Replace the ASK Proxima C180 projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 6 years ago

ASK Proxima C160/C180, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-017

How to install a new ASK Proxima C180 projector lamp

When the LED light is blinking red it’s time to replace the ASK Proxima C180 projector lamp. You may also see a “Replace Lamp” message on the screen. Don’t wait to replace the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-017. The projector will turn off once the lamp life is approaching end of life.
ASK Proxima C160/C180 ABOUT Menu, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-017
Find out how many hours have been used on the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-017 through the ABOUT option found on the main MENU.

The importance of authentic lamps

Prolong the life of your ASK Proxima C180 projector by installing an original ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-017 projector lamp. Generic lamps look like a great bargain but these knock-off lamps are created with inferior materials making them susceptible to explosions when installed and they can damage the sensitive components in your ASK Proxima C180 projector. They’ve created using toxic substances such as Krypton-85 (which is carcinogenic to humans). “Compatible” lamps also  have a shorter life span so can actually cost more money in the long run.

Buying authentic guarantees a projector lamp created with genuine, non-hazardous materials by the original manufacturer. These lamps come with money-back guarantee and keeps your warranty entact. It’s worth the few extra dollars to eliminate potential problems and have a lamp built to work properly with your ASK Proxima C180 sensitive mechanisms. Learn more about spotting dangerous projector lamps by reading our article: 7 tips for spotting counterfeits.

Buy this lamp on Amazon from the following authorized dealers:

Aurabeam Replacement Lamp for Ask Proxima SP-LAMP-017 Projector with Housing
SpArc Bronze for Ask Proxima SP-LAMP-017 Projector Replacement Lamp with Housing

Replacing the  lamp

ASK Proxima C160/C180 lamp door, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-017

  • Turn the ASK Proxima /C180 projector off and unplug the AC cord. Wait 60 minutes until the projector is fully cooled. These projectors work under extremely high heat and there is danger of burning yourself if you don’t let the projector cool off.
  • Turn the ASK Proxima C180 projector upside down.

ASK Proxima C160/C180 door open, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-017

  • Loosen the screw holding the lamp cover in place.
  • Pry the lamp door off using the tip of the screw driver.

ASK Proxima C160/C180 lamp cage, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-017

Be sure to send the used lamp to a proper recycling facility. Don’t throw the used lamp into the regular garbage.
ASK Proxima C160/C180 lamp cage, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-017

  • Put the new ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-017 lamp into the projector making sure it’s properly seated.
  • Replace the two screws on the lamp module.
  • Replace the door and tighten the screw.
  • Plug in the power cable and turn the projector back on. You are ready to reset the lamp timer.

Resetting the lamp timer

Once you have replaced the ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-017  it’s extremely important to reset the lamp timer. You want the the lamp life  to properly track the hours left for your ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-017. Otherwise you run the risk of the ASK Proxima C180 suddenly shutting down.
There are two ways of resetting the lamp timer.

Using the projector:

  • Press the decrease volume button on the remote first, followed by the increase volume button.
  • The LED light will blink green when the lamp hour has been reset.

ASK Proxima C160/C180, ASK Proxima SP-LAMP-017Using the menu:

  • Open the MAIN menu.
  • Navigate to the SETTINGS menu. Press SELECT.
  • Scroll down to the SERVICE menu option. Press SELECT.
  • Scroll down to the LAMP RESET option. Press SELECT.

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

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