Step-by-step instructions on replacing the Sanyo PLC-XP21 projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago

Lamp Replacement Indicator Sanyo PLC-XP21, Sanyo POA-LMP24 (service part no 610 282 2755)How to replace Sanyo PLC-XP21/PLC-XP21E projector lamp

As your Sanyo PLC-XP21/PLC-XP21E projector lamp nears end of life, you’ll see the Lamp Replacement Indicator on the top panel blinking orange. Replace the lamp immediately with model Sanyo L600-0068.

Sanyo PLC-XP21 projector, Sanyo POA-LMP24 (service part no 610 282 2755)Be Prepared–buy the proper lamp

Avoid knock-offs since they use inferior materials that can damage your projector.  If the price of your lamp seems too good to be true–WALK away. The few dollars you save from a generic knock-off are not worth the savings since these lamps don’t last as long as the genuine lamps, can explode inside the projector, void your warranty.
That can add up to much more than the few dollars you save — stay safe and buy genuine projector lamps.
Avoid further hassles and buy from your Sanyo L600-0068 lamp from the original manufacturer who uses quality parts. These genuine lamps have been designed with the correct technology to work in harmony with your Sanyo PLC-XP21  or the Sanyo PLC-XP21E projector.

Buy this lamp on Amazon from the following authorized dealers:

Video_Sanyo_bulb_replacementLooking for a less expensive option? Are you technically adept?  Watch our step-by-step video on replacing only the Sanyo L600-0068  bulb instead of the entire lamp housing.

How to install the Sanyo L600-0068

Follow these six simple steps to install your new Sanyo L600-0068 
Sanyo PLC-XP21 Projector Lamp Cover, Sanyo POA-LMP24 (service part no 610 282 2755)

  • Turn the projector off. Disconnect the AC cord. Allow it to cool down for at least 45 minutes. The inside of the projector gets extremely hot — don’t attempt to change the lamp with the projector running or you will burn yourself badly.
  • The lamp cover is on the bottom. Turn the projector onto its side and remove the single screw holding the cover in place. Put the lamp cover to one side.
  • Remove the two screws holding the lamp assembly in place. Grab the handle and pull out the used Sanyo L600-0068 projector lamp. Be sure to send the lamp to your local recycling program. DON’T throw this used Sanyo L600-0068 lamp into the garbage since it contains mercury and needs to be properly recycled.Sanyo PLC-XP21 projector lamp cage, Sanyo POA-LMP24 (service part no 610 282 2755)
  • Take the new Sanyo L600-0068 (service part number 610-282-2755) lamp out of its box. Avoid touching the actual bulb since any fingerprints leave a black mark on the lamp when it heats up and give you black spots on your images. Using the handle, gently push the lamp into place.
  • Tighten the two screws on the Sanyo L600-0068 (service part number 610-282-2755) lamp assembly.
  • Put the lamp cover back in place and tighten the single screw. Re-connect the AC cord. Reset the Lamp Replace Monitor following the steps below.

Reset the PLC-XP21 Lamp Replace Counter

Sanyo PLC-XP21 lamp replacement monitor timer, Sanyo POA-LMP24 (service part no 610 282 2755)In order for the projector to properly track the life cycle of your Sanyo L600-0068 projector lamp you’ll need to reset the Lamp Replacement Monitor Timer.
NOTE: RESET the Lamp Replace Monitor ONLY WHEN the lamp has been REPLACED.

  • Press the MENU Button to display the MAIN MENU.
  • Press the POINT LEFT/RIGHT button and scroll right to select SETTING.
  • Press the SELECT button to display the SETTING DISPLAY menu.
  • Press the POINT DOWN button (a red arrow will appear).
  • Move the red arrow to the LAMP AGE and then press the SELECT button.Sanyo PLC-XP21 lamp replacement message, Sanyo POA-LMP24 (service part no 610 282 2755)
  • The message “Lamp replace monitor reset?”  appears. Move the arrow down to YES and press the SELECT button.
  • The message “OK?” appears. Click on YES.
  • Move the arrow to QUIT and press the SELECT button.

The Lamp Replacement Monitor is now reset on your  Sanyo PLC-XP21 / Sanyo PLC-XP21E projector. It will track the correct age of your newly installed lamp and trigger the Lamp Replacement warning light when the Sanyo L600-0068 projector lamp is nearing its end of life.
NOTE: DO NOT reset the Lamp Replacement Monitor Timer unless a new lamp has been installed. Otherwise, your projector will not be accurately tracking the lamp life and will extend the life of your current lamp beyond its safety limit.

Extend the life of the Sanyo L600-0068 projector lamp

Extend the life of your newly installed Sanyo L600-0068  by following these helpful tips:

  • Wait at least five minutes before turning the Sanyo PLC-X21 / Sanyo PLC-X21E 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 L600-0068 and prevent the Sanyo PLC-XP21 projector or Sanyo PLC-X21E from overheating.

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