Easy instructions for replacing the Epson EMP-TW1000 projector lamp



Replacing the projector lamp in the Epson EMP-TW1000 is simple. Follow our handy step-by-step manual for a quick and easy installation!

Step 1: Be prepared

Epson-EMP-1000-warning-light-Epson-ELPLP39-lampKnowing when to replace the Epson ELPLP39 lamp is the first step. There are a few warning signs that the lamp in the Epson EMP-TW1000 is reaching end of life.

  • the lamp warning on the projector started to blink red and continues blinking
  • the picture gets darker and continues to deteriorate
  • the message “Replace the lamp” appears on screen when the projector is turned on.

Do not use the lamp past the allocated time as this increases the risk of explosions.

Step 2: Go with authentic lamps

Protect your investment and keep your Epson EMP-TW1000 projector operating properly and go with an authentic Epson ELPLP39 lamp. Look for the seal of approval to verify your Epson ELPLP39 lamp from an authorized manufacturer.

If the price of the lamp you’re about to buy seems like an incredible bargain, chances are it’s counterfeit and has inferior parts that damage the inside of your Epson EMP-TW1000 projector. These so-called “compatible” lamps are also a health risk. Copycat manufacturers can’t get the proper materials so substitute highly toxic chemicals, such as Krypton-85,  in order to get the same results.

Buying a knock-off lamp will also void your warranty and should anything happen to the projector you will not be covered. Go with an authentic Epson ELPLP39 — it’s worth the few extra dollars to save yourself problems and protect your health.

Step 3: Installing the Epson ELPLP39

Before opening up the Epson EMP-TW1000 to install the lamp, follow these steps:

  • press the power button and wait for the light to stop flashing.
  • turn off the power switch at the back on the projector
  • unplug any power cords to cables to prevent the projector from accidentally being turned on.
  • give the projector one full hour to cool. The Epson EMP-TW1000 operates on high heat and you will burn yourself the projector has not cooled down.



Gently press on the EMP-TW1000 lamp cover. Slide is away from the projector and then lift up to remove.







Using the screw driver provided, locate the two screws holding the Epson ELPLP39 lamp in place. Loosen both screws (they will not come out of the lamp altogether).






Grab the handle on the Epson ELPLP39 and gently pull the lamp up. Pulling too quickly can break the glass bulb. Learn what to do should the bulb shatter.


NOTE: The Epson ELPLP39 CAN’T be thrown into regular garbage! Since it contains mercury and should not be properly recycled! Your authorized manufacturer will recycle the lamp for you at no extra cost. (Another reason to go with authentic lamps!)





Remove the packaging from the new Epson ELPLP39 lamp being sure not to touch the glass bulb. Your fingerprints can leave oil marks on the glass causing black spots to appear on screen when the projector heats up.

Line up the Epson ELPLP39 lamp and gently lower it into the EMP-TW1000 projector.





Line up the EMP-TW1000 cover hinges with the projector and place the lamp cover into them. Slide the lamp cover back down and click it into place. You’re noew ready to reset the lamp operating timer.


Resetting the Lamp Operating Timer

The Lamp Operating Timer determines when the Epson ELPLP39 lamp is reaching its 1600 hours end of life. Only reset this option when you have installed a new lamp otherwise you run the risk of using an older lamp past its recommended usage. This can cause the old lamp to explode.


To reset the Lamp Operating Timer:

  • Plug the power cord back into the projector
  • Press the on button and wait for the projector to warm up.
  • Press the MENU button to display the CONFIGURATION MENU.
  • Scroll down to select RESET menu.
  • Scroll down and choose RESET LAMP HOURS option
  • Press ENTER.
  • The reset lamp hour message will show up.



  • Select YES
  • Press ENTER.
  • Lamp hours will be set to zero.

Extending the Epson ELPLP39 lamp life

Get more hours from your Epson ELPLP39 lamp by following these maintenance tips:

  • To avoid overhearing the projector and causing the lamp to explode, keep the air filters clean.
  • Let the Epson EMP-TW1000 rest for at least one hour per day.
  • Using it only our to five hours per day will give the lamp a longer life.
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted. Overheating can cause lamp failure.

Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.

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