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post #2401 of 2424 Old 12-28-2013, 06:33 PM
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This is it. Not sure of a cheaper OEM lamp,

http://shop.benq.us/accessories/lamps/replacement-lamp-for-w6000.html
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Thanks Talon!
But that is the lamp assembly including the lamp or bulb.
I am looking for the bulb only which costs about half the price of the whole assembly. The thing I don't know is which is the correct one. Have seen some listed as a Philips brand others listed as Osram as original BenQ OEM bulb.
Prices for bulb alone is about $110. Whole assembly as in your website post are around $250.

Anyone know brand and/or part number? And any "cons" against replacing bulb only?
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Thanks Talon!
But that is the lamp assembly including the lamp or bulb.
I am looking for the bulb only which costs about half the price of the whole assembly. The thing I don't know is which is the correct one. Have seen some listed as a Philips brand others listed as Osram as original BenQ OEM bulb.
Prices for bulb alone is about $110. Whole assembly as in your website post are around $250.

Anyone know brand and/or part number? And any "cons" against replacing bulb only?

Have you changed the bare bulb before? It's kind of a pain in the ass. If you're not careful you could also break one of the two "arms" that stick out from housing(the ones with the springs around them) and then you're really screwed. Take my advice and just buy the whole thing. Life will be much easier.
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Haven't changed one before but have done finer work. At half price, will take the chance.
If I break something on first assembly, can always try again on next whole one I buy rolleyes.gif
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Its not that hard to take fixture apart i used bench vise to aplay preasure until it comes apart done this atleat 3 times
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Perhaps you know the brand and number of the bulb for the W6000??
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Perhaps you know the brand and number of the bulb for the W6000??
no i dont amazon use to sell bulbs but apparently they dont anymore sold projector awile back
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Just checked amazon company called twd selles these bulbs on amazon said original bulb bought benq w7000 bulb from same company 600 ours on it no problem
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Well in any case they should reduce the prices of the bulbs to maybe $100-$150 or so, *including the housing bracket. I find it hard to believe it costs them more $50 to make a bulb and a piece of plastic housing.
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So i have the W6000 and i have run into a strange problem. The wire that connects directly to the lamp within the housing has burnt out. The lamp is fine but the wire looks like it was on fire (blackened). No other indication that the lamp itself has a problem. I was able to reterminate to wire to the lamp but it keeps doing it. Does anyone know where i can get the wire only or just the housing?
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Hi All!

I just wanted to poke back and report my first bulb is 95% dead. I picked up this projector in October of 2011, and it is now April of 2014. I have 4,200 hours on it, all in economy mode. I have taken exquisite care of the bulb. Once the projector is on, it stays on for at least two hours, and once it is turned off, it stays off for two hours. It has been on a UPS that has saved it multiple times when the power abruptly went out. I use this projector as my primary monitor for all computing, including boring stuff like Excel sheets, and I cannot rave enough about the sharpness.

This is the thread that convinced me to buy the w6000, and I am very happy that I did!

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4200hrs? wow....you got lucky
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I got 7500 hours out of mine on the w7000, and then I replaced it for $120 without the housing. So that is 1.6 cents per hour.


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Dumb question but is it safe to clean out the projector with an electric dust blower? Like say, this one?


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Dumb question but is it safe to clean out the projector with an electric dust blower? Like say, this one?


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I got 7500 hours out of mine on the w7000, and then I replaced it for $120 without the housing. So that is 1.6 cents per hour.

WOW!!!!!! Does the brightness stop decreasing after a certain hour mark? I got 2050 hours on low lamp mode right now, I got 2+ years on it. I have the W6000 not the 7000.

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It still decreases even after 5000 hours, but it starts decreasing very slowly. The original idea of the bulbs is that they are actually designed to last up to 10,000 hours if you can keep them bright enough, I mean it is the same bulb tech in some old DLP and SXRD TV's and many many people got 10,000 hours out of those, the main difference is just that those TV's have more leg room on brightness to start with.


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Have you changed the bare bulb before? It's kind of a pain in the ass. If you're not careful you could also break one of the two "arms" that stick out from housing(the ones with the springs around them) and then you're really screwed. Take my advice and just buy the whole thing. Life will be much easier.

I didn't find it that hard to change the bulb in my w7000 (assuming the design and bulb is the same as the w6000). The trickiest part is getting the screws out, but there is a trick to it. Just use a thin and long magentic screwdriver and there is really no chance of damaging the bulb or the housing. Even if you damage the housing, worst case is that you have to buy a new housing which is what you would have done in the first place.

Not sure if the bulb is the same as the w7000 (but the Ebay seller from the w7000 thread I posted below has the REAL original BULB for $120), and I also posted a PDF in the w7000 thread how to change the bulb (some other guy wrote it up). However, I didn't like his instructions, they didn't work that well. I basically invented my own method to change the bulb ONLY without changing the housing. I just unscrewed what I could, took the OLD bulb out with a rag after the screws were loose. Trick is just get the two wires from the housing loose first, then the bulb screws, swap the bulb and all done. It wasn't the easiest thing to do in the world, but you would have to be pretty clumsy to damage the housing or bulb when doing it.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1381679/official-benq-w7000-owners-thread/3780#post_24565564


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Benq w6000 differet bulb. Same housing as w7000 beleive they had to change bulb because of 3d owned both
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Dumb question but is it safe to clean out the projector with an electric dust blower? Like say, this one?


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I clean projectors with a vacuum nozzle carefully around the vents, so far no issues. You definitely do NOT want to blow air inward though, you only want to suck air out. Vacuuming is safer with a DLP than with an LCOS or LCD since a DLP has a closed light path, with LCOS or LCD I suppose there is a chance that the suction could draw a dust blob into a compromising position where it could later get into the light path, however I have not had issues with this (I have vacuum'd LCOS, LCD, and DLP). I usually vacuum them once every few months.


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I clean projectors with a vacuum nozzle carefully around the vents, so far no issues. You definitely do NOT want to blow air inward though, you only want to suck air out. Vacuuming is safer with a DLP than with an LCOS or LCD since a DLP has a closed light path, with LCOS or LCD I suppose there is a chance that the suction could draw a dust blob into a compromising position where it could later get into the light path, however I have not had issues with this (I have vacuum'd LCOS, LCD, and DLP). I usually vacuum them once every few months.

Blowing air in will probably give you dust blobs---even on a DLP. Believe me, I've seen it. don't do it.

Sucking air out sounds safe(r), but if you think about it, when you suck air out, the PJ has to suck air in from another point (you are creating negative pressure inside the PJ), so it can suck dust in from those points. It's worse than normal PJ operation with its internal fans because sucking air out with a vacuum can possibly create more negative pressure (vacuum) inside the PJ than the PJ does with its own fans, and thereby dislodge dust and sucking it in. Plus, you might suck from a point that the PJ doesn't exit air from, so kinda reversing the flow (air direction).

So do at your own risk!
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I just replaced the lamp in my unit for the second time. This time I let it run out to 3060 hours. Well what the hell the thing is rated for 3000 hours in eco mode. That's nonsense. High APL scenes are crushed color suffer etc. The first lamp I replaced at 2000 hours. Perhaps a decent compromise.

UHP lamps are just not up to the task of extended hours. Some out there with credentials suggest 1500 hours is about the limit. I think that might be about right if one cares about PQ.

I purchased he lamp from BenQ for $233.. Amazon and ebay were higher.

Point is that with the new lamp this PJ looks great. After almost 5 years I feel no need to upgrade, but the itch is there.

Still using yours?

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