Replace the NEC NP310 projector lamp

projector_nec-np310_projector_lamp_nec_np14lpThis easy guide shows how to install a replacement NEC NP310 projector lamp

End of life warnings

When the NEC NP310 projector lamp is reaching end of life you’ll a warning message about replacing the lamp appear on screen. The LAMP INDICATOR on the projector will also start blinking red. You may also see that colors are off and the picture has become very faint. When any of this signs show, replace the NEC NP310 projector lamp immediately.

Invest in authentic lamps

The best type of projector lamp for your NEC NP310 projector is an OEM NEC NP14LP replacement projector lamp. Counterfeits often end up damaging the sensitive electronics in your NEC NP310 since they are prone to explosions. The substandard toxic materials used give these counterfeit projector lamps a much shorter life as well. The other concerns are the lack of proper safety guards for your eyesight. Save yourself the hassles and buy an authentic NEC NP14LP projector lamp for your NEC NP310 projector.

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Changing the projector lamp

Follow these important safety instructions before installing the new NEC NP14LP projector lamp

  • turn off the NEC NP310 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.

projector_nec-np310_remove_projector_lamp_cover_nec_np14lpeLoosen the NEC NP310 projector lamp cover screw.

Slide the NEC NP310 projector cover off.

NOTE: Your NEC NP14LP projector lamp should be properly recycled because they contain mercury.




Loosen the two screws holding the NEC NP14LP projector lamp in place. (The screws will not come out only loosen.) Remoprojector_nec-np310_replacement_projector_lamp_removal_nec_np14lpve the projector lamp by holding the indent and pulling up. Take care not to knock the bulb against the projector as this may cause it to break.



Install a new NEC NP14LP lamp into the NEC NP310 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. Tighten the screws on the NEC NP14LP lamp projector lamp.

Re-attach the NEC NP310 lamp cover. Tighten the screw. You are ready to reset the lamp timer

Reset the lamp timer

Once the NEC NP14LP projector lamp has been replaced you’ll need to reset the timer back to zero so the . You want the NEC NP310 projector to be able to accurately track the projector lamp life.

projector_nec-np310_projector_lamp_nec_np14lp_reset_lampTo reset:

  • Plug in the power cord into the wall outlet.
  • Turn on the projector.
  • From the MENU select RESET.
  • A confirmation message appears.
  • Select YES.


Extending the projector lamp life

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Don’t operate the projector continuously without letting it stand for at least one hour turned off every 24 hours
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.
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