How to install a new Epson PowerLite 830 projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 11 years ago


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

Be sure to invest in an authentic Epson PowerLite 830 projector lamp before proceeding.

Replacement warnings signs:

Warning signs that the Epson PowerLite 830 projector lamp needs to be replaced include:

  • 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 ELPLP31 lamp is burnt out and should be replaced immediately.

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.

Go with authentic

It’s critical to install a genuine Epson ELPLP31 rather than a compatible generic lamps. Generic lamps look appealing because of their low cost but have several major flaws:

Look for the seal of approval before purchasing your Epson ELPLP31.Read more about the 7 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Lamp.

Install the new 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 830.
  • Allow the Epson PowerLite 830 projector to cool for one hour – it should be cool to the touch. These projectors run a 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 830 projector. Loosen the lamp cover screw — you can’t remove it only loosen it.

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  • Slide the Epson PowerLite 830 projector lamp cover off.

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NOTE: The Epson ELPLP31 lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps!

  • Epson_PowerLite 830_Epson_ELPLP31_lamp_remove_coverGently insert the new Epson ELPLP31 lamp into the Epson PowerLite 830 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 830 Lamp Timer

It’s important to reset the lamp time in the Epson PowerLite 830p so it can track the number of hours the Epson ELPLP31 has been in use. Don’t use the Epson ELPLP31 lamp beyond its recommended usage as this can damages the Epson PowerLite 830 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 lamp last longer

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

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Epson PowerLite 830 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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