3 Steps to a new BenQ PB7200 lamp projector

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago

BenQ PB7200 projector, BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lampReplace the BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp in the BenQ PB7200 projector in 3 easy steps.

The BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp will run for 2000 hours before needing to be replaced. When the BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp reaches end of life, the BenQ PB7200 projector’s LED indicator will light red. Warning messages about lamp  replacement will also begin appearing on screen.

Step 1: Buy the right lamp

The Internet has been flooded with companies selling “compatible” projector lamps. At first glance generic compatible lamps seem like an incredible bargain. But when you factor in their shorter life spans and poor illumination along with other problems, these lamps actually end up costing more in the long run.
You get what you pay for and in the case of generic lamps it’s usually a long list of problems:

Save yourself unnecessary headaches and buy authentic from a recognized dealer. You’ll be getting a far superior product with a replacement guarantee and tech support. Protect yourself and Learn 7 Tips for spotting counterfeit lamps.

Step 2: Replace the BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp

Note: These instructions are also compatible for the BenQ PB7000, BenQ PB7105, BenQ PB7205, BenQ PB7225, and BenQ PE8250 projectors.

Before installing: Disconnect the power cord and allow the projector to cool for one hour before replacing the lamp. The BenQ PB7200 projector operates under high heat and can cause burns if it’s not cooled down enough.
BenQ PB7200 projector, BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp

  • The BenQ PB7200 lamp lid is on the bottom of the projector. Be sure to protect the top of the projector before turning it over to access the BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp.

BenQ PB7200 Remove Projecto rCover, BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp

  • Loosen the screw holding the BenQ PB7200 lamp cover in place.
  • Remove the BenQ PB7200 projector lid and place it to one side.

BenQ PB7200 Lamp Screws Removed, BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp

  • Remove the screw holding the BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp in out of the projector. Be sure to dispose of the used BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp through a local recycling program. Don’t throw this lamp into regular garbage as it contains mercury.

BenQ PB7200new lamp installed projector, BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp

  • Inset the new BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp all the way into the BenQ PB7100 unit.
  • Tighten the screws holding the BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp in place.
  • Replace the lid on the BenQ PB7200. You’re now ready to reset the lamp timer.

NOTE: The BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 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

In order for the BenQ PB7200 to correctly track the lamp life of your newly installed BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp, you’ll need to reset the lamp timer.
BenQ PB7200 lamp reset, BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 lamp

  • Press the Exit button on the BenQ PB7200 projector for 3 seconds to display the total used lamp time.
  • Press the MENU button on the projector during the lamp hour message.

BenQ PB7200 lamp reset final screen, BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 lamp

  • An adjustment message will appear.
  • Press the arrows to reset lamp hours to zero. Press EXIT to leave.


Extending the life of the BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Use the Lamp Power option on the BenQ PB7200 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.


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