Replace your Sanyo PLC-SW15 projector lamp in 6 easy steps

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago
Sanyo PLC-SW15 projector, Sanyo POA-LMP23 (service parts no 610 285 29123)

Sanyo PLC-SW15 projector


The lifespan of your Sanyo PLC-SW15 projector lamp will vary depending on how much the projector is used and if the air filters are cleaned regularly.
When your lamp is nearing its end of life you’ll see the  Lamp Replace Indicator on the top of the projector  flashing yellow. This is your signal that it’s time to install a new Sanyo POA-LMP23 (service parts no 610 285 2912) projector lamp.

Before installation:

Buy your Sanyo POA-LMP23 (610 285 2912) from an authorized manufacturer and avoid the lower-priced knock-off lamps. These knock-off lamps are usually made with counterfeit parts that are inferior and can damage the sensitive mechanisms in your Sanyo PLC-SW15 projector. They may end up costing you more if they damage your projector since they also void your warranty. Buying from a legitimate source keeps your projector under warranty and gives you a solid guarantee that the lamp you are installing is suitable for your projector.

Replacing the Sanyo POA-LMP23 Lamp Assembly

Sanyo PLC-SW15 lamp cover1. Turn off the projector and unplug the AC cord. Allow the Sanyo PLC-SW15 projector to cool to the touch. This can take between 45 to 60 minutes. Don’t open the projector when its still hot since these machines operate under high temperatures and you can burn yourself.
2. The lamp cover for the  Sanyo PLC-SW15 is  located at the bottom of the projector.  Gently turn the projector over and loosen the  screw holding the lamp cover in place. Remove the cover and put it to one side.
Sanyo PLC-SW15 lamp cage3. Inside you’ll find the Sanyo POA-LMP23 (service parts no 610 285 2912) lamp cage. Loosen both screws holding the lamp cage in place. Grab the handle on the lamp cage and gently lift the lamp out of its socket. Place to one side. Be sure to dispose the used lamp properly through a local recycling program.
4. Take the new Sanyo POA-LMP23 (6102852912) lamp cage by the handle—avoid touching the lamp surface as oil from your fingers can cause black spots to appear when the projector is turned on. Gently maneuver the lamp into place. Don’t force the lamp as this may damage it.
5. Once the lamp is in, tighten both screws on the Sanyo POA-LMP23 (610 285 2912) Lamp Assembly. Make sure the screws have been tightened properly or the Sanyo PLC-SW15  projector will not turn on. Replace the Lamp Cover and tighten the screw.
6. Re-connect the power cord and turn on the Sanyo PLC-SW15. If the lamp does not turn on after the warm-up period, try re-installing the lamp. Reset the Lamp Replacement Monitor Timer by following the instructions below.
NOTE: Be sure to properly recycle your used Sanyo POA-LMP23 (service parts no 610 285 2912) lamps. Since they contain mercury they can’t be placed into regular garbage.

How to reset the Sanyo PLC-SW15 Lamp Replacement Monitor Timer

In order for the projector to properly track the lamp life of your you’ll need to reset the Lamp Replacement Monitor Timer. Failure to do so can result in monitor not tracking the lamp life properly.

NOTE: RESET the Lamp Replacement Monitor Timer ONLY WHEN the lamp has been REPLACED.

  • Turn the Sanyo PLC-SW15 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.

Extend the life of the Sanyo POA-LMP31 lamp

Extend the life of your newly installed Sanyo POA-LMP23 (service parts no 610 285 2912) by following these tips:

  • Wait at least five minutes before turning the Sanyo PLC-SW15 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-LMP23 (service parts no 610 285 2912) and prevent the Sanyo PLC-SW15 from overheating.


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