This guide shows you how to replace the Panasonic PT DZ6700 projector lamp.
When to replace
- The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
- A message appears saying to replace the lamp when the projector is turned off
- The projector lamp warning light flashes red.
When over 1800 hours of use, the message REPLACE LAMP is displayed in the upper left hand corner of the screen for 10 minutes. Press any button on the menu to clear the screen.
When the lamp has been used over 2000 hours the message will stay on screen until the lamp is replaced.
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Replacing the projector lamp
Your Panasonic PT DZ6700 uses the Panasonic ET-LAD60. Before replacing the projector lamp follow these important safety step:
- Press the POWER OFF button on the Panasonic PT DZ6700 projector.
- Unplug the projector Press MAIN POWER to OFF.
- The projector should be cool to the touch. Don’t attempt to change the lamp if the projector is still hot or you run the risk of being burned.
Using a screwdriver, loosen the screw holding the projector lamp cover. Slide the lamp unit cover to the buttons and pull to remove.
Remove the two screws keeping the Panasonic ET-LAD60 in place. Using the lamp handles, pull the lamp out.
Reset the lamp timer
- Press the Power button so that a picture is projected onto the screen
- Press the Menu button to display the “Main Menu”, and then press the F or G button to select “Option”
- Press the Enter button to display the “Option” menu, and then press the 5 or 6 button to select “Lamp Runtime”
- Press and hold the Enter button for approximately 3 seconds
- The “Lamp Runtime” will change to “Time Reset [Power Off]”
- Turn off the power and disconnect the power cord
The importance of authentic lamps
It’s easy to get duped into buying an inferior knock-off lamp posing as an authentic lamp. Buyer beware! Always look for the seal of approval and watch for telltale signs you are about to purchase a counterfeit lamp
- generics have inferior parts so are prone or overheat and explode
- generics have a short life and don’t last longer than a few months
- Often these lamps use toxic chemicals as substitutes
- generic’s can’t be calibrated properly and will damage your projector’s optics
- copycat manufacturers offer no guarantee or refunds
- the warranty on your Panasonic PT DZ6700 projector will become void
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