Did you know that a dirty projector lens can cause blurry and distorted images? Dirty projectors will also emit an unpleasant odor. This article is designed to help you keep your projector clean and functioning properly!
Tired of blurry images on your projector? Dreading the next time you have to clean the inside of the lens? This article is designed to help you keep your projector clean and functioning properly!
To ensure that your projector is in perfect working condition, it’s essential to know how often it should be cleaned. The frequency of cleaning depends on several factors, including how often you use your projector, pets, or small children who play with the equipment and what type of material covers the lens.
In general, most experts recommend an annual cleaning for moderate regular usage. However, frequent users may need more frequent maintenance depending on their situation.
The following steps will show you how to clean projector lens.
Steps To Clean Projector Lens
Preparing the Projector for Cleaning
You will need to clean your projector weekly at the very least. If you notice that your images are starting to look blurry, cleaning should be done more often.
You can start by turning off and unplugging the projector’s power cord from any wall outlets or surge protectors/power strips before continuing onto step two.
Before beginning to clean your projector, you should check to see if the projector is turned off. You can do this by pressing down on any button or opening up the lens cover to look inside it for a green light, which indicates that power has been restored after being unplugged.
Once everything is ready, you should then move on to the next step.
Cleaning the Required Interior Parts
The next step is to remove the cover of your projector. There should be screws that will need to be taken out for this process to take place, so you may want someone’s help during this phase if needed.
Once the cover has been removed, three different lenses inside it will need to be cleaned individually. You can use a cotton swap, or a microfiber cloth dipped with water and mild soap solution (diluted) until they are clean enough.
Make sure not to press down too hard while cleaning; otherwise, the damage could occur! Some models have their lenses attached by magnets instead of being screwed into place; these typically pop right off after gently lifting one end of it at a time using both hands.
Once the three lenses have been cleaned, you will need to put everything back together.
Taking Care of the Projector Lens daily
While you are cleaning the projector every week, something can be done every day to ensure that everything will stay within proper working order.
This step involves using compressed air for dust and other particles not to get stuck inside of it while it’s projecting images onto your screen or wall. Make sure you do this outside since compressed air creates cold air, potentially damaging some internal components if used close by them (such as the lamp).
To begin with this process, first, make sure all of the lenses have been cleaned off, like mentioned before; this includes any dirt or liquids that might still be on them after wiping it away earlier.
Afterward, point an aerosol product such as canned air at all of the vents to blast out any dust particles that may be inside of them. Make sure you do this while not spraying too close to it, or the damage could occur!
After doing this, make sure your projector is turned off and unplugged from anything before plugging back into an outlet on its own. This will prevent power surges which can cause irreparable harm to the internal components if they are plugged directly into a wall without powering down first.
Many projectors come with their very own remote controls; use these since they allow you more convenience than having to get up whenever something needs to be done (such as turning it off/on).
Once everything has been cleaned, you can put the cover back on and screw it into place with its screws. Please make sure not to tighten any of these too much, or else a gap might form between them, which could allow dust to get inside while your projector is in use.
Afterward, remember that compressed air should be used one more time before powering up the device again. Once everything is clean enough for your satisfaction, plug it back in and turn the power on if needed by using the remote control provided within the box when first purchasing this product from somewhere like eBay or Amazon (if bought secondhand).
It’s always better to do some online research about how other people have their projectors taken care of so that nothing happens during usage since they are generally rather expensive to replace on your own.
Now that you know how to clean projector lens on both a weekly and daily basis make sure to do this regularly to stay within proper working condition.
People should also remember not to turn their power on until all interior components have been sprayed with compressed air since this will prevent damage from occurring due to dust or any other particles entering inside.
You can use anywhere between two (intense) squirts up to four when cleaning each component depending upon how much gunk is built up; more than this might cause internal parts such as gears and mirrors to become damaged over time if they are clogged/dirty enough which could lead into needing replacements altogether.