Replacing the Ask Proxima DP-9440 projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

Ask_Proxima_DP-9440_projector_9500_SP-LAMP-004_projector_lampUse this guide to help replace the Ask Proxima DP-9440 projector lamp.

End of life warning signs

Your Ask Proxima DP-9440 projector lamp life may vary between 400 to 500 hours depending on usage and maintenance.
Twenty hours before the lamp reaches its end of life, the “Replace lamp” warning light appears briefly on the projected screen. The Power light on the projector will also be blinking red. Replace the lamp immediately. If you wait the full 20 hours, your projector will not work and the projector lamp will no longer light.
Ask_Proxima_DP-9440_projector_9500_SP-LAMP-004_projector_lamp_hoursTo find out how much time is left on the lamp you can also check the ABOUT screen found on the MAIN Menu. It will list the number of projector lamp hours used.

The authentic projector lamp

There are so many choices on the Internet for a Ask Proxima SP-LAMP-004 projector lamp that finding the correct lamp can be overwhelming. Go with authentic OEM lamps and ignore the sites offering generic “compatible” projector lamps even though they seems to be a great bargain.
This generic lamps are made with counterfeit materials and are prone to explosions, offer poor picture quality and actually have a shorter lamp life than authentic projector lamps. Installing generic lamps into your ASK Proxima C300HB projector will void the warranty leaving you unprotected should any of the sensitive components inside be damaged due to the inferior workings of these lamps. More importantly, these “compatible” lamps are often made with toxic materials such as the carcinogenic Krypton-85. Always look for the seal of approval and watch for telltale signs you are about to purchase a counterfeit lamp.

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Installing the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-004 projector lamp

Before installing the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-004 projector lamp:

  • Unplug from the electrical socket.
  • Let the ASK Proxima DP-9440 cool down for 60 minutes to avoid burning yourself. It should be cool to the touch.
  • Unplug the AC cord.

To remove the projector cover, place a flathead screwdriver into the slot top found on the top of the projector by the right speaker.
Gently slide the small lever toward the right speaker. The projector lamp cover that protects the lamp housing and the lens pops up. The lamp module is on the right.
Loosen the three captive screws on the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-004 projector lamp module.
Grab wire handle found on the the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-004 projector lamp handle and pull the lamp from the projector.
The ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-004 projector lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps!
Ask_Proxima_DP-9440_projector_install_new_9500_SP-LAMP-004_projector_lampPlace the new ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-004 projector lamp into the socket being careful not to touch the bare lamp (this can form black spots on the bulb that will ruin the projected image).
Tighten the three  screws holding the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-004 projector lamp Assembly in place.
Replace the cover over the lamp module by inserting the tabs into the tab bays and pushing the rest of the cover down into place
Put the power cord back into the projector and turn it on.
You are now ready to Reset the Lamp Replace Counter.

Ask_Proxima_DP-9440_projector_9500_SP-LAMP-004_reset_projector_lamp_hoursResetting the projector lamp timer

It’s important to reset the projector lamp timer of the ASK Proxima DP-9440 in order to properly track lamp life. Failure to reset the timer may result in the projector not knowing when the lamp is finished and shutting down suddenly.

To reset the projector lamp timer:


  • Turn projector on, press MENU to bring up the MAIN MENU will appear.
  • Scroll down to the SERVICE menu. Press ENTER.
  • Scroll down to LAMP RESET. Press ENTER. The lamp counter will reset to zero.
  • You can also simultaneously press the decrease volume and increase volume button on the keypad for 10 seconds. At that point the LED will turn green and you can power on the projector.

Learn more: Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.

The green projector lamp

The ASK Proxima DP-9440 projector has the option of 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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