How to Replace the Light Bulb in an Optoma

Written by marshal m. rosenthal
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The Optoma HD20 front projector use a high-intensity bulb to illuminate the images being thrown on the projection screen. A defective or burnt out bulb must be replaced if the projector is to continue being used. The projection bulb is built into a module. To replace it, you need to remove it from the projection compartment and put a compatible replacement lamp module in its place. No special tools are required.

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Things you need

  • Bath towel
  • Phillips jeweller's screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Place a bath towel on a table. Remove all of the cables connected to the Optoma front projector, including the power cord. Place the Optoma face down on the bath towel.

  2. 2

    Remove the two screws from the lamp cover on the bottom of the Optoma with the Phillips jeweller's screwdriver. Lift the cover off the compartment.

  3. 3

    Remove the screw on each side of the lamp module inside of the compartment with the screwdriver.

  4. 4

    Grip the handle on the top of the lamp module. Pull the lamp module out of the compartment with a single upward motion.

  5. 5

    Grip the handle of the replacement lamp module. Place the replacement lamp module in the compartment. Attach the two screws. Place the cover back on the compartment. Reattach the screws.

  6. 6

    Turn the Optoma over. Place it back in its original location. Reattach the cables.

Tips and warnings

  • Wear cotton gloves when handling the lamp module to avoid getting fingerprints on the bulb.
  • Do not replace the bulb until the one inside the Optima has completely cooled down.

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