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How to replace a projector lamp

It's just another day of enjoying your Projector or Rear Projection TV when all of a sudden you see the dreaded lamp warning indicator telling you it will be time soon to replace the projector lamp. With these simple steps, you will learn how to replace a projector lamp and be back to enjoying your projector or TV in no time.

Step 1: gather the necessary tools

Luckily, you'll only need a manual screwdriver to remove the panel. You will also want to have a soft, non-abrasive cloth handy to help avoid any contact with your fingers and the lamp assembly. A Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth is recommended.

How to replace a projector lamp - step 1
Step 1: the necessary tools

Step 2: turn off TV or projector

After the unit has cooled down properly, remove the power cord from the outlet and the unit completely.

How to replace a projector lamp - step 2
Step 2: turn off TV or projector

Step 3: remove lamp compartment door

The lamp compartment on projectors is usually located underneath the projector unit. For Rear Projection TVs, the lamp compartment should be located in the rear towards the bottom left or right side of the TV. 2-4 screws will be holding the compartment in place. Removed the screws and the lamp compartment door.

How to replace a projector lamp - step 3
Step 3: remove lamp compartment door

Step 4: remove lamp assembly

Carefully pull out the lamp assembly and disconnect any power cords that may still be connected to the lamp assembly. Put it aside and don't get it confused with your new lamp!

How to replace a projector lamp - step 4
Step 4: remove lamp assembly

Step 5: clean lamp compartment

Dust gets everywhere and while you have the projector open, use a soft cloth or micro-fiber cleaning cloth to remove any loose dust from the lamp compartment.

How to replace a projector lamp - step 5
Step 5: clean lamp compartment

Step 6: insert new lamp assembly

Carefully reconnect any power cables to the new lamp if present and slide the new lamp into the compartment in the same orientation that the original lamp came out.

How to replace a projector lamp - step 6
Step 6: insert new lamp assembly

Step 7: close lamp compartment door

Set the lamp compartment door back into place and securely screw in the door without screwing it in too tightly.

How to replace a projector lamp - step 7
Step 7: close lamp compartment door

Step 8: reset the lamp timer

Instructions on how to do this should be covered by the instruction manual.

How to replace a projector lamp - step 8
Step 8: reset the lamp timer

Step 9: done!

Enjoy your projector or TV again and make sure you have a backup lamp handy in case the lights go out unexpectedly. To maximize the potential life of your projector lamp we recommend you read this document.

How to replace a projector lamp - step 9
Step 9: done!



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