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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  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?

  5. avatar Shawn says:

    Hi thanks for the input. I changed the bulb with a OEM bulb after trying the knock off. When I had the knock off in it the bulb only lasted a month. I then heard a loud windy noise and it shut off. It didn’t explode or anything. I opened it up and cleaned everything besides the color wheel. The blue light will turn on but when I click it on the 2 red lights come on the power and bulb. Do you know what it might be? I have the same one as above. Hd141x

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Shawn,
      First check the fans are working and that the filters are not blocked. It might be time to replace the filter itself. You can try taking them to see if they are dirty. Both red lamps at the same time indicates that the fan and the lamp are both not functioning. But there is a possibility that the knock off bulb damaged your color wheel and ballast. Try cleaning or replacing the filter, re-installing the lamp and resetting the lamp timer. if that doesn’t restart the projector you will need a service technician. You can read the manual online at

  6. avatar Pat says:

    Projector stopped working with a blinking lamp light. Replaced the bulb, but same problem persists – fan will come on and I hear some clicking but then it shuts itself off. Is it possible the ballast is bad? If so, is that replaceable?

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Pat,
      Did you reset the lamp timer? if that wasn’t done the projector will shut itself off. The clicking sound could also be the lamp not connected properly. A bad ballast will give you pixelated images but not necessarily a clicking noise. It’s most likely the lamp. If it was bought on Amazon it may be a counterfeit lamp with parts that are not properly manufactured. These lamps often give off a clicking sound.

  7. avatar Ryan says:

    Hi, my Optoma HD141X just randomly shut off and the lamp error and power indicators are solid red. Not sure what this means? I can turn it off and back on and it runs fine for a little while and then shuts off the same way again. Menu indicates that I only have 763 hours on it… Anyone know what this error is, the manual doesn’t include this error.

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Ryan,
      It could be a number of things. Have you checked the air filters to make sure they are not clogged. If air can’t circulate due to blocked filters, the projector will overheat and shut down to self protect. The lamp hours is only an estimate and the lamp may have died before the estimated hours. You could try replacing the lamp and see if this solves the problem. It’s the easiest solution. Otherwise, you need to start looking at the color wheel ballast as this may be damaged. Try the air filters and new lamp first. Hope this helps.

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