Changing the Hitachi CP-X260 projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

Hitachi-CP-X260_projects_uses_Hitachi_DT00751-CPX260_projector_lampWondering when to change the Hitachi CP-X260 projector lamp? Keep reading our step-by-step guide.

Your Hitachi CP-X260 uses the Hitachi DT00751 CPX260 lamp. As the Hitachi CP-X260 projector lamp reaches end of life, the Hitachi CP-X260 Lamp Indicator light will start flashing red. Color tone on the screen may also appear weak or washed out. This is another indication that it’s time to replace the lamp.
NOTE: You may notice the Hitachi DT00751 screen starts to go dark after being used for long period of time. It’s a good idea to turn off the projector for at least one or two hours each day.
The Hitachi DT00751 CPX260 projector lamp has a finite life and trying to force it beyond its normal lamp life can damage your Hitachi CP-X260.

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Installing the Hitachi DT00751 CPX260 projector lamp

Before installing a new lamp be sure to turn off the Hitachi CP-X260 and let the projector cool down for at least one hour. This projector operates using high temperatures and there is a risk of you burning yourself if the projector has not cooled.

  • Turn off the projector by pressing the power button.
  • Unplug any power cords.
  • Loosen the Hitachi CP-X260 projector lamp cover screw
  • Slide the projector  lamp cover to the side to remove it.


  • Loosen the screws on the projector lamp. Gently lift up the wire handle and pull out the Hitachi DT00751 CPX260 projector  lamp. NOTE: The Hitachi DT00751 projector lamp contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t place it into regular garbage.
  • Take the new  DT00751 projector lamp out of its packaging.
  • Pick up the Hitachi DT00751 projector lamp by the handle and gently insert the lamp into the projector making sure not to bang the lamp.
  • Avoid touching the actual bulb as oil from your fingers can leave marks on the bulb that will burn into black spots.
  •  Slide the Hitachi CP-X260 projector lamp cover back in place and firmly fasten the lamp cover a screw.
  • Turn the projector on and reset the lamp time.

To reset the Hitachi CP-X260 projector lamp timer


  • Press  the MENU button
  • When the EASY MENU has appeared press Enter to choose
  • Scroll down to the ADVANCED MENU option.
  • Scroll down to OPTION menu.
  • Press ENTER.
  • Scroll down to LAMP TIME.
  • A dialog field will appear.
  • Choose RESET on the dialog field.
  • Press ENTER.
  • The lamp time will be reset to 0.
  • Press the MENU button to exit.

NOTE: Reset the lamp time only when you have replaced the projector lamp, for a suitable indication about the lamp. Otherwise you run the risk of using the projector lamp beyond its lamp life.
Get more hours from your Hitachi DT00751 CPX260 projector lamp by keeping your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector. Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life

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