Step-by-step instructions for replacing the Sanyo PLC-8800N projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago
Sanyo PLC-8800N Projector, Sanyo POA-LMP14 (service parts no 610-265-8828)

Sanyo PLC-8800N Projector


The lifespan of your Sanyo POA-LMP14 (service parts no 610-265-8828) lamp in your Sanyo PLC-8800N projector will vary depending on how much the projector is used and if the filters are cleaned regularly.
If your projector Sanyo PLC-8800N lamp no longer turns on, it needs to be replaced.  If the picture is dim or looks unnatural the Sanyo POA-LMP14 (610-265-8828) is reaching its end of life. If the Replace Lamp Indicator light on the front panel is blinking orange, you must replace the Sanyo POA-LMP14 (6102658828) immediately. Follow our simple step-by-step instructions to replace your lamp in the Sanyo PLC-8800N projector easily.

Before installation

Replace the Sanyo POA-LMP14 (service parts no 610-265-8828) immediately with a guaranteed authentic lamp. Be sure to verify that your lamp is authentic and buy from an authorized manufacturer.
If the price of the lamp you’re about to buy seems like an incredible bargain, chances are it’s counterfeit and has been created using inferior parts that can damage the inside of your Sanyo PLC-8800N projector since it will not fit properly. Buying a knock-off lamp will also void your warranty and should anything happen to the projector you will not be covered.

Replacing the Sanyo POA-LMP14 Lamp Assembly

Sanyo PLC-8800N Lamp Cover, Sanyo POA-LMP14 (service parts no 610-265-8828)

  1. Allow the Sanyo 8800N projector to thoroughly cool before changing the lamp. Turn off the projector, unplug the AC cord and allow 45 to 60 minutes for the projector to cool. These projectors operate under high heat and there is a possibility of being burned, if the projector is not fully cooled before changing the Sanyo POA-LMP14 (610-265-8828) lamp.
  2. The lamp cover for the PLC-8800N projector is located at the bottom of the projector. Gently turn over the projector onto its side and loosen the screw holding the cover in place. Place the cover to one side. Sanyo PLC-8800N Lamp Cage, Sanyo POA-LMP14 (service parts no 610-265-8828)
  3. Inside you’ll find the Sanyo POA-LMP14 (service parts no 610-265-8828) lamp cage. Loosen both screws holding the lamp cage in place. Grab the lamp handle 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-LMP14 (610-265-8828) lamp cage by the handle—avoid touching the actual bulb a this can break 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-LMP14 (610-265-8828)Lamp Assembly. Make sure the screws have been tightened properly or the Sanyo PLC-8800N projector will not turn on.
  6. Replace the Lamp Cover and tighten the screw. Re-connect the power cord and turn on the Sanyo PLC-8800N projector. If the Sanyo POA-LMP14 (6102658828) 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-LMP14 (service parts no 610-265-8828) lamp should be properly recycled. These lamps contain mercury and can’t be placed into common garbage.


In order for the projector to properly track the lamp life of your Sanyo POA-LMP14 (610-265-8828) you’ll need to reset the Lamp Replacement Monitor Timer. Failure to do so can result in the Replace Lamp Indicator not tracking the lamp life properly.
Sanyo PLC-8800N Lamp Replacement Monitor Timer

  • Press SELECT (rear click) to have the SETTING DISPLAY screen appear.
  • Press the POINT DOWN button and a red arrow shows up on screen.
  • Using the POINT UP/DOWN button, select the LAMP PAGE and then press SELECT.
  • You’ll see the message “Lamp replace monitor reset?
  • Move the arrow to YES and press SELECT.
  • OK is shown for confirmation. Press YES and then the SELECT button.
  • Move the arrow QUIT and press SELECT to exit the MENU and return to the screen.
  • Your newly installed Sanyo POA-LMP14 (service parts no 610-265-8828) should last between 1,000 to 2,000 hours depending on usage and maintenance.


Make your newly installed Sanyo POA-LMP14 (service parts no 610-265-8828) last longer:

  • Wait at least five minutes before turning the Sanyo PLC-8800N projector off.
  • Don’t operate the projector continuously without letting it stand for at least one hour turned off every 24 hours.
  • Cleaning the air filter regularly will also prolong the life of the Sanyo POA-LMP14 (610-265-8828) and prevent the Sanyo PLC-8800N from overheating.

Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.

Replace_lamp_keep_plastic_cageLooking for an enviro-friendly option that is also less expensive? Consider just replacing the bulb instead of the whole lamp housing. For more info and a how-to guide watch our step-by-step video on replacing only the Sanyo POA-LMP14 bulb.


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