Replacement guide for Sharp PG-MB66X projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 9 years ago

Sharp_PG-MB66X_projector_Sharp_DT-510_projector_lampChange the Sharp PG-MB66X projector lamp quickly using this step-by-step guide.

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Know the end of life warning signs

Sharp_PG-MB66X_projector_Sharp_DT-510_projector_lamp_hoursDepending on the usage and maintenance, the Sharp DT-510 projector lamp in the Sharp PG-MB66X projector operates for approximately 3,000 hours when operating on Eco Mode and 2,000 hours when on the Bright setting. At 5% life (approx 150 hours) you’ll see the projector lamp indicator start flashing red. Other end of life signs include a deteriorating picture and color quality.
You can see the hours remaining for Lamp Life Status. The remaining hours will be shown on the chart Lamp Usage chart.  Should the projector lamp explode, learn what to do.

Installing the projector lamp

Before replacing the Sharp DT-510 projector lamp follow these important safety tips:

  • Press STANDBY/ON on the projector or STANDBY on the remote control to put the projector into standby mode.
  • Wait until the cooling fan stops.
  • Disconnect the power cord.
  • Unplug the power cord from the AC socket.
Allow the projector to cool down for at least one hour. If should be cool to the touch. The Sharp XG-P20XD projector uses high temperatures and you can burn yourself badly if you don’t allow the projector to cool down.

Turn over the Sharp PG-MB66X projector onto a soft service and loosen the user service screw that holds the projector lamp cover on place. Slide the cover off away from the projector and place it to one side.
Sharp_PG-MB66X_projector_Sharp_DT-510_replace_projector_lampRemove the screws holding the Sharp DT-510 projector lamp in place. Grab the wire handle and gently pull theout.
Hold the  Sharp DT-510 projector lamp by the handle and pull it in the direction of the arrow. DO NOT tilt it.
Take the new Sharp DT-510 projector lamp and align the tab on the lamp unit cover and place it while pressing the tab to close it.  Be careful not to touch the actual bulb as the oil from your fingers left on the lamp will burn black holes onto the lamp that appear on screen.
Note: The used Sharp DT-510 projector lamp contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t throw it into regular garbage.
Fasten the securing screws. Slide the lamp cage cover back on in the direction of the projector. Then tighten the user service screw.
Reset the lamp timer

To reset the Sharp PG-MB66X projector lamp timer:


  • While simultaneously holding down MENU/HELP, ENTER and the down arrow on the projector.
  • Press STANDBY/ON on the projector.
    LAMP 0000H” is displayed, indicating that the lamp timer is reset

Extend the life of the Sharp DT-510 projector lamp:

  • Chose the ECO MODE mode to to dim the projector lamp and lower power consumption. This will extend the lamp life by up to 130%.
  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Every 24 hours, turn off the projector and let it stand for 1 hour
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the Sharp PG-MB66X projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.


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