BenQ projector is a popular and influential projector brand. In this guide, we will talk about troubleshooting solutions concerning the BenQ projector not turning on and other related problems.

BenQ Projector Not Turning On: Possible Causes

There are many possible causes for BenQ projectors not turning on. You can check the following possible causes and find the problem with your BenQ projector.

  • The lens cover is still covered on the lens.
  • The power cord is broken.
  • The projector is out of power supply.
  • The battery of the projector is totally depleted.
  • The BenQ projector’s lamp is broken.
  • The BenQ projector may be overheated.
  • The BenQ projector may be in sleep mode.
  • The A/V Signal may be restricted or disconnected.
  • The power button of the projector is locked.

BenQ Projector Not Turning On: Troubleshooting and Solutions

If you just bought a projector and use it for the first time, you can check the lens cover. If the lens cover covers the lens, the projector’s light may be blocked, and therefore you can’t see the image.

Check the indicator light of the BenQ projector. If the indicator is not lit, then the power cord or the power supply may don’t work. You can try the power socket by testing it with the other electric device, for example, a computer.  If the power is connected, the power indicator light will be green. You can unplug all the connected cables and reconnect them again to see whether the projector can turn on as usual.

If the BenQ has a built-in battery, you can check the battery to see whether the battery is drained. When you have access to the power socket, you can charge the projector and try again when its battery is normal.

Check whether the lamp light is on after turning on the projector. If the lamp light is faint and dark, the projector lamp has reached its end. You can replace a new lamp for the projector and reset the lamp timer.  You can check the lamp timer after long-term use and prepare a new lamp beforehand.

Most BenQ will stop working to protect the projector components from overheating when the projector is overheated. You restart the projector when the projector cools down. To avoid overheating, you should never cover the projector with a cloth or other decorative covering or place sundries around the projector. In addition, you need to turn the projector off when you are not going to use the projector to avoid lamp life waste and overheating caused by long-term standby mode.

Check whether the projector is in sleep mode. If the projector is in sleep mode or sleep timer, you can turn on the projector manually.

Check whether the A/V signal is restricted or disconnected. If the input source, for example, a computer, has been inactive for a long time, the signal may be restricted or disconnected. You can check the working status of the two devices. You can also restart and reconnect the two devices.

Some BenQ projectors support power button locks to prevent their kids from using the projector. You can press and hold for a long time to turn on the projector.

FAQs About BenQ Projectors

How to Rest the Lamp Timer for BenQ Projectors?

If you have replaced the lamp for the projector, you can reset the lamp timer. It is worthy to note that the lamp timer cannot be reset if the lamp is not new to avoid unexpected malfunction or breakdown.

  • Turn on the projector.
  • Enter OSD (On-Screen Display) menu.
  • Go to the System Setup> Lamp Setting.
  • Press Mode/Enter, then the Lamp setting will show on the screen.
  • Highlight Rest the Lamp Timer.
  • Highlight Reset and press Mode/Enter.
  • Then the lamp time will reset to zero.

How to Replace Lamp for BenQ Projectors

If your lamp has exceeded the lamp life, you can replace a new lamp for the projector.

Preparatory Work

  • Turn the projector off and disconnect all the power cords.
  • Let the projector totally cools down. It will take about 45 minutes to cool down totally.
  • Get a matched projector lamp for your projector.

Steps of Replacing Lamps

  1. Loosen the screw that secures the lamp cover on the side of the projector until the lamp cover loosens.
  2. Remove the lamp cover from the BenQ projector. Do not insert your fingers between the lamp and the BenQ projector because the sharp edges there may cause injuries. Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover removed.
  3. Loosen the screw(s) that secures the lamp on the projector.
  4. Lift the handle so that it stands up.
  5. Use the handle to slowly pull the lamp out of the projector.
  6. Insert the new lamp. Align the lamp connector and 2 sharp points with the projector and push the lamp a bit into the locked position.
  7. Tighten the screw(s) that secures the lamp.
  8. Ensure the handle is entirely laid flat and locked in place.
  9. Replace the lamp cover on the projector and tighten the screw.
  10. Then turn on the projector and reset the lamp timer.

How to Fix if the BenQ Projector Remote Control Doesn’t Work?

If the remote control doesn’t work, you can try the following solutions.

  • Check whether the batteries of the remote control are drained. If yes, try a new pair of batteries for the projector.
  • Check whether there are obstacles between the projector and the remote control. Remove the obstacles away, and then try again.
  • Keep a proper distance with the projector when you use the remote control. The distance should be within 8 meters.
  • Point the remote control to the projector in the correct direction.

How to adjust the Blurry Images of BenQ projectors?

If the projection image is blurry, you can check the following solutions.

  • Adjust the focus first to make the image clear.
  • Check whether the BenQ projector is aligned with the screen. Try to adjust the angle and direction of the projector.
  • Check whether the projection image is too big for the projector. You can check the screen size range of the projector and do not exceed the max screen size. If the screen size is too big, the image quality may be decreased.
  • Clean the lens regularly if you are using the projector in a dusty environment.

That’s all for the BenQ projector not turning on troubleshooting. You can leave a message in the comment zone below to share your experience and share more troubleshooting solutions.

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