DLP Lamp Guide - LCD and DLP Repair Tips - Fix Your DLP - FixYourDLP.com http://www.fixyourdlp.com Your Community For DLP Projector Repair Tips! Fri, 29 May 2015 19:51:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Replacing the Dell 1609X projector lamphttp://www.fixyourdlp.com/2015/05/29/replacing-the-dell-1609x-projector-lamp/ http://www.fixyourdlp.com/2015/05/29/replacing-the-dell-1609x-projector-lamp/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 19:51:00 +0000 http://www.fixyourdlp.com/?p=22436 No need to call a technician. This replacement guide shows you how to change the Dell 1609X projector lamp.   Go with authentic! Keep your Dell 1609X projector keep working by installing an authentic projector lamp. Avoid counterfeits for the

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Dell_1609X_projector_Dell_311-8943_725-1012_projector_lampNo need to call a technician. This replacement guide shows you how to change the Dell 1609X projector lamp.

 

Go with authentic!

Keep your Dell 1609X projector keep working by installing an authentic projector lamp. Avoid counterfeits for the following reasons:

Save yourself hassles and protect your Dell 1609X projector from being damaged, be sure to buy a Dell 311-8943 authentic projector lamp!

End of projector lamp warnings

A blinking amber light on the Dell 1609X means the projector lamp is approaching end of life. You will also see the on-screen message “Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. Replacement suggested!”

Don’t wait too long or you may hear making a loud popping noise before the projector lamps burns. “Lamp Defective” will then show on screen and remain until a new projector lamp has been installed. The projector will eventually turn off.

Dell_1609X_projector_Dell_311-8943_725-1012_replace_projector_lampReplacing the Dell 1609X projector lamp

Before replacing the Dell 311-8943 (725-10120) projector lamp be sure to turn the projector off and disconnect from the AC plug. Let the projector cool down for at least 30 minutes. It should be cool to the touch. Don’t attempt to change the lamp when the projector is still hot as there is a good chance you can get severely burned.

  • Place the Dell 1609X on a soft surface and turn in upside down to access the projector lamp cover. Loose the two screws that hold the projector lamp cover in place.
  • Loosen the two screws that secure the projector lamp.
  • Pull the projector lamp up by its metal handle. Pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. NOTE: Don’t throw the Dell 311-8943 projector lamp into regular garbage! Since it contains mercury, this lamp must be properly recycled.
  • Install the new Dell 311-8943 projector lamp making sure it is properly aligned into the projector.
  • Tighten the two screws that secure the Dell 311-8943 projector lamp.
  • Replace the projector lamp cover and tighten the two screws.
  • You are now ready to reset the lamp timer.

Reset the Dell 1609X projector lamp counter

The Dell 1609X projector tracks the life of the Dell 311-8943 (725-10120) projector lamp and will trigger the warning signals when it’s time to replace. Each time you replace the Dell 311-8943 projector lamp you must reset the lamp timer to zero. Failure to do so can result in you using the projector past the optimum lamp life and causing the projector lamp to explode.

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  • To access the Main Menu press the left or right buttons on your projector’s control panel or remote control.
  • Scroll over the the LAMP Menu. Press ENTER to access.
  • Scroll down to the Lamp Reset icon. Press ENTER.
  • Scroll down to choose YES and press ENTER to reset the projector lamp timer.

 

Tips for extending Dell 1609X projector lamp life:

  • From the LAMP Menu, choose ECO MODE: Select On to use the projector at the lower power level of 165 Watts, which makes the Dell 1609X projector operate quieter and with lower light that gives more projector lamp life. Select off to operate at the 200 Watts power level.
  • 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 Dell 1609X projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.

Save money and go green

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Looking for a green alternative for the Dell 1609X projector? Try replacing only the projector lamp bulb and re-using the same plastic cage with the 311-8943 projector lamp. Watch our training video to see learn.

 

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How to replace the InFocus IN32 projector lamphttp://www.fixyourdlp.com/2015/05/28/how-to-replace-the-infocus-in32-projector-lamp/ http://www.fixyourdlp.com/2015/05/28/how-to-replace-the-infocus-in32-projector-lamp/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 17:48:00 +0000 http://www.fixyourdlp.com/?p=22420 Install a new InFocus IN32 projector lamp by following this guide. Invest in authentic Your InFocus IN32 projector is equipped with sophisticated optics that need the right projector lamp. That means resisting the lure of cheaper counterfeit models. When you

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Infocus_IN32_projector_Infocus_SP-LAMP-019 Install a new InFocus IN32 projector lamp by following this guide.

Invest in authentic

Your InFocus IN32 projector is equipped with sophisticated optics that need the right projector lamp. That means resisting the lure of cheaper counterfeit models. When you purchase an authentic projector lamp, you’re guaranteed a lamp that has been manufactured with high quality parts. Lower priced counterfeit lamps are made with inferior parts that can give you a lower quality light and poor image. They may end up costing you more and can also release carcinogenic materials such as Krypton 95 that are used as substitutes by copy-cat manufacturers. Buy from a legitimate source to keep your projector under warranty and protect your health.

End of life warning signs

When it’s time to replace the InFocus IN32 projector lamp you may seen the following signs:

  • The projector image gets darker and starts to deteriorate.
  • The projector lamp flashes red.
  • The warning message REPLACE THE LAMP appears on screen.

Replace the InFocus SP-LAMP-019 immediately. Infocus_IN32_projector_Infocus_SP-LAMP-019_projector_lamp_hoursCheck the remaining time left using the Service Menus, Total Lamp Hours option.

Step 2: Install the replacement projector lamp

Follow these important safety steps BEFORE installing the replacement

  • Turn off the InFocus IN32 projector and unplug the power cord.
  • To avoid getting burned, let the projector fully cool before changing the lamp.
  • Place the projector on a soft surface.
  • Do not operate the projectors while any of the lamps are removed as this may result in malfunctions, fire hazard and other accidents.
  • Caution: Don’t touch the screen or the actual bulb with your finger since the oil from your skin can cause a black spot on the bulb.

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  • Remove the lamp door by using a screw driver to gently pop off the cover.
  • Slide the door forward and lift the door off.
  • Using the screw driver to loosen the screw holding the InFocus SP-LAMP-019 in place.
  • Disconnect the connector attaching the InFocus SP-LAMP-019 to the InFocus IN32  projector.

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    Grab the InFocus SP-LAMP-019 lamp handle and carefully lift the lamp cage up.Pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. Learn what to do should the bulb break.

  • Install the new InFocus SP-LAMP-019 lamp housing and tighten the screw.
  • Connect the connection wire from the lamp to the projector
  • Slide the lamp door back in place, making sure it is aligned so it clicks into place.
  • You are ready to reset the lamp hours.
NOTE: The InFocus SP-LAMP-019 contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps!

Step 3: Reset the projector lamp timer

Infocus_IN32_projector_Infocus_SP-LAMP-019_resset_projector_lamp_timerAfter replacing the InFocus SP-LAMP-019 projector lamp be sure to reset the lamp hours. Failure to do so will mean your InFocus IN32 will NOT TURN ON.

  • Open the MAIN menu. Press SELECT
  • Scroll down to the SERVICE menu.
  • Scroll down to RESET LAMP HOURS.
  • Lamp hours will be reset to zero.

Tips for longer lamp life

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the InFocus IN32 and let it stand for at least one hour ever 24 hours.
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life

 

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ViewSonic_PJD5211_projector_RLC-055_Projector_lampThis helpful guide shows you how to replace the Viewsonic PJD5231 projector lamp.

Authentic lamps are critical!

Your Viewsonic PJD5211 needs an authentic Viewsonic RLC-055 projector lamp installed in order to keep working.  It doesn’t make sense to buy a cheap, counterfeit lamp and run the risk of damaging the expensive electronics inside your projector.   OEM lamps guarantee you’re getting the best products. Keep reading for the 6 reasons to avoid generics.  Learn how to spot the copycat lamps posing as authentic lamps.

Replacement Warnings

When it’s time to replace the Viewsonic PJD5211 projector, you’ll notice the Power LED lamp light becomes a bright blue and Lamp LED becomes bright red. A series of warning message will start showing on screen.

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1st warning: The lamp has been in operation for 3500 hours. Install a new lamp for optimal performance. If the projector is normally run with Economic selected you may continue to operate the projector until the 3950 hour lamp warning appears.

 

2nd warning: The lamp has been in operation for 3950 hours. A new Viewsonic RLC-055 projector lamp should be installed so the projector doesn’t run out of lamp time.

 

3rd warning: The lamp has been in operation for 4000 hours. Replace it immediately especially if you notice diminished light and poor picture quality.

 

Final warning:  The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector will operate normally.

Installing the Viewsonic RLC-055 lamp

ViewSonic_PJD5231_projector_replace_RLC-049-Projector-LampBefore replacing the Viewsonic RLC-055 projector lamp follow these crucial safety tips to prevent injury to yourself or the projector:

  • NEVER change the lamp unless the Viewsonic PJD5211 projector is cool to the touch. The PJD5211 operates under extremely high temperatures and you can burn yourself quite badly.
  • Switch off the power to the Viewsonic PJD5211 projector.
  • Disconnect the power cord.

Use a screwdriver to undo the screw holding the lamp cover in place. Remove the lamp cover, being careful not to lose the screws.

Slide the lid — slowly — off the projector. and place to one side. Don’t lose the lid because the Viewsonic PJD5131 projector will not turn back if the lamp cover hasn’t been installed properly.

Remove the two screws holding the Viewsonic RLC-055 projector lamp in place.

Note: The used Viewsonic RLC-055 proejctor lamp contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t throw it into regular garbage.

 

 

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Pull out the lamp connector from a slot in the lamp compartment. Disconnect it

Grab the Viewsonic RLC-055 projector lamp by the wire handle and slowly pull it out of the projector. Be careful not to bang the lamp against the projector as this may case the bulb to break.

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Learn what to do if the lamp has exploded inside the projector.

  • Insert the new lamp into the lamp compartment and make sure it fits in the projector. Reconnect the lamp connector and place it back into its slot to be flush with the projector
  • Taking care not to touch the actual bulb, lift up the handle on the new lamp and insert it gently into the Viewsonic PJD5211 projector.
  • Tighten the two screws on the lamp.
  • Replace the lamp cover and tighten its two screws. Reset the lamp timer.

Reset the Lamp Replacement Timer

The Viewsonic PJD5211 projector has an automatic lamp timer that tracks the numbers of hours left in the lamp. Each time you install a new lamp, you’ll need to to reset the lamp timer to know how many hours are left and when to change the bulb.

To reset the Lamp Replacement Timer:

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  • After the startup logo, open the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
  • Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced Lamp Settings menu.
  • Press MODE/ENTER to display the Lamp Settings page.
  • Press to highlight Reset option.
  • Press MODE/ENTER.
  • A warning message is displayed asking if you want to reset the lamp timer.
  • Highlight the Reset option
  • The lamp time will be reset to ‘0’.

Extend the life of the Viewsonic RLC-055 projector lamp by setting the Viewsonic PJD5211 to Eco Mode. This lowers the brightness of the projector and makes the lamp last longer. Read about other tips for extending the lamp life in your Viewsonic PJD5231.

6 reasons to avoid generic lamps:

Look for the seal of approval that lets you know you are buying an authentic projector lamp.

 

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Vivitek_ D950HD_projector_Vivitek_5811116617-S_replacement_projector_lampUse this how-to guide to replace the Vivitek D950HD projector lamp.

Watch your hours

When you see the power LED flashing 5 times consecutively it’s time to replace the Vivitek D950HD projector lamp. Other warning signs include a faded picture on screen or a image with strange colours. You can check the lamp hours from the SETUP/Advanced Meni.

Invest in an authenentic projector lamp!

Be sure the purchase an authentic projector lamp and avoid the temptation counterfeit lamps with their bargain prices. These lamps have been manufactured with toxic and dangerous substitutes. Bargain prices can’t compensate for a shorter lamp life. As well as being prone to explosions, counterfeits also can’t be properly calibrated to work with your Vivitek D950HD projector. You’ll also make your projector warranty void installing one. Go with authentic.

Replace the projector lam

Your Vivitek D950HD projector uses the Vivitek 5811116617-S projector lamp. Before changing the projector lamp do the following safety steps:

  • Reduce the risk of electrical shock by disconnecting the power cord on the Vivitek D950HD projector.
  • Reduce the risk of severe burns by allowing the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes.

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  • Remove the two captive screw holding the lamp cover place.
  • Remove the lamp compartment cover

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  • Insert the new Vivitek 5811116617-S projector lamp into the projector making sure it’s properly aligned.
  • Tighten the two screws.
  • Replace the projector lamp cover and tighten the screw.
  • Note: Be sure the lamp module is sitting securely in place and the lamp connector is connected properly before tightening the screws.
  • You are now ready to reset the lamp timer.

Resetting the Lamp Hour Timer

It’s important to only reset the lamp timer when the a new Vivitek 5811116617-S projector lamp has installed into the Vivitek D950HD projector. lamp has been replaced. Resetting the lamp timer without changing the lamp can make it work beyond its recommended hours and cause harm to your projector.

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  • Go to the SETUP/Advanced Menu
  • Press the MENU button to open the On ScreenDisplay menu.
  • Press the left-right cursor button to move to the SETUP/Advanced Menu
  • Press the left-right cursor button to move to the LAMP MENU.
  • Press the MENU to reset the Lamp Hour after the lamp is replaced to reset the lamp hours to zero.

Extending the life of the Vivitek 5811116617-S projector lamp:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Use the Lamp Power option on the Vivitek D950HD projector and set to Eco Mode to reduce the amount of power used but extend lamp life.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.

 

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New replacement projector lamp for 3M MP8745http://www.fixyourdlp.com/2015/05/20/new-replacement-projector-lamp-for-3m-mp8745/ http://www.fixyourdlp.com/2015/05/20/new-replacement-projector-lamp-for-3m-mp8745/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 16:55:00 +0000 http://www.fixyourdlp.com/?p=22405 When it’s time to replace the 3M MP8745 projector lamp follow this guide for an easy installation. End of life warning signs When the 3M MP8745 projector lamp is reaching end if life, you’ll see the message appears on screen:

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3M_MP8745_projector_3M_78-6969-8919-9_EP1635_replacement_projectorWhen it’s time to replace the 3M MP8745 projector lamp follow this guide for an easy installation.

End of life warning signs

When the 3M MP8745 projector lamp is reaching end if life, you’ll see the message appears on screen: “CHANGE THE LAMP.” The  lamp indicator lights up red as well. Other indications may be a washed out image or distorted colors. a

Avoid generics

In order to keep your 3M MP8745 projector working, you’ll need to install an authentic 3M 78-6969-8919-9 EP1635 projector lamp. Avoid counterfeit for the following reasons:

Invest in an authentic and look for the seal of approval before buying

Replacing the projector lamp

Before replacing the 3M MP8745 projector lamp, follow these safety steps:

  • Wait until the projector is cool to the touch before removing the lamp. These projector work at a high temperatures and you can get badly burned.
  • Be sure to unplug the projector before replacing the 3M 78-6969-8919-9 EP1635 lamp.

NOTE: The 3M 78-6969-8778-9 projector lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle this lamp.

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  1. The 3M MP8745 projector lamp access door is located on the bottom of the projector. Turn over the projector onto a soft surface to loosen the screw holding the cover in place.
  2. Remove the cover. Place it to one side.
  3. Unscrew the two projector lamp screws. Grasp the lamp module with one hand and the projector body with the other hand. Carefully slide the lamp module out. Take care not to bang the actual 3M 78-6969-8919-9 EP1635 projector lamp or it may break. Learn how to do a proper clean up if the lamp breaks or explodes.
  4. Insert the new 3M 78-6969-8919-9 EP1635 projector lamp. Tighten the two screws on the new projector lamp.Being careful not to touch the actual bulb as the oil from your fingers will burn black marks when the lamp heats up. Re-install the 3M MP8745 projector lamp cover.

Reset the lamp timer

After changing the 3M 78-6969-8919-9 EP1635 projector lamp you need to reset the lamp timer so the 3M MP8745 projector will turn back on. To reset:

  1. To display the total lamp hours, press and hold for 3 seconds, the RESET button on the projector or Timer button on the remote control.
  1. To reset the lamp timer, press the RESET button on the projector or MENU button on the remote while the total lamp hours are displayed. Use the arrow button on the projector or remote to select ZERO or CANCEL.

Extend the 3M MP8745 projector lamp life

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the 3M MP8745 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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Install a replacement Epson PowerLite 93 projector lamphttp://www.fixyourdlp.com/2015/05/19/install-a-replacement-epson-powerlite-93-projector-lamp/ http://www.fixyourdlp.com/2015/05/19/install-a-replacement-epson-powerlite-93-projector-lamp/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 http://www.fixyourdlp.com/?p=22399 That orangeblinking light on your Epson PowerLite 93 means the projector lamp needs to be replaced. This guide shows you how! The Internet has been flooded with generic lamps stating they are “compatible” with Epson projectors. However most counterfeit lamps

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Epson_PowerLite_93_projector_Epson_ELPLP60_projector_lampThat orangeblinking light on your Epson PowerLite 93 means the projector lamp needs to be replaced. This guide shows you how!

The Internet has been flooded with generic lamps stating they are “compatible” with Epson projectors. However most counterfeit lamps have a shorter life than original lamps. Many counterfeits claim to be compatible “generic” lamps but are created with toxic materials and carcinogenic parts including Krypton-85. A projector lamp with a low price may seem like a bargain l but in the long run cost more since they are prone to explosions and usually damage the sensitive electronics in your projectors. Without the proper guards, your eyesight is also at risk. Buy OEM authentic and keep your Epson PowerLite 93 working properly.  The Epson PowerLite 93 uses the Epson ELPLP60 projector lamp.

Installing the Epson ELPLP60 lamp

When it’s time to replace the projector lamp you’ll notice a red blinking light on the lamp indicator that turns to orange when the lamp is about to stop working. Replace the projector lamp immediately. Waiting too long will cause your projector to shit down.

Before installation:

  • Turn off the Epson PowerLite 93 projector and unplug the AC cord.
  • Allow the projector to cool for one hour – it should be cool to the touch. Inside of the projector can be very hot since these machines operator under high temperatures and you run the risk of being burned if the projector has not cooled down.
  • Do not operate the projectors while any of the lamps are removed as this may result in malfunctions, fire hazard and other accidents.

Caution: Don’t touch the screen or the actual bulb with your finger since the oil from your skin can cause a black spot on the bulb.

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The Epson PowerLite 93 lamp cover is on the side. Using a screwdriver to gently release the cover switch. Slide the lamp cover off.Epson_PowerLite_93_projector_Epson_ELPLP60_remove_projector_lamp_cover

Epson_PowerLite_92_projector_Epson_ELPLP60_remove_projector_lamp_screwRemove the two screws on either side of Epson ELPLP60 lamp. Place the screws to either side.

 

 

Epson_PowerLite_92_projector_remove_Epson_ELPLP60_projector_lampPull the lamp out using the top handle. Be sure to pull it out straight. Pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. Learn what to do should the bulb shatter. NOTE: The Epson ELPLP60 lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps!

 

Epson_PowerLite_92_projector_remove_Epson_ELPLP60_projector_lamp_screwTake the new Epson ELPLP60 projector lamp by the handle and gently put it into place making sure the lamp is facing in the right direction.

Replace the projector lamps screws and re-connect the lamp cover.  Re-attach the power cord. Turn the projector on and let it warm up. Reset the Lamp Operating time.

Reset the Epson PowerLite 93 Projector Lamp Timer

Epson_PowerLite_92_projector_Epson_ELPLP60_projector_lamp_reset_timerReset the Epson PowerLite 93 Lamp Replacement Counter only when the Epson ELPLP60 lamp has been replaced.

  • Turn the Epson PowerLite 92 projector on.
  • Press MENU to display the RESET menu.
  • Press the down arrow to move down the menu to the RESET ALL option.
  • A prompt message appear. Select YES and press ENTER.
  • The lamp hours will be reset to zero.
  • Press MENU or ESC to exit the menu
  • The lamp timer will be a zero.

Get longer life with the Epson PowerLite 93 projector Lamp:

Extend the life of the newly installed Epson ELPLP60 projector lamp with the following tips:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Epson PowerLite 93 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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How to replace the BenQ MP720PLUS projector lamphttp://www.fixyourdlp.com/2015/05/15/how-to-replace-the-benq-mp720plus-projector-lamp/ http://www.fixyourdlp.com/2015/05/15/how-to-replace-the-benq-mp720plus-projector-lamp/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 18:32:00 +0000 http://www.fixyourdlp.com/?p=22395 Follow this guide to replace the BenQ MP720+ projector lamp. Invest in authentic Save yourself unnecessary headaches — buy an authentic BenQ MP720+ projector lamp from a recognized dealer. There are hundreds of choices out there and it can be

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BenQ_MP720PLUS_projector_CS.5JJ1K.001_projector_lampFollow this guide to replace the BenQ MP720+ projector lamp.

Invest in authentic

Save yourself unnecessary headaches — buy an authentic BenQ MP720+ projector lamp from a recognized dealer. There are hundreds of choices out there and it can be confusing finding the correct projector lamp. Price is the biggest give away. If you are buying a lamp with a price that is too good to be true, chances are it’s a counterfeit. You’re buying a whole lot of problems:

BenQ_MP720P_projector_CS.5JJ1K.001_projector_lamp_Warning_First Replacement warning signs

When it’s time to replace the BenQ MP720+ projector lamp you’ll see a series warnings appear on screen. First message: Total (equivalent) lamp hour has reached 3000 hours. Install a new lamp for optimal performance.

BenQ_MP720P_projector_CS.5JJ1K.001_projector_lamp_Warning_Second Second message: Total (equivalent) lamp hour has reached 3950 hour. A new lamp should be fitted to avoid the inconvenience when the projector runs out of lamp time.

 

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Third message: Total (equivalent) lamp hour has reached 4000 hours. This message will flash in the center of the screen for about 30 seconds together with the Lamp indicator lighting up red for 40 seconds

BenQ_MP720P_projector_CS.5JJ1K.001_projector_lamp_Warning_Final Final message: If this warning message displays, the projector will shut down in 40 seconds. The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector will operate normally.

 

 

Replacing projector lamp

Your BenQ MP720P projector uses the BenQ CS.5JJ1K.001 projector lamp. Before installation follow these important safety instructions:

  • Reduce the risk of electrical shock by disconnecting the power cord on the BenQ MP720+ projector.
  • Reduce the risk of severe burns by allowing the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes. The projector should be cool to the touch.

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  • The projector lamp cover is found on the bottom side of the BenQ MP720+ projector. Place in on something soft to avoid scratching the projector before turning it over. Lift the projector up slightly to access the screw to the projector lamp cover.
  • Loosen the screw holding the lamp cover in place.

Step A:BenQ_MP720P_projector_CS.5JJ1K_replacement_projector_lamp

  • Lift up the projector lamp cover.
  • Remove the lamp cords from the slots. Don’t lose the screw!
  • Disconnect the lamp connector by pushing it against the projector while pulling it up.

Step B:

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  • Loosen the screw that secures the lamp.

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BenQ_MP720P_projector_install_CS.5JJ1K-replacement-projector-lampNOTE: The BenQ CS.5JJ1K.001 projector lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps!

Insert the new BenQ CS.5JJ1K.001 projector lamp. Align the two holes on the lamp with the locators on the projector.

Step C:

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  • Tighten the screw that secures the lamp. Loose screw may cause a bad connection,
    which could result in malfunction. Do not over tighten the screw.
  • Connect the lamp connector to the projector.BenQ_MP720P_projector_CS.5JJ1K_replace_projector_lamp_cover
  • Place the lamp cords back to the slots.
  • Replace the lamp cover on the BenQ MP720+ projector.
  • Reset the lamp timer. (See below for instructions.)

Resetting the lamp timer

Do not reset the BenQ MP720+ projector lamp timer if the lamp has not been replaced as this could cause damage. Don’t start the if the lamp cover has not been replaced.

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  • Press and hold the Exit 5 button on the projector for 5 seconds to display the total used lamp time.
  • Press Auto on the projector or on the remote control to reset the lamp hour to “0”.
  • Wait about 5 seconds to let the OSD disappear.

Extend the projector lamp life:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Setting Lamp Power to Whisper mode. Using Whisper mode reduces system noise and power consumption. It also extends the projector lamp life. To set Whisper mode, go into the Advanced Setup > Lamp > Lamp Power menu.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.

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Install a replacement Optoma TX542 projector lamphttp://www.fixyourdlp.com/2015/05/12/install-a-replacement-optoma-tx542-projector-lamp/ http://www.fixyourdlp.com/2015/05/12/install-a-replacement-optoma-tx542-projector-lamp/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 03:45:00 +0000 http://www.fixyourdlp.com/?p=22387 Use this guide to quickly replace the Optoma TX542 projector lamp. Your Optoma TX542 uses the Optoma BL-FP180E (SP.8EF01GC01) projector lamp. Be sure to buy an authentic projector lamp in order to keep your projector working properly and avoid safety

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Optoma TX542_projector_BL-FP180E SP.8EF01GC01_projector_lampUse this guide to quickly replace the Optoma TX542 projector lamp.

Your Optoma TX542 uses the Optoma BL-FP180E (SP.8EF01GC01) projector lamp. Be sure to buy an authentic projector lamp in order to keep your projector working properly and avoid safety and health issues from counterfeit lamps.

Why buy authentic?

Warning signs

Optoma_TX542_BL-FPI80E_projector_lamp_warning When the Optoma BL-FP180E (SP.8EF01GC01) 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 3000 hours can result in the lamp exploding inside the projector. This results in a messy and time consuming clean up. Watch for these other signs that the BL-FP180E (SP.8EF01GC01) lamp may be reaching it’s end of life:

  • the Lamp LED flashing amber
  • picture has poor colour quality
  • image vibrancy and definition has deteriorated

Installing a new Optoma BL-FP180E lamp

Pre-installation safety Preparation: Follow these important safety tips before installing a new BL-FP180E into your Optoma TX542 projector.

  • 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 EX540 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.

Step-by-step instructions

Optoma-EX542_BL-FP180E_SP.8EF01GC01_replacement_projector_lampRemove the old lamp Figure 1: Use a screwdriver to loosen the two screws holding the projector lamp cover in place. The Optoma EX542 projector should be cool to the touch.

Figure 2: Remove the lamp cover and place to one side. Don’t lose the screws to the cover as the projector will not turn back on until the projector lamp cover has been properly installed.

Figure 3: Remove both screws holding the BL-FP180E (SP.8EF01GC01) in place.Lift the wire handle on the lamp and gently remove it from the projector. Be careful not to hit the lamp or you can cause it to break.

Install the new lamp: Take the new Optoma BL-FP180E (SP.8EF01GC01) projector lamp out of its packaging and lift the handle on the lamp. Gently place it into the projector making sure not to touch the actual bulb. Oil from fingerprint marks can burn black spots onto the lamp when it heats up. Tighten the screws on the projector lamp. d. Close the lid. Tighten the cover screws. You are now ready to reset the lamp timer.

Reset the Optoma TX542 projector lamp timer

Your Optoma TX542 comes equipped with an automatic projector lamp timer that tracks the number of hours left for the BL-FP180E (SP.8EF01GC01) 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.

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To reset the lamp timer:

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

TIP FOR LONGER LAMP LIFE: Under Brightness Mode:

  • Choose STD to dim the projector lamp and lower power consumption making the lamp last longer.
  • Choose BRIGHT to make the lamp brighter but decrease lamp life.

Learn the TOP Tips for extending the lamp life in your Optoma TX542 projector.

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Christie-DS655-Digital-Projection-Image7Our guide shows you how to install a new replacement lamp in your Christie DS+655 projector.

Projector lamp end of life warnings

Christie_DS+65_projector_Christie_003-000884-01_reset_projector_lamp_timerYour Christie DS+655 projector uses two the Christie 003-000884-01 projector lamp. When it has reached the LAMP indicator on the projector will light red. Replace the projector lamp immediately when you see this. Other warning signs may be a dim picture, colour that appears washed and a image that is fading.

The importance of an authentic projector lamp

The best way to keep your Christie DS+655 projector working properly is to always install an authentic replacement projector lamp. You may be tempted to buy a generic lamp sold at discount prices. These projector lamps actually cost more since the have a much shorter life and are prone to explosions. There are health and safety concerns as well, since these lamps have been created with carcinogenic, toxic substitutes. Installing generic lamps into your Christie DS+65 projector voids your warranty.

Replacing the projector lamp

The Christie DS+655 projector is fitted with two individual projection lamps. Using the Lamp Sub-Menu, you can select a dual or single lamp mode. The lamps can also be replaced separately as needed. Eco-mode reducing the power for longer lamp life.

Before changing the projector lamp:

  • Allow the Christie DS+655 projector to cool down for at least 45 minutes. This projector operates at an extremely high temperature and you can get burned. Don’t rush it.
  • Unplug the electrical cord so there is no chance the projector could get turned on during the installation. This could damage your projector and also give you a shock.

To replace the projector lamp:

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  • Loosen the two screws on the Christie DS+655 lamp cover. Open the cover
  • Loosen the three screws on Lamp 1 andpull out the used Christie 003-000884-01 projector lamp assembly by using the built in handle.
  • NOTE: The used Christie 003-000884-01 projector lamp contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t throw it into regular garbage.
  • Pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. Learn what to do if the lamp breaks.
  • Replace the lamp assembly with a new Christie 003-000884-01. Be careful not to touch the actual bulb as oil from your fingers can leave black marks on the lamp. If you are replacing only one lamp, be sure not to touch the remaining lamp
  • Tighten the three screws on the replacement lamp.
  • Put back the lamp cover and tighten its two screws.
  • Connect the AC power cord to the Christie DS+655 and turn on the projector to reset the lamp timer.

Tips for longer projector lamp life:

  • Avoid frequent on and offs to avoid power surges.
  • Don’t let the projector overheat as this puts stress on the lamp. Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Let the projector stand unused for at least one hour ever 24 hours. An average use of four to five hours per day will ensure longer lamp life.
  • Keep the air filters clean and free of dust so it can do its job and keep the projector lamp for overheating.
  • Eco mode reduces lamp brightness while extending the lamp life.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending projector lamp life.

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NEC_NP500_projector_NP07LP_replacement_projector_lampChanging the NEC NP500 projector lamp is simple when you follow this how-to guide.

Step 1: Are you ready for a lamp?

Know when it’s time to install a new NEC NP500 projector lamp by consulting the hours left on the Usage Time menu.

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  • Go to INFO menu
  • Scroll down to LAMP LIFE REMAINING and LAMP HOURS USED.
  • The progress indicator shows the percentage of remaining bulb life:
  • When the lamp usage reaches 0, the Lamp Life REMAINING starts a count down from 100 hours
  • When the count down reaches 0, the projector will turn off and not turn on.

End of life warnings

When the NEC NP500 is reaching end of life you’ll see the following warning on screen message: LAMP HAS REACHED THE END OF ITS USABLE LIFE. PLEASE REPLACE THE LAMP AND FILTER. The LAMP indicator will also blink red. If on screen colours looks off or of the picture is faint or has deteriorated replace the NEC NP500 projector lamp immediately.

Authentic lamps are crucial

Keep your NEC NP500 projector working at its best by installing an OEM authentic projectorlamp. Avoid any generic counterfeits created with substandard toxic materials (including the Krypton-85. These lamps shorter life, are prone to explosions and often damage the sensitive electronics in your NEC NP500 projector. Save yourself the hassle and buy and authentic uses the NEC NP07LP projector lamp. You can track the hours left for the project lamp with the

Changing the NEC NP07LP projector lamp

Follow these important safety instructions before installing the new NEC NP07LP projector lamp

  • turn off the NEC NP500 projector.
  • unplug the projector from its power source.
  • unplug the power cable.
  • wait until the projector is cool to the touch to avoid getting burned.

NEC_NP500_projector_NP07LP_remove_projector_lamp_coverLoosen the NEC NP500 projector lamp cover screw.

Push and slide the NEC NP500 projector cover off.

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Loosen the two screws holding the NEC NP07LP projector lamp in place. (The screws will not come out only loosen.) Remove the projector lamp by holding the indent and pulling up.

NOTE: Your NEC NP07LP projector lamp should be properly recycled. These lamps contain mercury and can’t be placed into common garbage.

NEC_NP500_projector_NP07LP_installing_replacement_projector_lampInstall a new lamp housing into the NEC NP300 projector, gently pressing the projector lamp housing into the socket. Take care not to touch the actual bulb as your finger prints can leave oil marks that burn black marks onto the bulb.

Push the top center on the projector lamp to secure it. Tighten the screw on the projector lamp.

Re-attach the NEC NP500 lamp cover by sliding the cover until it snaps into place. Tighten the screw on the lamp cover.

Reset the lamp timer

Once the NEC NP07LP projector lamp and NEC NP500 projector filter have both been replaced you will need to reset the timer for both. You want the projector to be able to accurately track the projector lamp life.

NEC_NP500_projector_NP07LP_replacement_projector_lamp_hoursClear usage hours and reset hours

  • Plug in the power cored into the wall outlet.
  • Turn on the projector.
  • From the MENU select RESET.
  • Choose CLEAR LAMP HOURS.
  • A confirmation message appears.
  • Select YES.

 

Extending the life of the NEC NP500 projector lamp

Get your newly installed NEC NP07LP projector lamp will last longer by choosing the ECO option. The ECO MODE increases projector lamp life by lowering the power consumption. There are three modes to choose from:

  • Auto Mode: 4000 hours
  • Normal: 5000 hours
  • Eco ModeL 8000 hours

Learn more tips to extend the life of the NEC NP07LP lamp.

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