How to replace the projector lamp in the Sanyo PLC-XR301 projector
The lamp on your Sanyo PLC-XR301 projector should last between 1,000 to 2,000 hours depending on the usage and regular maintenance.
When the Sanyo POA-LMP132 (service parts no 610 345 2456) projector lamp is nearing its end of life you’ll see the Replace Lamp icon appear on the projector screen and the Lamp Replace Indicator will begin flashing yellow. Depending on the Lamp Mode chosen, the Sanyo PLC-XR301 projector may also turn off after three minutes.
Be sure to buy an authentic Sanyo POA-LMP132 (service parts no 610 345 2456) from an authorized manufacturer. Knock-off lamps may be cheaper in the beginning but since these lamps are usually made with counterfeit parts that can damage your projector–they may end up costing you more in the long run. Authentic lamps have been manufactured with reliable parts that work with the sensitive mechanisms in your Sanyo PLC-XR301 projector. They also come with a guarantee and won’t void your projector’s warranty.
The lifespan of your Sanyo POA-LMP132 (service parts no 610 345 2456) lamp will vary depending on how much the projector is used and if the filters are cleaned regularly.
For additional savings, you can replace only the POA-LMP132 bulb and keep the original lamp cage. Watch our video guide and learn how.
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR SANYO PLC-XR301 LAMP REPLACEMENT
Before installation: Turn off the projector and unplug the AC cord. Allow the Sanyo PLC-XR301 projector to cool to the touch. This may take between 45 to 60 minutes. Don’t open the projector when hot since these machines operate under high temperatures and you can burn yourself.
Replacing the Sanyo POA-LMP132 (610 345 2456) Lamp Assembly
1. Remove the lamp cover for the Sanyo PLC-XR301—it’s located at the top of the projector towards the back. Locate the screw holding the lamp cover in place found on the side over top of the ventilation holes. Loosen the screw to remove the cover.
2. Inside you’ll find the Sanyo POA-LMP132 (service parts no 610 345 2456) lamp cage. Loosen all three screws holding the lamp cage in place. Grab the handles on the lamp cage and gently lift the lamp out of its socket. Place to one side. Be sure to dispose of the lamp properly through a local recycling program.
3. Take the new Sanyo POA-LMP132 (service parts no 610 345 2456) lamp cage by the handle—avoid touching the lamp surface as oil from your fingers can cause black spots to appear when the projector is turned on. Gently maneuver the lamp into place. Don’t force the lamp as this may damage it.
4. Once the lamp is in, tighten all three screws on the Sanyo POA-LMP132 (service parts no 610 345 2456) Lamp Assembly. Make sure the screws have been tightened properly or the Sanyo PLC-XR301 projector will not turn on.
5. Replace the Lamp Cover and tighten the screw.
6. Re-connect the power cord and turn on the Sanyo PLC-XR301 projector. If the Sanyo POA-LMP132 (service parts no 610 345 2456)lamp does not turn on after the warm-up period, try re-installing the lamp. Reset the lamp hour using the Lamp Counter mode found on the Setting menu.
NOTE: Your old Sanyo POA-LMP132 (service parts no 610 345 2456) lamp should be properly recycled. These lamps contain mercury and can’t be placed into common garbage.
RESETTING THE SANYO PLC-XR301 LAMP COUNTER
Resetting the Lamp Control Mode will ensure your projector tracks the hours in your Sanyo POA-LMP132 (service parts no 610 345 2456) accurately.
- Turn the Sanyo PLC-XR301 projector on.
- Press the Menu option to display the On-Screen Menu.
- Press Point left/right button(s) to move a red frame poster to Setting Menu icon.
- Press the black arrow point button to move the red framed pointer to the Setting Menu Icon.
- Press Point Down button to move the red frame pointer to Lamp counter reset.
- Press the Select button.
- Another confirmation dialog box appears, select YES.
- The Lamp box will disappear and the Lamp Replace Dialog box appears.
- Select YES to reset Lamp Replace Counter.
- There are two modes for Lamp life control. Mode 1 lets the lamp be turned on even after exceeding the recommended total hours of use. Mode 2 lets the lamp be turned on even after exceeding the recommended total hours BUT the projector turns off automatically after 3 minutes.
- The Sanyo PLC-XR301 projector has a Lamp control that allows you to change the brightness of the screen and extend the life of your lamp. High Mode: Brighter than the Normal mode. It will shorten the lamp life using this mode. Normal Mode: Normal brightness. Eco Mode: Lowers the brightness and reduces the lamp power consumption thereby extending the lamp life.
NOTE: When you reset the Lamp Replace Counter the Lamp Replace indicator stops lighting.
Prolong the life of your new Sanyo POA-LMP132 (610 345 2456) lamp
Prolong the life of your new Sanyo POA-LMP132 (service parts no 610 345 2456) lamp by:
- regular cleaning the the air filter
- allow the Sanyo PLC-XR301 projector to stand for five minutes per turning the projector off.
- don’t operate the projector continuously without letting it stand for at least one hour every 24 hours.