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Hello all, Can anyone help me with changing a bare bulb between housings on my Sony VPL-VW50?

I have two LMP-H200 housings, one genuine and one knock-off, both however contain the same phillips bulb. The one in the genuine housing however is worn out, while the knock-off housing is bent(!) and doesn't fit in the projector.

So I've undone all the screws, and the only thing holding the bulb into the housing now is the semi-circular air ducts at the sides. There is a catch at the side of the housing that looks like it needs to be depressed to allow the ducting to slide out, but I've pressed it as hard as I dare and I can't release it.

Can anyone tell me how to do this? Is there a knack or something?

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I haven't changed a bulb in that specific housing, but what I've found is the heat generated from the bulb, will meld the materials together somewhat, making them hard to separate. Maybe a hair dryer would help to warm it some and maybe loosen it?
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Thanks for the suggestion!

Worth a try, though I think the catch that I can't figure out freely moves about , I just can't undo it.

I'll try and post a picture...
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Thanks for the suggestion!
Worth a try, though I think the catch that I can't figure out freely moves about , I just can't undo it.
I'll try and post a picture...

Please do. I would be interested in seeing with the actuall lamp looks like.

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Heres the original Sony module, with the blown bulb:



The bulb is only held into the module now by those 2 semi-circular ducts at the left and right. The left hand one looks like it would slide out to the left with the side-panel of the module, releasing the bulb:



This is the dastardly clip/catch that I'm stuck with:




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It looks like you push in the little tab and the Plastic housing falls away like its on a hinge so you can get at the lamp. Try pushing the tab in and take small screwdriver and pry it at the joint a little.
BTW I was hoping to see come close up pictures of the actual Lamp. The reason I ask is I have a supply of Brand new Philips UHP 180 watt lamps that look like they would fit this. I retro fit them all the time into several sanyo xp and xt cages that have 200 and 250 watt UHPs. These are the REAL PHILIPS ,, Not the knock offs that many people sell.
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