Installing the JVC DLA-RS55 projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 6 years ago

jvc_dla-rs55_projectorReplace the JVC DLA-RS55 projector lamp

You can expect up to 3000 hours of use before the JVC DLA-RS55 projector lamp needs replacing.
Look for these indicators when it’s time  to replace the JVC DLA-RS55 projector lamp:

  • the picture becomes dark
  • the tint becomes strange
  • the image flickers


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Be sure to invest in an authentic lamp for your JVC DLA-RS55 projector lamp. This projector uses the JVC PK-L2210UP projector lamp. Be sure to invest in an authentic lamp.

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Projector lamp replacement

BEFORE replacing the lamp:

  • Turn off the projector and unplug the AC cord.
  • Allow the JVC DLA-RS55 projector lamp to cool for at least one hour. Don’t open the projector until it is cool to the touch. These projectors operate under high temperatures and you can run the risk of burning yourself.


  • Loosen the screw holding the projector lamp cover into the projector. Place the cover to one side.JVC_DLA-RS55-install new lamp_JVC PK-L2210UP
  • Loosen the two screws keeping the JVC PK-L2210UP projector lamp in place. Grab wire handle and gently pull the lamp out taking care not to hit the lamp.

JVC_DLA-RS55-install new lamp_JVC PK-L2210UP

  • Take the JVC PK-L2210UP projector lamp by the wire handle and gently pull it from the projector. NOTE: This lamp contain mercury and can’t be placed into regular garbage. Recycle this lamp.
  • JVC_DLA-RS55-install new lamp_JVC PK-L2210UPPlace the replacement JVC PK-L2210UP into the JVC DLA-RS65 projector. Avoid touching the glass or the bulb since the oil from your fingers may cause black spots on the bulb when the projector heats up.
  • Tighten the two screws on the new JVC PK-L2210UP lamp.
  • Replace the JVC DLA-HD1 projector lamp cover. You’ll need to reset the Lamp Counter.

Resetting the projector lamp timer

Each time you replace the JVC DLA-RS65 projector lamp you need to reset the lamp timer to zero. Not resetting the lamp timer will result in your projector not turning back on because it thinks the old lamp has not been replaced.
JVC_DLA-RS55-reset_lamp_JVC PK-L2210UP_timer
Reset the lamp timer using the projector:

  • Display the Main Menu screen. Scroll over to select the FUNCTION option
  • Scroll down to the LAMP RESET option
  • JVC_DLA-RS55-reset_lamp_JVC PK-L2210UP_timerPress the Enter button
  • A second option screen will open asking toe Reset Lamp Timer
  • Scroll down to select YES
  • The lamp timer will be reset to zero.

Reset the lamp timer using the remote control:
There is also the option of resetting the lamp timer using the remote control. Must operate with the remotecontrol in the standby mode (the projector is powered, but is not turned on).
JVC_DLA-RS65_projector_lamp_JVC PK-L2210UP_reset_RC

Press in the order as shown.: Back/OK/Hide
Press each button within 2-second intervals and press the last button for 2 seconds or more.
Finish by pressing [STANDBY/ON] indicator and [LAMP] indicator blink alternately for 3 seconds.
After that, the unit switches to standby mode.

Tips for longer projector lamp life:

  • Avoid frequent on and offs to avoid power surges.
  • Don’t let the JVC DLA-RS55 projector overheat as this puts stress on the lamp. Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Let the projector stand unused for at least one hour ever 24 hours. An average use of four to five hours per day will ensure longer lamp life.
  • Keep the air filters clean and free of dust so it can do its job and keep the projector lamp for overheating.

Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.


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