Replace the Sanyo PLV-HD2000N/E projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

Sanyo_PLV-HD200N-E_POA-LMP100_610-327-4928_projector_lampYour Sanyo PLV-HD2000N/E projector comes equipped with four projector lamps. When it’s time to change the lamp, our guide shows you how.

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Lamp Status Display Settings

The Lamp Status Display shows the status of each Sanyo POA-LMP100  lamp:
Yellow Lamp: projector lamp is lighting normally.
Dim Lamp: projector lamp is off
Red Lamp: projector is nearing end of life and should be replaced.
X Mark on Lamp: the lamp is not functioning and needs to be replaced immediately.

Projector lamp management

Sanyo_PLV-HD200N-E_POA-LMP100_610-327-4928_projector_lamp_warningsThe Sanyo PLV-HD2000N/E is equipped with four projector lamps. The Lamp Management Function automatically changes the combinations of lighting lamps by detecting which lamps are still working.
When any of the four Sanyo POA-LMP100 projector lamp goes out, Lamp Mode will automatically switch from using four  lamps to using two lamps. When any of the two Sanyo POA-LMP100 projector lamp is out, the projector will operate using only one lamp.

End of life warning signs

Sanyo_LP-HD2000_POA-LMP100_610-327-4928_projector_lamp_warning_lightsThere is a Lamp Replace Indicator at the front and at the back of the Sanyo PLV-HD2000N/E projector. When any four of the projector lamp is nearing end of life, these indicators will flash yellow. In order to determine which of the four Sanyo POA-LMP100 projector lamps needs to be replaced, you’ll need to consult the Lamp Status Display on the Sanyo PLV-HD2000N/E projector screen as well.

Installing a new projector lamp

NOTE: Make sure of the number of lamps that need to be replaced by referring to the Lamp Status Display and the Lamp Management Function.
Before replacing any lamps follow these safety steps:

  • Turn off the Sanyo PLV-HD2000N/E  projector.
  • Unplug the power cord.
  • Allow the projector to cool down for at least 45 minutes. It should be cool to the touch. The Sanyo PLV-HD2000N/E operates under extremely high temperatures and you can seriously burn yourself if you don’t give the projector time to cool.

To install the lamps:

  • Remove the two screws on the Sanyo PLV-HD2000N/E Lamp Cover and press the top button to open the Lamp Cover.
  • Loosen the two screws holding the Sanyo POA-LMP100  projector lamp in place.
  • Grasp the handle and gently pull out the defective Sanyo POA-LMP100 lamp. Place to one side. Be sure to dispose of the used Sanyo POA-LMP100 projector lamp through a local recycling program. Don’t throw this projector lamp into the regular garbage as it contains mercury.
  • Take the new Sanyo POA-LMP100 projector lamp by the handle and gently guide it into place.
  • Tighten the two screws holding the Sanyo POA-LMP100 projector lamp assembly in place.
  • Replace the Sanyo PLV-HD2000N/E Lamp Cover and tighten the two screws to put the lamp cover back in place.
  • Reset the Lamp Counter following the instructions below.

Reset the projector lamp counter

Each time you install a new Sanyo POA-LMP100  projector lamp, you’ll need to reset the lamp counter for that particular lamp so the projector can keep track of the numbers of hours the lamp has left.

  • Turn the Sanyo PLV-HD2000N/E projector on.
  • Press the MENU buttons to open the ON-SCREEN MENU.
  • Press POINT LEFT/RIGHT button to get the red frame pointer to move to the SETTING menu icon.
  • Press POINT DOWN button to projector Lamp counter reset. Press SELECT.
  • Move the arrow to the replaced lamp number (Lamp 1, Lamp 2, Lamp 3 or Lamp 4). Press SELECT. BE SURE TO RESET THE CORRECT LAMPS
  • The message “Lamp replace counter Reset?” will be displayed with YES or NO underneath.
  • Move the pointer to YES. Press the SELECT button.
  • Move to the second confirmation box and select YES.

NOTE: BE SURE TO RESET THE CORRECT PROJECTOR LAMP otherwise the lamp replace indicator will continue lighting YELLOW.


You can set the lamp mode to use either four lamps or two lamps. Using 2 lamps will prolong the life of the projector lamps.
Sanyo_PLC-XF20_PROJECTOR_lamp_icon_Sanyo_POA-LMP29_service part no 610 284 4627To change the lamp mode:
Press MENU button so the ON-SCREEN Menu will appear.
Using the POINT LEFT/RIGHT button move to SETTING. Press SELECT button.
A second dialog screen appears.
Press the POINT DOWN button to move to LAMP MODE.
4 lamps mode using all lamps. Picture will become brighter.
2 lamps mode using only 2 lamps. Picture will become darker
NOTE: You must wait 90 seconds after changing the Lamp Mode before changing it again.

Tips to make your Sanyo POA-LMP100  projector lamp last longer

Extend the life of your newly installed Sanyo POA-LMP100  by following these helpful tips:

  • Wait at least five minutes before turning theSanyo PLV-HD2000N/E projector off.
  • Don’t operate the projector continuously without letting it stand for at least one hour turned off every 24 hours.
  • Cleaning the air filter regularly will also prolong the life of the Sanyo POA-LMP100  and prevent the Sanyo PLV-HD2000N/E projector from overheating.

Saving money and resources

Looking for a less expensive option? Are you technically saavy? Watch our step-by-step video on replacing only the Sanyo POA-LMP100 bulb instead of the entire lamp housing.

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