Are you a teacher, and you are willing to use a projector in class in order to teach your lessons better? Surely, such an action can make your students much more interested in your class, especially if you also give them a nice movie to watch. Or, on the other hand, you might be a student yourself who’s willing to present a project in class as part of his homework.
In both cases, having a powerful projector to show your work on a wall is a great move. But just like any other tech blessing out there, projectors aren’t perfect. Sometimes, they may shoot horizontal or vertical lines on the images, which is a clear indication that something is going bad. But that doesn’t mean that it cannot be fixed, so feel free to keep reading!
Why does the projector show lines on the footage?
There’s more than one reason why your projector might shoot lines on the footage. Most probably, hardware issues are causing the error, but there could be other causes as well. Incorrect settings, wrong refresh rate, or overheating might also be to blame. At the same time, if you haven’t inserted all the cables in the right way, don’t be surprised if those horizontal or vertical lines show up on your footage.
How to get rid of the lines showing up on your projector’s screen
There’s more than just a way to try to solve the issue, so feel free to apply each of these fixes at a time and see if the error goes away or not:
Disable the Eco-Mode
Did you know that keeping the Eco Mode activated for a long time can lead to technical issues? This means that those lines appearing on the project’s screen might disappear if you simply disable the Eco Mode.
Here’s how you can do it:
- Open the menu of your projector.
- Head over to Display, Image Settings, and hit the Brightness Mode.
- If STD mode is selected, that means that Eco-Mode for your projector is enabled. You will just have to select BRIGHT Mode to disable the eco-mode.
Contact the customer support
When it comes to just about any product out there, reaching customer support can only be to your advantage. It’s in the best interest of those folks to help you out with guidance and advice. They will even replace or fix your product for free if it’s still covered by warranty and if such an action is needed.
Check for interferences
If nearby devices or strong electromagnetic fields cause interference, don’t be surprised if the image lacks quality and, therefore, shows horizontal or vertical lines. That means that it’s always a good idea to keep a safe distance between your projector and other electronic devices. Feel free to move them around until you get the image quality you need. If that still doesn’t solve the issue, feel free to try the next method.
Update projector firmware
If the firmware of your projector is outdated, this could also lead to various technical issues. Therefore, you need to head over to the website of the projector manufacturer to see if there are any updates available.
As we’ve already suggested, simple acts that you are normally tempted to neglect can also get rid of your problem with your projector showing lines on the image. Therefore, feel free to restart the projector or check the cables to make sure that they are well-inserted.
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