Replacing Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 projector lamp

Our guide spowerlite_home_cinema_3010_projectorhows how to install a new Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 projector lamp.

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Replacement Warning Signs

You can expect up to 4000 hours with your projector lamp depending on maintenance or how often you use your projector.  When the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 projector lamp is reaching end of life, you may notice these warning signs:

  • The projector lamp indicator flashes orange or intervals of red.
  • The message “Lamp Replace” appears on the screen
  • The images gets darker or starts to deteriorates.

Keep your projector working

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 needs the Epson ELPLP68 projector lamp. OEM authentic Epson ELPLP68 lamps have been manufactured to meet the specifications of the Epson PowerLite 3010 projector and should always be used.

Counterfeit projector lamps can damage the sensitive and expensive mechanisms in your Epson PowerLite 3010 projector and actually have a much shorter lamp life. They are also more prone to explosions due to the inferior materials used during their production.

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Installing the projector lamp

Pre-installation Preparation:

  • Turn off the projector power and wait for the cool-down period which is about two minutes. Disconnect the power cord after the two minutes is over.
  • Wait at least 30 minutes to one hour for the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 projector to cool internally before opening it up. It should be cool to the touch.

powerlite_home_cinema_3010_remove_epson_elplp68_coverLoosen the screw holding the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 projector lamp cover in place.

powerlite_home_cinema_3010_remove_epson_elplp68_screw-coverSlide the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 projector lamp cover off and place it to one side.powerlite_home_cinema_3010_epson_elplp68_remove_replacement_lamp_screws

Loosen the two screws holding the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 projector lamp in place.


Lift up the wire handle on the Epson ELPLP68 projector lamp and gently pull the projector lamp out of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 projector lamp. Don’t knock the actual bulb as it may break.

NOTE: The Epson ELPLP68 projector lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps!

powerlite_home_cinema_3010_insert_epson_elplp68_replacement_lampSlowly insert the Epson ELPLP68 projector lamp until it clicks into place. Be sure not to touch the actual bulb apowerlite_home_cinema_3010_re-install_epson_elplp68_lamp_covers the oil from your skin will case blackouts.

Tighten the screws on the newly installed Epson ELPLP68 projector lamp. Replace the lid on the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 projector.

Tighten the screw on the projector lamp cover. Reset the lamp timer.

Resetting the lamp timer

The projector lamp timer will need to be reset after replacing the Epson ELPLP68 This timer helps the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 projector to properly track the lamp life. Only reset the timer when a new Epson ELPLP68 lamp has been installed, otherwise the projector will NOT know when it’s time to replace the lamp. You run the risk of damaging your projector.

  • Press the MENU button on the remote control. The Lamp Reset Menu will appear.
  • Scroll down to the RESET. Press ENTER.
  • Scroll down to the option RESET ALL.
  • A prompt appears asking if you want to replace the lamp.
  • Select YES when the confirmation pop up screen is shown. Press ENTER.
  • Press MENU to exit.

The lamp hours will be reset to zero. The lamp usage timer shows 0H until you’ve used the lamp for at least 10 hours.

How to extend projector lamp life

Extend the life of the newly installed Epson ELPLP68 with the following tips:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 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.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.



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