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How To Replace The Projector Lamp In Your Rear Projection TV

Just like regular household light bulbs, the halogen projector bulbs inside your rear projection television dim and eventually blow out over time. If the images on your DLP TV have become dull and uninspiring, or your projector lamp is out all together, you can breath new life into your TV with a replacement projector bulb from HDEtron.

It may seem like a daunting task, but replacing the projector lamp in your television is a lot simpler then you think. While each manufacturer and model projection TV will be slightly different, the following procedures should give you the basic information you need to have your DLP TV up and running in no time!

Tools Needed:

  • Replacement Projector Bulb
  • Screwdriver
  • Soft Clean Lint Free Cloth or Soft Clean Cotton Gloves
  • Dust Cloth
  • Steps:

    1.) Ensure that your TV is powered OFF, unplugged, and has been allowed sufficient time to cool down completely.
    2.) Remove the projector lamp compartment door by unscrewing the screws holding the door in place. The projector lamp compartment door is usually located on the back of the TV near the bottom of the TV.
    3.) Carefully remove the projector lamp from your TV, disconnecting any power cords going into the lamp assembly as you remove it. Make sure to discard the old lamp away from the new lamp as to not get them mixed up.
    4.) Use a dust cloth to clean and dust the inside of the lamp compartment if necessary.
    5.) Using the soft clean lint free cloth or a pair of soft clean lint free cotton gloves to handle the new projector bulb, carefully insert it into the TV's lamp compartment, reconnecting any power cables to the lamp. Do not handle the projector lamp with your bare hands as skin oils or dirt may cause the bulb to overheat, drastically reducing lamp life.
    6.) Reinstall the projector lamp compartment door, and tighten any screws previously removed.
    7.) If your TV has a lamp life timer, make sure to reset it following your manufacturer's instructions.