Replace the Optoma TS400 projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

Optoma_TS400_BL-FU180A_projector_lampWhen it’s time to replace the Optoma TS400 projector lamp don’t panic! Our step-by-step instructions will show you how.

Know when to replace

When the Optoma TS400 projector lamp is approaching end of life, a replacement warning message will appear on screen


You may notice that the on-screen image is gradually dimming or deteriorating or the colour is darker than normal. Watch the projector menu for the lamp light flashing a steady orange.

Optoma_TS400_BL-FU180A_projector_lamp_menuBuy the right lamp!

Your Optoma TS400 projector is a sophisticated machine with sensitive optics. The best thing you can do to keep it working at its optimum levels is to use an authentic Optoma BL-FU180A projector lamp .
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Replace the Optoma BL-FU180A

Follow these important safety steps before installing a new Optoma BL-FU180A projector lamp:

  • These lamps contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t throw it into regular garbage.
  • Switch off the power to the Optoma TS400 projector by pressing the Power/Standby button.
  • Disconnect the power cord.
  • Allow the projector to cool down for at least 30 minutes. so it is cool to the touch. Trying to change the lamp while the projectors is not cooled down can result in serious burns as these projectors operate using high heat.

1. Place something soft underneath the Optoma TS400 before turning the projector onto it’s back. Remove the two screws holding the cover in place.
Optoma_TS400_cover_off_BL-FU180A_Projector_lamp2. Push the Optoma TS400 cover up to remove it.
Optoma_TS400_remove_lamp_screws_BL-FU180A_projector_lamp3. Remove the two screws holding the Optoma BL-FU180A  projector lamp module in place.
Lift up the wire handle and slowly put out the old projector lamp. Be careful not to bang the projector lamp against the projector as this may case the bulb to break. Learn how to properly clean up a broken lamp.
NOTE: The Optoma BL-FU180A contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle this projector lamp.
4. Remove the Optoma BL-FU180A projector lamp from its packaging and using the wire handle, place it into the TS400 projector. Tighten the two screws on the projector lamp. Replace the lamp cover and tighten its two screws.

Reset the lamp timing on the Optoma TS400

In order to track the lamp life, the Optoma TS400 projector has an automatic lamp timer that triggers the projector 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 Yes
  • The lamp hours is reset to zero.
  • You can also used this screen to set ECO mode and turn off the lamp reminder message (not recommended to do).

Tips for longer life for the Optoma BL-FU180A projector lamp:

  • 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 TS400 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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