3 Steps to a new Epson PowerLite 830p projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 11 years ago

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Changing the Epson PowerLite 830p projector lamp is as easy!

Follow our step-by-step guide to replace the Epson PowerLite 830p projector lamp.

Step 1: Lamp Usage

Press the MENU button and highlight INFO menu to see the lamp usage hours. When the Brightness Contol is set to High, the Epson ELPLP31 lamp will last up to 2000 hours. Lower the Brightness Control to low and the Epson ELPLP31 lamp will last up to 3000 hours.
Replacement warnings signs:

Warning signs for lamp replacement on the Epson Powerlite 830p projector:

  • Dark image
  • Image that has deteriorated
  • “Replace the lamp” warning appears on screen.
  • Lamp light flashes orange
  • NOTE: If the Lamp light turns red the Epson PowerLite 830p projector lamp is burnt out and should be replace immediately.

Step 2: Find the right lamp

Look for the seal of approval before purchasing your Epson PowerLite 830p projector lamp.
It’s critical to install a genuine Epson PowerLite 830p projector lamp rather than a compatible generic lamps. Counterfeit lamps look appealing because of their low cost but this should be your first indication that the lamp you are about to purchase is counterfeit. These lamps present a lot of problems and are simply not worth buying in the long run.
Reasons to avoid generic lamps

Read more about the 7 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Lamp.

Step 3: Install the Epson ELPLP31

Before installation follow these important safety tips:

  • Turn power button off wait for light to stop flashing.
  • Unplug the power cord on the Epson PowerLite 830p.
  • Allow the Epson PowerLite 830p projector to cool for one hour – it should be cool to the touch. These projectors run at high temperatures so you can burn yourself very badly if the projector has not cooled enough before being opened up.
  • Do not operate the projectors while any of the lamps are removed as this may result in malfunctions, fire hazard and other accidents.

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The lamp cover is found on top of the Epson PowerLite 830p projector. Loosen the lamp cover screw — you can’t remove it only loosen it.
Epson_PowerLite 830P_Epson_ELPLP31_lamp_remove_coverSlide the Epson PowerLite 830p projector lamp cover off.
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Loosen the two screws holding the Epson ELPLP31 lamp in place.
Epson_PowerLite 830P_Epson_ELPLP31_lamp_remove_lampGrab the Epson ELPLP31 by the side indents and gently pull the lamp out. Take care not to bang the bulb as this may cause it to shatter.  Learn what to do should when the lamp breaks inside the projector.
NOTE: The Epson ELPLP31 lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps!
Epson_PowerLite 830P_Epson_ELPLP31_lamp_remove_coverGently insert the new Epson ELPLP31 lamp into the Epson PowerLite 830p projector.
Tighten the screws on the Epson ELPLP31 lamp. Be sure not to tighten too much or the lamp may not work.
Replace the lamp cover and tighten the screw on the Epson ELPLP31 projector lamp cover.
You are now ready to reset the lamp timer.

Reseting the Epson Powerlite 830p Lamp Timer

The  Epson PowerLite 830p has a lamp timer that tracks the number of hours left for the Epson ELPLP31 before it reaches end of life. Every time you install a new Epson ELPLP31 lamp you must reset the lamp timer to zero. Don’t use the Epson ELPLP31 lamp beyond its recommended usage as this can damages the Epson PowerLite 830p projector.
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  • Press the MENU button on either the remote control or on the projector’s control panel.
  • Scroll down to the RESET option.
  • Press Enter
  • Press ENTER to open the prompt screen

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  • Press Yes.
  • Lamp hours will be reset to zero.
  • Press MENU to return to the screen.

Make the Epson ELPLP31 last longer

Extend the life of the newly installed Epson ELPLP31 with the following tips:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Epson PowerLite 830p  projector 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.
  • Set the Brightness Mode to low.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life

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