When the lamp has reached its end of life, the NP M271W LAMP INDICATOR will blink red. Shortly afterwards message LAMP HAS REACHED THE END OF ITS USABLE LIFE. PLEASE REPLACE THE LAMP AND FILTER will appear on the screen.
Follow this guide to install a new NEC NP15LP lamp in your NEC NP M271W projector.
Save yourself hassles and keep your NEC NP M271W projector working at its optimum levels by installing an authentic NEC NP15LP lamp. Generic lamps seem like a great deal but you pay for what you get and generics have a lot of problems:
- generics have shorter lamp life
- generics are made with toxic substitute materials
- generics are explosions
- generics can’t be calibrated properly and can damage the projector’s optics
- generics have no guarantee or refunds
- installing generics voids your warranty
Changing the NEC NP15LP lamp
Follow these important safety instructions before installing the new lamp
- turn off the NEC NP M271W projector.
- unplug the projector from its power source.
- unplug the power cable.
- wait until the projector is cool to the touch to avoid getting burned.
Push and slide the lamp cover off.
Loosen the two screws holding the NEC NP15LP lamp in place. (The screws will not come out only loosen.)
Remove the lamp by holding the indent and pulling up.
NOTE: Your NEC NP15LP lamp should be properly recycled. These lamps contain mercury and can’t be placed into conventional garbage.
Install a new lamp housing into the NP M271W projector, gently pressing the lamp housing into the socket. Take care not to touch the actual bulb as your finger prints can leave oil marks that burn black marks onto the bulb.
Push the top center on the lamp to secure it. Tighten the screw on the lamp.
Reattach the NEC NP M271W lamp cover by sliding the cover until it snaps into place. Tighten the screw on the lamp cover.
Replacing the filters
There are four filters in the NEC NP M271W projector:
- Honeycomb hard filter – large and small
- Accordion soft filter — large and small
Replace all four filters at the same time. Before replacing the filters wipe off any dust and dirt that came loose from the old filters. NOTE: The filters are made with two different types of material in the membrane. Both perform the same.
The filter cover is fixed at six separate points in the projector. Bow the filter cover by pushing it slightly until it releases.
- Filter unit: Attach two honeycomb hard filters to the NEC NP-M271W filter unit.
- Filter cover: Attach the two accordion soft filters to the filter cover. Be sure to align the accordion slits with the protrusions of the filter cover,
Attach the filter cover back to the filter unit. Align the filter until with the filter cover and push the protrusions into place.
Make sure all the six mounting points are aligned properly.
Insert the two catches of the top of the filter into the groove of the cabinet.
Push the filter until it clicks into place.
Reset the lamp timer
Once the NEC NP15LP lamp and NEC NP M271W filter have both been replaced you will need to reset the timer for both. You want the projector to be able to accurately track the lamp life.
- Plug in the power cored into the wall outlet.
- Turn on the projector.
- From the MENU select RESET.
- Choose CLEAR LAMP HOURS.
- A confirmation message appears.
- Select YES.
Reset the filter hours:
- Scroll up to CLEAR Filter HOURS.
- A second submenu will appear.
- Select YES. Press the ENTER button.
Extending the life of the NEC NP15LP lamp
Get your newly installed NEC NP15LP lamp will last longer by choosing the ECO option. The ECO MODE increases lamp life by lowering the power consumption. There are three modes to choose from on the NEC NP M271W projector:
- Auto Mode: 4000 hours
- Normal: 5000 hours
- Eco ModeL 8000 hours