Guidelines for Safe and Efficient Use
Please follow these guidelines. Failure to do so might entail a potential health risk or product malfunction. If in doubt as to its proper function, have the product checked by a certified service partner before charging or using it.
Recommendations for care and safe use of our products
Caution: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
For your safety
Do not let water or foreign objects get into the unit. It may cause a fire or electric shock.
If water or foreign objects have gotten into the unit, turn it off immediately, and disconnect the power cord and connection cables.
Do not disassemble or modify the unit. It may cause a malfunction, fire or electric shock.
If there is a possibility of lightning strike, do not use the unit. A lightning strike may cause an electric shock. If lightning is likely, unplug the unit to prevent a fire, electric shock and malfunction.
Wireless functions are incorporated into this unit. Radio waves may affect the operation of other devices. Do not use this device in the following locations.
On an airplane.
Near automatically-controlled equipment, such as automatic doors or fire alarms. If other equipment experiences problems such as interference while the unit is being used, immediately stop using the unit.
Do not continue viewing the projected screen for a long time. Continuously viewing the projected screen for a long time may cause eye strain. If you feel any discomfort or pain, immediately stop using the unit and have a rest. If the discomfort or pain persists after taking a rest, consult a doctor.
Do not project onto a glossy surface. The light may be reflected into your eyes and may adversely affect them.
Keep the unit away from children. If a cable becomes wrapped around the neck or similar misuse, it may cause an accident or injury.
If the unit is not to be used for a long time, unplug it.
Do not drop, hit, compress, or put a heavy object on the unit.
The operating temperature range of the unit is 5 °C to 35 °C. If the unit is used in an extremely cold or hot place outside the operating temperature range, it may cause a malfunction.
Do not place the unit where there is excessive oily smoke, steam, moisture or dust. It may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not install the unit in a dangerously unsuitable location. The unit may fall causing an injury.
Do not subject the unit to a strong impact. If you apply a strong force to the unit, such as putting a heavy object on it, drop it, or step on it, it may cause injuries or a malfunction. Although the projection window is made of tempered glass, if it is strongly pushed or struck, it may break causing injuries.
Take care not to drop the unit when moving it. If the unit falls, it may break or cause injuries.
Do not place the unit in any places where there is excessive dust or cigarette smoke.
Dust and cigarette tar adheres to components inside the unit (such as the projection window) causing a malfunction.
Do not place the unit in any places where the temperature is extremely hot or cold, or the humidity is extremely high. Especially when there is strong sunshine or during the summer, the inside of a car can get quite hot, and a unit left in the car may deform or malfunction.
Do not place the unit on an unstable surface. The unit may fall or topple over resulting in injuries.
Do not place the unit where there is water. It may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not place/store the unit in a place exposed to direct sunlight or close to a heater. Heat may build up in the unit causing a fire.
On AC adaptor and cables
Do not damage the power cord. It may cause a fire or electric shock.
Be sure to use the supplied AC adaptor with the unit. If a different AC adaptor is used with the unit, it may cause a fire, electric shock or malfunction.
Do not touch the power plug with wet hands. It may cause an electric shock.
Before making connections with the AC adaptor and connection cables, turn off the unit and connected equipment, and unplug the power plugs from the wall outlet.
Do not wrap the power cord or connection cable around the AC adaptor. It may cause the cord or cable to break.
Before moving the unit, disconnect the power cord and connection cables. The cables may be damaged resulting in a fire or electric shock, or connected equipment may fall or topple over causing injuries.
Insert the connector straight. If it is inserted at an angle, pins may make a short circuit causing a fire.
On fan noise
A fan is incorporated inside the projector to prevent overheating, and this makes a slight noise while turned on. This noise is not a malfunction. However, if there are any abnormal noises, consult qualified Sony personnel.
On light source maintenance
This unit uses a laser, therefore special caution and facilities are necessary for the inspection and maintenance of light source components. Be sure to consult qualified Sony personnel.
Be sure to turn the unit off and unplug it from the wall outlet before cleaning.
If the unit is rubbed hard with a dirty cloth, the unit may be scratched.
If volatile liquids such as insecticide are sprinkled on the unit, or an item made of rubber or vinyl stays in physical contact with the unit for a long time, the unit may be affected or the surface color may fade.
Do not touch the projection window with bare hands.
To clean the surface of the projection window:
Gently wipe it with a soft cloth such as an eyeglass cleaning cloth. If there are stubborn stains, wipe them up with a cloth moistened with water. Never use alcohol, benzene, thinner, acidic cleaning agents, alkaline cleaning agents, abrasive cleaning agents, chemical dust cloths, and so on.
To cleaning the exterior:
Gently wipe it with a soft cloth. If there are stubborn stains, wipe up the stains with a soft cloth which has been soaked in diluted neutral detergent and thoroughly wrung out, then wipe the exterior again with a dry cloth. Do not use alcohol, benzene, thinner, and so on.
Although this unit is manufactured using very high precision technology, there may be some permanent black or white pixels on the projected screen. Also, there may be striped unevenness in color or brightness. This is a result of the projector structure and is not a malfunction. The color balance of each projector unit varies; therefore, when multiple LCD projectors are used, the color reproduction among projectors may vary, even if they are of the same model.
Depending on viewed content, primary colors such as red, blue, or green are visible when you move your eyes or under certain conditions; this is not a malfunction. It is caused by a “color breakup” phenomenon which is specific to the field-sequential color system adopted into the unit for displaying images. This phenomenon can be subdued by diminishing the contrast between the image and the backdrop, such as decreasing the brightness of the unit or increasing the brightness of the room.
If the projector is moved suddenly from a cold to a warm place, or just after a room heater is turned on in a winter morning, condensation may occur on the surface or inside of the projector. If condensation occurs, leave the projector turned off until the condensation dissipates. If the projector is used while there is condensation, it may cause a malfunction.
On ventilation holes
Do not block the ventilation holes (intake/exhaust). If the ventilation holes are blocked, heat will build up inside the unit, causing a fire or malfunction. To maintain good ventilation, observe the following:
Place the unit away from walls and objects.
Do not use a cover that blocks the ventilation holes.
Do not place the unit on a soft cloth, paper documents, thick carpet or small pieces of paper. They may be drawn in and block the intake holes.
Do not bring your hand or object close to the exhaust holes. It may cause burns or deformation.
On projection window
Do not look into the projection window. The light may damage your eyes.
Do not obstruct the projection window. The light will heat the obstruction, which may cause deterioration, deformation, burns or fire.
Cautions about heat generation of the unit
While using or charging the unit, the unit or AC adaptor may become hot; this is not a malfunction. If the unit temperature becomes excessively hot, it may automatically turn off for safety. In such a case, use it in a cooler place after the unit has cooled down.
If the unit or AC adaptor becomes unusually hot, it may malfunction. Immediately turn the unit off and unplug the AC adaptor from the wall outlet, then consult qualified Sony personnel.
Do not continue touching the unit in operation or the AC adaptor for a long time. Prolonged contact with the skin may result in burns. Even touching through clothing, prolonged contact may result in burns.
Do not use the unit or AC adaptor covered by cloth or bedding. Heat will build up causing deformation, malfunction or a fire.
Charge the unit in the ambient temperature of 5 °C to 35 °C. The unit may not charge sufficiently outside this temperature range.
While charging or using the unit, the temperature of the unit may rise; this is not a malfunction.
If you do not use the unit for a long time, charge it every six months to prevent battery degradation.
When the unit has been left unused for a long time, the charging time may be longer.
When the battery usage time drops to half of its original time, it may have reached the end of its life span. Consult qualified Sony personnel about the rechargeable battery replacement.
On AC power interruption
When the unit is turned off using the power button, the power supply to the unit is not completely stopped. To completely stop the power supply to the unit, unplug it from the wall outlet. Place the AC adaptor close to the wall outlet so that you can quickly unplug it when becoming aware of a problem.
Warning! Keep out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to play with devices or accessories. They could hurt themselves or others. Products may contain small parts that could become detached and create a choking hazard.
Personal medical devices
Mobile devices / devices with radio transmitters may affect implanted medical equipment.
Reduce risk of interference by keeping a minimum distance of 15 cm (6 inches) between the Sony product and the medical device. Turn off the device if you suspect interference. For use in proximity to personal medical devices, please consult a physician and the device manufacturer.
GPS/Location based functions
Some products provide GPS/Location based functions. Location determining functionality is provided “As is” and “With all faults”. Sony does not make any representation or warranty as to the accuracy of such location information.
Use of location-based information by the device may not be uninterrupted or error free and may additionally be dependent on network service availability. Please note that functionality may be reduced or prevented in certain environments such as building interiors or areas adjacent to buildings.
Malware (short for malicious software) is software that can harm the device. Malware or harmful applications can include viruses, worms, spyware, and other unwanted programs.
While the device does employ security measures to resist such efforts, Sony does not warrant or represent that the device will be impervious to the introduction of malware.
You can however reduce the risk of malware attacks by using care when downloading content or accepting applications, refraining from opening or responding to messages from unknown sources, using trustworthy services to access the Internet, and only downloading content to the device from known, reliable sources.
Use only Sony branded original accessories and certified service partners. Sony does not test third-party accessories. Accessories may influence RF exposure, radio performance, loudness, electric safety and other areas. Third-party accessories and parts may pose a risk to your health or safety or decrease performance.
Disposal of Old Electrical and Electronic Equipment
This symbol on the device or on its packaging indicates that this device shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the appropriate collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
By ensuring this device is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this device. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this device, please contact your local Civic office, your household waste disposal service, or the shop where you purchased the device.
If the device comes complete with a removable memory card, it is generally compatible with the device purchased but may not be compatible with other devices or the capabilities of their memory cards. Check other devices for compatibility before purchase or use. If the device is equipped with a memory card reader, check the memory card compatibility before purchase or use.
Memory cards are generally formatted prior to shipping. To reformat the memory card, use a compatible device. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the device or contact the relevant Sony Contact Center.
If the device requires an adapter for insertion into the device or another device, do not insert the card directly without the required adapter.
Precautions on memory card use
Do not expose the memory card to moisture.
Do not touch terminal connections with your hand or any metal object.
Do not strike, bend, or drop the memory card.
Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the memory card.
Do not use or store the memory card in humid or corrosive locations or in excessive heat such as a closed car in summer, in direct sunlight or near a heater, etc.
Do not press or bend the end of the memory card adapter with excessive force.
Do not let dirt, dust, or foreign objects get into the insert port of any memory card adapter.
Check you have inserted the memory card correctly.
Insert the memory card as far as it will go into any memory card adapter needed. The memory card may not operate properly unless fully inserted.
We recommend that you make a backup copy of important data. We are not responsible for any loss or damage to content you store on the memory card.
Recorded data may be damaged or lost when you remove the memory card or memory card adapter, turn off the power while formatting, reading or writing data, or use the memory card in locations subject to static electricity or high electrical field emissions.
Protection of personal information
Erase personal data before disposing of the product. To delete data, perform a master reset. Deleting data from the memory of the device does not ensure that it cannot be recovered. Sony does not warrant against recovery of information and does not assume responsibility for disclosure of any information even after a master reset.
Avoid volume levels that may be harmful to your hearing.