Replacing the Optoma EP719R projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 11 years ago

Optoma_EP719R_projector_BL-FU180A_projector_lampReplacing the Optoma EP719R projector lamp can be completed in under 15 minutes when you follow this handy guide.

Watch for the warning signs
It’s simple and easy to replace the Optoma EP719R projector lamp. The Optoma EP719R projector uses the Optoma BL-FU180A  projector lamp. When the Optoma EP719R projector lamp is approaching end of life you may notice some warning signs:

  • A screen that is gradually dimming or deteriorating.
  • Colour in the image appears dark or off colour.
  • Lamp light flashing a steady orange.
  • Seeing the  following warning message on screen:


If you hear a loud pop or bang after turning on the Optoma EP719R projector you’ll know your projector lamp has exploded and definitely needs to be replaced. The projector won’t turn on. Learn what to do if the lamp has exploded inside the projector.

Buy the right projector lamp!

It can be confusing trying to find the right projector lamp for your Optoma EP719R projector. There are a lot of choices on the Internet but you have to cautious. Look for the seal of approval to be sure you’re getting an authentic lamp created by the original manufacturer. Too many copy cat manufacturers are creating copies using inferior workmanship which can damage your projector.
Generics may appear to be a bargain due to their lower prices but they won’t can’t last the full hours so will actually end up costing you more in the long run. Another important consideration are the health risks due to oxic materials used. Keep yourself and your projector healthy, and your warranty intact. Buy an authentic Optoma BL-FU180A  projector lamp.

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How to replace the Optoma BL-FU180A projector lamo

Follow these important safety steps before installing a new Optoma BL-FU180A projector lamp:

  • The used Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) projector lamp contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t throw it into regular garbage.
  • Disconnect the power cord.
  • Switch off the power to the Optoma EP719R 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.

Optoma_EP719R_BL-FU180A_remove_projector_lamp_cover Step 1: Place something soft underneath the Optoma EP719R before turning the projector onto it’s back. Remove the two screws holding the cover in place.
Step 2: Push the cover up to remove it. Put the cover to one side. Don’t lose the screws the EP719R won’t work until the cover is re-installed.
Optoma_EP719R_BL-FU180A_remove_projector_lamp_screwsStep 3: Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws holding the Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) projector lamp module in place. Lift up the wire handle and slowly put out the old lamp. Be careful not to bang the bulbas this may case the bulb to break.
NOTE: The BL-FU180A projector lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle this lamp.
Optoma_EP719R_BL-FU180A_lamp Step 4: Optoma BL-FU180A  projector lamp. Take the new out of its packaging. Lift up the wire handle and place the new projector lamp into the Optoma EP719R projector.
Step 5:

  • Tighten the two screws on the lamp.
  • Replace the lamp cover and tighten its two screws.
  • Reset the lamp timer.

Reset the lamp timing on the Optoma EP719R projector lamp

Optoma_EP719R_BL-FU180A_lamp_reset The Optoma EP719R 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 is reset to zero.

Get the Optoma BL-FU180A projector lamp to last longer with these tips:

  • 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 EP719R 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.
  • Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life

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