Change the Sharp XG-P10XU projector lamp

Sharp-XG-P10XU_projector_with_Sharp-BQC-XGP10XU_projector_lampFollow our step-by-step replacement guide to replace the Sharp XG-P10XU projector lamp.

Know the warning signs

The Sharp XG-P10XU projector lamp operates for approximately 1,000 hours, depending on the usage and maintenance. You should replace the projector lamp when it’s been used for 900 hours. If you notice a significant deterioration of the picture and color quality, you can replace it the projector lamp immediately. You can see the hours remaining for lamp usage by checking the On-screen Display option found on the Main Menu.

Sharp-XG-P10XU_projector_Sharp-BQC-XGP10XU_projector_lamp_warning_lightsWhen the Sharp BQC-XGP10XU projector lamp has been used for 900 hours: The projector LAMP REPLACEMENT indicator lights up red, and the LAMP icon flashes yellow in the lower-left corner of the picture.


When the Sharp BQC-XGP10XU projector lamp has been used more than 900 hours: The LAMP icon will flash red in the lower-left corner of the picture, and the projector will turn off.

Replace the Sharp BQC-XGP10XU projector lamp immediately at 900 hours and don’t wait! Should the projector lamp explode, learn what to do.

Buying the right projector lamp

The Internet has been flooded with generic projector lamps stating they are “compatible” with Sharp XG-P10XU projector. However, these projector lamps don’t offer much savings and come with many problems that can affect the life of your projector.

Consider the source before purchasing.

Six reasons to avoid generic lamps:

Learn How to buy an authentic projector lamp.

Installing the Sharp BQC-XGP10XU projector lamp

Before replacing the Sharp BQC-XGP10XU projector lamp follow these important safety tips:


  • Switch off the power to the Sharp XG-P10XU projector by pressing the Power button.
  • Disconnect the power cord.
  • Allow the projector to cool down for at least one hour. If should be cool to the touch. The Sharp XG-P10XU projector uses high temperatures and you can burn yourself badly if you don’t allow the projector to cool down.



Turn over the Sharp XG-P10XU projector onto a soft service and loosen the user service screw that holds the projector lamp cover on place. Slide the cover off away from the projector and place it to one side.


Remove the screws holding the Sharp BQC-XGP10XU projector lamp in place. Grab the wire handle and gently pull the Sharp BQC-XGP10XU projector lamp out.



Take the new Sharp BQC-XGP10XU projector lamp and press it firmly into the lamp cage compartment. Be careful not to touch the actual bulb as the oil from your fingers left on the lamp will burn black holes onto the lamp that appear on screen.

Note: The used Sharp BQC-XGP10XU projector lamp contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t throw it into regular garbage.


Sharp-XG-P10XU_Sharp-BQC-XGP10XU_projector_lamp_replace_cover Fasten the securing screws. Slide the lamp cage cover back on in the direction of the projector. Then tighten the user service screw.

Reset the lamp timer and clean the air filters.

To reset the Sharp XG-P10XU projector lamp timer:

Sharp-XG-P10XU_Sharp-BQC-XGP10XU_projector_lamp_reset_timerWhile pressing DOWN arrow, RIGHT arrow and ENTER on the projector, press POWER ON on the projector.

“LAMP 0000H” is displayed, indicating that the lamp timer is reset.



To clean the Sharp XG-P10XU air filter




Press the air filter tab and lift open the filter cover away from the projector.

Grasp the air filter between your fingers and lift it off the filter cover.




Vacuum the dust off the air filter – DO NOT WASH.

Put the air filter back on the filter frame.

Insert the tab on the end of the filter cover into the filter cover opening and press the filter cover into position.



Extend the life of the Sharp BQC-XGP10XU projector lamp:

  • Chose the “STD” mode to to dim the projector lamp and lower power consumption. This will extend the lamp life by up to 130%.
  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Every 24 hours, turn off the projector and let it stand for 1 hour
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the Sharp XG-P10XU projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.

 Go for a green alternative!


If you are looking for an even more eco-friendly option for your Sharp XG-P10XU projector why no consider replacing only the projector bulb and not the entire projector lamp? You recycle the lamp cage and reduce waste. Our step-by-step video shows you how.

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8 comments on “Change the Sharp XG-P10XU projector lamp
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  1. avatar Diana Terzo says:

    Need filters for projector. Where can I buy some

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Diana,
      Contact the manufacturer of your projector and they will either sell them onsite or direct you to companies selling your particular model.

  2. avatar JDG says:

    I just received the replacement bulb for this projector and installed, but the projector still shows the red lamp indicator. I checked all lamp connections and reinstalled but it still won’t power on. When I plug into the wall, the red LAMP indicator lights up and when I try to power on, the red LAMP light blinks once. I do believe this is a generic bulb but could it be a different issue?

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      HI JDG,
      Did you reset the lamp timer? That is the final step to replacing your projector lamp. Until you reset it back to zero the projector will think the lamp is still dead. If you have reset the lamp timer and the projector is still rejecting it then it may very well be the generic bulb. I would contact the seller and ask for a refund if that is the case.

  3. avatar JDG says:

    Also, the projector doesn’t seem to want to even try to power on because of the lamp issue. No fans or any startup sounds

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi JDG,
      Check the lamp timer first. If that has been reset to zero then the issue is with the generic lamp. Sometimes they are just no calibrated properly to work with the projector. Sorry for the hassle you are having.

  4. avatar Mounir says:

    Salut j’ai exactement le même video projecteur que j’ai acheté du Japon… Es que c’est normal que la référence soit légèrement différente ? XG-P10XJ aulieu de XG-P10XU avec une mention du mot hight-résolution sur la façade ?

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Bonjour Mounir,
      C’est probablement le même modèle. La chose importante à vérifier est pour la lampe nécessaire et que vous avez le bon modèle. La lampe nécessaire doit être incluse dans votre manuel. Si vous n’avez pas le manuel, vous devrez probablement visiter le site japonais pour télécharger le manuel et vérifier quelle lampe de projecteur est nécessaire.

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