Replace the BenQ W5000 projector lamp in 3 easy steps

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

BenQ_W5000_projector_BenQ 5J.05Q01.001_projector_lampFollow our 3-step guide when it’s  time to replace the BenQ 5J.05Q01.001 projector lamp in the BenQ W5000.

Step 1: Know when to replace

You can expect up to 3000 hours from the BenQ W5000 projector lamp. You’ll see a series warnings when it’s time to replace the BenQ 5J.05Q01.001 projector lamp. Don’t leave replacing the lamp to the last minutes or you may have a projector that will not turn on.

Warning Messages:

BenQ_W2000_first_warning_BenQ_5J.05Q01.001_projector_lampFirst warning: The projector lamp has been in operation for 2000 hours. Install a new lamp for optimal performance. If the projector is normally run with Whisper selectedyou may continue to operate the projector until the 2950 hour lamp warning appears. Press ENTER to dismiss the message.
BenQ_W2000_second_warning_BenQ_5J.05Q01.001_projector_lampSecond warning: The projector  lamp has been in operation for 2980 hours. You may notice lamp brightness is diminishing. It should be replaced immediately. Press ENTER to dismiss the message.
Final warning: The projector lamp has been in operation for 3000 hours. The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector will operate normally. Press ENTER to dismiss the message.
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Install an authentic BenQ 5J.05Q01.001 projector lamp to keep your BenQ W2000 projector working properly and get the best picture quality.

 Finding the lamp hour

BenQ_W2000_lamp_hours_BenQ_5J.05Q01.001_projector_lampYou can also find BenQ 5J.05Q01.001 projector lamp hour information from the main Menu:
1. Press MENU and then press arrow key until the Advanced Setup menu is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Lamp and press ENTER. The Lamp page displays.
3. Highlight Lamp Hours and press ENTER to display the Lamp Hours information page.
4. To leave the menu, press MENU.

Finding the correct  projector lamp

It can be confusing finding the correct BenQ 5J.05Q01.001 projector lamp for your BenQ W5000 projector. There are hundreds of website selling projector lamps but most of there lamps are knock-off generic lamps that you should avoid at all costs.
Generic “compatible” lamps may appear to be a bargain–however generic knock-off lamps are actually not that great a bargain. These are NOT authentic lamps and should be avoided for the following reasons:

The few dollars you save with generic “compatible” lamps is not worth it in the long run. Save yourself unnecessary headaches —  buy a BenQ 5J.05Q01.001 lamp  from a recognized dealer. You’ll be getting a far superior product with a replacement guarantee and tech support.

Step 2: Replacing the BenQ 5J.05Q01.001 projector lamp

NOTE: These instructions also apply to the BenQ W2000 projector as well.

Before changing the lamp:
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  • Reduce the risk of electrical shock by disconnecting the power cord on the BenQ W5000 projector.
  • Reduce the risk of severe burns by allowing the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes.
  • The projector lamp cover is found on the side of the BenQ W5000 projector. Lift the projector up slightly to access the screw to the projector lamp cover.
  • Loosen the screw holding the lamp cover in place. (Use a magnetic screwdriver to make the whole process easier.)

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  • Grab the projector lamp cover on the top and bottom. Gently remove it from the BenQ W5000 projector and place to one side. Don’t lose the screw!

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  • Grab the side indentations on the BenQ 5J.05Q01.001 projector lamp and slowly pull it out of the projector. Never force the lamp out of the projecto; pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. Learn what to do should the bulb shatter.
  • Avoid touching the optical components inside the projector lamp as this can leave marks on the lenses causing image distortion and unwanted color changes.

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  • Re-install the BenQ W5000 projector lamp cover and tighten the screw.
  • Reset the lamp timer. (See below for instructions.)

NOTE: The BenQ 5J.05Q01.001 projector lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps! If you bought from an authentic manufacturer they will recycle the lamp for you at no extra cost (another reason to buy authentic lamps).
 

Step 3: Resetting the lamp timer

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Do not reset the BenQ W5000 projector lamp timer if the lamp has not been replaced as this could cause damage.
1. After the startup logo, press MENU and then press arrow buttons until the Advanced Setup menu is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Lamp and press ENTER. The Lamp page displays.
3. Highlight Reset Lamp Timer and press ENTER.
 
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A warning message will display asking if you want to reset the BenQ 5J.05Q01.001 projector lamp timer. Highlight Reset and press ENTER. The lamp time will be reset to ‘0’.
 
 

Extend the life of the BenQ 5J.05Q01.001 projector lamp:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Setting Lamp Power to Whisper mode. Using Whisper mode reduces system noise and power consumption. It also extends the lamp life. To set Whisper mode, go into the Advanced Setup > Lamp > Lamp Power menu.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life

 
 
 

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