How to replace the Optoma EP7479 projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 11 years ago

Optoma_EP7479_projectors_Optoma_BL-FP230A_projector_lampReplacing the Optoma EP7479 projector lamp isn’t difficult when you follow our step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Finding the correct lamp

When the Optoma EP7479 projector lamp is reaching end of life, the Lamp Replacement message will appear on screen. You should prepare to change the lamp as you 30 hours or less before the projector shuts down. Be sure to buy an authentic an Optoma EP7479 projector lamp.
6 reason to avoid generics:

Learn the 7 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Lamp.

Find this lamp on Amazon from these authorize dealers:

Step 2: Step-by-step instructions

Your Optoma EP7479 projector lamp needs a Optoma BL-FP230A lamp. Please follow these safety instructions before installing the lamp:

  • Switch off the power to the Optoma EP7479 projector by pressing the Power/Standby button.
  • Disconnect the power cord.
  • 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.

Using a screwdriver, remove the screw holding the cover in place. Push the cover up to remove.
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 be properly recycled. Don’t throw it into regular garbage.
Optoma_EP7479_projector_remove_ BL-FP230A_lamp
Place the new Optoma BL-FP230A into the Optoma EP7479 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 EP7479

The Optoma EP7479 projector has an automatic lamp reset timer that tracks the life of the lamp and triggers the lamp replacement warning. You need to reset the timer each time the lamp is replaced.


  • 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.

Extend the life of the Optoma BL-FP230A lamp:

  • Turning on the Eco Mode to lower power consumption and extend the lamp life by 130%.
  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Optoma EP7479 projector and let it stand for at least one hour ever 24 hours.
  • 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


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.