4 Steps to a new Optoma EP719 projector lamp

Optoma_EP719_projectorUse our step-by-step guide to install a new lamp in your Optoma EP719 projector.

Step One: Buy the right lamp!

Before you replace the Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) lamp in your Optoma EP719 projector make sure you have bought an authentic lamp. Look for the seal of approval to be sure you’re getting an authentic lamp.

Why avoid generic lamps?

Generic lamps have six main problems:

Step Two: Know when to replace

You’ll start to see the following warning signs when the Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) lamp is approaching end of life:

  • A screen that is gradually dimming or deteriorating.
  • Colour in the image appears dark or off colour.
  • Lamp light flashing a steady orange.
  • The following warning sign will appear on screen:

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Step Three: Replace the Optoma BL-FU180A

Follow these important safety steps before installing a new Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001):

  • The used Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t throw it into regular garbage.
  • Switch off the power to the Optoma EP719 projector by pressing the Power/Standby button.
  • Disconnect the power cord.
  • 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.

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Place something soft underneath the Optoma EP719 before turning the projector onto it’s back. Remove the two screws holding the cover in place.

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Push the cover up to remove it.

 

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Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws holding the Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) lamp module in place.

Lift up the wire handle and slowly put out the old 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.

 

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Place the new Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) into the Optoma EP719 projector. Tighten the two screws on the lamp. Replace the lamp cover and tighten its two screws.

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You must now reset the Lamp Replacement Timer.

 

Step 4: Reset the lamp timing on the Optoma EP719

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The Optoma EP719 projector has an automatic lamp reset timer that tracks the life of the lamp and triggers the lamp replacement warning. You need to reset the timer each time the lamp is replaced.

  • 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 is reset to zero.

Get the Optoma BL-FU180A (SP.82G01.001) to last longer with these tips:

  • Turning on the Eco Mode to lower power consumption and extend the lamp life by 130%.
  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Optoma EP719 projector and let it stand for at least one hour ever 24 hours.
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life

2 Comments

  1. Brian

    Is there a replacement bulb for the EP719 that is LED instead of the regular one ?? I see new projectors that use LED which would be fabulous for our EP719. Thanks for your comments !! Brian

    1. Shelagh McNally

      Hi Brian,
      Given the technology used to create the lamps, I don’t think there are any LED lamps on the market. The current lamps use some sophisticated parts in order to produce enough heat and light for the projector images. LED probably hasn’t developed enough to be used in DLP projectors. If you visit discount-merchant.com you’ll see all the lamps available for your EP719 projector. Hope this helps.
      Regards,
      Shelagh

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