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How do I Find the Model Number of my Projector?


There are many times in the life of your technology when you’re going to have to find the serial number or model number. The same goes for your projector. So today, we’re going to discuss how to find the model number of your projector.

The interesting thing about a model number is that it ultimately depends on the projector, the brand, and the model.

Each projector has different models, which may also mean the model number is in a separate area. However, we should mention that these necessary specifications are located on a white sticker that’s usually located somewhere on the projector itself. So, let’s figure this out together.

Where is the Model Number of My Projector?

photo of a projector bottom taken from above

If there’s ever a time when you want to sell your projector, you might need to find the model number to list it properly. Sometimes, you’ll need to list all of the important components of what you’re selling. You’ll list the model name, model number, what type of technology it uses, and even a serial number.

But what if you don’t know what the model number of your projector is? In this case, we are going to find out how we can get that model number.

The model number of most projectors is located at the bottom of the device. There’s a white sticker on the bottom with a lot of vital information, including your model number.

However, since we’re dealing with many makes and models, the model number is sometimes located in an entirely different area. 

If this is the case, always check the back of the projector as well as the bottom.

Where is the Serial Number on a Projector?

a graphic of serial numberThe serial number of many projectors is located in the same area as well. Like the model number, serial numbers are found at the bottom of the projectors.

Once you’ve located the underside of your projector, you can find the serial number as well.

Although these numbers are usually located on a sticker, for the sake of playing devil’s advocate, let’s say that the sticker is gone or rubbed off. It presents an interesting predicament, doesn’t it?

Now, how do you find the model number on your projector?

Don’t worry. There’s one more option you can try.

In many projectors, it’s possible to find the model and serial number in the menu.

a projector remote control

First, let’s turn on your machine. Using the remote control, navigate to your menu.

With the arrow keys, head towards the Information section of the menu. Next, press Select. Now the model name and serial number will appear.

Although different projector brands are slightly different, there’s no need to panic. In the following paragraphs, we’ll talk about other BenQ, Epson and Optoma projectors.

Where is the Model Number on a BenQ Projector?

BenQ HT2050A 1080P Home Theater Projector | 2200 Lumens | 96% Rec.709 for Accurate Colors | Low Input Lag Ideal for Gaming | 2D Keystone for Flexible Setup
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BenQ makes it easy to find your model number, serial number, or anything else you might need on their website.

If you’re looking for a model number, flip the BenQ projector over. Somewhere on the bottom of the projector, you’ll notice a white rectangular sticker. 

Here you’ll find a model number, a serial number, and other vital specifications you might need in the future.

Another place you can find more information about your BenQ projector is inside the Menu screen. 

You can use the remote control that came with your machine, or you could press the menu button located on top of the projector itself.

Here you will find all the information you need.

What about other projectors?

Currently, there is no universal area where model numbers, names, and projector serial numbers are located, and we want to make sure you know everything we know.

So let’s look at other models like Epson, BenQ and Optoma and check all possible areas where these important numbers might be located.

But first, we might need to find out what kind of projector we have. So, let’s break it down a little from here.

How Do I Know What Epson Projector I have?

Epson VS260 3-Chip 3LCD XGA Projector, 3,300 Lumens Color Brightness, 3,300 Lumens White Brightness, HDMI, Built-in Speaker, 15,000:1 Contrast Ratio, small
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One thing we should mention is that there is no such thing as a stupid question. Even a question as simple as “How do I know what Epson projector I have?” It might be a simple question to some, but other people genuinely want this question answered.

So, we are going to show you how you can find out below.

Understanding which Epson projector you have depends on the projector itself. But don’t worry, we’ll show you where you can find this information.

The first option is to locate the bottom of the projector. Usually, there’s a white sticker with a model number, serial number, and the projector model name.

However, if the sticker is not there, don’t worry. 

With every Epson projector, you’ll find the brand on the front. In this case, our brand is Epson. Also, in almost all cases, you’ll find the name of your projector model as well.

Although sometimes all you see is technology specs on the front along with the name. If this happens, there is one more place you can find this information.

Navigate to your Epson menu by pressing the Menu button on the controller. 

Next, head to Information. You should see all the information in this menu, including the model name of your Epson projector. And that’s how you find out which Epson projector you have.

But what about other projectors like Optoma? Let’s find out.

How to Know What Model My Optoma Projector is?

Optoma HD146X High Performance Projector for Movies & Gaming | Bright 3600 Lumens | DLP Single Chip Design | Enhanced Gaming Mode 16ms Response Time
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Although many projectors are similar, sometimes you have different options. Let’s take Optoma. If you’ve received an Optoma projector and don’t know what model you have, you have a few options.

First, we need to locate the serial number then go from there. Flip your projector over and look at the bottom.

If you find a white sticker with several numbers on it, then we’re in luck. You’ll find the serial number on this sticker. 

However, if you don’t see it, check the back of the projector. Somewhere below the plugs, you might see a white sticker here as well. If so, you’ll find the serial number.

Now that you’ve located the serial number, we need one more step. Head over to Optomas website. Input your serial number in their Model locator. Presto, you’ll have the model name of your projector.

Now, let’s say putting your serial number into Optomas website didn’t work. What should we do?

First, let’s turn the projector on. Next, we’ll need the remote. Once you have the remote, find the Menu button. Now, click on it.

The Menu will have several options. However, we want an Information display. Click on it. This should give you all of the information about your projector.

Now You Know

an example of projector serial number

I hope you’ve learned lots of valuable information from this article. We’ve learned how to find the model number of your projector as well as serial numbers.

We also tackled different projector brands, like Epson, BenQ and Optoma. Because sometimes each brand is slightly different. So, it’s essential to learn the other places where we can find the model name, the model number, and the serial numbers within each brand.

However, now that we know, we can breathe easy knowing all of this information.


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