How to replace the Sanyo PLC-SU10 projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

Sanyo_-PLC-SU10_projector_Sany_-LMP27_-610-273-6441_replace_projector_lampYou can replace the Sanyo PLC-SU10 projector lamp in three easy steps.

Note: These instructions can be used with the Sanyo PLC-SU10BA, Sanyo PLC-SU10EA, Sanyo PLC-SU10NA and Sanyo PLC-SU10UA projectors.

Sanyo_-PLC-SU10_projector_Sany_-LMP27_-610-273-6441_projector_lamp_warningStep 1: Buy authentic

When it time to replace the Sanyo PLC-SU10 projector lamp the lamp indicator will flash yellow. Be sure to invest in an authentic Sanyo LMP27 projector lamp for your Sanyo PLC-SU10 projector lamp. It’s the best insurance you can have to keep your Sanyo PLC-SU10 projector working. Generic lamps just have too many problems:

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Step 2: Instructions for projector lamp replacement

Turn off the projector and unplug the AC cord. Allow the Sanyo PLC-SU10 projector lamp tto cool for at least 45 minutes. Don’t open the projector until it is cool to the touch. These projectors operate under high temperatures.

  • Place the Sanyo PLC-SU10 on it side to access the lamp cover. Loosen the screw holding the projector lamp cover in place (found over top of the ventilation holes).
  • Loosen the two screws keeping the Sanyo LMP27  projector lamp in place. Grab the indents on the projector lamp cage and gently remove the lamp. Place to one side. Your old projector lamp should be properly recycled. These lamps contain mercury and can’t be placed into regular garbage.
  • Take the new Sanyo LMP27 projector lamp cage by the indent and gently maneuver it into place. Avoid touching the glass or the bulb since the oil from your fingers may cause black spots on the bulb when the projector heats up.
  • Tighten the two screws on the Lamp Assembly for the Sanyo LMP27 .
  • Replace and tighten the screw on either side of projector lamp cover. Let the projector stand for five minutes so the projector lamp can stabilize. Re-connect the power cord and turn on the Sanyo PLC-SU10 projector. You’ll need to reset the Lamp Counter.
  • Resetting the Sanyo PLC-SU10 projector lamp timer

  • Reset the Lamp Control Mode only when Sanyo LMP27  projector lamp has been replaced. Do not operate the projectors while any of the lamps are removed as this may result in malfunctions, fire hazard and other accidents.


  • Turn the projector on
  • Press the MENU button to bring up the ON-SCREEN MENU.
  • Press the LEFT/RIGHT button to select SETTING and press the SELECT button. to bring up the SETTING MENU.
  • Press the DOWN button and a red-arrow icon appears.
  • Scroll over to LAMP AGE and then press the SELECT button.
  • The message “LAMP REPLACE MONITOR RESET” is displayed.
    Select YES to reset the Timer.

Tips for longer projector lamp life:

  • 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.

Looking for a less expensive option? Want more information? Watch our step-by-step video on replacing only the Sanyo LMP27  bulb instead of the entire lamp housing.


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