Changing the NEC NP300 projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 9 years ago

NEC_NP300_projector_NP07LP_replacement_projector_lampUse this guide shows to replace the NEC NP300 projector lamp.

End of life warnings

When the NEC NP300 is reaching end of life you’ll see the following warning on screen message: LAMP HAS REACHED THE END OF ITS USABLE LIFE. PLEASE REPLACE THE LAMP AND FILTER. The LAMP indicator will also blink red. If on screen colours looks off or of the picture is faint or has deteriorated replace the NEC NP300 projector lamp immediately.

Finding lamp hours

The NEC NP300 projector uses the NEC NP07LP projector lamp. You can track the hours left for the project lamp with the Usage Time menu.

  • Go to INFO menu
  • The progress indicator shows the percentage of remaining bulb life:
  • When the lamp usage reaches 0, the Lamp Life REMAINING starts a count down from 100 hours
  • When the count down reaches 0, the projector will turn off and not turn on.

Authentic lamps are crucial

Keep your NEC NP300 projector working at its best by installing an OEM authentic projectorlamp. Avoid any generic counterfeits created with substandard toxic materials (including the Krypton-85. These lamps shorter life, are prone to explosions and often damage the sensitive electronics in your NEC NP300 projector. Save yourself the hassle and buy authentic!

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Changing the NEC NP07LP projector lamp

Follow these important safety instructions before installing the new NEC NP07LP projector lamp

  • turn off the NEC NP300 projector.
  • unplug the projector from its power source.
  • unplug the power cable.
  • wait until the projector is cool to the touch to avoid getting burned.

NEC_NP300_projector_NP07LP_remove_projector_lamp_coverLoosen the NEC NP300 projector lamp cover screw.
Push and slide the NEC NP300 projector cover off.
Loosen the two screws holding the NEC NP07LP projector lamp in place. (The screws will not come out only loosen.) Remove the projector lamp by holding the indent and pulling up.
NOTE: Your NEC NP07LP projector lamp should be properly recycled. These lamps contain mercury and can’t be placed into common garbage.
NEC_NP300_projector_NP07LP_installing_replacement_projector_lampInstall a new lamp housing into the NEC NP300 projector, gently pressing the projector lamp housing into the socket. Take care not to touch the actual bulb as your finger prints can leave oil marks that burn black marks onto the bulb.
Push the top center on the projector lamp to secure it. Tighten the screw on the projector lamp.
Re-attach the NEC NP300 lamp cover by sliding the cover until it snaps into place. Tighten the screw on the lamp cover.

Reset the lamp timer

Once the NEC NP07LP projector lamp and NEC NP300 projector filter have both been replaced you will need to reset the timer for both. You want the projector to be able to accurately track the projector lamp life.

NEC_NP300_projector_NP07LP_replacement_projector_lamp_hoursClear usage hours and reset hours

  • Plug in the power cored into the wall outlet.
  • Turn on the projector.
  • From the MENU select RESET.
  • A confirmation message appears.
  • Select YES.


Extending the life of the NEC NP300 projector lamp

Get your newly installed NEC NP07LP projector lamp will last longer by choosing the ECO option. The ECO MODE increases projector lamp life by lowering the power consumption. There are three modes to choose from:

  • Auto Mode: 4000 hours
  • Normal: 5000 hours
  • Eco ModeL 8000 hours

Learn more tips to extend the life of the NEC NP07LP lamp.

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