3 steps to replace the Acer XD1170D projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

Acer_XD1170D_projector_ACER_EC.J2101.001_projector_lampReplacing the Acer XD1170D projector lamp can be done in three simple steps.

Your Acer XD1170D projector lamp uses the Acer EC.J2101.001 model.

Step 1: Know the warning signs

You can expect the Acer EC.J2101.001 projector lamp to last 2000 hours on Standard mode and 3000 hours on Eco mode. (You can turn Eco Mode on or off from the Management menu.) Track the lamp life for the Acer EC.J2101.001 projector lamp on the Managment menu under Lamp Hour Relapse.
When your Acer XD1170D  projector lamp is coming to its end of life, you will see the on screen message: Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power opera­tion. Replacement Suggested!”  Replace the Acer EC.J2101.001 projector lamp immediately. Don’t keep using the projector as the projector lamp will pop and you will have to call a repair technician.

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Step 2: Be prepared with the correct projector lamp

Be sure to buy your Acer EC.J2101.001 projector lamp from an authorized dealer to keep your Acer XD1170D projector working properly. Cheap knock-offs will damage the sensitive optics in your Acer XD1170D projector and have a much shorter life span.

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Step 3: Replacing the projector lamp

Before installation follow these important safety steps:

  • Turn off the Acer XD1170D projector and unplug the AC cord.
  • These projectors operate under high temperatures and there is a risk of burning if the projector has not cooled enough. Allow the XD1170D to cool for one hour. It should be cool to the touch.

Acer_XD1170D_projector_install_new_ACER_EC.J2101_projector_lampAcer_XD1170D_projector_ACER_EC.J2101_remove_projector_lamp_cover1. Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws from the cover.
2 Lift the cover off the projector and place it to one side.
3. Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws holding the Acer XD1170D projector lamp in place. screw from the cover. Lift the wire handle on the Acer EC.J2101.001 bulb and gently pull the lamp up to remove it.

Don’t throw the old Acer EC.J2101.001 projector lamp into regular garbage as it contains mercury — send it to a local recycling program.

4. Take the new Acer EC.J2101.001 projector lamp using the wire handle. Avoid touching the bare bulb; the oil on your finger can leave a black mark on the lamp affecting the projected image. Tighten the screws on the new Acer EC.J2101.001projector lamp.  Put the lid back onto the projector. Tighten the screw holding the lid in place. Plug the AC cables back into the projector. Turn the project on so you can reset the lamp timer.

Resetting the projector lamp timer

Acer_XD1170D_projector_ACER_EC.J2101It’s important to always reset the lamp timer after replacing the projector lamp in your Acer XD1170D projector. You want the projector to track how many hours the lamp has been used and send out warning messages when the Acer EC.J2101.001 reaches end of life.
To reset the Projector Lamp timer:

  • Open the MAIN MENU. Press ENTER.
  • Scroll down to the MANAGEMENT menu. Press ENTER.
  • Scroll down to the Lamp Hour reset option.
  • Press the right arrow.
  • The lamp will be reset to zero.
  • You can set the Eco Mode and Lamp Hours left plus time remaining.

Learn more tips for extending lamp life.

Acer-PD100_Replacement_Bulb_Acer_EC-J2101-001_ projector_lampA green alternative

This projector has the option of also just replacing the actual bulb and re-use the plastic cage. This reduces waste and is a great way to green your projector. Watch our training video to learn more.

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