How to replace the Optoma EP747N projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 11 years ago

Optoma_EP747N_projectors_Optoma_BL-FP230A_projector_lampGuide to replacing the Optoma EP747N projector lamp

If you’ve seen the replacement warning for the Optoma EP747N projector lamp, keep reading! Our step-by-step guides will show you how to replace the lamp in three easy steps.

Your Optoma EP747N uses a Optoma BL-FP230A lamp.  Be sure to buy authentic lamp and keep your projector working as its best. Generic are not worth the trouble even if they are less expensive!

Find this lamp from the following OEM manufacturers on Amazon:

6 reasons to avoid generics:

Replace the Optoma EP747H projector lamp

When the Optoma BL-FP230A lamp is reaching end of life, you will see the Lamp Replacement message. You have 30 hours or less before the projector shuts down.

Step 1


  • Switch off the power to the Optoma EP747H projector by pressing the Power/Standby button.
  • Allow the projector to cool down for at least 30 minutes. If should be cool to the touch. These projectors run using high temperatures and you can burn yourself badly if you don’t allow the projector to cool down.
  • Disconnect the power cord. Using a screwdriver, remove the screws holding the cover in place.Push the cover up to remove.


Step 2

  • Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws holding the lamp module in place.
  • Slowly put out the old lamp by grabbing the edge of the lamp. Be careful not to bang the lamp against the projector as this may case the bulb to break. Learn what to do if the lamp has exploded inside the projector.
  • Note: The used Optoma BL-FP230A lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown out with regular garbage and should be recycled.

Optoma_EP747N_projector_remove_ BL-FP230A_lampStep 3

  • Place the new Optoma BL-FP230A into the Optoma EP747N projector. Tighten the two screws on the lamp. Replace the lamp cover and tighten its two screws.
  • You must now reset the Lamp Replacement Timer.


Reset the lamp timing on the Optoma EP747N


  • Press the Menu option on either the remote or on the projector.
  • Scroll over the Lamp Setting. Press enter.
  • Select Reset Lamp Hours. Press Enter
  • The Execute/Cancel command line will appear.
  • Scroll over to choose Execute. Press Enter.
  • The lamp hours will be reset to zero.

Turn on the Eco Mode to lower power consumption and extend the lamp life by 130%.

Why buy authentic lamps?

Optoma_BL-FP230A_projector_lamp_EP747_Lamp_Replace_LampThere are lots of choices out there on the Internet. Since selling online has few regulations, it’s easy to get duped into buying an inferior knock-off lamp posing as an authentic Optoma BL-FP230A.
The tell tale sign is a price that seems too good to be true. These counterfeit manufacturers will advertise their lamp as “compatible.” However, it’s anything but compatible.
Learn how to spot the copycat fake lamps with 7 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Lamp.

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