Install a replacement Sharp PG-F200X projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 7 years ago

PG-F200X projectorChange the Sharp PG-F200X projector lamp easily with this step-by-step guide.

Depending on the usage and maintenance, you can expect between 2,000-3,000 hours of  life with your Sharp PG-F200X projector lamp.

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Checking lamp status

Sharp_PG-MB66X_projector_Sharp_DT-510_projector_lamp_hoursAt 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.

Installing the projector lamp

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The Sharp PG-F200X projector uses the Sharp AN-M20LP projector lamp
Before replacing the Sharp PG-F200X 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 PG-F200X projector uses high temperatures and you can burn yourself badly if you don’t allow the projector to cool down.
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Turn over the Sharp PG-F200X 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 AN-XR30LP-1-replace_lamp_screwsRemove the screws holding the Sharp AN-M20LP projector lamp  in place.
Hold the Sharp AN-M20LP projector lamp projector lamp by the indents and gently pull up. DO NOT tilt it.
Take the new Sharp AN-M20LP projector lamp and gently press it into the lamp. Align the top tab on the lamp unit cover and place it while pressing the tab to close it. When it clicks into place, tighten the screws. 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.
Sharp_PG-F200X_projector_Sharp AN-XR30LP-1_install_newlampNote: The used Sharp AN-M20LP projector lamp contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t throw it into regular garbage.
Slide the lamp cage cover back on in the direction of the projector. Tighten the screw holding the cover in place. Plug back in the AC power cord. You are now ready to reset the lamp timer.
Reset the lamp timer

To reset the projector lamp timer:

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  • Hold down MENU/HELP, ENTER and the down arrow on the projector and press the STANDBY/ON button on the projector.
    LAMP 0000H” is displayed, indicating that the lamp timer is reset

Extend the life of the Sharp AN-M20LP 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-F200X projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.

Why invest in an authentic projector lamp

The Internet has been flooded with generic projector lamps claiming to be “compatible” with Sharp PG-F200X projector. For the few dollar you save, these projector lamps bring more problems to the table. Protect your investment and buy an OEM Sharp PG-F200X projector lamp.
7 reasons to avoid generic lamps:

Invest in authentic. Don’t be fooled. How to recognize an authentic projector lamp.

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