How to replace the Epson PowerLite S1 projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 11 years ago

Replacing the Epson PowerLite S1 projector lamp is easy when you follow this step-by-step guide.

Epson_EMP-PowerLite S1_projector_Epson_ELPLP_25_lampWarning signs

When it’s time to replace the Epson PowerLite S1 projector lamp watch for these warning signs:

  • poor image quality
  • warning indicator flashing reds
  • warning light at 0.5 intervals.
  • lamp life is 1900 hours, the message “Replace Lamp” will appear on the bottom left corner of the screen for 30 seconds.

Finding the right lamp

Your Epson PowerLite S1 uses a Epson ELPLP 25 lamp. Look for the seal of approval to verify your Epson PowerLite S1 projector lamp is authentic and you’re buying from an authorized manufacturer.
You get what you pay for so if the price of the lamp seems like an incredible bargain, chances are it’s counterfeit. These counterfeit lamps are often advertised as “generic” and claim to be compatible with your Epson PowerLite S1. They have in fact been created using inferior parts that damage the inside of your Epson EMP-61p projector. Generic lamps also come with a health risk; since copycat manufacturers can’t get the proper materials they often using highly toxic substitutes.
Buying a knock-off lamp will also void your warranty and should anything happen to the projector you will not be covered. Go with an authentic Epson ELPLP 25 — it’s worth the few extra dollars to save yourself problems.

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Step 3: Replacing the lamp

Replace the Epson PowerLite S1 projector lamp immediately when the lamp replacement indicator blinks red.
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Turn the Epson PowerLite S1 projector off and allow for a 20-second cool down period. Then disconnect the power cord and allow the projector to cool for one hour before replacing the Epson ELPLP 25. Failure to do so can result in a severe burn as the Epson PowerLite S1 operates uses high heat.
Epson PowerLite S1_remove_lamp_cover_Epson_ELPLP_25_lampRemove the Epson PowerLite S1 lamp cover by putting your fingers in the latches and lifting upwards. Put the lamp cover to one side.
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Using the screwdrive that came with the Epson PowerLite S1 projector, loosen the screws holding the Epson ELPLP 25 in place.
Epson_PowerLite S1_remove_Epson_ELPLP_25_lampGently lift out the old lamp making sure not to touch the actual bulb in case it may break. Pulling too quickly can break the glass bulb. Learn what to do should the bulb shatter.
Be sure to dispose of the used Epson ELPLP 25 lamp through a local recycling program. Don’t throw this lamp into regular garbage as it contains mercury.
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Line up the new Epson ELPLP 25 lamp and lower it into the Epson PowerLite S1 projector making sure not to touch the actual bulb. Fingerprints on the bulb will turn into black spots that hampers picture quality.
Press the lamp until it clicks into place, then tighten the two fixing screws.
Epson PowerLite S1_replace_lamp_cover_Epson_ELPLP_25_lampReplace the Epson PowerLite S1 lamp cover by first inserting the tabs, and then pressing towards the projector until it clicks into place.
You’re ready to reset the lamp timer.

Resetting the lamp timer

You’ll need to reset the lamp timer in order to ensure the Epson PowerLite S1 projector know when the Epson ELPLP 25 needs replacing. Leaving the Epson ELPLP 25 lamp in the projector before the recommended 1900 hours can result in the lamp exploding.
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Use either the control panel keys on the Epson PowerLite S1 or the menu options on the remote control top access the MENU screen.
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  • Using the arrows keys, scroll down to the RESET menu.
  • Click ENTER (left pointing arrow).
  • Scroll down to select LAMP-HOURS RESET.
  • Press ENTER.
  • Click on YES to reset the lamp hours to zero. The lamp hours will be reset.

Extending the Epson ELPLP 25 lamp life

Get more hours from your Epson ELPLP 25 lamp by following these maintenance tips:

  • To avoid overhearing the projector and causing the lamp to explode, keep the air filters clean.
  • Let the Epson PowerLite S1 rest for at least one hour per day.
  • Using it only our to five hours per day will give the lamp a longer life.
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted. Overheating can cause lamp failure.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.


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