How to replace an optoma projection lamp

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When a bulb fails in your Optoma projector, you may be tempted to call a service technician to replace it. If you have never worked inside a projector, you may be intimidated by the idea of removing the cover and accessing the internal components. But replacing the bulb is a simple process that you can complete in minutes and save a lot of money.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Phillips screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Turn the power off to your Optoma projector. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Let the projector cool for at least an hour.

  2. 2

    Loosen the two screws on the bulb cover with a Phillips screwdriver. Open the cover to access the bulbs. The cover is hinged to avoid misplacing it.

  3. 3

    Remove the two screws from the bulb unit using a Phillips screwdriver. Safely set the screws aside. Grab the handle of the bulb unit and lift it up out of the projector.

  4. 4

    Insert the new bulb unit in the same alignment as the one you removed. Secure the unit with the two retaining screws, tightening the screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

  5. 5

    Replace the bulb cover and tighten the screws. Plug the power cord into the wall and turn the projector on to test the new bulb.

Tips and warnings

  • Dispose of the bulbs properly as they contain small amounts of mercury. Avoid contact with the glass portion of the bulb to prevent damage to the glass.

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