How to change Optoma EP719P projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

ptoma_EP719B_projector_Optoma_BL-FU180A_projector_lampNo need to call the service technician to change the Optoma EP719P projector lamp. Our guide shows you how in 4 easy steps.

Step 1: Avoid generic Optoma EP719P projector lamp

Install an authentic Optoma EP719P projector lamp to keep your projector working properly. Avoid the counterfeit trap but trying to save money. Always looks for the seal of approval.
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Step 2: Know the warning signs of end of Optoma EP719P projector lamp


You’ll start to see the following warning signs when the Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) projector lamp is approaching end of life:

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

Step 3: Replace the Optoma BL-FU180A projector lamp

Follow these important safety steps before installing a new Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) 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.
  • Switch off the power to the Optoma EP719P 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.

Place something soft underneath the Optoma EP719P before turning the projector onto it’s back. Remove the two screws holding the cover in place.  Push the cover up to remove it.
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 lamp against the projector as this may case the bulb to break. Learn what to do if the lamp has exploded inside the projector.
Place the new Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) projector lamp into the Optoma EP719P 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.


Step 4: Reset the lamp timing on the Optoma EP719B

Optoma_EP719B_BL-FU180A_projector_lamp_resetThe Optoma EP719B 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 (SP.82G01.001) 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 EP719P 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.

Looking for an eco-friendly and less expensive option? Replace only the bulb instead of the entire lamp housing. Watch our step-by-step video on replacing only the Sanyo Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) bulb.

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