Quick and easy instructions for replacing the ASK C80 projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago
ASK C80 projector, ASK LAMP-026

ASK C80 projector

Change your ASK Proxima LAMP-026 in 3 easy steps by following our step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Finding the correct ASK LAMP-026

You’ll need to purchase an authentic ASK LAMP-026 from an authorized dealer.  Beware of cheaper knock-off lamps as they will damage the sensitive mechanisms in your ASK C80 projector. Although sold at discount prices, these generic “compatible” lamps have a much shorter life span due to their inferior materials and worksmanship. They are prone to explosions and contain cancer-causing materials, such as Krypton 85. Installing a knock-off lamp into your ASK C80 projector will also void your warranty.
Protect your health and keep your projector working properly — install an authentic ASK LAMP-026!

 STEP 2: Replacing the ASK LAMP-026  projector lamp

ASK C80 lamp replacement alarm, ASK LAMP-026

ASK C80 lamp replacement alarm

ASK C80 lamp warning message, ASK LAMP-026

ASK C80 lamp warning message


When it’s time to replace the ASK Proxima LAMP-026 for your ASK C80 projector, you’ll see the ALARM button on the projector light up red. A warning message will also appear on screen.

ASK C80 lamp cover, ASK LAMP-026

Step-by-step instructions for replacing the ASK LAMP-026

  • Turn off the projector and unplug the AC cord. These projectors operate under high temperatures and there is a risk of burning if the projector has not cooled enough. Allow the ASK C80 to cool for one hour.
  • The Lamp Cover for the ASK C80 is on the bottom of the projector. Gently turn it over and loosen the 3 screws holding the lamp in place.
  • Grab the handle on the ASK Proxima LAMP-026 lamp cage and gently lift out the lamp. Place to one side.
  • Don’t throw this lamp into the regular garbage as it contains mercury — send it to a local recycling program where it can be disposed of properly.

ASK C80 lamp replacement, ASK LAMP-026

  • Take the new ASK Proxima LAMP-026 lamp. Avoid touching the bare bulb; the oil on your finger can leave a black mark on the lamp affecting the projected image. Place it into the projector.
  • Tighten the two screws on the new ASK LAMP-026 lamp.
  • Put the lid back on. Tight the screw holding the lid in place.
  • Be sure to clean the filter.
  • You are ready to reset the Lamptimer.


STEP 3: Resetting the Lamptimer

It’s important to reset the Lamptimer after replacing the ASK Proxima LAMP-026 in the ASK C80 projector in order that the lamp life be accurately tracked and recorded. Failure to do so may result in the lamp being used longer than it’s lamp life.

ASK C80, ASK LAMP-026ASK C80 lamp reset icon, ASK LAMP-026

To reset the Lamptimer:

  • Open the MAIN MENU. Press ENTER.
  • Scroll down to the SERVICE menu. Press ENTER.
  • Scroll down to the Reset lamptimer option.
  • Press ENTER.
  • The lamptimer icon will appear to show you have reset the timer.


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