How to change the Epson EMP-1707 projector lamp

epson_emp-1707_projector_epson_ELPLP38_lampChange the Epson EMP-1707 projector lamp

Is your projector image dim or the colours deteoriating? It may be time to replace the Epson EMP-1707 projector lamp. This guide will give you step-by-step instructions for quick and easy replacement.

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Replacing the Epson ELPLP38 lamp

Before installation follow these important safety tips:

  • Turn power button off and after the Epson EMP-1707 has beeped twice unplug the power cord.
  • The Epson EMP-1707 should be cool to the touch. DO NOT attempt to change the Epson ELPLP38 if the projector is still hot. You can be badly burned if you don’t wait for the projector to cool.

IMPORTANT: Do not operate the projectors the lamps is removed as this may result in malfunctions, fire hazard and other accidents.



Loosen the screws on the Epson EMP-1707 projector using the screwdriver provided.



Slide the cover towards you until it’s off the runners. Lift and remove the cover on the Epson EMP-1707 projector.



Loosen the two screws holding the Epson ELPLP38 lamp in place






Grab the side indents and gently lift the Epson ELPLP38 lamp out of the Epson EMP-1707 projector. Don’t use excessive force or the lamp could break. Read about what to do if lamp breaks inside the projector.

NOTE: The Epson ELPLP38 lamp contains mercury and needs to be properly recycled. Don’t throw the used lamp into your regular garbage.



Gently insert the new Epson ELPLP38 lamp into the Epson EMP-1707 projector. Avoid touching the actual lamp since your fingerprints will cause black out spots to appear when the projector starts working.



Tighten the screws on the Epson ELPLP38 lamp. Be sure not to tighten too much or the lamp may not work.





Replace the Epson EMP-1707 projector lamp cover and tighten the screw on the lamp cover.

You are now ready to reset the lamp timer.


Resetting the Epson EMP-1707 Lamp Timer

It’s important to reset the Epson EMP-1707 has a lamp timer each time a new lamp is installed so the projector can accurately track the Epson ELPLP38. Never use the Epson ELPLP38 lamp beyond its recommended usage as this can damage the Epson EMP-1707 projector beyond repair.



  • Press the MENU button on either the remote control or on the projector’s control panel.
  • Scroll down to the RESET option. Press Enter to bring up the reset screen.
  • Scroll down to RESET LAMP HOURS.
  • A second prompt screen will appear asking for confirmation. Scroll over to the YES option. Press ENTER.
  • Press MENU to exit.


Extending the life of your Epson ELPLP38 lamp

Follow this simple tips to make your Epson ELPLP38 lamp last even longer:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Epson EMP-1707 projector 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.
  • Set the Brightness Mode to low.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life
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2 comments on “How to change the Epson EMP-1707 projector lamp
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  1. avatar Mathi says:

    I have an epson emp-1707. Replaced the lamp and when turning on the power button turns green and after a few seconds the word lamp turns red. No light coming out of the lense. Second bulb I have tried.

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Mathi,
      Have you tried resetting the lamp timer to zero. That can cause the projector not to turn on when the lamp has been changed.

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