Hitachi UX21516 (LP700) Replacement Projection LCD TV Lamp "How-To" Guide

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  • Screen P.
  • 15 years ago

This guide is being published to show how easy it is to replace your original Hitachi Lamp.
NORMAL DISCLAIMER:
— Do NOT purchase generic brand lamps such as LTI, APO or third-party manufacturers such as OSRAM. These lamps were NOT engineered with and for your TV…only your Philips lamp has been engineered to work flawlessly and output the best possible color. Above that, it just doesn’t make sense to choose an aftermarket lamp for a $5-$10 difference (and in many cases they are more expensive!!). Be a smart consumer and do your research! Discount-Merchant.com promises to be the low price leader in all Projection TV Lamps they carry…if this is not true, let us know and we’ll fix it!
Necessities:
1. Standard Philips Screwdriver
2. Pair of Pliers
3. A new Philips Lamp
4. 15 minutes of your time
Here is the Hitachi Lamp Enclosure, remember you can click on any image to enlarge!
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Step 1: First thing we need to remove is the metal cage…
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
If we pull outwards and away from the plastic enclosure, the metal cage should come loose…In the pictures above and below you can see a groove where you can place your thumb inside and pull.
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Now you can slide it off the plastic enclosure…
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
With the metal cage off, we can see our lamp and the screws holding it down…
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Notice that the original lamp is manufactured by Philips. Your original lamp is also a 100W/120W
 
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Notice there are two screws…one on either side holding the lamp in place…we need to unscrew these with our Philips screwdriver, but first…
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Let’s unscrew the screw holding the connect plug in place.
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
With that removed, we head back to unscrew the lamp…
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Now here is the lamp and enclosure apart…very simple, isn’t it?!?
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
All that’s left is to swap out the power plug from the old lamp onto the new lamp:
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Our pliers come into use here to remove the nut from the center of the lamp.
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
NOTE: Be careful when screwing in the side connector on to your new lamp. It’s best to hand torque as this one as it is very sensitive and might break with a lot of torque.
 
Now assemble in reverse order…do not forget the connector!
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Your new lamp is inside the enclosure and your old lamp needs to be properly disposed of…often times it is impossible to tell a good lamp from a defective one, don’t get them mixed up! visit: http://lamprecycle.org or more information on recycling your bare lamp.
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
Hitachi LP700 UX21516 LCD Projection TV LAMP / Bulb Discount-Merchant.com
IMPORTANT: The bulb should be handled with a clean cloth at all times to avoid any dirt or oil. Our hands are naturally oily…this is a no-no for these lamps. It doesn’t hurt to do a final wipe with a clean, non-abrasive, lent free cloth before reinstalling your lamp…
Again, Discount-Merchant.com promises to be the low price leader in all Projection TV Lamps they carry…if this is not true, let us know and we’ll fix it!
 

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