From: United Kingdom
Registered: Jul 2004
posted July 16, 2004 06:09 PM
I have an Elmo GS 1200 projector. I can not get the Optical sound exciter lamp to come on even when I switch to "Optical" it stays dark. I bought a back up bulb and the same problem occurred. I dont have any optical sound films so I'm not too worried. Do you need to play an optical film to have the bulb come on?
posted July 16, 2004 11:04 PM
Hi Tom, This sounds like one for Kevin ("Mr Elmo"). I can tell you that the exciter lamp should turn on when the sound is switched to optical, whether there is film in the projector or not.
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Paul is right about that. If you can get a test meter, measure the voltage across the terminal to see if you are getting any power. I am not sure if the optical lamp is fused but it might be in which case that is the next place to look Tony