AV and Multimedia Related Thread, Projector bulb exploded - What do I do? in Technical; A bulb in one of our projectors has exploded.
Do I have to now have it serviced or replaced or ...
15th September 2010, 08:29 AM #1
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?
15th September 2010, 08:33 AM #2
Clean it out carefully and replace the lamp, but only if the rest of its gizzards are intact. They may well not be!
15th September 2010, 08:44 AM #3
What make / model of projector?
15th September 2010, 08:44 AM #4
Be careful! There is probably mercury in that lamp!
15th September 2010, 08:48 AM #5
Sanyo, dont know the model number.
Originally Posted by speckytecky
15th September 2010, 08:51 AM #6
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
15th September 2010, 08:58 AM #7
do I need to just clean out the lamp bay? or do I need to remove the projector cover?
15th September 2010, 09:04 AM #8
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!
Originally Posted by JJonas
15th September 2010, 09:13 AM #9
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!
15th September 2010, 09:15 AM #10
Erm, it's actually mercury vapour - I'd be surprised if there's ANY of it still around.
Originally Posted by Andrew_C
15th September 2010, 09:27 AM #11
Originally Posted by JJonas
Most Sanyo projectors being sold to education have 3/5yr de-install re-install warranties/Bulb warranties....worth checking that you're covered!
Thanks to CPLTD from:
JJonas (15th September 2010)
15th September 2010, 09:57 AM #12
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.
21st September 2010, 08:47 AM #13
- Rep Power
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!
21st September 2010, 08:51 AM #14
Not always the case, so be careful. Put the projector on a sheet of something that you can chuck afterwards befor opening it up.
Their lamps contain all of the shards of glass
21st September 2010, 09:03 AM #15
Chuck? Does glass in a projector make you vomit?
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