Replacing the BenQ MP511 projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago
BENQ MP511 projector, lamp BenQ 5J.08001.001

BENQ MP511 projector, lamp BenQ 5J.08001.001

Wondering when it’s time to replace BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp in your BenQ MP511 projector? Your built-in timer calculates the end of the lamp life and will let you know when it’s time to replace the BenQ 5J.08001.001 projector lamp. Scroll down for step-by-step instructions on how to replace the lamp.
NOTE: When the BenQ MP511 projector becomes too hot, both the Lamp indicator light and Temperature warning light will light up. Turn the projector off, letting it cool for 45 minutes. If the Lamp indicator still lights after turning the projector back on, it may be time to replace the BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp

Looking for a less expensive option? Want more information? Watch our step-by-step video on replacing only the BenQ 5J.08001.001 bulb instead of the entire lamp housing.

Warning Messages

Warning Messages will appear on screen, informing when it’s time to install a new BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp.
First Message: The BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp has been in operation for 2000 hours. Install a new lamp for optimal  performance. You may continue to operate the projector until the 2950 hour lamp warning appears.

BenQ MP511 final lamp warning message

BenQ MP511 final lamp warning message

Second Message: The BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp has been in operation for 2950 hours. A new lamp should be fitted to avoid the inconvenience when the projector runs out of lamp time.
Third Message: The BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp has been in operation for 3000 hours. It is strongly recommended that you replace the lamp at this age.
Final Message: Lamp-usage time exceeded.  The BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp MUST be replaced before the projector will operate normally.

The importance of authentic lamps

Always invest in a genuine BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp in order to keep your BenQ MP511 projector working. Your original manufacturer (OEM) has created these lamps to fit your BenQ MP511 projector and keep the sophisticated components working properly. While generic lamps may be sold at discount prices, their inferior workmanship and cheap materials often result in damage to the interior of projectors. They are also prone to explosions which can release toxic heavy metals into the air as well as damage your projector beyond repair. Read more about the 7 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Lamp.

 Replacing the BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp

Turn the power off and disconnect the BenQ MP511 projector from the wall socket. Avoid burns by waiting until the projector and lamp are cool to the touch (usually 45 minutes wait time.

BenQ MP511 lamp cover

Open lamp cover

The lamp cover is found on the bottom of the BenQ MP511 projector.
BenQ MP511 remove lamp cover

Unscrew lamp cover

Turn it over and loosen the screws on the lamp cover. Put it to one side. DO NOT turn the power back on with no lamp in the projector.
BenQ MP511 Unplug lamp connectors

Locate lamp connectors

Locate the BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp connectors.
BenQ MP511 disconnecting lamp connectors

Disconnect lamp connectors

Disconnect the BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp cords from the slots.
BenQ MP511unplugging lamp connectors

Unplug the lamp connectors

Gently remove the BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp connector by pushing against it while pulling up.
BenQ MP511 grabbing lamp

Grab lamp handle

Loosen the screw holding the lamp in place. Grab the lamp handle to lift it up and slowly pull the lamp out of BenQ MP511 projector. Too much force may make the lamp break inside the projector so proceed slowly.  Avoid touching any of the components inside, particularly the color wheel as this can cause the images to become distorted.
BenQ MP511 insert lamp BenQ 5J.08001.001

Insert the lamp

Lineup the new BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp with the projector compartment and insert the lamp all the way into the projector.
BenQ MP511connecting BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp

Connect the lamp

Tighten the BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp screw to secure the lamp in place. Make sure the screw is properly connected to prevent a bad connection and the projector turning off.
Connect the BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp connectors into the projector and tuck the lamp cords back into the slots. Place the lamp cords back to the slots.
BenQ MP511screwing lamp cover BenQ 5J.08001.001 lamp

Screw lamp cover

Replace the lamp cover on the projector and tighten the screws that hold it in place.
Shut the lamp cover and restart the projector to reset the Lamp Settings Page.

Resetting the Lamp Setting Menu

It’s important to reset the Lamps Settings menu in order for your BenQ MP511 projector to accurately track the life of your newly installed lamp. Failure to properly set the lamp can result in the projector stopping suddenly.
BenQ MP511 Reset Lamp option1. After startup logo, open the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
2. Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Lamp Settings menu.
3. Press ENTER to display the Lamp Settings page.
4. Choose Reset Lamp Timer to display the message: Reset Lamp Timer?
5. Click reset. The lamp time is now set to ‘0’ and the projector will begin tracking the lamp life of the newly installed.
NOTE: Only reset this option in a new lamp as been installed other you can damage your projector.

Lamp Modes

There are two lamps modes on the BenQ MP511:
Normal: Gives you the brightest screen but also reduces the lamp life.
Economic: Reduces system noise and power consumption by 20% prolonging to life of the lamp but does result in darker projected images.


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