Follow this replacement guide for a new Smartboard UNIFI 55 projector lamp.
When the projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate then it’s time to replace the Smartboard UNIFI 55 projector lamp.
Go with authentic
An authentic projector lamp makes all the difference in keeping your Smartboard UNIFI 55 projector working. If the price is too good to true, then you should avoid the lamp. Bargain basement prices mean problems down the road. Scroll down to see more reasons to avoid counterfeit lamps.
When to replace
When the Smartboard UNIFI 55 projector lamp is reaching end of life you’ll see the warning message appear on screen. Replace the lamps immediately when this message shows up and don’t try to extend the use of the lamp or you may cause the lamp to explode and damage the projector.
Changing the Smartboard projector lamp
Your Smartboard UNIFI 55 projector uses the SmartBoard 20-01032-20 projector lamp.
Important Safety tips BEFORE replacing the projector lamp:
- Close the projector lens door to prevent scratching or touching of the lens.
- Press the power button twice on the ECP (extended control panel) or on the remote to put the system in Standby mode.
- Turn off the power switch and disconnect the power cord and all connected cables.
- This projector operates under high temperature and there is a burn risk so be sure to wait at least one hour minutes for the projector’s housing to completely cool.
Step 1: Remove the projector from the boom
To remove the projector from the mount, hold the projector and without applying pressure, remove the screw holding the cable cover in place. Lift the cover off.
Step 2: Remove the old lamp
Pull off the outer lamp cover with the your finger and set it aside.
Loosen the two screws holding the SmartBoard 20-01032-20 projector lamp in place.
Press on the tab and pull up with the handle on the old lamp. Release the tab. NOTE: The SmartBoard 20-01032-20 projector lamp contains mercury and should properly recycled and NEVER thrown into regular garbage
Remove all packaging from the new SmartBoard 20-01032-20 projector lamp. Press the tab, put the new lamp into the lamp slot, and push it all the way down. Release the tab.
Put the outer lamp cover back into its original position. Align the cover and tighten the screws until the outer Smartboard UNIFI 55 projector lamp cover is secure.
Tighten the two lamp screws on the SmartBoard 20-01032-2
Replace the projector plate assembly on the projector boom
You will need two people to do this.
- Using both hands, left the projector and align the hooks on the boom with the slots on the projector. Have someone hold the projector in place.
- To place the projector back into the boom, attach the projector plate hinges into the corresponding flange hook on the projector boom.
Secure the projector to the plate with the original screw.
- Replace the projector padlock.
- Replace the projector cover on the top of the boom. Without applying pressure to the boom, replace and tighten the screw on the cover until it’s secure. Connect all the cables and put the cable cover back on.
Resetting the lamp timer
Your Smartboard UNIFI 55 has a built in lamp timer that tracks the life of the SmartBoard 20-01032-20 projector lamp. Whenever you change the lamp you need to reset the lamp timer back to zero.
Using the remote control, press the following buttons quickly to access the service menu: Down, Up, Up, Left, Up.
Scroll down to the Lamp Hour Reset field and press OK. Both Standard and Economy setting will be reset to zero.
Press the Menu button on the remote control to make the Smartboard UNIFI 55 Setting menu appear.
Select the Lamp Hours to confirm that it’s been reset to zero.
- Wait five minutes for the projector lamp to warm up.
6 reasons to avoid generic lamps:
- shorter lamp life
- created with toxic materials and carcinogenic parts including Krypton-85
- prone to explosions
- can damage the sensitive electronics in your projectors
- no safeguards to protect your eyesight
- no guarantee or refunds offered.