Replacing the Optoma HD141X projector lamp

Optoma_HD141X_projector Replace the Optoma HD141X projector lamp using this guide

With its wide screen format the Optoma HD141X projector is perfect for 3D gaming or HD viewing. The Optoma HD141X projector lamp will need to be changed after 6500 hours of use.


Find this lamp on Amazon:

Optoma BL-FP190E for DW333/S312/S316/X316/W316/DX346/BR323/BR326/HD26/GT1080/HD141X/EH200ST/DH1009

Why buy authentic?

Counterfeit lamps have a variety of problems including:

Buy an authentic projector lamp in order to keep your  Optoma HD141X projector working properly while protecting your health and safety .

When to replace

When the Optoma HD141X projector lamp life is reaching end of life, you’ll see a warning sign appear on screen.


Replace the lamp immediately when you see this warning signs. Using the lamp beyond its recommended 6500 hours can result in the lamp exploding inside the projector.  Watch for these other signs that the  Optoma BL-FP190E lamp may be reaching it’s end of life:

  • the Lamp LED flashing amber
  • poor colour quality
  • image has deteriorated

Installing a new projector lamp

Your Optoma HD141X uses the Optoma BL-FP190E projector lamp. Follow these important safety tips before installing a new Optoma BL-FP190E:

  • Switch off the power to the projector by pressing the Power/Standby button.
  • Allow the projector to cool down for at least 30 minutes. If should be cool to the touch. The Optoma HD141X runs at a high temperature and you can burn yourself badly if you don’t allow the projector to cool down.
  • Disconnect the power cord.

Remove the old lamp

  1. Use a screwdriver to loosen the screw holding the projector lamp cover in place.
  2. Remove the lamp cover and place to one side. Remove both screws holding the projector lamp in place.


3. Lift the wire handle on the lamp.

4. Press on the both sides then lift up and remove the lamp cord.

5. Unscrew the one screw on the lamp module.

6. Grab the wire handle on the lamp

7. Carefully lift the lamp out of the projector.

Install the new lamp:

  • Gently place the Optoma BL-FP190E into the Optoma HD141X projector making sure not to touch the actual bulb. Oil from your fingers will burn black spots onto the lamp when it heats up.
  • Tighten the  Optoma BL-FP190E lamp screw.
  • Connect the lamp cord.
  • Put the wire handle in place.
  • Close the lid. Tighten the cover screw.
  • You are now ready to reset the lamp timer.

Reset the Optoma HD141X projector lamp timer

Your Optoma HD141X comes equipped with an automatic projector lamp timer that tracks the number of hours left for the Optoma BL-FP190E lamp. Each time you change the lamp you need to reset the lamp timer. Failure to do so may cause the projector to use the lamp over the recommended period of time resulting in the lamp exploding.

To reset the lamp timer:


  • Press MENU
  • Select OPTIONS
  • Select Lamp Settings
  • Select Lamp Reset
  • Select Yes

Learn TOP Tips for extending the lamp life in your Optoma  HD141X projector.



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10 comments on “Replacing the Optoma HD141X projector lamp
  1. i need projector Model ,as i have the projector but written on it is in china,the regulatorey number given on the projector sticker is VDHDNL,can you advise the projector model for this & lamp model .

    thanks .

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Ashgar,
      This is an Optoma HD14X projector with the VDHDNL series. It needs the Optoma BL-FP190E projector lamp. This guide will show you how to replace that lamp. Good luck.

  2. avatar Daniel Zurcher says:

    I have done all the steps but there is no light coming out of the projector. Is there something else that might need to be replaced?

    It starts up just fine and I have to double click the power button to turn it off. There are no signals that there is anything wrong. The original bulb had popped after almost 4 years. Thanks for any help.

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Daniel,
      When you say the lamp popped did it explode inside? Where there any glass shards found inside the projector? You may need to clean inside. Check your air filters. Did you reset the lamp timer as well? If it’s not reset to zero then the projector will turn on and then off. If the lamp did explode it may have hurt the color wheel or ballast. Do you hear any clicking noises when you turn on the projector? This indicates they may have been damaged when the lamp exploded. I would suggest cleaning the air filter, checking for any glass and then resetting the lamp timer. If this doesn’t work them bring it to a technician. If the color wheel or ballast are damaged it’s sometimes cheaper to buy a new projector. Sorry for the bad news.

  3. avatar Paul says:

    Installed new lamp. Can see it start to come on then I hear a high pitch noise, and it shuts back off, then the fan will go for a bit then the lamp will shine and change colors. I hear the high pitch noise again.. Then the system shuts down, and the bulb light comes back on.

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Paul,
      This could be a couple of things: t
      he colorwheel is stuck.
      the bearings are starting to go
      excessive dust and heat are trapped inside the projector.
      I would try cleaning the air filters and checking inside for any dust in the projector.
      If none of these work, then you will need to put the projector in for repairs.

  4. avatar Lello says:

    Hi all,
    I’m struggling with my Optoma HD141X.
    One month ago the lamp suddenly exploded in the projector.

    I cleaned all the dust and the shattered glass and then I replaced the lamp.

    All the fans seems to work properly but every time I try to switch on the projector it shuts down after few seconds.

    Do you have any advice?

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