Sony Digital Projector VPL-ES1 Teardown
These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Background and Identification
The Sony Digital Projector model VPL-ES1 is a multimedia projector produced by Sony between 2003 and 2005. Projectors take in an input signal much like a screened display, transmitting it as an image to a surface. Most projectors do this using a small transparent lens to create the image, but newer technologies use lasers to project the image directly.
The VPL-ES1 model includes a 0.62 LCD panel with a 185-Watt lamp that produces a brightness of 1500 ANSI Lumens. This model features an Auto Setup function that sets up the projector automatically at the touch of the power button. The projector has a native resolution of 800 by 600 pixels and a maximum resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels. It can produce an image up to 3.81 meters (150 inches). It has a throw distance between 6.6-feet and 14.8-feet. Sony advertises a lamp life of up to 2,000 hours. Users can purchase a replacement lamp here (model LMP-E180). The projector uses only one lamp.
The Sony Digital Projector model VPL-ES1 includes the name “Sony” printed in capital letters on the right-hand side of the projector’s front face. The model number VPL-ES1 is printed on the rear face of the projector.
White Brightness: 1,500 ANSI Lumens
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (SVGA)
Display Type: 0.62" 3LCD Chips
Color Processing: 8-bit
Lamp Type: UHP bulb
Lamp Life: 2,000 hours
Lamp Model: LMP-E180 Buy Replacement Lamp
Included Lens: 1.15x Powered zoom, Powered focus
Optional Lenses: No
Throw Distance: 6.6' - 14.8' Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size: 60.00" - 150.00"
Throw Ratio: 1.50:1 - 1.69:1 (D:W)
Projector Placement: For a diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 9'-11" and 11'-2" from the screen.
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Keystone: Vertical only
Projector Size: 3.13" x 11.63" x 9.38" (HxWxD)
Weight: 6.2 lbs
Audible Noise: 35 dB
Internal Speakers: 1.0 Watts Mono
Power: 250 Watts 100V - 240V