Replacing the Optoma EP716MX projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

Optoma_EP718MX_Optoma_BL-FU180AV_projector_lampIt’s takes less than 15 minutes to replace the Optoma EP716MX projector lamp. Our guide shows you how.

Your Optoma EP716MX uses the Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) projector lamp. Watch for the warning message that appears on screen letting you know the Optoma EP716MX projector lamp needs replacing.
Watch for these telltale signs that the projector lamp is reaching end of life:

  • faded image
  • colours are off or not as vivid
  • blinking LED lights on the Optoma EP716MX projector

The importance of authentic lamps

Copycat manufacturers offer no guarantee or refunds and the warranty on your Optoma EP716MX projector lamp will become void. Look for the seal of approval before buying and get the best lamp possible — an authentic OEM one!
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Installing a new Optoma EP716MX projector lamp

Follow these important safety steps before installing a new Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) projector lamp:

  • Switch off the power to the Optoma EP716MX projector by pressing the Power/Standby button.
  • Disconnect the power cord.
  • Allow the projector to cool down for at least 30 minutes. Be sure it is cool to the touch before opening the projector or you could burn yourself badly. These projectors work under extremely high temperatures.

Step 1: Place something soft underneath the Optoma EP716MX and then turn the projector onto it’s back. Remove the two screws holding the cover in place.
Step 2: Push the cover up to remove it.
Step 3: Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws holding the Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) projector lamp module in place.
Slowly put out the old projector 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 projector lamp contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t throw it into regular garbage.
Step 4: Place the new Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) projector lamp into the Optoma EP716MX 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 projector lamp timing on the Optoma EP7169MX

The Optoma EP7169MX projector has an automatic projector 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.

Make the Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) projector lamp 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 EP716MX 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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