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My Nebula Projector is Not Turning On: How to Fix?


You go to project a movie, and your worst nightmare comes true: your Nebula projector is not turning on! Is it a lost cause? Should you start looking for a new projector? 

Don’t pull out your wallet just yet. There are steps you can take to get your projector back in tip-top shape. 

Keep reading to find out how to fix your Nebula projector at home! 

Reset Your Nebula Projector 

Follow these instructions to reset your Nebula projector.

The simplest way to fix your Nebula projector is to reset it manually by holding the Power button for several seconds. This should reveal any issues regarding the charging cable or software. 

Directions may vary slightly depending on the projector’s model. If your model is not listed below, consult the projector’s manual or Nebula’s official website to learn more. 

Nebula Astro Projector

Anker Nebula Astro Mini Portable Projector
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If your Nebula Astro is not turning on, hold the power button found on the top of the device for three to five seconds. Plug your Nebula Astro into an electrical socket and check for the indicator light. If the indicator light does not appear, try using a different outlet. Should the problem persist, you may need to replace your charging cable. 

Reset your device by pressing the Power button for 10 additional seconds. Release the button, then hold it down once more for another three to five seconds to turn it on. 

If your Nebula Astro projector still does not power on, proceed to the other steps. 

Nebula Capsule Max Projector

Anker Nebula Capsule Max with Protection Projector Travel Case
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Reset your Nebula Capsule Max by pressing the power button found on the back of the device for 10 seconds. Press the power button again for two seconds to turn the projector on. 

If the projector remains off, plug it in and check that the power button’s LED light first turns red, and becomes green when completely charged. If this does not happen, your charger may be faulty. 

Should the problem persist, try the other solutions. 

Nebula Solar Portable Projector

Anker Nebula Solar Portable Projector with Nebula 100-Inch Projector Screen
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If your Nebula Solar Portable projector will not turn on, unplug it from its power source and press the Power button located on the back of the device for 12 seconds. Plug it in, and press the Power button again to turn it on. 

Notice if the Power button’s light turns green once fully charged, and blue or red when charging. If the light does not illuminate, or remains one color regardless of its charge, the cable may need to be replaced. 

A bonus of the Nebula Solar Portable is that it uses a widely-found USB-C charging cable, so you may already have another one at home. Try charging it with another compatible cable, and follow the other suggestions if the problem is not resolved. 

Check and Adjust the Charging Cable

See your Nebula projector’s charging cable and port. 

Each Nebula projector has an indicator light which should light up and change color when charging. If the light is not turning on or changing color, you may need to adjust or replace the charging cable. 

Nebula Capsule II Smart Mini Projector with charging cable
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Be sure to unplug any additional HDMI or USB cables from your Nebula projector to confirm that the problem results from the charging cable, not a faulty connector. 

See that the charging port and cable are clear of dust and moisture. Do not stick anything inside the charging port to clean it! 

Ensure that the cable is securely attached to the power source and projector. Try plugging the adapter into another electrical socket, and see the results. 

If you need to replace the projector’s charging cable, consult the device’s manual or visit Nebula’s official website to see your model’s specific cable. 

Check the Remote

Ensure your Nebula projector’s remote is working properly. 

Nebula Capsule II Remote
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If you cannot turn on your Nebula projector with your remote, you will need to change the batteries and ensure it’s correctly paired with your device. 

Change the remote’s batteries by opening the battery mount. Ensure that they are the right kind of battery, and are correctly placed. 

When pairing your Nebula projector’s remote, aim it directly at your projector, holding the OK and Volume buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds. Check that nothing is obstructing the path between the remote and the projector. 

Check Your Nebula Projector’s Hardware

Ensure the Nebula Projector’s hardware has not been damaged. 

Woman holding Nebula Portable Projector
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It’s possible that your Nebula projector could have been dropped or exposed to fluids, damaging it. Check your device for cracks, and consult your warranty policy for the next steps. 

If your projector has been dampened, carefully wipe off any excess fluid. Always use dry hands when unplugging it from the wall. Turn off your home’s power supply before unplugging it, and proceed with caution. 

Once completely dried, try to turn it on again, and reset it if needed. Consult your projector’s warranty policy and contact Nebula support if it still does not power on. 

Nebula projectors may overheat. Should you find your projector is hot to the touch, unplug it and try to turn it on once it has cooled down. 

Contact Nebula Support

You can contact Nebula support through email, phone, or live chat. 

Woman works in support service department

If you have tried all of the above solutions, and find that your Nebula projector remains powered off, it’s best to call Nebula support for further advice. Be sure to tell the operator that you have tried the suggestions above so that you will not be asked to repeat them. 

Nebula support can be contacted through email, phone, and live chat, found on the bottom-right corner of their website

Wrapping Things Up

Should you wake up to find your Nebula projector is not turning on, do not panic!

Reset it per your projector model’s specific instructions, check all of its cables to make sure they haven’t been damaged. Ensure the remote has working batteries and is correctly paired. 

Remember, when in doubt consult Nebula’s official website, and don’t hesitate to reach out to their support team. 

What’s your experience been with Nebula projectors not turning on? 

Let us know in the comments below!


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