Replacing the PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 11 years ago

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Replacing your PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD projector lamp is simple when you follow our guide

When it’s time to replace Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD projector lamp, you’ll see the following warning signs:

  • Dark image
  • Image that has deteriorated
  • On warning message appears on screen
  • Lamp light flashes orange
  • Lamp light turns red and stays on

To check the number of hours left for the Epson ELPLP54 lamp check the  Lamp Usage Screen to find out how many hours are left with the  lamp.
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  • Press the MENU button.
  • Scroll down to highlight the INFO menu.
  • If you have used the projector for less than 10 hours, the hours will be listed at 0H.

Life expectancy of the Epson ELPLP54 is 4000 hours if the Power Consumption in the Settings Menu is set at the default of Normal. If you switch to ECO mode, you can expect up to 5000 hours of usage.

The importance of authentic lamps

It’s critical to install a genuine Epson ELPLP54 rather than a compatible generic lamps. Although lower in price initially, generic, knock-off lamps end up costing much more in the long run. Counterfeit generic lamp have a shorter lamp life, damage the components in your projector, have poor picture quality and are prone to explosion. You also run the risk of being exposed to the carcinogenic substances such Krypton-85used in the making of these lamps.

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Installing the Epson ELPLP54

Before installation:

  • Turn power button off and wait for light to stop flashing.
  • Turn off power on Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD projector.
  • Unplug the power cord.
  • Allow the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD projector 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.
1. The lamp cover is found on top of the Epson Home Cinema 705HD projector. Loosen the lamp cover screw — you can’t remove it only loosen it.
2. Slide the Epson Home Cinema 705HD projector lamp cover off.
3. Loosen the two screws holding the Epson ELPLP54 lamp in place.
4. Grab the Epson ELPLP54 lamp by the wire handle. Gently pull the lamp out. Pulling too quickly can cause the Epson ELPLP54 bulb to shatter. Learn what to do should this happen.
NOTE: The Epson ELPLP54 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).
5. Gently insert the Epson ELPLP54 lamp making sure it’s facing the right way.
6. Tighten the screws on the new Epson ELPLP54 lamp. Be sure not to tighten too much or the lamp may not work.
PowerLite-Home-Cinema-705HD-lamp-cover-reinstalled-Epson-ELPLP54-lamp7. Replace the lamp cover and tighten the screw on the Epson Home Cinema 705HD projector lamp cover.
8. Reset the lamp timer.

Reset the lamp timer

Reset the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD Lamp Replacement Counter only when the Epson ELPLP54 lamp has been replaced.
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  • Press the MENU button on the remote control. The Lamp Reset Menu will appear.
  • Scroll down to the RESET LAMP HOURS. Press ENTER.
  • A prompt appears asking if you want to replace the lamp.
  • Select YES and press ENTER.
    Press MENU to exit.

Prolong the lamp life:

Extend the life of the newly installed Epson ELPLP54 with the following tips:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD projector 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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