If you’ve seen the replacement warning for the lamp in your Optoma EP747N projector, keep reading! Our step-by-step guides will show you how to replace the lamp in three easy steps.
Your Optoma EP747N uses a Optoma BL-FP230A (SP.83R01G001) lamp. Be sure to buy authentic lamp and keep your projector working as its best. Generic are not worth the trouble even if they are less expensive!
6 reasons to avoid generics:
- generic lamps have a much shorter life so are actually more expensive in the long run
- Krypton-85 and other toxic chemicals are used to create counterfeit lamps
- compatible lamps are more prone to overheat and explode
- copycat manufacturers don’t know how to properly calibrate their lamps to work with the sensitive electronics in projectors
- copycat manufacturers offer no guarantee or refunds
- the warranty on your Optoma EP747H projector will become void.
Replace the Optoma BL-FP230A lamp
When the Optoma BL-FP230A (SP.83R01G001) lamp is reaching end of life, you will see the Lamp Replacement message. You have 30 hours or less before the projector shuts down.
- Switch off the power to the Optoma EP747N projector by pressing the Power/Standby button.
- Allow the projector to cool down for at least 30 minutes. If should be cool to the touch. These projectors run using high temperatures and you can burn yourself badly if you don’t allow the projector to cool down.
- Disconnect the power cord. Using a screwdriver, remove the screws holding the cover in place.
Push the cover up to remove.
- Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws holding the lamp module in place.
- Slowly put out the old lamp by grabbing the edge of the lamp. Be careful not to bang the lamp against the projector as this may case the bulb to break. Learn what to do if the lamp has exploded inside the projector.
- Note: The used Optoma BL-FP230A (SP.83R01G001) lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown out with regular garbage and should be recycled.
- Place the new Optoma BL-FP230A (SP.83R01G001) into the Optoma EP747N projector. Tighten the two screws on the lamp. Replace the lamp cover and tighten its two screws.
- You must now reset the Lamp Replacement Timer.
Reset the lamp timing on the Optoma EP747N
- Press the Menu option on either the remote or on the projector.
- Scroll over the Lamp Setting. Press enter.
- Select Reset Lamp Hours. Press Enter
- The Execute/Cancel command line will appear.
- Scroll over to choose Execute. Press Enter.
- The lamp hours will be reset to zero.
Turn on the Eco Mode to lower power consumption and extend the lamp life by 130%.
Why buy authentic lamps?
The tell tale sign is a price that seems too good to be true. These counterfeit manufacturers will advertise their lamp as “compatible.” However, it’s anything but compatible.
Learn how to spot the copycat fake lamps with 7 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Lamp.