How to Reset NEC Projector Lamp Without Remote?

NEC Projectors come with rewards as well as struggles. Preventing it from overheating, cleaning, maintaining, and resetting the projector lamp are a few things the NEC projector users struggle with.

Installing the projector in a well-ventilated place will prevent it from overheating, cleaning and maintenance are also just wiping the dirt and debris off the lamp.

However, resetting the lamp is a bit tricky. If you have to do it without a remote, the whole process gets trickier. It might be trickier but not impossible. Here’s how you can do it without a remote;

Reset the NEC Projector’s Lamp without a Remote?

To be honest, resetting the NEC projector’s lamp is not that tricky even without a remote.

It’s just that we do not know the procedure. To reset the NEC projector’s lamp without a remote you have to;

  • Turn on the projector
  • Go to the projector’s cabinet
  • Find and select the “Menu” option
  • Scroll down to the “Default” option and select
  • Wait for the submenu to appear
  • Find the “Lamp hours” or “Hour meter” option
  • Select and clear the history
  • Wait for the history to clear
  • Scroll down to the ESC menu and exit
  • Congratulations! Your job is done.

It must be kept in mind that not all NEC projectors would serve you the same options.

Some models would have the same options under a different head or in a different location. Most recent models require you to follow the same procedure.

However, some models might have the “Reset lamp” or “Reset lamp hours” option instead of the “Lamp hours” or “Hour meter” option. So, do not get confused, whether it’s reset lamp, reset lamp hours, lamp hours, or hour meter, your job is to clear the history.

What do you need to know before resetting the NEC projector’s lamp?

Since it’s the need of the hour to reset the NEC projector’s lamp, you need to know a few things. What you need to know is given below;

To reset the NEC projector’s lamp the projector has to be turned on and in a functional state

Whether it’s NEC or any other projector, the projector’s lamp should only be reset when the lamp is expired. When they see the indicator light, the lamp fails to run, or the projector starts producing poor colouration, this is the high time to replace and reset the lamp

The resetting procedure is supposed to be performed after the new lamp is installed


To reset the NEC projector’s lamp without a remote, you have to turn on the projector and bring it to the functional state, go to the menu in the projector’s cabinet, find the lamp hours/hour meter/reset lamp option, clear the history and you are good to go.

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