Replacing the Epson EH-TW5000 projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago

Epson EH-TW5000 projector, Epson ELPLP49 lampReplacing the Epson EH-TW5000 projector lamp is quick when you Epson EH-TW5000 projector, Epson ELPLP49 lampfollow guide

When it’s time to replace the Epson EH-TW5000 projector lamp you’ll notice the lamp replacement light begins blinking red and then changes to orange. A replacement warning message will also appear on screen. Replace the lamp immediately when the light is blinking orange. Don’t wait!

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Why OEM lamps are important

Shopping for your new Epson ELPLP49 can get kind of confusing. There are a multitude of choices out  all claiming to be “compatible” with your Epson projectors. The first step to finding the best lamp for your Epson EH-TW5000 is to consider the source? Buying North American lamps.
Generics just don’t have the same quality and actually have a shorter lamp life than original lamps. So while they make appear to have better prices, they actually cost more in the long run. There are also safety concerns.
Counterfeit manufacturers don’t have the same equipment or materials and resort to using toxic subsitutes such as Krypton-85 — a highly carcinogenic material. The gas can escape when the lamp breaks and unfortunately these generic “compatible” lamps are prone to explosions. Too often generic lamps damage the sensitive electronics in your projectors
Buying authentic lamps guarantees a lamp manufactured to work with your projector If you do decide to go with a cheaper compatible lamp then buy one from a registered OEM manufacturer who is building them in North America Buy authentic and get a better product plus better customer care.

How to install 

Before installation:

  • Turn off the projector and unplug the AC cord.
  • Allow the Epson EH-TW5000 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-TW5000 lamp cover, Epson ELPLP49 lamp1. The lamp cover for the Epson EH-TW5000 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-TW5000 remove lamp, Epson ELPLP49 lamp
2. Remove the two screws on either side of Epson ELPLP49 lamp. Place the screws to either side.
Epson EH-TW5000 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! 
Epson EH-TW5000 install lamp, 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-TW5000 tighten lamp screws, Epson ELPLP49 lamp
5. Replace the Epson ELPLP49 screws on the newly installed lamp.
 Epson EH-TW5000 projetor cover on, Epson ELPLP49 lamp
6. Re-connect the lamp cover. Tighten the screws on the cord and turn on the Epson EH-TW5000 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-TW5000 Lamp Timer

Reset the Epson EH-TW5000 Lamp Replacement Counter only when the Epson ELPLP49 lamp has been replaced.
 Epson EH-TW5000 lamp reset timer, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

  • Turn the Epson EH-TW5000 projector on.
  • Press MENU to display the configuration menu.
  • Press the down arrow to move down the menu to the Reset option.

Epson EH-TW5000 lamp reset second screen, 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-TW5000 lamp reset third screen, 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-TW5000 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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