3 steps to a new BenQ MP522 projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago

BenQ MP522 projector, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lampFaded picture on your BenQ MP522 screen? A blinking Lamp Indicator? Messages about end of lamp life showing up on your screen?

These are all warning signs that the BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 projector lamp is approaching end of life.
Follow our 3-step guide to install a new BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 projector lamp in your BenQ MP522 projector. It’s fast and simple!

Step 1: Know when to replace

You can expect up to 400o hours of use from the BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 before it needs to be replaced. Watch for the warning messages.

Warning Messages

BenQ MP522 lamp warning message, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp
Warning 1: The BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp has been in operation for 3000 hours. Install a new BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp for optimal performance as soon as possible. If you have set the projector to run in Economic Mode, you can operate the BenQ MP522 projector with the current lamp until the 3950 hour lamp warning screen appears.
BenQ MP522 second lamp warning message, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp
Warning 2: The BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp has been in operation for 3950 hours and is approaching end of life. A new BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp should be fitted immediately. Scroll down for how-to instructions on replacing the BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp.
BenQ MP22 third lamp warning message, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp
Warning 3: The BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp has been in operation for 4000 hours and is approaching the end of its life. Replace the BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp immediately if you notice the brightness level have diminished even before reaching hour 4000. When you see this screen warning you must replace the BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp immediately.
BenQ MP522 final lamp warning message, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp
Final Warning: Time is up! The BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp is no longer functioning and must be replaced immediately in order for the BenQ MP513 projector to operate normally.

Step 2: Buy authentic BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamps

Buying an authentic BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp will guarantee the best lamp to keep your BenQ MP522 projector working properly
OEM lamps are far superior to generic lamps currently sold at discount prices on the Internet.
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. These are NOT authentic lamps and should be avoided for the following reasons:

Looking for a less expensive but more environmentally friendly option? Want more information? Watch our step-by-step video on replacing just the BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 projector bulb instead of the entire lamp housing.

Step 3: Install the new BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp

Before changing the BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp:

  • Reduce the risk of electrical shock by disconnecting the power cord on the MP522 projector.
  • Reduce the risk of severe burns by allowing the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes.

BenQ MP513 screw cover off, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp

  • The lamp cover is found on the bottom of the projector. Gently turn the projector over onto a soft surface Using a screwdriver, loosen the screw holding the BenQ MP522 lamp cover in place.

BenQ MP522 lamp cover open, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp

  • Remove the lamp cover and place it to one side.

BenQ MP522 lamp screw removed, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp

BenQ MP522 lamp connectors out, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp

  • Pull out the BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp connector slot in the BenQ M522 lamp compartment.

BenQ MP522 lamp connectors unplugged, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp

  • Gently disconnect the BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp connectors taking care not to pull on them.

BenQ MP522 lamp out, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp

BenQ MP522 rejoin connectors, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp

  • Replug the BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 connectors together and gently put back them into the BenQ MP522 slot.

BenQ MP522 lamp screw in, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp

BenQ MP522 lamp on, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp

  • Re-install the BenQ MP522 lamp cover and tighten the screw.
  • Reset the lamp timer.

NOTE: The BenQ 5J.Y1E05.001 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).

Reset the lamp timer

It’s important to only reset the lamp timer when the BenQ 5J.Y1E05.001 lamp has been replaced. Resetting the lamp timer without changing the BenQ 5J.Y1E05.001 lamp can severely damage your BenQ MP522 projector.
BenQ MP522 reset lamp timer, BenQ 9E.Y1301.001 lamp

  • Go to the Startup Logo and open the On-Screen Display menu (OSD).
  • Go to SYSTEM SETUP. Scroll down to ADVANCED. Press Enter.
  • The LAMP SETTINGS page will displays the Reset Lamp Timer screen
  • 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.

Extending the life of the BenQ 5J.Y1E05.001 lamp:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Use the Lamp Power option on the BenQ MP522 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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