3 Steps to a new ASK Proxima DP-1200X projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago

ASK Proxima DP-1200X projector

Guide to a replacement ASK Proxima DP-1200X projector lamp

When it’s time to replace ASK DP-1200X projector lamp you’ll notice the LED on the top of the projector will start blinking red. ASK Proxima DP-1200X LED light, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013
When there is only 50 hours of lamp life remaining you’ll also see a “Change Lamp” message appear on screen.
The message will continue to appear on screen until the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013 lamp has been changed. ASK Proxima DP-1200X About Menu, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013
You can also track the lamp hours used by checking the ABOUT menu option on the MAIN menu.

Step 1: Buying the right lamp

Avoid the temptation to pick up a cheaper generic “compatible” lamp. These lamps have not been properly calibrated and can damage the sensitive mechanisms in your projector. Their inferior parts and poor workmanship give you poor illumination, a shorter lamp life and are prone to explosions. You also run the risk of being exposed to the toxic materials used as substitute, including Krypton 85, that is dangerous to your health. Installing a “compatible” lamp also voids your warranty and you run the risk of not coverage should your projector be damaged. Protect the life of your ASK DP-1200X projector as well as your own. Buy authentic. Read more about spotting counterfeit lamps.

Buy this lamp on Amazon from the following authorized dealers:

Lutema Economy for Ask Proxima LAMP-013 TV Lamp (Bulb Only)
Lutema Platinum for Ask Proxima SP-LAMP-013 Projector Lamp (Original Philips Bulb)
Original Philips Projector Lamp Replacement for Ask Proxima LAMP-013 (Bulb Only)

Step 2: Installing the lamp

Before installation: Make sure the ASK Proxima DP-1200X projector is turned off and the power cable disconnected. The projector should be cool to the touch before you open anything. The ASK Proxima DP-1200X projector operates under high heat and you can suffer serious burns if you don’t allow it to cool down properly.
ASK Proxima DP-1200X lamp cover, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013ASK Proxima DP-1200X lamp cover removal, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013

  • Turn the projector upside down. Loosen the two screws on the lamp door.
  • Using the tip of the screwdriver, pry the door open straight up. This will disengage the power interrupt connection located on the underside of the door.
  • Be sure to pry the door straight up and not at an angle as this can damage the power interrupt connector.
    The projector will not turn on when the lamp door is removed.

ASK Proxima DP-1200X pull tab removal, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013

ASK Proxima DP-1200X connector removal, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013

ASK Proxima DP-1200X removing the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013

  • Carefully remove the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013 lamp module. The lens also has a tab that connects into the slot in the bottom of the lamp cavity.
  • Pull upward with enough force to disconnect the tab from the slot.
The ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013 contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle this lamp. 

ASK Proxima DP-1200X connector removal, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013

  • Take the new ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013 lamp and slide it straight down over the cavity, aligning the tab with the slot. Press to connect the tab to the slot.
  • Relatch the pull tab but pressing down on the lamp module until it clicks into place.
  • Replug the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013 lamp cable.

ASK Proxima DP-1200X lamp cover, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013

  • Align the connector on the back of the door with the projector. Replace the two screws on the lamp door.
  • Plug in the power cable and press the power button to turn the projector back on.
  • You are ready to reset the lamp hour timer.


Step 3: Resetting the Lamp Hour Timer

There are two way to reset the lamp hour timer.
ASK Proxima DP-1200X volume buttons, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-01Option 1: Directly on the ASK Proxima DP-1200X projector
With the projector turned off, press the two Volume buttons on the projectors keypad simultaneously for 10 seconds.
The LED will turn green and you can power on the projector.
ASK Proxima DP-1200X service menu, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-013Option 2: Through the menu setting

  • Turn on the ASK Proxima DP-1200X projector.
  • Press the MENU Button.
  • Scroll down to the SETTING menu. Press SELECT.
  • Scroll down to the SERVICE menu. Press SELECT.
  • Scroll down to LAMP RESET. Press SELECT.
  • The lamp hour will be reset to zero.

Prolong the lamp life by selecting the Long Life Lamp Mode. This will also minimize fan noise.

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