Sony XL-2100U “How-To” Guide – Replacement Projection LCD TV Lamp

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This guide is being published to show how easy it is to replace your original Sony XL-2100U Lamp.
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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 & Flathead screwdrivers
2. Pair of Pliers
3. A new Philips Lamp
4. 15 minutes of your time
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…
Here is the Sony Lamp Enclosure, remember you can click on any image to enlarge!
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
 
Step 1: First thing we need to remove is the metal cage by remove the two screws above…
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Gently pull off the metal cage to reveal your Philips lamp…here’s a close up picture.
 
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Now we need to unscrew the connector as shown below…
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
 
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Now you should be able to slide the lamp out of the enclosure…
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
With the metal cage off, we can see our lamp and the screws holding it down…
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Now will use our Philips screwdriver to remove this terminal…then we’ll use our pliers to remove the other terminal, as shown below…
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
 
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Here are the lamps side-by-side…just don’t get them mixed up, usually there’s no physical difference between a new and old lamp…
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Now it’s re-assembly time! Let’s screw in the terminals on the new lamp!
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
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.
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
 
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Remember not over tighten these connectors. Afterwards, slide the lamp into the enclosure so that the connector lines up in its approperiate place…
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Here’s our new lamp! Almost done…just a few more screws to go!
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
After we tighten the connector screws in place we’ll reinstall the metal cage that covers the lamp…
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
Your all done…here’s the finished product! 10-15 mins MAX!
Sony XL-2100U Replacement Projection LCD Lamp (original Philips Lamp)
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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