Easy instructions for replacing the Sanyo PLV-30 projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago
Sanyo PLV-30 Projector

Sanyo PLV-30 Projector

When you see the blinking yellow light on the top panel of your Sanyo PLV-30, it’s time to replace the Sanyo POA-LMP25 (service parts no 610 287 5386).

NOTE: Sanyo PLV-30 can also use  POA-LMP34 (service parts no 610 291 0032)


The lifespan of your Sanyo POA-LMP25 (service parts no 610 287 5386) lamp will vary depending on how much the projector is used and if the filters are cleaned regularly.

Before installation

Buy your Sanyo POA-LMP25 (610 287 5386) from an authorized manufacturer and avoid the lower-prices knock-off lamps. These counterfeit lamps are usually made with counterfeit parts that can damage your projector, they may end up costing you more if the damage the  sensitive mechanisms in your Sanyo PLV-30 projector. Buying from a legitimate source doesn’t void your projector’s warranty and gives you a solid guarantee.

Replacing the POA-LMP25 Lamp Assembly

Lamp Cover for Sanyo PLV-30 Projector

  1. Allow the Sanyo PLV-30 to cool before changing the lamp. Turn off the projector, unplug the AC cord and low 45 to 60 minutes for the projector to cool. There is a possibility of being burned, if the projector is not fully cooled.
  2. The lamp cover for the Sanyo PLV-30 is located at the bottom of the projector. Gently turn over the projector and loosen the screw holding the cover in place. Lamp POA-LMP25 for Sanyo PLV-30 projector
  3. The Sanyo POA-LMP25 (service parts no 610 287 5386) lamp cage will found inside. Loosen both screws holding the lamp cage in place. Grab the lamp handles and gently lift the lamp out of its socket. Place to one side. Be sure to dispose of the lamp properly through a local recycling program.
  4. Taking the new Sanyo POA-LMP25 (610 287 5386) POA-LMP25 lamp cage by the handle—avoid touching the actual bulb a this can brek or damage the lamp. Without forcing the lamp, place it into the slot.
  5. Once the lamp is in, tighten both screws on the Sanyo POA-LMP25 (service parts no 610 287 5386) Lamp Assembly. Make sure the screws have been tightened properly or the Sanyo PLV-30 projector will not turn on.
  6. Replace the Lamp Cover and tighten the screw. Re-connect the power cord and turn on the Sanyo PLV-30 projector If the Sanyo POA-LMP25 (service parts no 610 287 5386) lamp does not turn on after the warm-up period, try re-installing the lamp. Reset the Lamp Counter Screen by following the instructions below.

NOTE: Your old Sanyo POA-LMP25 (610 287 5386) lamp should be properly recycled. These lamps contain mercury and can’t be placed into common garbage.


Sanyo PLV-30 Lamp Replace Monitor Reset option

  • Turn the Sanyo PLV-30 projector and using the remote control, press the MENU button so the ON-SCREEN menu will appear.
  • Using the POINT LEFT/RIGHT button move to SETTING and press the SELECT button.
  • A second dialog box SETTING MENU will appear.
  • Press the POINT DOWN button so the red-arrow icon appears. Move the arrow to LAMP AGE.
  • Press SELECT. The message “Lamp replace monitor Reset” is displayed.
  • Select YES and the Timer will be reset


DON’T USE the Lamp Replacement Monitor Timer unless the lamp has been replaced.


Prolong the life of your new POA-LMP25 lamp

Make your newly installed Sanyo POA-LMP25 (service parts no 610 287 5386) last longer:

  • Wait at least five minutes before turning the Sanyo PLV-30 projector off.
  • Don’t operate the projector continuously without letting it stand for at least one hour turned off every 24 hours.
  • Clean the air filter regularly will also prolong the life of the POA-LMP25 by preventing the Sanyo PLV-30 from overheating.


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