3 Steps to a new Eiki LC-SX4U projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

Eiki LC-SX4U_POA_LMP39_projector_lampYou can replace the Eiki LC-SX4U projector lamp in three easy steps using our handy step-by-step guide.

The Eiki LC-SX4L is equipped with two projection lamps for a brighter image. It’s recommended that you change both the Eiki LC-SX4U projector lamp at the same time as well as the air filter. Invest in an authentic Eiki LC-SX4U projector lamp.

Step 1: Knowing when to replace

Knowing when to replace your Eiki POA-LMP39 projector lamp and watching for end-of-life signs is your first step to keeping your projector working. The Eiki LC-SX4U is able to detect lamp life and switch between the two. Check the number of lamps being used on the Lamp Status and started by understanding the lamp mode.
Lamp Mode Changeover: Lamp Management Function automatically changes the combination of lighting lamp (Lamp Mode) by detecting the status of each lamp. When any of the two lamps goes out, Lamp Mode is changed over from 2 lamps to 1 lamp. Lamp Mode can be switched to 2 lamps or 1 lamp manually. Check the number of lamps being used on the Lamp Status.
Lamp Status
Eiki_SX4U_Eiki_POA-LMP39_projector_lamp_modeThe Lamp Management Function detects the status of bots lamps and displays it on screen. The lamp status is also displayed for 5 seconds when the projector is turned on. The LAMP REPLACE indicator lights yellow when either lamp is nearing end of life.
On screen status:

  • ON: Yellow lamp on screen: Lamps are functioning normally.
  • OFF: Dim Lamp: Lamp is turned off and not in use.
  • NEAR END: Red lamp: Projection Lamp is nearing its end. When image becomes darker or color becomes unnatural, replace lamp. (The Lamp replace light on the projector lights yellow at the same time.
  • OUT: X Mark on lamp: The lamp has reached its end of life and fails to turn on. It may also be defective. Replace lamp corresponding with number marked X.

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Step 2: Buying the right projector lamp

Always install an authentic projector lamp in your Eiki LC-SX4U to keep it working properly. Look for the seal of approval before buying Eiki POA-LMP39 projector lsmp.
Six good reasons to avoid cheaper, knock-off generics lamps:

Go with original OEM projector lamps and keep your Eiki LC-SX4U projector working!

Eiki-SX4U_Eiki_POA-LMP39_projector_lamp_remove_coverStep 3: Replacing the Eiki POA-LMP39 projector lamp

Follow these important safety steps before replacing the Eiki POA-LMP39 projector lamp.

  • The Eiki LC-SX4L projector operates under very high temperatures. Let it cool for one full hour before attempting to replace the lamp in order to avoid being burned.
  • Turn off the projector by pressing the power button. Wait for the light to stop flashing.
  • Turn off the power switch at the back on the projector
  • Unplug any power cords.

NOTE: To maintain quality of picture (better balance of color and brightness in entire screen), replacing both lamps at the same time.
Loosen the three screws on Lamp Cover and remove Lamp Cover.

  • Loosen the 2 screws. Using the wire handle and pull out the projector lamp. Pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. Learn what to do should the bulb shatter.
  • Replace the Lamp Assembly. NOTE: The Eiki POA-LMP39 projector lamp  contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t place it into regular garbage.
  • Make sure that Lamp Assembly is set properly. Tighten the 2 screws on the new projector lamp.
  • Replace Lamp Cover and tighten 3 screws. Connect AC Power Cord to a projector and turn projector on.
  • Reset Lamp Replacement Counter.

Reset lamp counter


  • When the Lamp Replace Counter is reset, the LAMP REPLACE indicator stops lighting.
  • Turn projector on, press MENU button and ON-SCREEN MENU will appear.
  • Press POINT LEFT/RIGHT button(s) to move the red frame pointer to SETTING Menu icon. Press POINT DOWN button to move a red frame pointer to “Lamp counter reset.”
  • Press SELECT button.
  • Move arrow to select either Lamp 1 or Lamp 2. Press SELECT button.


  • Message “Lamp replace counter Reset?” is displayed.
  • Move pointer to YES and then press SELECT button.
  • NOTE: Be sure to reset correct lamp number otherwise LAMP REPLACE indicator continues lighting.
  • Another confirmation dialog box appears and select YES to reset Lamp Replace Counter.
  • Do not reset Lamp Replace Counter except after Projection lamp is replaced.

Extend the life of the Eiki POA-LMP39 projector lamp

Get more hours from your Eiki POA-LMP39 projector lamp by following these maintenance tips:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Eiki LC-SX4U projector and let it 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.
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.
  • Press the MENU button to exit.

Save money, go green

Video_Changing_Lamp_for_Eiki_SX4LALooking for a green alternative? Try replacing only the bulb and re-using the same plastic cage.
Watch this how to video guide to learn more.

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