Install a replacement Vivitek D326MX projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 9 years ago

Vivitek_D326MX_projector_Vivitek_5811100235_projector_lampFollow this guide to replace the Vivitek D326MX projector lamp.

Watch your hours

When the picture om screen becomes distorted or the color looks off, this is a warning sign that your Vivitek D326MX  projector lamp is reaching end of life.
Check the lamp hours when you see the power LED flashing 5 times consecutively.

Buy the right projector lamp!

Your Vivitek D326MX projector uses the Vivitek 5811116206-S projector lamp. Be sure the purchase an authentic projector lamp and avoid the temptation of a the generic lamps with their bargain prices. There are several problems associated with generics that you want to avoid and these include

Go with an authentic projector lamp and keep your Vivitek D326MX projector working properly.

Find this authentic lamp on Amazon sold by these authorized dealers:

Vivitek D326MX Projector Cage Assembly with Original Projector Bulb Inside

Step 3: Replace the projector lamp

Your Vivitek D326MX projector uses the Vivitek 5811116206-S projector lamp. Before changing the projector lamp do the following safety steps:

  • Reduce the risk of electrical shock by disconnecting the power cord on the Vivitek D326MX projector.
  • Reduce the risk of severe burns by allowing the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes.


  • Turn the projector around to locate the lamp cover screw.
  • a) Remove the two captive screw holding the lamp cover place.
  • b) Remove the lamp compartment cover


  • Insert the new Vivitek 5811116206-S into the projector making sure it’s properly aligned.
  • Tighten the two screws.
  • Replace the projector lamp cover and tighten the two screws.
  • You are now ready to reset the lamp timer.

 Resetting the Lamp Hour Timer

It’s important to only reset the lamp timer when the Vivitek 5811116206-S projector lamp has been replaced. Resetting the lamp timer without changing the lamp can make it work beyond its recommended hours and cause harm to your Vivitek D326MX projector.

  • Press the Menu button to open the OSD menu.
  • Press the cursor buttons to move to the Installation II menu.
  • Cursor down to the LAMP HOUR RESET option
  • Press ENTER. An on screen message appears
  • Press the cursor down arrow to reset the lamp hour to zero.
  • Press MENU to get back to the Installation II Menu.


Extending the life of the Vivitek 5811116206-S projector lamp:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Use the Lamp Power option on the Vivitek D326MX projector and set to Eco Mode to reduce the amount of power used but extend lamp life.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.


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