Replace the Dell 5100MP projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 6 years ago

Dell_5100MP-projectorThis guide shows how to replace the Dell 5100MP projector lamp

End of projector lamp warnings

It’s time for a new Dell 5100MP projector lamp when  when you see “Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. Replacement suggested!”  Don’t wait to change the projector or it may explode.

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The importance of authentic lamps

The Dell 5100MP projector needs an authentic projector lamp to keep working at its best. While counterfeits are tempting due to their bargain prices, they aren’t calibrated properly and can damage the sensitive optics in your Dell 5100MP projectorThey also have much shorter life due to their tendency to explode and present a health hazard. Save yourself hassles and purchase an authentic projector lamp! Look for the seal of approval before purchasing.

Replacing the Dell 5100MP projector lamp

Your Dell 5100MP projector needs DELL 310-6896 . Before replacing the projector lamp follow these safety tips:

  • Turn the projector off and disconnect the AC plug.
  • Let the Dell 5100MP projector cool down for at least 30 minutes so it’s cool to the touch. Don’t attempt to change the lamp when the projector is still hot as you can get severely burned.

To change the lamp:
Loosen the two screws holding the Dell 5100MP lamp cover in place. Remove the cover and place to one side.
Loosen the two screws holding the DELL 310-6896 projector lamp in place.
Pull up the lamp by its metal handle.
NOTE: The DELL 310-6896 lamp contains mercury so must be properly recycled.
Place the new DELL 310-6896 into the Dell 5100MP projector making sure to line it properly. Tighten the two screws.
Replace the Dell 5100MP lamp cover and tighten the two screws.
You are now ready to reset the Lamp timer

Resetting the Dell 5100MP lamp timer


  • To access the Main Menu press the left or right buttons on your projector’s control panel or remote control.
  • Scroll over the the Management Menu. Press ENTER to access.
  • Scroll down to the Menu Location icon. Press ENTER.
  • Scroll over to the Lamp Reset icon. Press ENTER.
  • Scroll down to answer YES and press ENTER to reset the projector lamp timer.

Tips for extending Dell 5100MP projector lamp life:

  • 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 Dell 5100MP projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.

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