How to replace the BenQ PB7220 projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago

BenQ PB7220 projector, BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lampFollow this guide to replace the BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp in the BenQ PB7220 projector.  It’s quick and simple.

Watch for the telltale signs that your BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp needs replacing:

  • The color on the projector appear faded or the picture is distorted.
  • The BenQ PB7220 projector’s LED indicator light reds
  • Warning messages for lamp replacement also begin appearing on screen.

The BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 will run for 2000 hours before needing to be replaced.

Avoid counterfeit lamps

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.
Be sure to install the proper type of BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp. Even though they are cheaper in price, avoid buying generic knock-offs or lamps advertised as “compatible.” These lamps are prone to explosion and have been created using toxic substances such as Krypton-85.
Using a counterfeit generic lamp may result in poor illumination as well as malfunction of the sensitive components in your projector.
Installing a generic lamp will also void any warranty for your BenQ PB7220 projector. Save yourself unnecessary headaches and buy an authentic BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp authentic from a recognized dealer.  Learn the 7 Ways to spot a counterfeit lamp.

How to 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 PB7220 projector operates under high heat and can cause burns if it’s not cooled down enough.
BenQ PB7220 projector, BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp

  • The BenQ PB7220 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 PB7220 Remove Projecto rCover, BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp

  • Loosen the screw holding the BenQ PB7220 lamp cover in place.
  • Remove the BenQ PB7220 projector lid and place it to one side.

BenQ PB7220 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 PB7220new lamp installed projector, BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp

  • Inset the new BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp all the way into the BenQ PB7220 unit.
  • Tighten the screws holding the BenQ 60.J5016.CB1 lamp in place.
  • Replace the lid on the BenQ PB7220. 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 PB7220 lamp reset, BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 lamp

  • Press the Exit button on the BenQ PB7220 projector for 3 seconds to display the total used lamp time.
  • Press the MENU button on the projector during the lamp hour message.

BenQ PB7220 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 PB7220 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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