Replacement guide for Optoma DS219 projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 9 years ago

Optoma_DS219_projector-Optoma_BL-FP180D_change_projector_lampOur guide shows you how easily it is to change the Optoma DS219 projector lamp.

Step 1: Watch for replacement signs

As the Optoma DS219 projector lamp is approaching end of life, you’ll notice some warning signs:

  • a screen light that is gradually dimming or deteriorating.
  • image colors appears dark or disoriented.
  • lamp light on the projector is flashing a steady orange.
  • a warning sign on screen saying the lamp is approaching end of life

Invest in authentic lamps

Your Optoma DS219 needs an authentic Optoma BL-FP180D projector lamp. Look for the seal of approval to be sure you’re getting an authentic lamp. Avoid generics and their inferior workmanship that can damage your projector beyond repair. Your Optoma BL-FP180D lasts up to 3000 hours. You’ll get only a few weeks of use from generics and this means you actually spend more money in the long run. Generics also present a health hazard due to their toxic materials and since they are improperly calibrated they can seriously damage the optics in your Optoma DS219 projector. Installing a generic lamps voids your warranty so you won’t be eligible for any repairs. Save yourself the hassles and buy authentic.

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How to replace the Optoma BL-FP180D

Follow these important safety steps before installing a new Optoma BL-FU180A replacement projector lamp in your Optoma ES522 projector:

  • Disconnect the power cord.
  • Switch off the power to the Optoma DS219 projector by pressing the Power/Standby button.
  • Allow the projector to cool down for at least 30 minutes. If should be cool to the touch. These projectors run using high temperatures and you can burn yourself badly if you don’t allow the projector to cool down.

1. The lamp cover is located underneath the Optoma DS219 so place it on soft before turning it over. Remove the two captive screws from the cover.
2. Lift the cover up off the Optoma DS219 and place it to one side. You’ll need to re-install the cover after the new projector lamp has been installed or the projector will not turn on.
3. Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws holding the Optoma BL-FU180A  projector lamp module in place.
4. Lift up the wire handle and slowly put out the old Optoma BL-FU180A projector lamp. Be careful not to bang the projector lamp against the projector as this may case the bulb to break. Be sure to recycle this lamp as it contains mercury. Don’t place it into regular garbage.
5. Take the new Optoma BL-FU180A projector lamp out of its package. Gently place it into the Optoma DS219 projector. Tighten the two screws on the projector lamp.
6. Replace the lamp cover and tighten its two screws. You must now reset the Lamp Replacement Timer.

Reset the projector lamp timer


The Optoma DS219 projector has an automatic projector lamp reset timer that tracks the life of the lamp and triggers the lamp replacement warning. You need to reset the timer each time the lamp is replaced.
To reset:

  • Press MENU on either the remote or on the projector to launch the on-screen display (OSD) menu.
  • Scroll over the OPTIONS field.
  • Scroll down to Select Lamp Reset.

Optoma_DS219_Optoma_BL-FP180D_reset_projector_lamp-timerA confirmation screen displays.

  • Select Yes to reset the lamp counter to zero.
  • Press MENU to exit the menu.

Longer life for the Optoma DS219 projector lamp:

Adjusting the Brightness Mode on the Optoma DS219 projector will make the projector lamp last longer.

  • Press MENU on either the remote or on the projector to launch the on-screen display (OSD) menu.
  • Scroll over the OPTIONS field.
  • Scroll down to Lamp Brightness Mode.
  • Bright is the default setting
  • STD lower brightness setting to conserve lamp life.

Other tips:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Optoma DS219 projector and let it stand for at least one hour ever 24 hours.
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life

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