How to replace the Sanyo PLC-XU20 projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago
Sanyo PLC-XU20 Projector, Sanyo POA-LMP21 (service parts no 610 290 6939)

Sanyo PLC-XU20 Projector

Watch for the yellow blinking light on your Sanyo PLC-XU20’s Lamp Replacement Indicator. The blinking light indicates your Sanyo POA-LMP21 (service parts no 610 290 6939) lamp is reaching its end of life. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions to replace your projector lamp

Instructions for replacing the Sanyo PLC-XU20 Projector Lamp

It’s important to buy only a genuine POA-LMP21 to replace the old lamp. The price of generic knock-off lamps may be tempting but can cost you more money in the long run. Counterfeit lamps are not manufactured according to Sanyo’s specifications and can damage the sensitive (and expensive) mechanisms in your Sanyo PLC-XU20 projector.

Before installation

Before installing the new Sanyo POA-LMP21 (610 290 6939) lamp be sure to turn off the projector and unplug the AC cord. Allow the Sanyo PLC-XU20 projector to cool for one hour – it should be cool to the touch. Inside of the projector can be very hot since these machines operator under high temperatures.

Step-by-step instructions for replacing the Sanyo POA-LMP 21 Lamp Assembly

Sanyo PLC-XU20 Projector Lamp Cover, Sanyo POA-LMP21 (service parts no 610 290 6939)

  • The lamp cover for the Sanyo PLC-XU20 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-XU20 Projector Lamp Cage, Sanyo POA-LMP21 (service parts no 610 290 6939)
  • Loosen both screws holding the Sanyo POA-LMP21 (service parts no 610 290 6939) 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.
  • Take the new Sanyo POA-LMP21 (610 290 6939) 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.
  • Once the lamp is in, tighten both screws on the Sanyo POA-LMP21 (6102906939) Lamp Assembly. Make sure the screws have been tightened properly or the Sanyo PLC-XU20 projector will not turn on.
  • Replace the Lamp Cover and tighten the screw. Re-connect the power cord and turn on the Sanyo PLC-XU20 projector If the Sanyo POA-LMP21 (service parts no 610 290 6939) 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: BE sure to properly recycle your used Sanyo POA-LMP21 (610 290 6939) lamps. Since they contain mercury they can’t be placed into regular garbage.

How to reset the Sanyo PLC-XU20 Lamp Replacement Monitor Timer

In order for the projector to properly track the lamp life of your Sanyo POA-LMP21 (service parts no 610 290 6939) 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-XU20 Lamp Replacement Timer Monitor

  • Turn the Sanyo PLC-XU20 projector on.
  • Press the MENU button to access the ON-SCREEN MENU.
  • Press the POINT LEFT/RIGHT button to select the SETTING menu.
  • Press the SELECT button to open the SETTING MENU option.
  • Press the POINT DOWN button so the red-arrow appears.
  • Move down to the LAMP AGE option. Press SELECT to open the next option.
  • The message “Lamp replace monitor Reset?” will be displayed.
  • Click on the option YES to reset the timer.
  • RESET the Lamp Replacement Monitor Timer ONLY WHEN the Sanyo POA-LMP21 (610 290 6939) lamp has been REPLACED.

Extend the life of the SANYO POA-LMP 21 lamp

Extend the life of your newly installed Sanyo POA-LMP21 (service parts no 610 290 6939) by following these tips:

  • Wait at least five minutes before turning the Sanyo PLC-XU20 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-LMP21 (service parts no 610 290 6939) and prevent the Sanyo PLC-XU20 from overheating.


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