Changing the Canon LV-5220 projector lamp

Canon_LV-5220_projector_Canon LV-LP19 9269A001_projector_lampReplace the Canon LV-5220 projector lamp using this step-by-step guide!

Step 1: Be ready with the right lamp

Your Canon LV-5220 projector uses the Canon LV-LP19-9269A001 projector lamp. Keep your Canon projector working at its optimum levels by only installing an authentic OEM Canon LV-LP19-9269A001 projector lamp. Look for the seal of approval to be sure you are getting the right projector lamp.

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Canon_LV-5220_projector_Canon-LV-LP19-9269A001_projector_reset_lamp_end_of_life_warningStep 2: Watch for end of lamp life warnings

When the Canon LV-LP19 projector lamp has reached its end of life the LAMP REPLACE on the projector will light yellow. Replace the lamp immediately when you see this. Other warning signs may be a dim picture, color that appears washed and a image that is fading.

Step 3: Replace the Canon LV-LP19 projector lamp

Before changing the projector lamp:

  • The Canon LV-5220 operates at an extremely high temperature so it needs to cool down for at least 45 minute before you replace the projector lamp. Trying to change the lamp when the projector is still hot can result in a serious burn.
  • Be sure to unplug the electrical cord on the  Canon LV-5220 there is no chance the projector could get turned on during the installation. This could damage your projector beyond repair.

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  • Loosen the two screws holding the projector lamp cover in place. Place the cover aside.
  • Loosen the two screws on the with a screwdriver and pull out the Canon LV-LP19 (9269A001) projector lamp assembly by using the built in handle.
  • NOTE: The used LV-LP19 projector lamp contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t throw it into regular garbage.
  • Pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. Learn how to clean up a broken lamp.
  • Replace the lamp assembly with a new Canon LV-LP19. Be careful not to touch the actual bulb as oil from your fingers can leave black marks on the lamp.
  • Tighten the two screws on the lamp.
  • Put back the lamp cover and tighten its two screws.
  • Connect the AC power cord to the Canon LV-LP19 and turn on the projector to reset the lamp timer.

Resetting the lamp timer counter

After replacing the Canon LV-LP19 (9269A001) projector lamp, you’ll need to turn off the LAMP REPLACE indicator by resetting the LAMP REPLACE COUNTER in the Canon LV-5220. This counter tracks the number of hours the lamp has been used by the Canon LV-5220 and triggers the warning light when the lamp is reaching its end of life. Not resetting it after may stop your projector from turning back on.

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  • Turn the projector on and press the MENU.
  • The On-Screen menu will be displayed on the left.
  • Using the arrow buttons, mover the red frame pointer to the SETTING menu icon.
  • Press the up/docwn buttons, move to the LAMP COUNTER option.
  • Press OK to open up as the RESET LAMP COUNTER box.
  • Click on the SET option to open a confirmation window.
  • The message “Lamp replace counter reset?” is displayed.
  • Click on YES.
  • Press OK.
  • The lamp hours will be reset to zero.

Greener Alternatives

Canon_LV-7230_projector_Canon-LV-LP18--9268A001_projector-lampIf you are looking to do your bit for Mother Nature, why not try re-using the lamp cage and just replacing the bulb? Our training video shows you how to green your projector with step-by-step instructions.


  1. Geoff

    There ia a high voltage waring on the lamp under the cover, is this dangerous to hold in removing the lamp for replacement? I am scared… thanks in advance.

    1. Shelagh McNally

      Hi Geoff,
      That high voltage warning is for when the projector is running. It’s high voltage as well as being extremely hot. Before changing the lamp, make sure the projector’s unplugged from the wall socket and is cool to the touch. That high voltage won’t be a threat if the projector is properly turned off. Unplugging the electrical connection to the projector means you won’t run into problems. Hope this helps.

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