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    Projector bulb exploded - What do I do?

    A bulb in one of our projectors has exploded.

    Do I have to now have it serviced or replaced or can I just put a new bulb in it?

    If serviced who does it and how much?

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    Clean it out carefully and replace the lamp, but only if the rest of its gizzards are intact. They may well not be!

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    What make / model of projector?

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    Be careful! There is probably mercury in that lamp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckytecky View Post
    What make / model of projector?
    Sanyo, dont know the model number.

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    We have had this happen a few times. Leave the projector to cool down for a while, clean it and and replace the lamp as suggested

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    do I need to just clean out the lamp bay? or do I need to remove the projector cover?

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    Obviously not under warranty? The reason I ask is the bulbs for the Epsons we have are a shed load of money and we recently had a new replacement Hitachi for one that came in at just over 400. Our Epsons are 7 years old!

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    Sanyo, dont know the model number.

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    Yes, there will have been mercury in the lamp, but very little, and it is now well spread around. There will be glass EVERYWHERE in it, and as others have said, it may well not be worth the effort!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Yes, there will have been mercury in the lamp, but very little, and it is now well spread around
    Erm, it's actually mercury vapour - I'd be surprised if there's ANY of it still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    A bulb in one of our projectors has exploded.

    Do I have to now have it serviced or replaced or can I just put a new bulb in it?

    If serviced who does it and how much?

    Most Sanyo projectors being sold to education have 3/5yr de-install re-install warranties/Bulb warranties....worth checking that you're covered!

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    If it's not covered under warranty just get all the glass you can out of the lamp bay and put a new bulb in it.

    Ben

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    All of our bulbs that have popped in our Epson projectors (3 so far) are all way under their lamp hours... so Epson just sent new ones out to us. Their lamps contain all of the shards of glass so providing you remove it properly there is no cleaning out to be done!

    Definately check bulb life!

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    Their lamps contain all of the shards of glass
    Not always the case, so be careful. Put the projector on a sheet of something that you can chuck afterwards befor opening it up.

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    Chuck? Does glass in a projector make you vomit?

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