Your DIY guide for replacing the BenQ MP711 projector lamp

BenQ MP711, BenQ 5J.J2C01.001You can expect up to 4,000 hours from the BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 projector lamp before it reaches end of life.

When the BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp is approaching end of life the BenQ MP711 projector’s lamp indicator will light red. At the same time warning messages will appear on screen.

Follow our step-by-step guide to replace the BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp.

When to replace: Warning messages

Watch for the following warning signs on the screen of the BenQ MP711 so you’ll know when it’s time to replace the BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 light.

BenQ MP711 lamp warning 1, BenQ 5J.J1S01.001 lamp


First Warning: The BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp has been in operation for 3000 hours. Replace the lamp soon so the BenQ MP711 projector will continue to work at optimum levels.



BenQ MP711 Warning message 2, BenQ BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp


Second Warning: The BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp has been in operation for 3950 hours. Replace the lamp as soon as possible to keep the BenQ MP711 projector working at optimum levels.




BenQ MP711 lamp warning 3, BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp


Third warning: The BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp has been in operation for 4000 hours. You’ll see this message for 30 seconds along with the LAMP indicator lighting up red for 30 seconds. Replace the lamp immediately.



BenQ MP711 lamp warning 4, BenQ BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp


Final warning: You’re out of time! The BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 has reached end of life. The projector will shutdown in 30 seconds. The lamp MUST be replaced immediately before the BenQ MP711 projector will turn back on.



Buy authentic!

Generic lamps seem like a bargain, buy you may want to avoid knock-off “compatible” lamps. You get what you pay for and in the case of generic lamps it’s usually a long list of problems.

It’s crucial to install the proper type of BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp. Go with an authentic to keep your BenQ MP711 working properly sold by an dependable retailer. Using a counterfeit generic lamp may result in poor illumination as well as malfunction of the sensitive components in your projector.

Counterfeit lamps are also prone to explosion and have been created using toxic substances such as Krypton-85. Installing a generic lamp compromises the your health but also voids any warranty for your BenQ MP711 projector. Protect yourself and go with an authentic BenQ 5J.J2C01.001. Learn the 7 Ways to spot a counterfeit lamp.


Looking for a less expensive option but more eco-friendly option? Want more information? Watch our step-by-step video on replacing only the BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 bulb instead of the entire lamp housing.


Installing the new BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp

Before changing the lamp:

  • Reduce the risk of electrical shock by disconnecting the power cord on the BenQ MP711 projector.
  • Reduce the risk of severe burns by allowing the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes.

BenQ MP711 lamp cover, BenQ 5J.J2C01.001

  • The lamp cover is found on the bottom of the projector. Turn the projector over onto soft surface to protect the top of the projector. Loosen the two screws holding the BenQ MP711 lamp cover in place. (Use a magnetic screwdriver to make the whole process easier.)

BenQ MP711 lamp cover off, BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp


  • Remove the lamp cover and place it to one side.





BenQ MP711 lamp connectors off, BenQ 5J.J2C01.00 lamp




BenQ MP711 lamp screw, BenQ BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp

  • Loosen the screw on the BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp. Be sure not to loose the screw as the projector will not turn on unless the lamp is properly secured into the projector. Using a magnetic-head screwdriver will ensure you don’t accidentally drop the screw into the projector!



BenQ MP711 lamp out, BenQ BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp






BenQ MP711 lamp in, BenQ BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp

BenQ MP711 lamp connectors in, BenQ BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp


  • Tighten the lamp screw. Re-connect the BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp connectors to the BenQ MP711 projector.


BenQ MP711 lamp cover on, BenQ BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp


  • Re-install the BenQ MP711 lamp cover and tighten the screw.
  • Reset the total lamp hour timer.





NOTE: The BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps! If you bought from an authentic manufacturer they will recycle the lamp for you at no extra cost (another reason to buy authentic lamps!


Reset the Lamp Hour Timer

It’s important to only reset the lamp timer when the BenQ 5J.J1S01.001 lamp has been replaced. Resetting the lamp timer without changing the BenQ 5J.J1S01.001 lamp can cause significant harm to your BenQ MP711 projector.


BenQ MP711 lamp reset, BenQ BenQ 5J.J2C01.001

  • Press and hold the Exit 5 button on the BenQ MP711 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 on screen display (OSD) disappear.
  • Only reset the Lamp Hour when a new lamp has been installed in order that the life BenQ 5J.J1S01.001 can be properly tracked and prevent the projector shutting down unexpectedly.


Extending the life of the BenQ 5J.J2C01.001 lamp:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Use the Lamp Power option on the BenQ MP711 projector and set to Economic 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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