Can I use a cheap lamp to get this video projector to work?

I paid $20 for this at a store called Thing in Brooklyn, it turns on but the lamp never worked. It is a Sony VPL-V500. Can I somehow stick a small lamp in this space and plug it in separately? Any help is appreciated. The replacement lamp is $300, way to much for my wallet.

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rickharris8 years ago
Yess althhough you may / will find the image is not as good as it otherwise would be.
buffysissy1 (author)  rickharris8 years ago
I'm going to knock this lamp out of the case and just put a another lamp w/socket/cord in it's place. I'll drill a hole on the side and just plug it in separately.
I used a 12v Halogen lawn lamp with a silver reflector. It worked fine in an old 8mm movie projector ( the original replacement bulb for it costs about $200 ! ).  
Joe Martin8 years ago