How to replace the ASK Proxima A1200 projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago

Our guide shows how to replace the ASK Proxima A1200 projector lamp
ASK Proxima A1200, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039

When it time to replace the ASK Proxima A1200 projector lamp, the  Lamp Replace Indicator lights up. You will also see a “Change Lamp” message on screen when there is only 20 hours of lamp life left.

Step 1: Buy authentic

Buy an authentic ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039 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. Manufactured with toxic cancer-causing materials, knock-off lamps also  have a shorter life span and can damage the precise components in your ASK Proxima A1200 projector projector.
Learn more about spotting dangerous projector lamps by reading: 7 tips for spotting counterfeits.

Buy this lamp on Amazon from the following authorized dealers:

Step 2: Replacing the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039

NOTE: It’s very important to let the projector cool off before replacing the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039.  These projectors operate under high temperatures and you can get a severe burn unless the projector has cooled.
ASK Proxima A1200 projector lamp lid, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039

  • Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord.
  • Remove the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039 lamp door by removing the side of the lamp door.
  • Slide the door forward and left the door off.

ASK Proxima A1200 lamp removal, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039

  • Loosen the two screws holding the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039 lamp housing in place.
  • Grab the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039 lamp handle and carefully lift the lamp cage up.
  • Install the new ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039 lamp housing and tighten the screws.
  • Slide the lamp door back in place. Tighten the screw on the side.
  • Plug the power cord in and press the POWER button to turn the projector back on.
    You are ready to reset the lamp hours.

NOTE: The ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039 contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps!

Step 3: Resetting the lamp hours timer

It’s very important to reset the lamp hours timer after replacing the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039 lamp.
ASK Proxima A1100 lamp timer, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039
To reset the lamp hours:

  • Open the MAIN menu. Press SELECT
  • Scroll down to the STATUS and SERVICE menu.
  • Select the RESET LAMP HOURS.
  • Lamp hours will be reset to zero.

AskProximaBublReplacementEco-friendly alternative

Looking for a green alternative? Try replacing only the bulb and re-using the same plastic cage. Watch this Ask Proxima replacement guide to find out more.
Get the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-039 to last longer with these tips:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the ASK Proxima A1300 and let it stand for at least one hour ever 24 hours.
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life

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