Replace your BenQ SP830 projector lamp in 3 easy steps

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago

BenQ SP830 projector, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lampFollow our 3-step guide to a new BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 projector lamp for your BenQ SP830 projector!
You can expect up to 4,000 hours of lamp life before you need to replace the BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 projector lamp.

STEP 1: Know when to replace

BenQ SP830 lamp hour information, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 projector lamp
To obtain the lamp hour information:
1. Press MENU. Press the arrow key to highlight the Advanced Setup menu.
2. Highlight the Lamp option. Press ENTER to display the Lamp page.
3. Scroll down to highlight Lamp Hours. Press ENTER to display the Lamp Hours information page.
4. To leave the menu, press MENU.
As the Ben Q 5J.J1Y01.001 projector lamp reaches its end of life you’ll notice the Lamp Indicator begins to blink red. Warning messages will also begin appearing on screen letting you know how much longer you have before you must replace the BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 projector lamp.

Warning Messages

BenQ SP830 Lamp Warning 1, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 projector

First Warning Screen:

The BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp has been in operation for 3000 hours and a new lamp should be installed as soon as possible. If you have set the projector lamp on ECO mode you can continue using the projector until the 3950 hour lamp warning is shown.
BenQ SP830 second lamp warning screen, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp

Second Warning Screen:

The BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp has been in operation for 3950 hours. It is strongly recommended that you replace the lamp especially if you notice that the brightness level has diminished drastically.
BenQ SP830 final lamp warning, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp

Final Warning Screen:

The BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp has reached its end of life. The projector will shut down and not operate until a new BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp has been installed.

STEP 2: Buy authentic

It’s important to purchase a BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp and avoid generic “compatible” lamps. These knock-off lamps have inferior workmanship and are not manufactured with the proper materials to keep your projector working properly.
At first glance generic compatible lamps seem like an incredible bargain. But these so called generic lamps are prone to explosion and have been created using toxic substances such as Krypton-85. Using a counterfeit generic lamp will also void any warranty for your BenQ SP830 projector.

Generic lamps many problems

Learn how to spot a counterfeit lamp and their associated problems:

Say yourself the hassle and buy an authentic BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp.

Step 3: Replacing the BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp

Before replacing the BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp:

  • Reduce the risk of electrical shock by disconnecting the power cord on the BenQ SP830 projector.
  • Reduce the risk of severe burns by allowing the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes. The BenQ SP830 operates under high temperatures.

BenQ SP830 lamp cover screw, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp

  • Protect the BenQ SP830 projector’s top surface by placing it face down on a soft surface. Turn the projector over and loosen the screws on the lamp cover.

BenQ SP830 lamp cover off, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp

  • Remove the lamp cover. Put the cover to one side making sure not to loose the screw.

BenQ SP830 lamp screw out, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001

  • Loosen the screw holding the BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp in place. A magnetic-head screwdriver will make it easier to remove the screw.

BenQ SP830 lamp out, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001

BenQ SP830 lamp connectors, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001

  • Hold the new BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp and align the two locators on the lamp with the holes on the projector. Once aligned, then insert the lamp
    all the way into the projector.

BenQ SP830 lamp screw out, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001

  • Tighten the screw that secures the BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp. A loose screw may cause a bad connection while a over tightened screw may cause the lamp to not work. Ensure the wire handle is fully flat and locked in place.

BenQ SP830 lamp cover on, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001

  • Replace the lamp cover on the BenQ SP830 projector.
  • Tighten the screws that secure the lamp cover and restart the projector to reset the lamp timer.

NOTE: The BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 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).

Resetting the lamp timer

It’s important to set the lamp timer so the BenQ SP830 can accurately track the life of the newly installed BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp.
BenQ SP830 lamp reset menu, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001

  • After the startup logo, press MENU and then press the down arrow key until the Advanced Setup menu is highlighted.
  • Scroll down to highlight Lamp and press ENTER. The Lamp page will display.


  • Scroll down to highlight Reset Lamp Timer and press ENTER.
  • A warning message displays asking if you want to reset the lamp timer.

BenQ SP830 lamp reset message, BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001

  • Highlight Reset and press ENTER. The lamp time will be reset to ‘0’.
  • Do not reset if the lamp is not new or replaced as this could cause damage.


Extend the life of the BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 lamp:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the BenQ SP830 projector.
  • Setting Lamp Power to Economic Mode. To set the Econo Mode: Go into the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Lamp Settings > Lamp Mode.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.

Looking for the less expensive, eco-friendly option? Want more information? Watch our step-by-step video on replacing only the BenQ 5J.J1Y01.001 bulb instead of the entire lamp housing.


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