAM. defective… If you observe the conditions above.. ◊ The memory controller (IC850) performs read/write operations.. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Functional Outline ◊ When power is turned on. *The ELP-3300 projector has a timer circuit that controls the operating time of the light source (lamp) valve. (The lamp will not illuminate. ◊ Data stored in SRAM is converted to analog signals by the D/A converter. When the light source (lamp) valve is The lamp monitor lights red.) When the operating time of the light The lamp monitor flashes green and source (lamp) valve exceeds 1000 orange. 2-10 . which is controlled by IC707. and green for 5 minutes after it is turned on. The output is divided into 8 bits for each R/G/B light valve by the amplitude and lamp circuits. replace the light source (lamp) valve and reset the timer as follows: With the power off. Note: If you press the +SYNC button instead of the -SYNC button. Lamp. Continue to hold down the MENU and -SYNC buttons while you turn on the projector.. and Temperature) start flashing orange simultaneously. Then the CPU sets the functions based on the program and projects the initial image. press the MENU and -SYNC buttons. and the CPU reads the program from flash ROM and writes it into RAM (IC709). (The lamp stays on. the driver board activates the reset signal. ◊ The circuit for the light valve driver (R/G/B) generates six different levels of voltage to control the timing of the X and Y signals. release the MENU and -SYNC buttons and turn the projector off.) hours. then turn the projector on again. ◊ The digital video interface (IC800) from the video board generates timing to project the image data received or executes data bit conversion (A/D) to write the received analog image data to VRAM.

5 V regulator) FU201 (2A)** * ELP-3000 only ** ELP3300 only Functional Outline ◊ Digital timing signals are synchronized by a three state bus buffer before being output to the driver board. ◊ Analog R/G/B output signals are transmitted differently. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 2. it has a circuit to control amplitude of the audio output. Figure 2-10 The board can be replaced as a whole unit for maintenance service. ◊ The analog R/G/B signal. A/D converter) F204* 0. is amplified by the amplitude circuit. 2-11 . A/D converter). +12 V (Video amplifier) F203* 0. A/D converter) FU200 (4A)** F201/202* 0. input from the interface board.052 A-72 V +5 V (Digital chroma.4 VIDEO BOARD The video board has a circuit for converting analog signals from the driver board into digital signals.4 A +5 V (D/A converter. If the input is analog. signals are converted to analog by the chroma circuit and the digital to analog converter before being output through the video buffer. then converted by the analog to digital converter into individual 7-bit signals before being output to the driver board.8 A-72 V +12 V (Audio amplifier. The fuses listed in the table below can be replaced individually. video amplitude signals are output through the video buffer. If the input is digital.+8. In addition to controlling video brightness and detecting temperature. Table 2-8 Fuse Specification Usage F200 * 4A-125 V +5 V (Digital chroma. depending on whether the input is analog or digital.

EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Circuit Block Diagram of Video Board CONNECTS TO THE INTERFACE BOARD CN200 RXD/TXD LEVEL SHIFTER RS-232C RSLEVEL •¨+5 V/GND CN202 P DIGITAL R/G/B 3 STATE BUS C CONNECTS HS VS BUFFER DATA SELECTOR IN TO THE /O ANALOG R/G/B VIDEO AMP DRIVER U INPUT R0~7 BOARD T ANALOG/ G0~7 ANALOG R/G/B VIDEO OUTPUT DIGITAL B0~7 OUTPUT BUFFER CONVERTER R/C DATA R/G/B CONNECTS TO THE INTERFACE BOARD MUTE CN201 REFERENCE ADT P AUDIO IN L/R/ OUT C L/R AUDIO CONTROL AUDIO CN203 AUDIO IN AMP V CONNECTS L/R TO THE AUDIO OUT DRIVER R0~7 Y/C/SW DIGITAL G0~7 S BOARD INPUT ANALOG/ CHROMA B0~7 DIGITAL CONVERTER DIGITAL/ SUB RGB ANALOG CONVERTER 8 CHANNEL Figure 2-11 2-12 .

EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 2.5 A DC OUT Figure 2-13 2-13 . F300 Figure 2-12 The board can be replaced as a whole unit for maintenance service. the following fuse can be replaced individually: F300 052 A-72 V (CCP2E13 CHIP) ---For DC-OUT 12 V Circuit Block Diagram of the Interface Board PC CN100 IN/OUT SOURCE 1 AUDIO L AUDIO R CN101 SVIDEO VIDEO SOURCE 2 AUDIO L AUDIO R AUDIO OUT +4 V +12 V REGULATOR REGULATOR RS-232C +12 +4 V REMOTE 0.5 INTERFACE BOARD UNIT The interface board unit consists of the input interface connector and the noise filter circuit. This unit does not perform any controlling function. In addition.

EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Functional Outline ◊ The I/O circuit of each interface contains noise filters and resistors. Control of any signals received by one of the receptor boards is transferred to the CPU as interrupt signals. Receptor Board (Front) Receptor Board (Rear) Figure 2-14 2-14 . both of which are attached to the power supply unit.6 RECEPTOR BOARD The projector includes two receptor boards. the remote control is battery-powered. ◊ When connected. ◊ To supply voltage (12 V .0.35 A) for the DC output for the operation of video devices. one in the front and one in the back. (When it is not connected. 2. A detector mounted on each of the receptor boards senses infrared signals. the +12 V regulator converts +5 V to +12 V. the remote control is supplied power by the interface board.) The +4 V regulator on the interface board converts +5 V to +4 V.

Audio signals from the amplitude circuit on the video board are output to these speakers. Figure 2-15 2-15 .7 SPEAKER UNIT Two internal speakers provide full stereo sound. two externally connected speakers provide audio signals.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 2. In addition. You can use the fade function to adjust the balance between internal and external speakers.

Figure 2-16 is a photograph of the light guide block. The light guide block makes the light intensity from the light source lamp uniform before dividing it into 3 light outputs (R/G/B).8 LIGHT GUIDE BLOCK This section is provided for informational purposes only. and Figure 2-17 is an internal block diagram. Lenses and mirrors built into the block disperse the light. Figure 2-16 LIGHT GUIDE UNIT PROJECTOR LENS Figure 2-17 2-16 . EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 2.

G. R. D and E Condenser Lenses The D and E condenser lenses collect the light dispersed by the GDM to prevent reduction and provide light to the mirror at the next stage.G.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual A and B Multi-lens Arrays Dispersion of light from the light source lamp through the A and B multi-lens arrays make brightness roughly uniform. G. and reflects blue and green light from the light source. A UV filter coats the surface of the multi- lens array to eliminate ultraviolet rays. CDM The CDM is a light filter that looks red in ordinary light. GDM The GDM is a light filter that looks blue in ordinary light. green light is reflected by the GDM to the G condenser lens. Films in the colors shown below are placed on each sheet of the polarization plate. Blue and green light reflected by the CDM provide light input to the GDM. R. and B Condenser Lenses Collect the light divided into R. The CDM (A) filter transmits only red light. Table 2-9 Name Color Of Film Polarization R Green Polarization G Blue Polarization B Red 2-17 . and B. and B Polarization Plates Control the color of lights dispersed into red/blue/green by the CDM and GDM. The GDM filter transmits only blue light from the light source.

1” (W) x 0.9 R/G/B LIGHT VALVES TO PRISM UNIT 2. reaction speed is fast. Table 2-10 Name Remarks Light Valve G Light valve G does not have a position adjust plate. reaction speed is activated. The condition of the twist level in the liquid crystal shutter can be controlled in units of 8 degrees from a fully closed condition (no light transmission) to a fully open condition (no light blocked).700.5 times brighter than the light valves in the ELP-3000. they have specific features. Light Valve B Light valve B has a blue label on the FPC cable. At low temperatures. depending on the ambient temperature.200 pixels (liquid crystal shutters) of 1. Since the light valves are liquid crystal shutters. The R/G/B light valves are each high-density.1 R/G/B LIGHT VALVES This section is provided for informational purposes only.2 mm).9 x 20. Light Valve G Light Valve B Light Valve R Figure 2-18 Note: Light valves in the ELP-3300 have greater light transmission and are approximately 1. Light Valve R Light valve R has a red label on the FPC cable. light contrast. 2-18 .9. After-image. liquid crystal panels of 307.000 colors). EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 2.8” (H) (26. At high temperatures. Combining the three light valves (R/G/B) enables projection in full color (approximately 16. or thinner color may occur. and the whole image seems dark.

Prism Unit Figure 2-19 Figure 2-20 2-19 .EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 2.9.2 PRISM UNIT This section is provided for informational purposes only! The prism unit creates the three lights that are transmitted through the light valve.

Zoom Ring Focus Ring Figure 2-2 Figure 2-21 2-20 . EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 2.10 PROJECTOR LENS The projector lens unit has a zoom function (*1.4) and focus adjustment function.

replace the light source valve as soon as possible. ◊ The safety switch detects overheating.11 LAMP HOUSING The lamp housing consists of a metal halide lamp. 2-21 .EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 2. If the temperature exceeds the safety zone because of abnormal lamp conditions. If you encounter this condition. and filter. Safety Switch Figure 2-22 Figure 2-23 Figure 2-24 Figure 2-25 ◊ The life expectancy of the light source valve is 700 hours. When the operating time exceeds 700 hours. safety switch. this switch shuts down the power. the lamp indicator on the control panel blinks red and green.

If the filter is not mounted. it shortens the life of the R/G/B light valves. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual ◊ The filter eliminates ultraviolet rays harmful to the light valves before outputting light to the light guide block. 2-22 .

Chapter 3 Disassembly and Assembly .

causing display quality to deteriorate.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3. and B light valves. which are the heart of the display mechanism.1 Disassembly and Assembly Procedures This section explains how to disassemble the projector. The assembly procedure is the exact reverse of the disassembly procedure. interface. Required Tools and Accessories Prepare the tools and accessories listed in the table below. 7) Clean the air filter. Table 3-1 Name Quantity Supplier Use Flat blade (-) 1 Commercial Removal of the screwdriver power connector for the light Phillips screwdriver 1 Commercial Disassembly of the 2 case and interior Tweezers 1 Commercial To unlock the FPC connector on the DR board Brush 1 Commercial To brush off the dust around the fan Vacuum cleaner 1 Commercial To clean the light valves and filter Paper wiper Several Commercial To clean the projector lens Air blower 1 Commercial To clean the light bulb Gloves 1 Commercial To avoid cuts Wrist band. and case cover with a vacuum cleaner. Therefore. 5) Unplug the power cord from the main unit and service outlet. dust sticking to internal fans and air filters is likely to migrate and contaminate the R. or other metal accessories that are likely to come into contact with the equipment. 4) Turn off the main unit and the host computer. watches. 2) Wear gloves. Place a ground mat under the unit. 6) Disconnect the interface cable from the main unit. 3) Wear a wrist band and ground it. When you disassemble the projector main unit. G. before reassembling 3-1 . General precautions are given below. ground 1 Commercial To avoid mat electrostatic effects Precautions Read the precautions given in individual assembly and disassembly procedures carefully before starting the procedure. cuff buttons. Preparation 1) Remove any rings.

Keep it away from electromagnetic media such as diskettes and magnetic cards. G.) Power supply Optical assembly Light guide assembly Check and adjust focus alignment. Perform necessary adjustments and checks before reinstalling the upper case unit. if necessary. Table 3-2 Replace Adjustments and Checks Driver board Check and adjust images for Flash ROM flicker.1) 3-2 . and sub- Video board contrast. as they are highly susceptible to vibration and shock. perform image quality adjustments. clean them with a vacuum cleaner. you need to perform the checks and adjustments explained in Chapter 5. Operations that Require Adjustments and Checks When you replace one of the components listed in the table below. and glass surfaces for any dirt before reinstalling them. ghost. the power supply unit) not covered in this manual. (See Section 5. Handle the projector lens and light guide units with care. The R. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual the projector. its peripheral lens. check the light valves for dust and. and B light valves and circuit board assemblies are highly sensitive to static electricity. When you remove a light valve block.1. clean it with isopropyl alcohol. check the unit. place it in an antistatic bag immediately. When you perform assembly or disassembly operations listed below. Do not try to disassemble any part (for example. The speaker unit contains a permanent magnet. If the unit is dirty. (See Section 5.

2.15) EXHAUST FAN LAMP HOUSING UNIT (3.2.2.10) (3.6) UPPER CASE RECEPTOR (3.5) (3. this manual contains no assembly procedures.2.16.2.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3.7) (3.11) (B) (C) (A) INTERFACE BOARD (3.2) DRIVER BOARD FRONT CASE BOARD (FRONT) (3.2. unless specifically specified.2.2 PROJECTOR MAIN UNIT DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY The flowchart for disassembling the projector main unit is shown below.13) VIDEO BOARD (3.2.2.9) FOOT ADJUSTER (3.2. Therefore.2.3) (3.12) BOARD RETAINING PLATE/HEAD COVER (3.2.8) (3.1 through 3.4) BLOCK BOARD (REAR) (A) ASSEMBLY (3.16) POWER SUPPLY (3. Detailed descriptions of disassembly procedures are given in sections 3.2.2.2.2.3) SAFETY SWITCH THERMISTOR (3.2.2. START LAMP UNIT RECEPTOR SPEAKER UNIT LIGHT VALVE (3.2. You can reassemble dismantled projector parts by reversing the order of disassembly.1) (3.14) Figure 3-1 3-3 .6) (B) REMOTE CONTROL HEAT SHIELD A/B (C) (3.

9 lb inch 2. Screws: +M4×7.5 F/Ni: P/N 1021771 Mounting torque: 4. Remove the lamp cover mounting screws from the main unit bottom plate and remove the lamp cover. 3-4 . Remove two lamp inner housing mounting screws. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3.5 kg cm = 3.5 kg cm = 3. Screws: +M4×7.5 F/Ni: P/N 1021771 Mounting torque: 4.9 lb inch 3. Pull up the handle on the lamp outer housing and remove the lamp unit.1 Removing the Lamp Inner Housing Prerequisites: None.2. Lamp Cover Screws (1) Stop Rings Lamp Unit Figure 3-3 Screws (2) Lamp Inner Housing Fixing Screws Stop Rings Lamp Cover Unit Lamp Cover Fixing Screws Figure 3-2 Handle Figure 3-4 Lamp Inner Housing 1.

take care not to touch it when installing the lamp unit. • To prevent the reflector from being contaminated. check the temperature of the lamp inner housing unit.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Warning: • The lamp unit is very hot immediately after use and may cause burns if handled carelessly. Before removing the lamp unit. 3-5 .

Remove the screw beneath the dust guard filter (Figure 3-7).2 Removing the Upper Case Unit And Handle Prerequisites: None. Screw: +M4×10 F/Zn: P/N 1022793 Mounting torque: 6. as illustrated in Figure 3-9. the center of the handle cover should be bent to form an arch. Insert the spring hook into one of the holes in the handle holder cover (Figure 3-9). Insert the tip of a flat-head screwdriver in the recessed portion of the dust guard filter and lift up gently. 3-6 . (At this point.) Caution: The handle holder cover has claws on both ends. Screw (6) Dust Guard Filter Unit Handle Holder Case Fixing Screws Figure 3-7 Case Fixing Screws Figure 3-5 Figure 3-8 Screws (3) Figure 3-6 Figure 3-9 1. Press the spring hook down at an angle in the direction of the hole on the opposite side of the handle holder cover. These may be damaged if you insert the spring hook into one of the holes and simply pull up.2 lb inch 2. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3. then gently push up.0 kg cm = 5. Pull the handle up.2.

Screws: +M4×8 F/Ns P−Tight: P/N 10004394 Mounting torque: 6. 3-7 . Hold the left and right sides (handle and fan guard sides) of the upper case unit and gently pull the handle straight up to remove it.2 lb inch 5.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Upper Case Fixing Screws B Screw (5) Upper Case Unit Figure 3-11 (Bottom) Screws (3) Upper Case Fixing Figure 3-12 Screw A Figure 3-10 Figure 3-13 3. Remove the lower case fixing screw (Figure 3-11). Remove 4 case unit fixing screws on both sides of the projector (Figure 3-6).0 kg cm = 5.0 kg com = 5. Screws: +M4×10 F/Zn: P/N 1024188 Mounting torque: 6. Remove 2 screws located beneath the handle holder cover (Figure 3-12).0 kg cm = 5.2 lb inch 6.2 lb inch 4. Screw: +M4×8 F/Zn: P/N 1024188 Mounting torque: 6.

2. 3-8 . 9. Table 3-3 Cable Connector Connector Cable Type Use and Remarks Numbe (ELP-3000) (ELP-3300) r 1 CN802 CN622 BLK/WHT Speaker Unit (Right) 2 CN803 CN623 BlK/WHT Speaker Unit (Left) 3 CN805 CN913 YEL/RED/BLK Intake Fan 4 CN806 CN912 YEL/RED/BLK Exhaust Dan 5 CN807 CN910 BLK/RED/WHT RCF (Front Receptor) 6 CN808 CN911 BLK/RED/WHT RCR (Rear Receptor) 7 CN810 CN914 BLACK Thermistor 8 CN805 CN860 FPC Light Valve R 9 CN806 CN875 FPC Light Valve G 10 CN810 CN890 FPC Light Valve B 11 CN815 CN624 PINK Power Supply Unit (Fan) Caution: Before disconnecting cables 8. Remove 11 wire cables and FPC cables from the driver board block. and 10 from their connectors.3 Removing the Driver Board Block Prerequisite condition: Remove the upper case unit and handle (section 3.2. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3. The cables are summarized in the table below. gently pull each connector straight up to unlock it. 12 7 4 5 1 3 10 9 11 8 6 Figure 3-14 2 1.2).

Remove the power supply cable. 5. then remove the windbreak plate (Figure 3-15). 3-9 . Grasp the driver board block on the left side (the side where LED lamps and push button switches are installed) and disconnect the connectors from the interface board assembly. Remove the 7 mounting screws from the driver board block.5 kg cm = 3. Caution: • The back side of the ELP-3300 driver board is covered by a shielding plate. These components are regarded as separate from the driver board and are not included in this procedure.9 lb inch 4. Screws: +M3×6 F/Zn: P/N 102186 Mounting torque: 4. Pull the driver board straight up. never apply mechanical stress to the board.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Driver Board Fixing Screws Windbreak Plate Figure 3-16 Resetting connector locks Driver Board Assembly Figure 3-17 Connecting the driver board block and interface board assembly Figure 3-15 2. • To avoid malfunctions caused by broken wires or flaked soldering.9 lb inch 3. Screws +M3×6 F/Zn: P/N 102186 Mounting torque: 4. Remove 2 mounting screws from the windbreak plate.5 kg cm = 3. 6. and IC680 has a heat sink.

3-10 . Unplug the cable from connector CN802 (right) or CN803 (left) on the driver board block.5 kg cm = 3.22 and 3. align the boss on the bracket with the mounting hole. • When mounting a speaker unit on a bracket. See Figure 3-19.5 kg cm = 3. Speaker Unit Screws (2) Screws (2) Screws (2) Speaker Fixing Screws Speaker Unit Figure 3-19 Figure 3-18 When removing both the speaker units and the bracket: 1.9 lb inch) Caution: • The speaker unit incorporates a permanent magnet. Keep it away from electromagnetic media such as diskettes and magnetic cards. Remove 2 mounting screws that secure each speaker unit to the frame. Remove the speaker unit mounting screw that connects each speaker unit to the bracket.4 Removing the Speaker Units Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit and handle.23).) Screws: +M3×6 F/Zn sems B: P/N 102186 Mounting torque: 4. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3. 2. then remove the speaker units. Screws: +M3×6 F/Zn: P/N 102186 Mounting torque: 4.9 lb inch When removing only the speaker units: 1. and the driver board block (sections 3. (See the 2 center screws pictured in Figure 3-19.) Then remove the speaker units and the bracket. (There are 4 screws connecting the speaker units to the frame.2.

Front Case Fixing Screws (2) Front Case Unit Figure 3-20 Screws (2) Figure 3-21 1.9 lb inch 2. Note: When you loosen the front case mounting screws.2 and 3. Remove 2 front case unit mounting screws (Figure 3-21).2. Remove the bracket if you have trouble loosening the screws. the screwdriver may come into contact with the bracket attached to the left speaker unit.2. 3-11 .EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3.5 kg cm = 3. Pull the front case unit straight out.5 Removing the Front Case Unit Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit and handle. and the driver board block (sections 3.2.3). Screws: +M3×8 F/Zn: P/N 102186 Mounting torque: 4.

5).2. then remove the assembly. 3. The procedures for removing these board assemblies are explained separately below. Screw (1) Figure 3-23 1. Screw +M3×6 F/Zn: P/N 1004539 Mounting torque: 4. Caution: When installing the receptor board assembly. driver board block.9 lb inch 3-12 .3. Remove the receptor board assembly.2.2. Removing the front receptor board assembly Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit.2. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3. and 3. Remove the fixing screw securing the receptor board assembly.5 kg cm = 3. 2. which is connected to the receptor board assembly (Figure 3-22).2). Removing the rear receptor board assembly Prerequisite: Remove the upper case unit and handle (section 3. handle. Claw Figure 3-22 1.6 Removing the Receptor Board Assembly The projector has two identical receptor board assemblies in the front and rear of the unit. Locate and straighten the claws on the frame of the power supply unit. align 2 holes in the board with the bosses on the power supply unit frame before attaching the assembly.2. and front case unit (sections 3. Unplug the cables from connectors CN808 and CN803 on the driver board block (CN623 and CN911 for the ELP-3300).2.

9 lb inch 3-13 .5 kg cm = 3. Remove the thermistor fixing screw from heat shield plate A. and the driver board block (sections 3. Screws: +M3×6 F/Zn sems B: P/N 102186 Mounting torque: 4. Remove 2 mounting screws on heat shield plate B. align the hole in the board with the hole in the speaker bracket before tightening the screw. then remove the thermistor.2 and 3.3).5 kg cm = 3. Thermistor Fixing Screw Screw (1) Heat Shield Fixing Screw A Thermistor Heat Shield Heat Shield A Screw (2) Fixing Screw B Heat Shield Fixing Screws A Heat Shield B Figure 3-25 Screws (2) Figure 3-26 Figure 3-24 Figure 3-27 1. the handle.2. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Caution: When installing the receptor board assembly.2.7 Removing the Thermistor and Heat Shield Plates A and B Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit.32. Pull heat shield plate B straight up. Screw: +M3×6 F/Zn sems B: P/N 102186 Mounting torque: 4.9 lb inch 2. 3.

EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3. Remove 2 mounting screws on heat shield plate A.9 lb inch Caution: When installing heat shield plate A. Screw: +M3×6 F/Zn sems B: P/N 102186 Mounting torque: 4. Pull heat shield plate A straight up.5 kg cm = 3. 3-14 . take care not to allow the safety switch cable (for overheat protection) to be caught.

2 lb inch Caution: • When installing the exhaust fan.8 Removing the Exhaust Fan Unit Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit and handle.0 kg cm = 5. Screw: +M3×6 F/Zn sems B: P/N 102186 Mounting torque: 4.3). and the driver board block (sections 3.2. Remove the exhaust fan unit mounting screw (Figure 3-29). use care with its orientation.2 and 3.2. the sides of the exhaust fan unit will touch the power supply unit frame. Exhaust Fan Unit Fixing Screw Exhaust Fan Unit Lamp Connector Screw (1) Figure 3-29 Figure 3-28 Screws (3) Figure 3-30 1. Screws: +M4×10 F/Zn: P/N 1022793 Mounting torque: 6.9 lb inch 2.) 3. Remove 3 bracket fixing screws from the exhaust fan unit (Figure 3-30) and separate the bracket from the fan.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3.5 kg cm = 3. Hold the power supply unit against the rear wall as you pull the exhaust fan unit straight up. Installing the fan in the reverse orientation may result in a device failure or extended cooling time because of 3-15 .2. (As you remove it.

3-16 . Make sure the label on the fan faces out. • The exhaust fan unit and its peripherals are susceptible to dust and dirt. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual overheating. check it for dirt and clean it if necessary. When installing the exhaust fan unit.

2. driver board block. do not apply excessive force to the terminals on the safety switch in the horizontal or vertical direction. Disconnect the Fast-on tab terminals for the 2 cables (blue/white) connected to the safety switch.2.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3.3. connect them to any terminals on the safety switch. 3-17 . and 3. Safety switch Figure 3-31 Figure 3-32 Screws (2) 1. 2. handle.9 Removing the Safety Switch Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit. heat shield plates A and B. Notice that 3 plain washers (M3) are inserted between the safety switch and the frame (lamp outer housing unit).2.9 lb inch Caution: • When removing the Fast-on terminals.2.2. 3.5 kg cm = 3.7). Remove 2 mounting screws from the safety switch and detach the safety switch. and thermistor (sections 3. • The polarity of the cables (blue/white) is not significant. Screws: +M3×6 F/Zn: P/N 1021816 Mounting torque: 4.

2.7). EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3.6 lb inch 2. Holding the light valve block by the optical head block at the front and the filter unit at the back. Screws: +M4×14 F/Zn: P/N 102815 Mounting torque: 6. and 3. pull it straight up.2.3.5. Positioning bosses Light Valve Block Fixing Screws (2) Light Valve Block Fixing Screw Light Valve Block Fixing Screw Optical Head Block Figure 3-34 Figure 3-33 1. handle. 3. Caution: When installing the light valve block. front case unit. Remove 4 mounting screws on the light valve block.10 Removing the Light Valve Block Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit. driver board block.2.2.2.2.5 kg cm = 5.4. 3. 3-18 . thermistor. 3. and heat shield plates A and B (sections 3. speaker units.2. align the holes in the aluminum frame with the 2 positioning bosses on the lower case unit (Figure 3-34).

2.7.2.9 lb inch Caution: The lamp outer housing unit incorporates a glass shield.2.11 Removing the Lamp Outer Housing Unit Prerequisites: Remove the lamp unit.2.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3. exhaust fan unit.2. handle.1. 3-19 . 3. thermistor. and 3. driver board block. use a flat-head screwdriver to pull the locking hook outward. 3. Lamp Outer Housing Unit Fixing Screws Lamp Outer Housing Unit Fixing Screw Figure 3-36 Safety Switch Lamp Outer Housing Unit Figure 3-37 Figure 3-37 Figure 3-35 Connector Figure 3-38 1. 3. heat shield plates A and B. Disconnect the connector on the lamp outer housing unit (Figure 3-38) and remove the cable from the lamp outer housing frame.3. 3.2.2. 3. Screws: +M3×14 F/Zn: P/N 102814 Mounting torque: 4. Take care not to allow the glass surface to be exposed to shock or contaminated.2. To disconnect the connector. upper case unit. and light valve block (sections 3.8.2.5 kg cm = 3. Remove 3 mounting screws from the lamp outer housing unit.10). Disconnect the Fast-on tab terminals for the 2 cables (blue/white) connected to the safety switch. then remove the lamp outer housing unit.

Ignore the shield plate in Figure 3-41 if you are working on the ELP-3000. Caution: • When removing the video board assembly. Locate the 2 connectors on the bottom of the assembly that are connected to the interface board assembly. and the driver board block (sections 3. Remove 2 mounting screws on the video board assembly (Figure 3-41). while the video board for the ELP-3000 does not.2. Plate Fixing Screw Shield Plate Fixing Screw Video Board Assembly Board Block Fixing Plate Figure 3-40 Screws (2) Interface Board Assembly Fixing Interface Board Screw Assembly Fixing Screw Interface Board/Video Board S. Hold both edges of the video board assembly and pull it straight up.3). 3-20 .9 lb inch 2.9 lb inch 3.12 Removing the Video Board Assembly Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit and handle. Disconnect them. take care not to twist the connectors located on the bottom of the assembly.2. Plate Fixing Screw Interface Board Assembly Figure 3-39 Figure 3-41 1. Remove the screw securing the bracket on the left speaker unit.2. • The video board for the ELP-3300 has a shield plate.2 and 3. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3. Screws: +M3×4 F/Zn: P/N 102814 Mounting torque: 4.5 kg cm = 3. Screw: +M3×6F/Zn sems B: P/N 102816 Mounting torque: 4. then remove both the speaker unit and the bracket. Screw (1) Board Block Fixing Screw Interface Board/Video Board S.5 kg cm = 3.

5 kg cm = 3.9 lb inch Screw: +M3×6 F/Zn: P/N 1021824 Mounting torque: 4.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3.13 Removing the Interface Board Assembly Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit. and video board assembly (sections 3. 3. Screws: +M3×4 F/Zn: P/N 1022795 Mounting torque: 4.2. and 3. Lift one edge of the interface board assembly slightly and slide it toward the center before removing the board. Caution: When installing the interface board assembly.2.12). driver board block.3. Remove 3 mounting screws on the interface board assembly (Figure 3-42).2.2.5 kg cm = 3. 3-21 .9 lb inch 2. Screw (1) Screw (M36) Screw (1) Figure 3-42 Figure 3-43 1. align the 2 positioning holes in the board with the bosses on the board plate before tightening the screws. handle.2.

2. Remove 5 mounting screws from the power supply unit (Figure 3-44).14 Removing the Power Supply Unit Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit.5 kg cm = 3.2. driver board block. 3-22 .2. Power Supply Power Supply Unit Fixing Screws (3) Lamp power cable Unit Fixing Screw Power Supply Unit Fixing Screw Power Supply Unit Safety Switch Fixing Screws (2) Inlet Cover Safety Switch Figure 3-45 Safety switch Figure 3-44 Figure 3-46 Inlet cover 1. When installing the power supply unit. Disconnect the lamp power supply cable connected to the lamp’s outer housing unit.7).6 [rear only] and 3. align the power supply unit positioning holes with these bosses. When installing the power supply unit. thermistor. then disconnect the 2 cables (blue/white) from the safety switch. handle. and rear receptor board assembly (sections 3.9 lb inch 3. Caution: When removing the power supply unit. 3. take care not to bend or damage the bosses on the lower case unit. heat shield plates A and B. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3.2.2. 3.2. check the fan for dirt and clean it if necessary. The intake fan and its peripheral parts in the power supply unit are susceptible to dust and dirt.3. Pull the power supply unit and inlet cover straight up. 2. Screws: +M3×8 F/Zn: P/N 1021824 Mounting torque: 4.

Turn the adjustable foot counterclockwise to remove it. 2.9 lb inch 5. and 3. 3. Foot Adjuster Plate Fixing Screws(2) Foot Adjuster Unit Foot Stopper Nut Foot Adjuster Plate Foot Stopper Button Foot Stopper Spring Figure 3-48 Figure 3-47 Figure 3-49 Screws (2) Adjustable feet Figure 3-50 1. Remove the foot stopper button from the foot adjuster plate.2. Remove the nut at the top of the foot adjuster unit. 3-23 . 4. and speaker units (sections 3.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3.5 kg cm = 3. Press the foot adjuster button to lower the foot to its lowest position.3.4). Screws: +M4×8 F/Zn: P/N 1021814 Mounting torque: 4.15 Removing the Adjustable Foot Unit Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit.2. Remove 2 mounting screws on the foot adjuster plate. driver board block.2.2. then remove the adjuster plate. handle. 3.2.

3-24 . only disassemble the adjustable foot unit when replacing it. • To avoid damaging it. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Caution: • When installing the adjustable foot unit. use a pair of tweezers to position the foot stopper spring so that it catches in the frame in the lower case unit.

3. Screws: +M3×8 F/Zn P/N 1021824 Mounting torque: 6. heat shield plates A and B. 3-25 .5 kg cm = 3. and 3. position the intake fan cable in the notch in the frame before tightening the screws.5. Remove 5 lower head cover mounting screws. speaker units. and light valve block (sections 3. then remove the board retaining plate. Screws: +M3×8 F/Zn: P/N 1021824 Mounting torque: 6. driver board block.16 Removing the Board Retaining Plate and Head Cover Prerequisites: Remove the upper case unit.6 lb inch Screws: +M3×6 F/Zn: P/N 1021826 Mounting torque: 4.2.2.6 lb inch 2. 3. then remove the head cover.2.2.5 kg cm = 5.10). thermistor.2.2. Remove 2 fixing screws on the board retaining plate.7.2. 3.5 kg cm = 5.2. front case unit. Board Fixing Plate Fixing Screws (2) Board Fixing Plate Figure 3-52 Lower Head Lower Head Cover Fixing Cover Screw A Lower Head Cover Fixing Screw B Lower Head Cover Lower Head Cover Fixing Screws A (2) Fixing Screw A Figure 3-51 Figure 3-53 1. handle.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3.3. 3.4.9 lb inch Caution: When installing the lower head cover.

Insert the new battery cells. then remove the 2 battery cells. 2. The unit itself is handled as a service part. its components are not designated as service parts. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 3. Remove the battery cover from the rear panel of the remote control unit. 3-26 . and positive cell end to positive terminal. taking care to match negative cell end to negative terminal.3 Replacing the Batteries in the Remote Control Unit Follow these steps to replace the batteries in the remote control unit: 1. Figure 3-54 Note: Don’t disassemble the remote control unit.

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) 2. check connections. video camera. Before you replace a unit or sub-assembly. Before making a functional check. 3 m) 1 To measure the projection distance Host computer 1 To supply test patterns (PC-compatible) Color display 1 To manipulate and display on host computer Video equipment 1 To test source 2 (video input) (video deck.1 Before Starting Troubleshooting Procedures 1.1.” to replace projector units. (See Section 5. and check those items during the troubleshooting procedure. After replacing any unit listed below. etc.) External speaker unit 1 To test voice output (with audio cable terminals) Test program diskette 1 To adjust image quality Multimeter 1 To measure resistance and voltage (AC/DC) Tool set 1 set Tools and accessories listed in Section 3.1. G.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 4.1 Illuminometer 1 To measure illuminance Color meter 1 To measure R.1 Tools and Accessories Required for Troubleshooting Tools and accessories required for projector troubleshooting (including fault isolation) are listed below. 5. See instructions in Chapter 3. (For example. Find the points you want to check by examining the flowchart.1) 4. 4. “Disassembly and Assembly. check that cables are connected properly. 3. and sub- Video board contrast.) Power supply Optical assembly Light guide assembly Check and adjust focus alignment. (See Section 5. perform image quality adjustments. and B components (chronometer) 4-1 . ghost. Table 4-1 Replace Adjustments and Checks Driver board Check and adjust images for Flash ROM flicker. make the image adjustments explained in Chapter 5. double-check that it is actually defective. Table 4-2 Name Quantity Use/Remarks Projector screen 1 To project images Rule (10 feet.

∗ Try to replace input Light source lamp or test Yes devices (host Go to “Display screen display problem? computer and video Mode.” No Host computer or video Yes Go to “Audio audio problem? Mode. such as case. Go to “Function 1. can you Is there a cosmetic Yes Replace the part reproduce the error? problem. or projection lens? instructions in No Chapter 3.” equipment) and their No cables. try replacing problem? the driver board block and driver board assembly. (heat/exhaust) problem? Initialization. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 4.” Remote control problem? ∗ Reconnect the Interface cables and No internal cables.” ∗ The problem may be No attributable to static electricity.” cords to the projector No and input devices are Yes grounded properly.” condensation) and AC No input power. Yes Go to “Video Host computer or video display problem? Display Mode.2 First Action Follow the flowchart shown below when starting to troubleshoot projector problems and proceed to the pertinent detailed flowchart (given on the next and subsequent pages). Check to Yes Projection Image quality Go to “Picture ensure that power problem? Quality. Figure 4-1 4-2 . No ∗ Check the operating environment LED display or fan Yes Go to “System (temperature.” persists. Yes ∗ If the problem still RS-232C interface Go to “Function 2. using the handle. START If you cannot isolate the Yes problem.

board. light now? No Replace the power If you replace the driver board.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual SYSTEM INITIALIZATION START Turn on power Does the Go to Yes Do the fans Yes Is the Yes POWER LED temperature “Display work? light? normal? Mode” No No No Reconnect the cable Check CN805 and CN806 Check CN810 (914) on between the control panel (912/913) on the driver the driver board. you need to adjust supply the picture quality.) Figure 4-2 4-3 . Does the Yes POWER LED *Values enclosed in parentheses apply to the ELP-3300. (See Chapter 5. Replace the thermistor Does the Is the Yes Do the fans Yes Yes POWER LED temperature work now? normal now? light now? No No No Replace the driver Replace the driver Replace the driver board. board. and the driver board board Does the Is the Yes Do the fans Yes Yes POWER LED temperature work now? normal now? light now? No No No Replace the control panel Replace fans.

” No No No Try the lamp timer Check CN811. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual DISPLAY MODE START (System init is OK) Go to Does the lamp Yes Does the test Yes Yes Does the menu key “Video light? screen appear? work normally? Display Mode. driver board. you need to adjust the Does the lamp Yes picture quality. 890) connections on the board. No No ** Ignore this step if you are Replace the Replace the power supply troubleshooting the ELP-3000. Replace the driver board. Figure 4-3 4-4 .** 875. Does the test Yes Does the lamp Yes screen appear light now? now? * Values enclosed in parentheses apply to the ELP-3300. (See Chapter 5. Replace the driver reset.) light now? No Replace the power supply. 812. If you replace the driver board. 813 (860. driver board Does the lamp Yes Does the test Yes screen appear light now? now? No No Replace the lamp.

” input OK? brightness input OK? control work with the video menu? No No No No Replace the video Replace the video Replace the video Replace the driver board.) Replace the interface board. board. * Values enclosed in parentheses apply to the ELP- Yes 3300. you need to adjust the No picture quality. Is PC input OK now? If you replace the driver board. Figure 4-4 4-5 . Is video Yes Yes input OK Is PC input now? OK now? No No Replace the Replace the driver interface board. board.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Video Display Mode START (Display Mode is OK) Go to Check the “Audio projector with Yes Is loop Yes Is video Yes Yes Does the a PC. (See Chapter 5. board. board. Is PC throughput OK? Mode. board. Does the Is loop Yes Is video Yes Yes brightness Yes throughput OK input OK Is PC input control work now? now? OK now? now? No No No No Replace the Replace the driver Replace the driver Replace the video interface board. board. board.

board. Is the speaker Yes output OK now? * Values enclosed in parentheses apply to the ELP- 3300. board. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Audio Mode START(Video is OK) Go to Is speaker Yes Yes Does the volume Yes Is audio out OK? “Picture output OK? adjustment work with Quality. Is the speaker Yes output OK now? No Replace the interface board. Replace the interface Replace the driver board. (See Chapter 5. board. 803 (622. you need to adjust the picture quality. No Replace the video board. If you replace the driver board. Figure 4-5 4-6 .) Is the speaker Yes output OK now? No Replace the driver board.” the remote control? No No No Check CN802. Is the speaker Yes Is audio out Yes Does the volume Yes output OK now? OK now? adjustment work now? No No No Replace the speakers. Replace the video Replace the video 623) on the driver board.

” ghosts? flicker? balance OK? Yes Yes No Adjust the flicker. optical head unit. Adjust the white Adjust the ghosts balance. you need to adjust the picture quality. No Is there still No Is the white Yes Are there still balance OK ghosts? flicker? now? Yes Yes No Replace the Replace the Replace the optical head unit. No No Is the white Yes Are there still Is there still ghosts? balance OK flicker? now? Yes Yes No Replace the driver Replace the driver Replace the driver board. If you replace the driver board or the optical head unit. (See Chapter 5. board. board.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Picture Quality START (Audio is OK.) Go to Are there No No Is the white Yes Is there any “Function 1. optical head unit.) Figure 4-6 4-7 .

board.) Figure 4-7 4-8 . If you replace the driver board. 911) board. control. control. Does the Does the wired Yes * Values enclosed in parentheses apply to Yes wireless remote remote control the ELP-3300. Replace the remote Replace the remote control cable. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Function 1 (Remote Control) START (Picture quality is OK) Go to Does the Yes Does the wired Yes Do all buttons Yes wireless remote “Function 2. Does the Does the wired Yes Yes Do all the Yes wireless remote remote control control work buttons work work now? now? now? No No No Check CN807.808 Replace the interface Replace the driver (910. (See Chapter 5.” control work? remote control work? work? No No No Replace the batteries. control work work now? now? No No Replace the video Replace the driver board. Does the Does the wired Yes Yes wireless remote remote control control work work now? now? No No Replace the driver Replace the remote board. you need to adjust the picture quality. board. on the driver board.

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Function 2

START
(Function 1 is OK.)

Yes Does DC Out Yes END
Does the RS232
work?
cable work?

No No
Replace the RS232 cable. Replace the DC Out cable

Does the RS232 Yes Yes
Does DC Out work
cable work now?
now?

No No
Replace the video board. Replace F300
on the interface board.

Does the RS232 Yes Does DC Out work Yes
cable work now? now?

No No
Replace the interface board. Replace the interface board.

Does the RS232 Yes
cable work now?

No
Replace the driver board.
If you replace the driver board, you need to adjust
the picture quality. (See Chapter 5.)

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Chapter 5
Image Adjustment Program

and connect them to the projector using a computer cable and an RS-232C cable. set up a host computer and monitor. (See Section 5. you must make the specified adjustments in the image adjustment program. Monitor cable Computer cable RS-232C cable Monitor Projector Host Diskette Computer Figure 5-1 5. Power supply Optical assembly Light guide assembly Check and adjust focus alignment. and sub- Video board contrast. Table 5-1 Number Image adjustment program function 1 Flicker adjustment using a 16-level grayscale pattern 2 Ghost adjustment using a vertical stripe pattern 3 Sub contrast (tint) adjustment using a 16-level grayscale pattern To run this program. Table 5-2 Replace Adjustments and Checks Driver board Check and adjust images for Flash ROM flicker.1. A menu appears. and run the program. ghost. Insert the image adjustment program diskette in the diskette drive.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 5. This program specifies the electrical parameters required to ensure that you obtain the best display quality. perform image quality adjustments. Select the menu options and program the settings into the flash ROM on the projector’s main board.) 5-1 .1 Image Adjustment Program This program diskette contains the adjustment functions in the table below.1.1 When to Use the Image Adjustment Program If you replace one of the components listed in the table below.

If Windows 3. see Section 5. Therefore. * Do not use menu option 8 (Set ROM Initialization) unless specifically told to do so. Type A:. Place the screen about 8 feet (2. 6.1 system 1.) 3. Make sure the A:###BOT_TEXT###gt; prompt appears on the computer screen. choose menu option 6. 2. the image adjustment program transfers the adjusted settings to the projector’s RAM via the RS-232C interface. Start-up Procedure MS-DOS or Windows 3. Type ELP3000. For information on running the ELP-3300 image adjustment program. then press Enter (C:###BOT_TEXT###gt;A: Enter).4 m) away from the projector.1 is running. Turn on the projector and host computer.1. The image adjustment program is supplied on an MS-DOS diskette. (If the C:\WINDOWS> prompt appears on the screen instead of C:###BOT_TEXT###gt;. Unless you save these settings. 5-2 . Type CD ELP3000. then press Enter. "Data Transfer. When menu options 2 through 5 are executed. Adjust the focus ring on the projector so that the projected image on the screen is in focus.1. Make sure the computer screen displays the C:###BOT_TEXT###gt; prompt. they are lost and invalid when the projector is restarted. then press Enter (A:###BOT_TEXT###gt; CD ELP3000 Enter). select the MS-DOS prompt from the Program Manager or exit Windows and display the C:###BOT_TEXT###gt; prompt. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 5. Use the zoom ring to set the screen projection size to 60 inches.3." to program settings into the projector’s flash ROM.2 Running the ELP-3000 Image Adjustment Program This section provides instructions for running the ELP-3000 image adjustment program. 3. Follow the messages in the image adjustment program as you select menu options. Insert the image adjustment program diskette into the diskette drive. 2. 4. 5. once you make adjustments in the image adjustment program. Start image Choose menu Choose menu option END adjustment options 1 to 5 6 (Data Transfer) program (Adjustments) Figure 5-2 1. type CD\ then press Enter.

(Dark patterns appear on the left side. 2. followed again by the Main Menu shown in Figure 5-3: ***LCP communication setting*** 2. Type 2 from the main menu to adjust the flicker. brighter patterns on the right side. ***MAIN MENU*** 1 Set LCP communication mode 2 Flicker Adjustment 3 Sub Contrast adjustment 4 Ghost adjustment 5 Brightness survey 6 Data Transfer 7 Reset LCP communication mode 8 Set ROM initialization 9 END Select the number [1-9] Figure 5-3 8. Flicker Adjustment 1. The following message appears briefly. Make sure the projector displays the 16-level red-scale pattern at the top of the screen.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual After the program starts.) 5-3 . the following menu appears on the computer screen. Type 1 and then press Enter.

5. 3. Use the arrow keys to increase or decrease the value by one. 2. Press Enter. Find the display with the minimum flicker. Sub-contrast Adjustment 1. If flicker adjustment is satisfactory. and a 16-level blue-scale pattern should appear on the projector screen. Type N to rerun flicker adjustment. Make sure the projector displays the 16-level red-scale pattern section at the top of the screen.) 5-4 . (Dark patterns appear on the left side. 6. 4. 8. Press Enter again. 7. and a 16-level green-scale pattern should appear on the projector screen. Just as in step 3. The following message appears: Flicker data: Rxx(xx) Gxx(xx) Bxx(xx) Are you sure? [Y/N] 9. Press Enter. Left Arrow Key: down Right Arrow Key: up Select Enter Key: set Figure 5-4 3. Find the display state with the minimum flicker. Type 3 from the Main Menu to adjust the sub-contrast. brighter patterns on the right side. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual ***Flicker Adjustment*** COLOR RED Change data using arrow key. find the display with the minimum flicker. type Y and then press Enter to return to the Main Menu.

Adjust so that the two color bars on the right are brighter than the other bars and are of equal intensity. If the hue of the 16-level grayscale pattern seems reddish. 10. Type Y if the sub-contrast adjustment is satisfactory.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual ***Sub Contrast adjustment*** COLOR RED Change data using arrow keys Left Arrow Key: down Right Arrow Key: up adjustment menu Select Enter Key: set Figure 5-5 3. or bluish. 4. greenish. 7. Press Enter. type Y. 11. Type Y if the sub-contrast adjustment is satisfactory. as shown in Figure 5-6. 8. Press Enter. Type N to rerun the sub contrast adjustment. Press Enter. Use the eighth color bar in the 16-grayscale pattern on the projection screen to check the white balance. adjust so that the two color bars on the right are brighter than the other bars and are of equal intensity. If the point is out of range. you must type N and run the sub-brightness adjustment again. 6. Press Enter. and a 16-level green-scale pattern should appear on the screen. and measure the chromatophore X and Y. you should type N. Put a color meter on the projector screen. Check for the brightest color bar in the 16-level grayscale pattern. Type N to rerun the sub-contrast adjustment. A dark gray screen appears with the following message: Are you sure? [Y/N] 5-5 . Look at the white balance on the screen. Then plot a measurement value on the diagram below. and redo steps 3 to 11. and a 16-level blue-scale pattern should appear on the screen. If the white balance is satisfactory. 12. Use the right and left arrow keys to adjust the image so that the two color bars on the right side are of equal intensity and are brighter than the other bars. The plot point should be in the range A-B- C-D. and the following message appears on the screen: Sub Contrast data: Rxx(xx) Gxx(xx) Bxx(xx) Are you sure? [Y/N] 9. Just as in step 3. 5.

green. green. or blue tint. green. 13. If the image has a red. or blue tint. Press Enter. green. If so. type N to rerun sub-contrast adjustment. or blue tint. type N to rerun the sub-contrast adjustment. or blue tint. A light gray screen appears with the following message: Are you sure? [Y/N] The image should be gray. type Y. If the image has a red. 5-6 . type Y. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual The image should be gray. If so. without a red. without a red.

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Press Enter. It’s used to correct any brightness or color irregularity in the image quality. and a 16-level blue-scale pattern should appear on the screen. Press Enter. with the least overlap in border lines. 6. (Dark patterns appear on the left side. Use the right and left arrow keys to make the border line between each color bar in the pattern as thin as possible (for example. 5. 8. 4. 5. The following message appears: Ghost data: Rxx(xx) Gxx(xx) Bxx(xx) Are you sure? [Y/N] 9. Press Enter. brighter patterns on the right side. adjust the image so the border line of each pattern appears as thin as possible. Just as in step 3. Adjust the image so the border line of each pattern appears as thin as possible. The Main Menu appears. from the Main Menu for Brightness Survey. Type 5. Type Y if the ghost adjustment is satisfactory.) *** Ghost adjustment *** COLOR: RED Change data using arrow keys Left Arrow Key: down Right Arrow Key: up Select Enger Key: set adjustment menu Figure 5-7 3. Ghost Adjustment 1. 2. Brightness Survey This is an optional menu selection to perform a quick check of the sub-contrast survey. Type N to rerun ghost adjustment. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 4. 1. and a 16-level green-scale pattern should appear on the screen. and no ghost image to the left or right of the border lines). Type 4 from the Main Menu to eliminate ghosts. The image shown in Figure 5-8 appears on the projection screen: 5-8 . Make sure the projector displays the 16-level red-scale pattern section at the top of the screen. 7.

Type N to bring back the Main Menu and rerun adjustments. Type Y if all settings are OK. ***Data Transfer*** Create New HEX file? [Y/N] Flicker data F i l e Rxx(xx) N a m e : Gxx(xx) 0 0 4 Bxx(xx) F i l e Rxx(xx) Sub Contrast data N a m e : Gxx(xx) 0 0 4 0 0Bxx(xx) 000.) 6. Check the brightness and color tone of the image projected on the screen. 2. Data Transfer This menu option writes the settings in the projector’s flash ROM. Type 6 from the Main Menu for Data Transfer. or blue color irregularities. Make sure the following messages appear on the projection screen.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual Brightness survey Figure 5-8 2. green. and check to make sure that there are no red. The values you set are not saved in the projector unless you execute this step. Make sure to run this menu option after making any adjustment with the image adjustment program. The image adjustment program starts writing values into the projector’s flash ROM.gam Ghost data Rxx(xx) Gxx(xx) Bxx(xx) Are you sure? [Y/N] 00400000. (Check for overall image brightness. 1.gam Data Transfer <<Flash ROM download program>> Port: COM1 Baud Rate: 9600bps Parity: None Stop Bit: 1 Data Length: 8 Figure 5-9 3. 5-9 .

the screen shown in Figure 5-10 appears. ***ROM Initialization***<<Flash ROM download Program>> Port: COM1 Baud rate: 9600 bps Parity: None Stop bit: 1 Data Length: 8 Down Load Area: Gamma GAMMA File: GMINT. 5-10 . If you inadvertently type 8.GAM Are you sure? [Y//N] Figure 5-10 8. making it necessary to readjust the projector with the image adjustment program. End Type 9 at the Main Menu to terminate the image adjustment program. This option initializes all settings stored in flash ROM in the projector. The C:\ prompt appears on the computer screen. 8. Settings are reset to their factory defaults. Reset LCP Communication Mode Use this menu option when you want to adjust image settings for more than one projector without loading the image adjustment program again. Set ROM Initialization Do not use this menu option unless told to do so. Type N in response to the question “Are you sure?”. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 7.

4 m) away from the projector. 5-11 . When menu options 2 through 4 are executed.1 is running. once you make adjustments in the image adjustment program. 6. Make sure the computer screen displays the C:###BOT_TEXT###gt; prompt. Unless you save these settings. Follow the messages in the image adjustment program as you select menu options. Start-up Procedure MS-DOS or Windows 3. (If the C:\WINDOWS> prompt appears on the screen instead of C:###BOT_TEXT###gt;.) 3.1. Type A:. the image adjustment program transfers the adjusted settings to the projector’s RAM via the RS-232C interface. The image adjustment program is supplied on an MS-DOS diskette. 4." to program settings into the projector’s flash ROM.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 5.1.1 system 1.3 Running the ELP-3300 Image Adjustment Program This section provides instructions for running the ELP-3300 image adjustment program. Insert the image adjustment program diskette into the diskette drive. Adjust the focus ring on the projector so that the projected image on the screen is in focus. see Section 5. Place the screen about 8 feet (2. Type ELP3300. select the MS-DOS prompt from the Program Manager or exit Windows and display the C:###BOT_TEXT###gt; prompt. "Data Transfer. Start image Choose menu option Choose menu END adjustment 1. type CD\ then press Enter. choose menu option 5. then press Enter (A:###BOT_TEXT###gt; CD ELP3300 Enter). then press Enter. then press Enter (C:###BOT_TEXT###gt;A: Enter). they are lost and invalid when the projector is restarted. 5. 3. 2. Therefore. If Windows 3. then 2 to 4 option 5 (Data program (Adjustments) Transfer) Figure 5-11 1. For information on running the ELP-3000 image adjustment program. Use the zoom ring to set the screen projection size to 60 inches. Turn on the projector and host computer. Make sure the A:###BOT_TEXT###gt; prompt appears on the computer screen. 2.2. Type CD ELP3300.

Make sure the projector displays the 16-level red-scale pattern at the top of the screen. brighter patterns on the right side. ghosts. and blue grayscale patterns to allow you to adjust flicker. 2. the following menu appears on the computer screen. The ROM Initialization menu appears. The program feeds data automatically into the registers for gamma registration. (Dark patterns appear on the left side. The following message appears at the bottom of the screen: Are you sure? [Y/N] Type Y. 2.00 1 Set ROM Initialization 2 Flicker Adjustment 3 Ghost Adjustment 4 Sub Brightness Survey 5 Data Transfer 6 7 8 9 END Select the number [1-9] Figure 5-12 1. ROM Initialization Type 1. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual ELP-3300 Image Adjustment Program Menu After the program starts. LCP Image Adjustment Ver 3. The projector displays the red. Flicker Adjustment 1. Type 2 from the main menu to adjust the flicker. green. and contrast.) 5-12 .

Left Arrow Key: down Right Arrow Key: up Select Enter Key: set Figure 5-13 3. and a 16-level blue-scale pattern should appear on the projector screen. 7. Just as in step 3. 3.) 5-13 . find the display with the minimum flicker. 2. 5. Ghost Adjustment 1. 6. 8.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual ***Flicker Adjustment*** COLOR RED Change data using arrow key. Press Enter to return to the Main Menu. (Dark patterns appear on the left side. Use the arrow keys to increase or decrease the value by one. 4. Make sure the projector displays the 16-level red-scale pattern section at the top of the screen. Find the display state with the minimum flicker. brighter patterns on the right side. Press Enter. and a 16-level green-scale pattern should appear on the projector screen. Press Enter. Type 3 from the Main Menu to eliminate ghosts. Find the display with the minimum flicker.

Sub Brightness Survey 1. 6. adjust the image so the border line of each color bar appears as thin as possible. Type 4 from the main menu to adjust the contrast. and a 16-level blue-scale pattern should appear on the screen. and a 16-level green-scale pattern should appear on the screen. Use the right and left arrow keys to make the border line between each bar in the pattern as thin as possible (for example. 8. Adjust the image so the border line of each bar appears as thin as possible. 5. Press Enter. brighter patterns on the right side. with the least overlap in border lines. Make sure the projector displays the 16-level red-scale pattern section at the top of the screen. 4. Just as in step 3. Press Enter to return to the Main Menu. 7.) 5-14 . (Dark patterns appear on the left side. 4. and no ghost image to the left or right of the border lines). Press Enter. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual adjustment menu Figure 5-14 3. 2.

and redo steps 3 to 11. as shown in Figure 5-16. If the hue of 16-level grayscale pattern seems reddish. 4. Check for the brightest color bar in 16-level grayscale pattern. Press Enter. Just as in step 3. 11. 5. Look at the white balance on the screen. type Y. and measure the chromatophore X and Y. greenish. you should type N. Use the eighth color bar in the 16-grayscale pattern on the projection screen to check the white balance. A dark gray screen appears with the following message: Are you sure? [Y/N] 5-15 . 12. you must type N and run the Sub-Brightness Survey again. Type N to rerun the Sub-Brightness Survey. Press Enter. 10. Adjust so that the two color bars on the right are brighter than the other bars and are of equal intensity. or bluish.EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual adjustment menu Figure 5-15 3. and a 16-level green-scale pattern should appear on the screen. 7. The plot point should be in the range A-B- C-D. Use the right and left arrow keys to adjust the image so that the two color bars on the right side are of equal intensity and are brighter than the other bars. Press Enter. 6. and the following message appears on the screen: Are you sure? [Y/N] 9. If the white balance is satisfactory. Type N to rerun the Sub-Brightness Survey. Put a color meter on the projector screen. Type Y if the sub brightness adjustment is satisfactory. and a 16-level blue-scale pattern should appear on the screen. If the point is out of range. adjust so that the two color bars on the right are brighter than the other bars and are of equal intensity. Type Y if the sub brightness adjustment is satisfactory. Then plot a measurement value on the diagram below. Press Enter. 8.

without a red. type Y. or blue tint. green. If the image has a red. If so. 5-16 . A light gray screen appears with the following message: Are you sure? [Y/N] The image should be gray. or blue tint. If the image has a red. or blue tint. type Y. green. green. type N to return to the Sub Brightness Survey. Press Enter. green. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual The image should be gray. If so. 13. or blue tint. without a red. type N to return to the Sub Brightness Survey.

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gam Data Transfer <<Flash ROM download program>> Port: COM1 Baud Rate: 9600bps Parity: None Stop Bit: 1 Data Length: 8 Download Area: GAMMA GAMMA File: 00400000. EPSON ELP-3000/3300 Service Manual 5. 5-18 . Type N to bring back the Main Menu and rerun adjustments. The A:###BOT_TEXT###gt; prompt will appear on the computer screen. Figure 5-17 3. 1. The values you set are not saved in the projector unless you execute this menu step. Make sure the top line of following messages appear on the monitor screen. Data Transfer This menu option writes the settings into the projector’s flash ROM. Create New HEX file? [Y/N] File Name: 004 File Name: 00400000. End Type 9 to terminate the image adjustment program.GAM Are you sure? [Y/N] Y Flash download was successful. 9. from the main menu for Data Transfer. The image adjustment program starts writing values into the projector’s flash ROM. Type Y if all settings are OK.gam 00400000. Be sure to run this menu option after making any adjustment with the image adjustment program. 2. Type 5.