3 Steps to a new Epson EH-TW3000 projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago

Epson EH-TW3000 projector, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

Follow our easy 3-step guide to install a replacement Epson EH-TW3000 projector lamp

The orange blinking light on your Epson EH-TW3000 projector means it’s time to replace Epson ELPLP49 projector lamp.
Epson EH-TW3000 warning light, Epson ELPLP49 lamp
You can expect 3900 hours of lamp from the lamp depending on the settings and usage of the Epson EH-TW3000. When it’s time to replace the Epson ELPLP49 projector lamp you’ll see the orange warning light begin to blink. A replacement warning message will also appear on screen.

Step 1: Buy authentic

Your Epson EH-TW3000 is a sophisticated machine with sensitive electronic components. The Epson ELPLP49 projector lamp has been designed specifically to keep your projector operating at optimum levels.
You’ll want to install an authentic Epson ELPLP49 lamp to keep your Epson EH-TW3000 projector working properly and to get the best picture quality. Although cheaper at first, generic knock-off lamps are actually not that great a bargain. These so-called “compatible” lamps are prone to explosion,  have poor illumination, a shorter lamp life and can cause permanent damaged to the sensitive electronic components in your Epson EH-TW3000 projector.
Copy-cat manufacturers simply don’t have the parts or the know-how to create a proper projector lamp so create their lamps using toxic substances such as Krypton-85. Don’t compromise your health and void your warranty to save a few extra dollars. Go with an authentic Epson ELPLP49 OEM lamp sold by a dependable seller and keep your Epson EH-TW3000 projector working.
Learn the 7 Ways to spot a counterfeit lamp.

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Step 2: Install a new Epson ELPLP49 lamp

Before installation:

  • Turn off the projector and unplug the AC cord.
  • Allow the Epson EH-TW3000 to cool for one hour – it should be cool to the touch. Inside of the projector can be very hot since these machines operator under high temperatures and you run the risk of being burned if the projector has not cooled down.
  • Do not operate the projectors while any of the lamps are removed as this may result in malfunctions, fire hazard and other accidents.

Caution: Don’t touch the screen or the actual bulb with your finger since the oil from your skin can cause a black spot on the bulb.
Epson EH-TW3000 lamp cover, Epson ELPLP49 lamp1. The lamp cover for the Epson EH-TW3000 is found on top of the projector. Take the screwdriver that came with the projector and put it into opening on the lamp cover to release the cover switch. Remove the lamp cover.
Epson EH-TW3000 screws removed, Epson ELPLP49 lamp
2. Remove the two screws on either side of Epson ELPLP49 lamp. Place the screws to either side.
Epson EH-TW3000 remove lamp, Epson ELPLP49 lamp
3. Pull the lamp out using the top handle. Be sure to pull it out straight. Pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. Learn what to do should the bulb shatter.
NOTE: The Epson ELPLP49 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).
Epson EH-TW3000 projector, Epson ELPLP49 lamp
4, Take the new Epson ELPLP49 lamp by the handle and gently put it into place making sure the lamp is facing in the right direction.
Epson EH-TW3000 tighten screws, Epson ELPLP49 lamp
5. Replace the Epson ELPLP49 screws on the newly installed lamp.
Epson EH-TW3000 lamp cover reinstalled, Epson ELPLP49 lamp
6. Re-connect the lamp cover. Tighten the screws on the cord and turn on the Epson EH-TW3000 projector.
7. Re-attach the power cord. Turn the projector on and let it warm up.
8. Reset the Lamp Operating time.

Step 3: Reset the Epson EH-TW3000 Lamp Timer

Reset the Epson EH-TW3000 Lamp Replacement Counter only when the Epson ELPLP49 lamp has been replaced.
Epson EH-TW3000 reset lamp timer, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

  • Turn the Epson EH-TW3000 projector on.
  • Press MENU to display the configuration menu.
  • Press the down arrow to move down the menu to the Reset option.

Epson EH-TW3000 reset menu, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

  • Press Enter to enter the Reset Menu.
  • Press the down arrow to move down the menu to the Reset Lamp Hours option.
  • Press Enter.

Epson EH-TW3000 lamp reset, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

  • When the Reset Lamp Hour option has been chosen the Reset Lamp Hours message will appear.
  • Use the cursor to move to the YES option.
  • Press Enter to reset the lamp hours to zero.


Prolong the life of the Epson ELPLP49 lamp:

Extend the life of the newly installed Epson ELPLP49 with the following tips:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Epson EH-TW3000 and let it stand for at least one hour ever 24 hours. An average use of four to five hours per day will ensure longer lamp life.
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life


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