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How To Replace A RPTV or Projector Lamp

How to Replace A Projector Lamp

How to Replace Your DLP or Projector Lamp and Housing

Ability Level: Beginner
Diagram (right) and Steps (below) are Matched by Color 

Diagram on to Replace a Projector Lamp

Required Tools:

  • Clean Glove or Towel

    gloved hand Used to handle new housing assembly without touching the lamp glass. Oil from your skin shortens the life of the lamp by increasing the temperature of the glass.

  • Screwdriver

    screw driver for replacing a projector lamp To open access panel, tighten wire contacts and secure housing assembly

  1. Unplug the Projector or TV Unit from Electrical Outlet. Locate Your Owners Manual.

    Follow in instruction manual from unit manufacturer if possible. Your manufacturer may have the manual available on their website (e.g.
  2. Remove Panel on Unit to Access Lamp Housing Assembly.

    Access panel location varies from model to model. Yours may be in the front, back, top or bottom. Finding the screw to release the access panel may be on the side or underneath. Save screws because they will be reused when the new lamp is installed. Electronics are delicate and they enjoy a gentle touch.
  3. Unscrew Housing Assembly and Remove from Unit.

    Do not discard any screws or wires and be careful not to break or crack fragile plastic pieces of the assembly or unit.
  4. Disconnect Wires from Old Lamp and Connect Wires to New Lamp. Screw the New Assembly into Unit.

    Do not force the new assembly into the unit. If the new assembly does not fit easily please contact Planet Bulb to exchange the lamp and housing for the correct lamp.

    Be careful not to over tighten the screws because you may crack or break the assembly. A snug fit is perfect, do not apply a lot of pressure to the screws.
  5. Power On Unit and Follow Manual or Unit Instructions.

    Warning: Powerful projection units are not meant to be turned on and off quickly. We recommend waiting 30 minutes for the lamp and unit to cool down before turning it on again. This will extend the life of your lamps and other projection components.