Install a new BenQ MP730 projector lamp in 3 easy steps

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago

BenQ MP730 projector, BenQ 5J.08G01.001_projector_lampFollow our 3-step guide to installing at new BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projector lamp in the BenQ MP730 projector.

Wondering when it’s time to replace the BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projector lamp in your BenQ MP730 projector? The built-in timer calculates the end of the lamp life and gives you warning messages.

 Step 1: Be prepared with the correct projector lamp

Avoid buying generic “compatible” lamps and go with authentic. You get what you pay for and in the case of lower-priced generic lamps it’s usually a long list of problems:

Save yourself unnecessary headaches and buy an authenticBenQ 5J.08G01.001 from a recognized dealer. You’ll be getting a far superior product and tech support from an OEM manufacturer. Read more about the 7 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Lamp.

Step 2: When to replace the BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projector lamp

When it’s time to replace the BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projector lamp, the Lamp Indicator on the BenQ MP730 projector will light red. There will also be a series of warning messages on screen.

Warning Messages

BenQ MP730 first lamp warning, BenQ 5J.08G01.001_projector_lamp
First warning: The BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projector lamp has been in operation for 3000 hours. If the projector is run in Economic Mode, lamp life will be extended to 3950 hours before the first lamp warning appears.
BenQ MP730 secod lamp warning, BenQ 5J.08G01.001_projector_lamp
Second warning: The BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projector lamp has been in operation for 3950 hours. Install a new lamp for optimal performance with you BenQ MP730 projector. Get your lamp ready to avoid running out of time.
Third warning: The BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projector  lamp has been in operation for 4000 hours. Replace the lamp immediately especially if you notice that lamp brightness has dimmed on the BenQ MP730 projector.
BenQ MP730 final lamp warning, BenQ 5J.08G01.001_projector_lampFinal warning: You’re out of time. The BenQ 5J.08G01.001 lamp has expired. The lamp MUST be replaced before the BenQ MP730 projector will operate normally.

 Step 3: Replacing the BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projector lamp

IMPORTANT NOTE: The BenQ MP730 projector operates at an extremely high temperature. Let the projector cool for a least 45 minutes before replacing the BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projector lamp. The projector should be cool to the touch. Don’t rush it or you may end up with a nasty burn.
BenQ MP730 lamp cover off, BenQ 5J.08G01.001_projector_lamp1. Turn the power off and disconnect the BenQ MP730 projector from all power sources.
2. The BenQ MP730 projector lamp door is on the top of the projector. Use a coin to turn the screw counterclockwise until the lamp cover loosens.
BenQ MP730 lamp off, BenQ 5J.08G01.001_projector_lamp
3. Remove the lamp cover from the projector.
BenQ MP730 lamp screw, BenQ 5J.08G01.001_projector_lamp
4. Loosen the screw holding the BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projector lamp in place.
BenQ MP730 grab handle, BenQ 5J.08G01.001_projector_lamp
5.  Grab the wire handle and click it into place. Slowly pull on the BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projector lamp. Pulling out too quickly may cause the bulb to break.  If this happens go to: What to do when your projector lamp explodes.
NOTE: The BenQ 5J.08G01.001 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).
BenQ MP730 lamp in, BenQ 5J.08G01.001_projector_lamp
6. Open the wire handle and lower the new BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projector lamp first into the connector.
BenQ MP730 lamp connectors, BenQ 5J.08G01.001_projector_lamp
7.  Align the two holes on the projector.
BenQP730 lamp screw, BenQ 5J.08G01.001_projector_lamp
8. Tighten the screws on the BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projectorlamp cage.
9. Reinstall the projector lamp cover. Tighten the side screw holding the lamp cover in place. Don’t over tighten the screws otherwise the lamp may not work properly.
10. Turn the power on and after the BenQ MP730 projector has warmed up reset the Lamp Timer.

Resetting the projector Lamp Setting Menu

It’s important to reset the Lamps Settings menu in order for your BenQ MP730 projector to accurately track the life of your newly installed BenQ 5J.08G01.001 lamp. Failure to properly set the lamp can result in the projector stopping suddenly.
BenQ MP511 Reset Lamp option_projector_lamp1. 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.

Prolong BenQ 5J.08G01.001 projector lamp life:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Use the Econo mode on the BenQ MP730 projector and set to Economic Mode to reduce the amount of power used but extend lamp life.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life

 Green alternativeBenQ-5J.08G01.001_projector_bulb_replacement

You can also just replace the bulb and re-use the plastic lamp cage. This saves you money while reducing your carbon footprint. Learn how by watching our instructional video.

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