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Troubleshooting Your Projector 39
Changing the Lamp
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
Safety Instructions as described on page 6.
Replace the lamp when the message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful
life in full power operation. Replacement suggested! www.dell.com/lamps"
appears on the screen. If this problem persists after replacing the lamp, contact
Dell™. For more information, see Contacting Dell™on page 45.
CAUTION: The lamp becomes very hot when in use. Do not attempt to replace
the lamp until the projector has been allowed to cool down for at least 30
CAUTION: Do not touch the bulb or the lamp glass at any time. Projector
lamps are very fragile and may shatter if touched. The shattered glass pieces
are sharp and can cause injury.
CAUTION: If the lamp shatters, remove all broken pieces from the projector
and dispose or recycle according to state, local, or federal law. For more
information see - www.dell.com/hg.
Turn off the projector and disconnect the power cord.
Let the projector cool for at least 30 minutes.
Loosen the two screws that secure the lamp cover, and remove the cover.
Loosen the two screws that secure the lamp.
Pull the lamp up by its metal handle.
NOTE: Dell™ may require lamps
replaced under warranty to be returned
to Dell™. Otherwise, contact your local
waste disposal agency for the address
of the nearest deposit site.
Replace with the new lamp.
Tighten the two screws that secure the
Replace the lamp cover and tighten the
Reset the lamp usage time by selecting
in the OSD
tab. (See Lamp menu
on page 29