How to replace the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector lamp

Epson Home Cinema 8350 projector, Epson ELPLP49Here is your D.I.Y. guide to installing a new Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector lamp

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350, Epson ELPLP49When it’s time to replace the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector lamp you’ll see the following warning signs:

  • The projector image gets darker and starts to deteriorate.
  • The projector lamp flashes red.
  • The warning message REPLACE THE LAMP appears on screen.

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Your Epson Home Cinema 8350 projector is a sophisticated machine with sensitive electronic components.

You’ll want to install an authentic Epson ELPLP49 lamp to keep your Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector working properly and to get the best picture quality. Although cheaper at first, generic knock-off lamps are actually not that great a bargain. These so-called “compatible” lamps are prone to explosion, have poor illumination, a shorter lamp life and can cause permanent damaged to the sensitive electronic components in your Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector.

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Install a new Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector lamp

Before installation:

  • Turn power button off wait for light to stop flashing
  • Turn off power swtich on the back of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector
  • Unplug the power cord
  • Allow the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 to cool for one hour – it should be cool to the touch. Inside of the projector can be very hot since these machines operator under high temperatures and you run the risk of being burned if the projector has not cooled down.
  • Do not operate the projectors while any of the lamps are removed as this may result in malfunctions, fire hazard and other accidents.

Caution: Don’t touch the screen or the actual bulb with your finger since the oil from your skin can cause a black spot on the bulb.

 

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350, Epson ELPLP49 lamp1. The cover for the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector lamp is found on top of the projector. Take the screwdriver that came with the projector and put it into opening on the lamp cover to release the cover switch. Remove the lamp cover.

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 screws removed, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

 

2. Remove the two screws on either side of Epson ELPLP49 lamp. Place the screws to either side.

 

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 remove lamp, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

3. Pull the lamp out using the top handle. Be sure to pull it out straight. Pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. Learn what to do should the bulb shatter.

NOTE: The Epson ELPLP49 lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps!

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

 

4. Take the new Epson ELPLP49 lamp by the handle and gently put it into place making sure the lamp is facing in the right direction.

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 tighten screws, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

 

5. Replace the Epson ELPLP49 screws on the newly installed lamp.

 

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 lamp cover reinstalled, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

6. Re-connect the lamp cover. Tighten the screws on the cord and turn on the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector.

7. Re-attach the power cord. Turn the projector on and let it warm up.

8. Reset the Lamp Operating time.

 

Reset the 8350 projector lamp timer

Reset the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 Lamp Replacement Counter only when the Epson ELPLP49 lamp has been replaced.

 

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 reset lamp timer, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

  • Turn the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector on.
  • Press MENU to display the configuration menu.
  • Press the down arrow to move down the menu to the Reset option.

 

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 reset menu, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

  • Press Enter to enter the Reset Menu.
  • Press the down arrow to move down the menu to the Reset Lamp Hours option.
  • Press Enter.

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 lamp reset, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

  • When the Reset Lamp Hour option has been chosen the Reset Lamp Hours message will appear.
  • Use the cursor to move to the YES option.
  • Press Enter to reset the lamp hours to zero.

Prolong the life of the Epson ELPLP49 lamp:

Extend the life of the newly installed Epson ELPLP49 with the following tips:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 and let it stand for at least one hour ever 24 hours. An average use of four to five hours per day will ensure longer lamp life.
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life

 

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5 comments on “How to replace the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector lamp
  1. avatar Kelly Stephenson says:

    So very helpful!!! Thank you. The instructions were so simple to follow. I was a bit worried about changing it myself, but thanks to you…all done. 🙂

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Kelly,
      So glad we could help you out and that the replacement went well. Thanks for letting us know.
      Cheers,
      Shelagh

  2. avatar Kim says:

    Super helpful! Made it a smooth easy fix 🙂

  3. avatar Kurt D Lange says:

    Ditto to everything already said! Very helpful!

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