Replacing the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100, Epson ELPLP49That red blinking light means it’s time for a new Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 projector lamp

A replacement warning message will also appear on screen. Replace the lamp immediately and don’t wait. Follow this guide to install a new Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 projector lamp.

Buy the right lamp

You can expect 4000 hours of lamp from the lamp depending on the settings and usage of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 and whether you have bought an authentic lamp.
The Internet has been flooded with generic lamps stating they are “compatible” with Epson projectors. However most generics have a shorter lamp life than original lamps. Consider the source of your lamp. purchasing. Look for a registered OEM manufacturer who is building the compatible lamps in North America and using the correct materials. All the compatible “generic” lamps from overseas are are created with toxic materials and carcinogenic parts including Krypton-85. Chinese produced lamps may have a cheaper price tag but in the long run cost more since they are knock off lamps are prone to explosions.
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100, Epson ELPLP49Buying from an authentic manufacturer guarantees a projector lamp that works properly with your Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100. Too often generic lamps damage the sensitive electronics in your projectors and since installing them voids your warranty you have no recourse.
Buy authentic and get a better product plus better customer care.

Find this authentic lamp on Amazon sold by these authorized dealers:

How to install a new Epson ELPLP49 lamp

Before installation:

  • Turn off the projector and unplug the AC cord.
  • Allow the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 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 PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 lamp cover, Epson ELPLP49 lamp1. The lamp cover for the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 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 PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 remove lamp, Epson ELPLP49 lamp
2. Remove the two screws on either side of Epson ELPLP49 lamp. Place the screws to either side.
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 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 PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 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 PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 tighten lamp screws, Epson ELPLP49 lamp
5. Replace the Epson ELPLP49 screws on the newly installed lamp.
 Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 cover on, Epson ELPLP49 lamp
6. Re-connect the lamp cover. Tighten the screws on the cord and turn on the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 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 Lamp Timer

Reset the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 Lamp Replacement Counter only when the Epson ELPLP49 lamp has been replaced.
 Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 lamp reset timer, Epson ELPLP49 lamp

  • Turn the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 projector on.
  • Press MENU to display the configuration menu.
  • Press the down arrow to move down the menu to the Reset option.

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 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.

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 PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 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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