Install a replacement Epson EB-955W projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 6 years ago

When it’s time to replace the Epson EB-955W projector lamp follow this guide

When it’s time to replace the Epson EB955W projector lamp you’ll notice the power indicator is flashing blue, and the lamp indicator is flashing orange. You may also notice the picture has gone dimmer or the color is off. An on screen message will also appear; “Time to replace the lamp. ” You can expect 4900 hours of use when the projector is set to Normal and about 5900 hours when the ECO mode has been started.

Why invest in authentic?

The best thing you can do to keep your prjector working properly is to buy an authentic Epson EB-955W projector lamp. Most counterfeit lamps cost more in the long run because they have a shorter life than original lamps. While counterfeits claim to be compatible they are often created with toxic materials including including Krypton-85. Lamps that are not OEM are prone to explosions  and usually can damage the projector’s sensitive optics. Your eyesight is also at risk. Buy an OEM authentic Epson EB945 projector lamp and keep your projector working properly.

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Installing the lamp

The Epson EB-955W projector uses model Epson ELPLP78Before installation:

  • Turn off the Epson EB-955W projector and unplug the AC cord.
  • Allow the projector to cool for one hour – it should be cool to the touch. Inside of the projector can be very hot since these machines operator under high temperatures and you run the risk of being burned if the projector has not cooled down.
  • Do not operate the projectors while any of the lamps are removed as this may result in malfunctions, fire hazard and other accidents.

Caution: Don’t touch the screen or the actual bulb with your finger since the oil from your skin can cause a black spot on the bulb.
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The Epson EB-955W lamp cover is on the side. Using a screwdriver to gently release the cover switch. Slide the lamp cover off.
Remove the two screws on either side of  Epson ELPLP78 lamp. Place the screws to either side. Grip the raised section of the old lamp and remove it.
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Take the new Epson ELPLP78 projector lamp by the handle and gently put it into place making sure the lamp is facing in the right direction.
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Replace the projector lamps screws and re-connect the lamp cover. Re-attach the power cord. Turn the projector on and let it warm up. You are ready to reset the lamp timer.
NOTE: The Epson ELPLP78 lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamp.

Reset Lamp Timer

Reset the Epson Epson EB-955W Lamp Replacement Counter only when the Epson ELPLP78 lamp has been replaced.
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  • Press MENU to display the RESET menu.
  • Press the down arrow to move down the menu to the RESET ALL option.
  • A prompt message appear. Select YES and press ENTER.
  • The lamp hours will be reset to zero.
  • Press MENU or ESC to exit the menu
  • The lamp timer will be a zero.

Extend the life of the newly installed Epson ELPLP78 with the following tips:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Epson PowerLite 93 and let it stand for at least one hour ever 24 hours. An average use of four to five hours per day will ensure longer lamp life.
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life


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