Replace the lamps in your Sanyo PLC-XF20 projector

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago

Sanyo PLC-XF20 projector, Sanyo POA-LMP29  service part no 610 284 4627

Your Sanyo PLC-XF20 projector is equipped with four projector lamps. This guide shows you how to replace them

Signs of end of projector lamp

There is a Lamp Replace Indicator at the front and at the back of the Sanyo PLC-XF20 projector. When any four of the projector lamp is nearing end of life, these indicators will flash yellow. In order to determine which of the four Sanyo POA-LMP29  (service part no 6102844627) projector lamps needs to be replaced, you’ll need to consult the Lamp Status Display on the Sanyo PLC-XF20 projector screen.

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Buy an authentic Sanyo POA-LMP29  (6102844627) projector lamp and make life easier.  Generic lamps look like a great bargain but these knock-off lamps are created with inferior materials making them susceptible to explosions when installed. They also  have a shorter life span and can damage the precise components in your Sanyo PLC-XF20 projector. Learn more about spotting dangerous projector lamps by reading our article: 7 tips for spotting counterfeits.


The Lamp Status Display shows the status of each Sanyo POA-LMP29  (service part no 610-284-4627) lamp:
Sanyo PLC-XF20 projector lamp status, Sanyo POA-LMP29  service part no 6102844627
Yellow Lamp: projector lamp is lighting normally.
Dim Lamp: projector lamp is off
Red Lamp: projector is nearing end of life and should be replaced.
X Mark on Lamp: the lamp is not functioning and needs to be replaced immediately.


Sanyo PLC-XF20 projector 4 lamp mode, Sanyo POA-LMP29  service part no 610 284 4627The Lamp Management Function automatically changes the combinations of lighting lamps by detecting which lamps are still working.
Sanyo PLC-XF20 projector 2 lamp mode, Sanyo POA-LMP29  service part no 6102844627
When any of the four Sanyo POA-LMP29 projector lamp goes out, Lamp Mode will automatically switch from using four Sanyo POA-LMP29  (service part no 610 284 4627) lamps to using two lamps.
Sanyo PLC-XF20 one lamp mode, Sanyo POA-LMP29  service part no 610 284 4627
When any of the two  Sanyo POA-LMP29  (service part no 610-284-4627) projector lamp is out, the projector will operate using only one lamp.


NOTE: Make sure of the number of lamps that need to be replaced by referring to the Lamp Status Display and the Lamp Management Function. 

  • Remove the two screws on the Sanyo PLC-XF20 Lamp Cover and press the top button to open the Lamp Cover.
  • Loosen the two screws holding the Sanyo POA-LMP29  (service part no 610 284 4627) projectSanyo_PLC-XF20_projector_lamp_cover_Sanyo_POA-LMP29_ 610-284-4627or lamp in place.
  • Grasp the handle and gently pull out the defective Sanyo POA-LMP29 lamp. Place to one side. Be sure to dispose of the used Sanyo POA-LMP29  (6102844627) projector lamp through a local recycling program. Don’t throw this projector lamp into the regular garbage as it contains mercury.Sanyo_PLC-XF20_projector_ lamp_assembly_Sanyo_POA-LMP29 _610 284 4627
  • Take the new Sanyo POA-LMP29 projector lamp by the handle and gently guide it into place.
  • Tighten the two screws holding the Sanyo POA-LMP29  (service part no 610-284-4627) projector lamp assembly in place.
  • Replace the Sanyo PLC-XF20 Lamp Cover and tighten the two screws to put the lamp cover back in place.
  • Reset the Lamp Counter following the instructions below.

Reset the projector lamp counter

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  • Turn the Sanyo PLC-XF20 projector on.
  • Press the MENU buttons to open the ON-SCREEN MENU.
  • Press POINT LEFT/RIGHT button to get the red frame pointer to move to the SETTING menu icon.
  • Press POINT DOWN button to projector Lamp counter reset. Press SELECT.
  • Move the arrow to the replaced lamp number (Lamp 1, Lamp 2, Lamp 3 or Lamp 4). Press SELECT. BE SURE TO RESET THE CORRECT LAMPS
  • The message “Lamp replace counter Reset?” will be displayed with YES or NO underneath.
  • Move the pointer to YES. Press the SELECT button.
  • Move to the second confirmation box and select YES.

NOTE: BE SURE TO RESET THE CORRECT PROJECTOR LAMP otherwise the lamp replace indicator will continue lighting YELLOW.


You can set the lamp mode to use either four lamps or two lamps. Using 2 lamps will prolong the life of the projector lamps.
Sanyo_PLC-XF20_PROJECTOR_lamp_icon_Sanyo_POA-LMP29_service part no 610 284 4627To change the lamp mode:
Press MENU button so the ON-SCREEN Menu will appear.
Using the POINT LEFT/RIGHT button move to SETTING. Press SELECT button.
A second dialog screen appears.
Press the POINT DOWN button to move to LAMP MODE.
4 lamps mode using all lamps. Picture will become brighter.
2 lamps mode using only 2 lamps. Picture will become darker
NOTE: You must wait 90 seconds after changing the Lamp Mode before changing it again.

Tips to make your Sanyo POA-LMP29 projector lamp last longer

Extend the life of your newly installed  Sanyo POA-LMP29  (service part no 610-284-4627) by following these helpful tips:

  • Wait at least five minutes before turning the Sanyo PLC-XF20 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-LMP29  (6102844627) and prevent the Sanyo PLC-XF20 projector from overheating.
Sanyo_Video_Lamp_ReplacLooking for a less expensive option? Are you technically saavy?  Watch our step-by-step video on replacing only the Sanyo POA-LMP29 bulb instead of the entire lamp housing.

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