Swap your old Epson EB-85 projector lamp for new

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 9 years ago

Epson_EB-85_projector_Epson_ELPLP50_projector_lampThis guide shows you how to replace your old  Epson EB-85 projector lamp for new for a new one.

Invest in authentic

Keep your Epson EB-85 working at its optimum level by only installing an  authentic projector lamp. It will make all the difference in how your projector performs.  Generic lamps have a shorter lamp life and are prone to explosions. Without the necessary protective guards in place generics can damage your eyesight as well as exposing you to toxic materials and carcinogenic materials. Installing them can damage the sensitive electronics in your projector. Look for the seal of approval before buying your Epson EB-824 projector lamp. Read the 7 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Lamp.

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Watching for end of life

It is time to replace the Epson EB-85 projector lamp when the following signs are seen:

  • The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
  • The message Replace the lamp appears on the screen
  • The projector lamp warning starts flashing.

Installing the Projector Lamp Replacement

The Epson EB- 85 uses the Epson ELPLP50  projector lamp.
Before installation:

  • Turn power button off wait for light to stop flashing.
  • Turn off power switch on Epson EB-85 projector.
  • Unplug the power cord.
  • Before changing the projector lamp, allow the Epson EB-85 projector to cool down. It should be cool to the touch before you open it to change the projector lamp. Otherwise you run the risk of burning yourself.
  • Do not operate the projectors while any of the lamps are removed as this may result in malfunctions, fire hazard and other accidents.

Caution: Don’t touch the actual bulb with your fingers since the oil from your skin can cause a black spot on the bulb.
Epson_EB-85_Epson_ELPLP50_remove_projector_lamp_coverThe lamp cover is found on top of the Epson EB-85 projector. Loosen the lamp cover screw — you can’t remove it only loosen it.
Slide the Epson EB-85 projector lamp cover off.
Loosen the two screws holding the Epson ELPLP50 projector lamp in place.
Epson_EB-85_Epson_ELPLP50_install_new_projector_lampGrab the Epson ELPLP50 projector lamp by the side indents. Gently pull the lamp out. Pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. Learn what to do should this happen.
NOTE: The Epson ELPLP50  projector lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps! If you bought from an authentic manufacturer they will recycle the lamp for you at no extra cost (another reason to buy authentic lamps).
Gently insert the Epson ELPLP50 projector lamp making sure it’s facing the right way.
Tighten the screws on the new Epson ELPLP50 projector lamp. Be sure not to tighten too much or the lamp may not work.
Replace the lamp cover and tighten the screw on the EB-85 projector lamp cover.
Reset the Epson EB-85 projector lamp timer.

Reset the projector lamp timer

Reset the Epson EB-85 projector Lamp Replacement Counter only when the Epson ELPLP50 projector lamp has been replaced.

  • Press the MENU button on the remote control. The Lamp Reset Menu will appear.
  • Scroll down to the RESET LAMP HOURS. Press ENTER.
  • A prompt appears asking if you want to RESET LAMP HOURS?
  • Select YES and press ENTER.
  • Press MENU to exit.

Prolong the life of the Epson ELPLP50 projector lamp:

Extend the life of the newly installed Epson ELPLP50 projector lamp with the following tips:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Epson EB-85 projector and let it stand for at least one hour ever 24 hours. An average use of four to five hours per day will ensure longer lamp life.
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life

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