Changing the Toshiba TDP-D1E projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 9 years ago

oshiba_TDP-D1E_projector_Toshiba-TDP-LD1-75016689_replacement_projector_lampChanging the Toshiba TDP-D1E projector lamp is simple when you follow our guide.

Buy authentic and be prepared

It may be confusing trying to find the correct projector lamp for your Toshiba TDP-D1E; there are a lot of choices online.  Your key for a successful replacement lamp is to always install an OEM authentic Toshiba TDP-D1E projector lamp and avoid counterfeits.
Avoid getting fooled into buying a counterfeit. Look for the seal of approval. Copycat lamps have a number of serious issues that include a shorter life and problems with  exploding. Since they have been manufactured with  toxic substitutes they are a threat to your health and safety. Counterfeits can also damage your projector’s optics as well as your eyesight. Installing a generic lamp also voids your warranty. For the few dollars saved buying generics, it’s not worth it. They cost you more in the end. Go with authentic.

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When the Toshiba TDP-D1E projector lamp is running out of time you’ll notice the picture has poor color quality or may appear dimmer than usual. When the projector lamps reaches the end of life at 1,500 hours, the bulb icon will appear and a message “Replace your lamp” appears.

Installing the projector lamp

Follow these important safety tips before changing the projector lamp:

  • Switch off the power to the projector by pressing the Power/Standby button.
  • After waiting 30 seconds, disconnect the power cord.
  • Allow the projector to cool down for at least 30 minutes. If should be cool to the touch. The Toshiba TDP-D1E projector runs using high temperatures and you can burn yourself badly if you don’t allow it to cool down.

Loosen the two screws holding the lamp cover in place. and remove the lamp cover.
Loosen the three screws holding the Toshiba TDP-LD1 projector lamp in place, and pull on the handle to remove the lamp. NOTE: Recycle the burnt out Toshiba TDP-LD1 75016689 properly as these lamps do contain mercury.
Get the new Toshiba TDP-LD1 75016689 replacement lamp ready. Align the orientation, press down until the bottom is reached, and lock in place using the three lamp locking screws.
Replace the lamp cover. You are now ready to reset the lamp timer.

Reset the replacement projector lamp timer

Each time you change the lamp you need to reset the lamp timer. Failure to do so may cause the projector to use the lamp over the recommended period of 2000 hours time resulting in the projector lamp exploding.

Extend the life of the Toshiba projector lamp:


  • Press the SETTING MENU button to display the menu screen.
  • Scroll down the menu options to the Lamp Time
  • Press the ENTER button to select zero.
  • Click ENTER to exit the MENU.


Learn more tips for extending the projector lamp life in your Toshiba TDP-D1E projector.


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