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3M™ Mobile Projector MP300

3M™ Mobile Projector MP300

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3M™ Mobile Projector MP300

Make The Most Of Your Device

HDMI/MHL port lets you connect to and mirror your iPad®*, tablet, laptop or smartphone (HDMI cable included).

*Mirror capability with Apple® digital AV adapter (sold separately).

Devices

With a 3M Mobile Projector, you can connect to virtually any digital device with digital output and share it with others. We've made it easy - just plug in and present.

  1. iPhones®/Smartphones
  2. Laptops/PCs/Ultra Mobile PCs
  3. Macintosh Laptops/PCs
 

Knowledge Base

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Documentation

 
 

Manuals

The 3M™ Mobile Projector MP300 manuals below as PDF files. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or a similar PDF file reader to view the manuals.

How to Download Product Manuals
  1. Click the link.
  2. The file will download to your computer and then your PDF viewer will open.
  3. Click the Save button in the PDF viewer and select the location on your computer where you want to place the file.

3M Mobile Projector MP300 User Manual (pdf‚ 3.5 MB)
3M Mobile Projector MP300 Quick Start Guide (pdf‚ 440 KB)
3M Mobile Projector MP300 Product Warranty & Safety Guide (pdf‚ 970 KB)
Material Safety Data Sheet for the Battery inside of the 3M Mobile Projector MP300 (pdf, 102 KB)


 

Warranty

  • The 3M™ Mobile Projector (the “3M product”) is warranted to be free from defects in material or manufacture for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase.
  • All other accessories included with the 3M product are warranted to be free from defects in material or manufacture for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase.
  • Optional product accessories that are not sold as part of the 3M product are subject to individual warranties.

THE WARRANTIES STATED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE MADE IN PLACE OF ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES‚ EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS‚ INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE‚ OR ANY INDUSTRY PRACTICE OR CUSTOM OR TRADE USAGE.

In the event the 3M product fails to conform to the above stated warranties within the applicable warranty period‚ your exclusive remedy shall be‚ at 3M's option‚ to replace or repair the 3M product or to refund the purchase price of the 3M product. All replaced parts or products become property of 3M. If the product is repaired‚ 3M will repair the defective part(s) with a new or used part(s). If the 3M product is replaced‚ 3M will replace the 3M product with the same or equivalent model and with a new or refurbished 3M product. In the case of an approved warranty claim‚ the replacement 3M product will carry only the remaining term of the original 3M product's warranty period as stated above. For warranty service‚ you must provide proof of the date of the original purchase else the manufacturing code date will be used to establish the start date of the warranty. The following are exclusions to the above listed warranty:

  1. This warranty does not cover 3M product that is modified or damaged through improper storage‚ misuse‚ abuse‚ accident‚ vandalism‚ improper installation‚ neglect‚ improper shipping‚ damage caused by acts of war‚ disasters such as fire‚ flood‚ and lightning‚ improper electrical current‚ software problems‚ interaction with non-3M products‚ or service other than by an 3M Authorized Service Provider‚ neglect or mishandling by any person. Normal wear and tear is not covered under warranty.
  2. 3M product is designed to operate in the typical indoor environment. This warranty does not cover 3M product used outside of the following circumstances:
    • Charged by iPhone 4/4S USB Power Adapter or Computer USB port
    • 0° – 35°C (32° – 95°F)
    • 10 – 80% RH (without condensation)
    • 0 – 1829 m (0 – 6000 feet) above sea level
  3. The air intake and exhaust vent must be clear of obstructions. Inadequate air ventilation will cause the 3M product to malfunction or will cause damage to the 3M product which will void the warranty.
  4. This warranty does not cover any additional costs including‚ but not limited to‚ those associated with removal‚ cleaning or installation of the 3M product‚ adjustments‚ (mechanical or electronic) made to the 3M product.
  5. This warranty covers only normal use of the product. 24-hour-per-day or other excessive continual use causes strain and is not considered normal use.
  6. This warranty does not cover consumables (e.g.‚ batteries).
  7. This warranty is not transferable.
  8. 3M is not responsible for warranty service should the 3M label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed unless otherwise stated in writing for the purposes of private labeling for partnership requirements.
  9. This warranty does not cover postage‚ insurance‚ or shipping costs incurred in presenting your 3M product for warranty service. Said costs are the customer's responsibility. If a claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced in service‚ the customer may be held responsible for cost incurred. Should your warranty upgrade include a "change out" service and the claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced by the technician‚ the customer will be responsible for call out costs.

EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY STATED IN THE APPLICABLE 3M PRODUCT MANUAL‚ 3M SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT‚ INCIDENTAL‚ SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING‚ BUT NOT LIMITED TO‚ LOSS OF PROFITS‚ REVENUE OR BUSINESS) RESULTING FROM‚ OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO PERFORMANCE‚ USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY OF THE 3M PRODUCT. This limitation applies regardless of the legal theory upon which damages are sought.

For warranty support‚ please call or write your local 3M office or a 3M Authorized Service Provider to obtain an RMA # (Return Material Authorization number) before returning the product. If you are inside the Continental United States of America‚ please contact 3M Customer Service at 1-866-631-1656 or email meetings@mmm.com.

What 3M Will Do To Correct Problems:

  • If your 3M product requires service‚ 3M will ask you to bring or send the 3M product‚ securely packaged in its original container or equivalent‚ along with proof of the date of original purchase‚ to your 3M Service Dealer or 3M Service Center.
  • 3M will‚ at its option‚ repair or replace the defective unit without charge for parts or labor. Return of the 3M product will be at 3M’s expense.
  • When warranty service involves the exchange of the 3M product or of a part‚ the item replaced becomes 3M property.
  • The exchanged 3M product or part may be new or previously refurbished to the 3M standard of quality‚ and at 3M’s option‚ the replacement may be another model of like kind and quality.
  • 3M’s liability for replacement of the warranted 3M product or part will not exceed the original retail selling price of the 3M product. Exchange or replacement products or parts assume the remaining warranty period of the product covered by this limited warranty.

 

FAQ

General

Q: What is the 3M™ Mobile Projector MP300?
A: The 3M Mobile Projector MP300 is a battery operated projector and can also project images from MHL and HDMI enabled smartphones, tablets, computers and DVD Players. Additional cables may be required.

Q: What is MHL?
A: This is a new digital video and audio interface for smartphones, and other portable devices as well as TVs. MHL allows your device to send video and audio to the projector over a single cable while the projector charges your device. Additionally, you can control some or all of the features on the portable device using the projector's remote control.

Q: What is the difference between MHL™ and HDMI®?
A: Even though a display has an HDMI input, does not mean it is MHL enabled. Most MHL enabled displays such as the 3M Mobile Projector MP300 are compatible with both MHL and HDMI enabled devices. In addition to playing back video and audio from a MHL enabled device, a MHL enabled display can charge and control the device. For a list of MHL enabled devices, please refer to http://www.mhlconsortium.org/productlist.

Q: Can I turn off the projector's lamp and continue to listen to audio?
A: Yes, press the Lamp On/Off button on the remote control. Press again to turn the lamp back on.

Q: How do I clean the projector lens?
A: A cotton swab is a good tool for cleaning the lens. When cleaning the lens‚ hold the lens in place using the focus knob and then gently remove the dust and dirt. Do not use harsh chemicals such as acetone. Harsh chemicals will damage the lens and other plastic parts.

Battery and Charging

Q: How long does it take to charge the battery?
A: It takes about three hours to fully charge the battery. The projector charges faster when turned off.

Q: How long will the battery last once it is charged?
A: When the battery is brand new and fully charged‚ the battery will last up to two and a half hours in standard lamp mode and up to three and a half hours in eco lamp mode.

Q: What happens if I overcharge the battery?
A: There are protection circuits in the projector and battery that prevent over charging.

Q: If my battery is dead‚ can I use the power adapter to power the projector?
A: Yes, when the battery is dead the power adapter will power the projector.

Image and Video

Q: What is the native resolution of the projector?
A: WVGA (854×480)

Q: Does the 3M Mobile Projector MP300 have a menu system?
A: Yes. There is menu system for adjusting brightness, contrast, lamp mode, display mode, and video mode.

Q: Can the Mobile Projector MP300 project in widescreen?
A: Yes. The 3M Mobile Projector MP300 is a 16:9 projector.

Compatibility

Q: What else can I connect to the projector?
A: You can connect most HDMI or MHL compatible devices to the projector. Examples of these devices are smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, game consoles, and computers.

Q: What resolutions are supported by the projector?
A: The projector supports 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p.

Accessories and Replacement Parts

Q: Are there any replacement parts in the projector?
A: There are no replacement parts for the projector.

Q: Can I replace the lamp?
A: NO. The light source is a set of LEDs and cannot be replaced. The LEDs life time is 20,000 hours.


 

How To Tips

How to get a bigger sound when using the 3M™ Mobile Projector MP300

You can connect standard computer speakers or self-powered speakers to the projector's headphone jack. Then place the speakers below or beside the image. Now you have an instant, spur-of-the-moment home theater.

How to connect other devices to the 3M Mobile Projector MP300

You can connector other devices such as tablets, computers, smartphones, and dvd players to the 3M Mobile Projector MP300. Your device only needs a HDMI®, or MHL™ output.

HDMI Compatible Devices
There are three connector types found on HDMI compatible devices: HDMI, Mini-HDMI and Micro-HDMI. You will find HDMI outputs on many smartphones, DVD players, game consoles, computers and set-top boxes.

  1. Open the cover on the projector.
  2. Using the proper HDMI cable type, connect the projector to the HDMI output on the other device.
  3. Close the cover. You can route the cable through a notch on the cover.

Notes:

  1. The HDMI cable is sold separately.
  2. Some devices require an adapter when connecting to a HDMI compatible display such as the 3M Mobile Projector MP300. Please consult your manufacturer's documentation before purchasing a cable or an adapter.

MHL Compatible Devices
MHL enabled devices such as smartphones will have a microUSB port. You can find a list of MHL enabled devices at http://www.mhlconsortium.org/productlist/ . You can also refer to the device specification.

  1. Open the cover on the projector.
  2. Using a MHL cable, connect the projector to the MHL output on the other device.
  3. Close the cover. You can route the cable through a notch on the cover.

Notes:

  1. The MHL cable is sold separately. If you want a single cable solution, purchase a passive MHL cable. Other types of MHL to HDMI adapter require additional power adapters.
  2. Not all devices with a microUSB port support MHL. Check the device's specification before purchasing a MHL cable.

Trademarks
MHL and the MHL logo are a trademark, registered trademark or service mark of MHL, LLC in the United States and/or other countries.

HDMI is a registered trademark of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and/or other countries.


 

Troubleshooting

The Power Adapter and Charging the Battery

I do not see where to insert the outlet clip into the power adapter.

  • There is a blank clip inserted into the power adapter when it is shipped. Remove the blank clip which covers the power adapter contacts. Now install an outlet clip.
Image showing how to remove the blank clip which covers the power adapter contacts.

I do not see an amber light when I plug the power adapter into the projector.

  • Make sure the power outlet is working.
  • Make sure the connector from the power adapter is plugged into the "DC In" on the projector and not the headphone jack.
  • When fully charged, the LED indicator will flash green.
Installing the HDMI or MHL cable into the Projector

The HDMI or MHL cable will not insert into the projector.

  • There may be a dust cap on the end of the connector. Remove it before inserting connector into the projector.
  • When you insert the connector, make sure the connector orientated correctly.

The cover hits the cable when I close the cover.

  • There is a cutout on the bottom corner of the cover for the cable to exit. Route the cable down and to the right then close the cover.
Image showing how to route the cable down and to the right then close the cover.

The cover does not close properly.

  • There is tab on the bottom corner of the cover. Make sure the tab inserts into the groove on the projector and the rest of the cover snaps into place.
Turning the Projector On or Off

The projector will not turn on.

  • The battery is not charged. Plug the power adapter into the projector and try again.

The projector button panel is on but the projector is not projecting an image.

  • The video source (such as the DVD Player) is outputting a black image. First, try disconnecting the HDMI video cable. Do you see the 3M™ logo screen? If not, try turning off the projector and turning it on again. If you still do not see a 3M Logo screen while the status indicator is green, contact 3M for additional support.
  • The Lamp is off. Press the Lamp ON/Off button on the remote control.

The remote control will not turn on the projector.

  • When the projector is new and never been turned on, you must use the power button on the projector. Now you can turn on the projector by pressing the power button on the projector or the remote control.

The status indicator on the projector flashes red.

  • The projector's battery needs to be charged.
Setting Up the Projector

The projector falls over when I place it on its rear cover.

  • The cover may not be seated properly. There is a tongue on the bottom corner of the cover. Insert the tongue into the groove on the projector and the rest of the cover will snap into place.

The image is tinted or discolored.

  • The wall or surface you're projecting onto is colored. Try projecting onto a white wall or surface.
  • The lens may be dirty. Use a dry cotton swab to clean it off.
Focusing the Image

The image is blurry.

  • Use the focus wheel on the side of the projector (next to the lens) to sharpen the image.
  • Reduce the input resolution. The native resolution of projector is 480p. Therefore, resolutions greater that 720p may appear blurry.
  • If you are closer to the projected image than the projector, you might be seeing the individual pixels that make up the image. Reduce the size of the image or move away from the image.

The image is too dim.

  • Reduce the image size and/ or decrease (darken) the room lighting.

The image seems bright enough but there are no details in the dark shadows.

  • Open the projector menu and increase brightness setting and then decrease the contrast slightly.

The image seems bright enough but there are no details in the highlights.

  • Open the projector menu and decrease contrast.
Adjusting the Volume

There is no audio coming out of the speaker.

  • Turn up the volume or turn off mute.
  • Turn up the volume on the external speakers.
  • There may be a moment of silence in the show you are watching.
Using the Remote Control

The remote control does not work.

  • Remove the plastic film that is in-between the battery and the remote control.
Image showing how to remove the plastic film that is in-between the battery and the remote control.
  • Replace the battery. The battery size is a CR 2025.
  • The remote control is out of range of the projector. The remote control's range is up to 20 feet.
  • Sunlight or lighting in the room can interfere with the projector's reception of the remote control's signal.