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Lamp Installation Tips from Projector Lamp Experts

Many projectors require the user to reset the lamp hour counter in order for the new lamp to become active. Below are some brief recommendations on how to do this for most major projector brands. Please note these are guidelines only, for complete installation instructions please consult your projector's manual.

3M

  • Turn on the projector.
  • Press the "RESET" button on the remote control for approximately 3 seconds until a dialog box is displayed.
  • Select the "RESET" using the up button.
  • Your lamp counter will now be reset.

ASK

There are two common methods to reset the lamp counter on these projectors:

Method 1:

  • Press the decrease volume button on the remote and then the increase volume button within 3 seconds.
  • The LED light on the projector will turn green.
  • Turn on the projector.

Method 2:

  • Turn on the Projector.
  • Open the standard menu using the remote.
  • Then select "Setup" or "Service" depending on your projector model.
  • Then select "Reset Lamp Timer"

BenQ

  • Turn on the projector
  • While the projector running, press the MENU button.
  • Select "OPTION" on the menu using the 5/6 buttons, then press the ENTER button.
  • Select the "LAMP TIME" using the 5/ 6 buttons, then press and hold the RESET button for 3 seconds.
  • Select "RESET" using the 5 button.

Boxlight

  • Turn on the projector.
  • Press the "MENU" button and the on-screen menu will appear.
  • Press 3/4 button to remove the red frame pointer to the Setting Menu Icon .
  • Press the 6 button to move the red frame pointer to the Lamp Counter Reset item and then press SELECT button.
  • The message "Reset Lamp Counter?" appears. Move the pointer to "<YES>" and then press SELECT button.
  • Another confirmation dialog box appears and select "<YES>" to reset the Lamp Replace Counter.

Canon

  • Turn on the projector.
  • Press the "MENU" button and the on-screen menu will appear.
  • Press 3/4 button to remove the red frame pointer to the Setting Menu Icon .
  • Press the 6 button to move the red frame pointer to the Lamp Counter Reset item and then press SELECT button.
  • The message "Reset Lamp Counter?" appears. Move the pointer to "<YES>" and then press SELECT button.
  • Another confirmation dialog box appears and select "<YES>" to reset the Lamp Replace Counter.

Christie

  • Turn on the projector.
  • Press the "MENU" button and the on-screen menu will appear.
  • Press 3/4 button to remove the red frame pointer to the Setting Menu Icon .
  • Press the 6 button to move the red frame pointer to the Lamp Counter Reset item and then press SELECT button.
  • The message "Reset Lamp Counter?" appears. Move the pointer to "<YES>" and then press SELECT button.
  • Another confirmation dialog box appears and select "<YES>" to reset the Lamp Replace Counter.

Dell

  • Press "MENU" on the remote or control panel to open the on screen display menu.
  • Use the 3/4 keys and the section called "Lamp Setting"
  • Use the 5/6 keys to select "Lamp Reset"
  • Select "YES"

Dukane

  • Turn on the projector.
  • Press the "RESET" button on the remote control for approximately 3 seconds until a dialog box is displayed.
  • Select the "RESET" using the up button.
  • Your lamp counter will now be reset.

Eiki

  • Turn on the projector.
  • Press the "MENU" button and the on-screen menu will appear.
  • Press 3/4 button to remove the red frame pointer to the Setting Menu Icon .
  • Press the 6 button to move the red frame pointer to the Lamp Counter Reset item and then press SELECT button.
  • The message "Reset Lamp Counter?" appears. Move the pointer to "<YES>" and then press SELECT button.
  • Another confirmation dialog box appears and select "<YES>" to reset the Lamp Replace Counter.

Elmo

  • Turn on the projector.
  • Press the "RESET" button on the remote control for approximately 3 seconds until a dialog box is displayed.
  • Select the "RESET" using the up button.
  • Your lamp counter will now be reset.

Hitachi

  • Turn on the projector.
  • Press the "RESET" button on the remote control for approximately 3 seconds until a dialog box is displayed.
  • Select the "RESET" using the up button.
  • Your lamp counter will now be reset.

HP

  • Press "MENU" on the remote or control panel to open the on screen display menu.
  • Use the 3/4 keys and the section called "Lamp Setting"
  • Use the 5/6 keys to select "Lamp Reset"
  • Select "YES"

Infocus

There are two common methods to reset the lamp counter on these projectors:

Method 1:

  • Press the decrease volume button on the remote and then the increase volume button within 3 seconds.
  • The LED light on the projector will turn green.
  • Turn on the projector.

Method 2:

  • Turn on the Projector.
  • Open the standard menu using the remote.
  • Then select "Setup" or "Service" depending on your projector model.
  • Then select "Reset Lamp Timer"

Liesegang

  • Turn on the projector.
  • Press the "RESET" button on the remote control for approximately 3 seconds until a dialog box is displayed.
  • Select the "RESET" using the up button.
  • Your lamp counter will now be reset.

NEC

  • Press the "OFF" or "HELP" button on the remote control for a minimum of 10 seconds while in standby mode.
  • When the lamp clock is reset to zero the status indicator light will go out.

    Optoma

    • Press "MENU" on the remote or control panel to open the on screen display menu.
    • Use the 3/4 keys and the section called "Lamp Setting"
    • Use the 5/6 keys to select "Lamp Reset"
    • Select "YES"

    Panasonic

    • Press the "POWER" button until an image is projected onto the screen.
    • Press the "MENU" button to display the main on screen menu and then press the F/G buttons to select "OPTION".
    • Press the "ENTER" button to display the "OPTION" menu, and then press the 5/6 buttons to select "LAMP RUNTIME".
    • Press and hold the "ENTER" button for approximately 3 seconds.
    • The "LAMP RUNTIME" will change to "TIME RESET [POWER OFF]".
    • The projector will then be powered down.

    Proxima

    There are two common methods to reset the lamp counter on these projectors:

    Method 1:

    • Press the decrease volume button on the remote and then the increase volume button within 3 seconds.
    • The LED light on the projector will turn green.
    • Turn on the projector.

    Method 2:

    • Turn on the Projector.
    • Open the standard menu using the remote.
    • Then select "Setup" or "Service" depending on your projector model.
    • Then select "Reset Lamp Timer"

    Toshiba

    • Turn on the projector
    • While holding down "ON/STANDBY", "MENU" and "INPUT" simultaneously, plug the power cord into the mains outlet
    • The lamp timer is reset automatically

    Viewsonic

    • Turn on the projector.
    • Press the "RESET" button on the remote control for approximately 3 seconds until a dialog box is displayed.
    • Select the "RESET" using the up button.
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