How to Clean a Sanyo Projector

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Sanyo projectors come in a variety of models including ones with ports for connecting a television tuner, DVD player, VCR and other electronics. The projectors also interface with your computer for displaying presentations, multimedia projects, slideshows and Internet websites. Sanyo projectors, like other electronics, contain a fan and a filter that regulate the devices' internal temperature and capture debris. The filter, and other parts including the lens and external casing, needs regular cleaning to remove dust, dirt and debris.

Filters

Turn off your Sanyo projector by flipping the “On/Off” switch on the back of the device. Unplug the projector's power cord.

Turn the projector upside down. Locate and remove the two filters on the device's bottom by pulling the filters up from the slots the filters are in.

Use a computer vacuum cleaner, available at computer and electronic stores, or a stiff brush to clean the filters.

Re-insert the filters into the projector. Turn the projector upright, plug in its power cord and turn on the device.

Press the “Menu” button to access the “On-Screen Menu.” Use the “Point” button to scroll down to the “Setting Menu," then press the “Select” button.

Scroll to “Filter Counter” then press the “Select” button. Scroll to “Filter Counter Reset” then press the “Select” button. When prompted with “Filter Counter Reset?,” click “Yes.” Click “Yes” again to confirm that you want to reset the filter counter.

Projection Lens

Turn off your Sanyo projector by flipping the “On/Off” switch on the back of the device. Unplug the projector's power cord.

Spray a teaspoon of non-abrasive camera lens cleaner on a lens cleaning cloth.

Wipe the projector's lens gently with the lens cleaning cloth. Do not use an excessive amount of lens cleaner—this can lead to scratches on your projector's lens.

Projector's Cabinet

Turn off your Sanyo projector by flipping the “On/Off” switch on the back of the device. Unplug the projector's power cord.

Wipe your Sanyo projector's cabinet, including all sides, with a soft, non-abrasive cloth or rag.

Mix 1 tsp. of mild dishwashing detergent and 1/2 cup of warm water in a bowl. Dip the soft, non-abrasive cloth or rag in the soap mixture. Wring out excess.

Wipe any heavy debris on your Sanyo projector's cabinet with the mixture-soaked cloth or rag.

Dry the projector with a dry, non-abrasive cloth or rag.

Tip

Your Sanyo projector contains a “Filter warning” that illuminates an icon on your projector's screen when the device's filters are dirty. If the icon appears, clean the filters immediately.

Warning

Do not use abrasive cleaners or solvents to clean your Sanyo projector's cabinet, lens or filters. These substances can damage your projector's components.

    Tips

  • Your Sanyo projector contains a “Filter warning” that illuminates an icon on your projector's screen when the device's filters are dirty. If the icon appears, clean the filters immediately.

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Nick Davis is a freelance writer specializing in technical, travel and entertainment articles. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and an associate degree in computer information systems from the State Technical Institute at Memphis. His work has appeared in "Elite Memphis" and "The Daily Helmsman" in Memphis, Tenn. He is currently living in Albuquerque, N.M.

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