How to replace the Canon LV-7555 projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

Canon_LV-7555_projector_LV-LP17_projector_lampYou can replace your Canon LV-7555 projector lamp in three easy steps. Use our step-by-step guide to help you.

Step 1: Buy the right lamp

Your Canon LV-7555 projector uses the Canon LV-LP17 (9015A001). In order the keep your projector working at it’s optimum levels, be sure to always buy an authentic Canon LV-7555 projector lamp. It may be tempting to buy one of the generic lamps sold online due to their bargain prices. However, these generics have a number of problems including shoddy workmanship that make generics vulnerable to explosions with a much shorter lamp life. There are health and safety concerns as well, since these lamps have been created with carcinogenic, toxic substitutes. Installing generic lamps into your Canon LV-7555 projector voids your warranty. All in all, generica are not worth the few extra dollars you save. Go with an OEM Canon LV-LP17 (9015A001) lamp.

Canon_LV-7555_projector_warning_LV-LP17_ projector_lampStep 2: Recognizing end of life signs

When the Canon LV-LP17 projector lamp has reached its end of life the LAMP REPLACE on the projector will light yellow. Replace the lamp immediately when you see this.
Other warning signs may be a dim picture, color that appears washed and a image that is fading.

Step 3: Replace the Canon LV-LP17 projector lamp

Before changing the projector lamp:

  • Let the Canon LV-7555 cool down for at least 45 minutes. This projector operates at an extremely high temperature and you could get badly burned if it’s still hot. Don’t rush it.
  • Be sure to unplug the electrical cord so there is no chance the projector could get turned on during the installation. This could damage your projector.


  • Loosen the two screws holding the projector lamp cover in place. Place the cover aside.
  • Loosen the two screws on the with a screwdriver and pull out the Canon LV-LP17 (9015A001) lamp assembly by using the built in handle.
  • NOTE: The used LV-LP17 projector lamp contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t throw it into regular garbage.
  • Pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. Learn how to clean up a broken lamp.
  • Replace the lamp assembly with a new Canon LV-LP17. Be careful not to touch the actual bulb as oil from your fingers can leave black marks on the lamp.
  • Tighten the two screws on the lamp.
  • Put back the lamp cover and tighten its two screws.
  • Connect the AC power cord to the Canon LV-7555 projector and turn on the projector to reset the lamp timer.


Resetting the lamp timer counter

After replacing the Canon LV-LP13 (7670A001) projector lamp, you’ll need to turn off the LAMP REPLACE indicator by resetting the LAMP REPLACE COUNTER. The counter tracks the number of hours the lamp has been used and triggers the warning light when the lamp is reaching its end of life. Not resetting it after may stop your projector from turning back on.


  • Turn the projector on and press the MENU.
  • The On-Screen menu will be displayed on the left.
  • Using the arrow buttons, mover the red frame pointer to the SETTING menu icon.
  • Press the up/docwn buttons, move to the LAMP COUNTER option.
  • Press OK to open up as the RESET LAMP COUNTER box.
  • Click on the SET option to open a confirmation window.
  • The message “Lamp replace counter reset?” is displayed.
  • Click on YES.
  • Press OK.
  • The lamp hours will be reset to zero.

Prolong projector lamp life using these tips:

  • Avoid frequent on and offs to avoid power surges
  • Don’t let the projector overheat as this puts stress on the lamp. Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Let the projector stand unused for at least one hour ever 24 hours. An average use of four to five hours per day will ensure longer lamp life.
  • Keep the air filters clean and free of dust so it can do its job and keep the projector lamp for overheating. so on your Using “Eco mode” or “Lamp Economy Mode” can reduces lamp brightness by 20% while extending the lamp life by 50%.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending projector lamp life.

Save money and go green

If you would like to save some money try replacing only the Canon LV-LP17 bare lamp rather than the entire lamp unit. You recycle the plastic cage and reduce waste. Watch our Canon LV-LP17 replacement video to learn how.

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