3 steps to replace the Hitachi CP-X268A projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

Hitachi_CP_x268A_projector_Hitachi_lamp_DT00751Changing the Hitachi CP-X268A projector lamp is simple and fast.

Step 1: Be prepared with the right lamp

With the right Hitachi CP-X268A projector lamp and by following our step-by-step guide, you will be able to install a new lamp in under 15 minutes. Keep your Hitachi CP-X268A projector working at its best by always using authentic OEM Lamps. Look for the seal of approval before purchasing a
so you can be sure to be getting the real deal. It can be confusing to shop on line and get the right lamp. Your key to knowing if the Hitachi CP-X268A projector lamp is authentic or not: If the price seems to be too good to be true, it’s a copycat lamp. These counterfiet lamp just don’t deliver and have many problems, which make them more expensive in the end.
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Keep your projector working and go with an authentic Hitachi DT00751 CPX260 lamp.

Step 2: Watch for end of life with the Hitachi CP-X268A projector lamp

Your Hitachi CP-X268A projector uses the Hitachi DT00751 CPX260 lamp and when it reaches end of life, there will be several tell tale signs:

  • Hitachi CP-X268A Lamp Indicator light will start flashing red.
  • Color tone on the screen may also appear weak or washed out.
  • Picture has poor colour quality.
  • You may notice the Hitachi DT00751 starts to go dark after being used for long period of time.

The Hitachi DT00751 CPX260 lamp has a finite life and trying to force it beyond its normal lamp life can damage your Hitachi CP-X268A.

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Step 3: Installing the Hitachi DT00751 CPX268 lamp

Before installing a new lamp be sure to turn off the Hitachi CP-X268A 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-X268A lamp cover screw
  • Slide the lamp cover to the side to remove it.


  • Loosen the screws on the lamp. Gently lift up the wire handle and pull out the Hitachi DT00751 CPX260 lamp.
  • NOTE: The Hitachi DT00751 contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t place it into regular garbage.
  • Take the new DT00751 lamp out of its packaging.
  • Pick up the Hitachi DT00751 lamp by the handle and gently insert the lamp into the projector making sure not to bang the lamp. Pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. Learn how to clean up a broken 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-X265A lamp cover back in place and firmly fasten the lamp cover a screw.
  • Turn the projector on and reset the lamp time.

Resetting the Hitachi CP-X268A lamp timer

Reset the lamp time only when you have replaced the lamp so the Hitachi CP-X268A projector can properly track the lamp life. Otherwise you run the risk of using the lamp beyond its lamp life.
Hitachi-CP-X268A_reset_Hitachi_DT00751 CPX260 lamp

  • 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.

Get more hours from your Hitachi DT00751 CPX260 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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