posted December 11, 2018 01:02 PM
Here's a new one! Just helped a friend locate a wonderful Eumig 810D-Lux projector in decent working order. Like any 40-year-old gear, it has a few issues but runs well and looks to be a champ in the making. And all the detachable parts are present, so that's a definite "win."
From the front it looks perfectly normal, same as mine:
But the rear of the take-up arm has no screws:
Mine looks like this:
So, as I was going over the projector the other day, the white take-up arm cover fell off, and the spindle and gears fell out. Does anyone know if mine is a later design modification to prevent that problem? More importantly, does anyone know what was intended to keep that no-screws cover on when the projector isn't level? Is it supposed to snap or lock or just be snug? (It's none of those at present.)
There's also a cracked gear and a little rubber disc slippage, but I'll deal with that elsewhere.
From: Fairfield, OH, USA
Registered: Feb 2004
posted December 16, 2018 01:21 PM
I recall having that same problem with the arms years ago. The Eumig 810D is a great machine well worth the effort to keep it going. I do believe that Eumig went to the screwed on covers as an improvement. The later made 820 series projectors I have all have the screwed on covers.
From: The Projection Box
Registered: Nov 2006
posted December 17, 2018 04:00 AM
Yes you will find the early 800's had clip on covers, later were screw on types. My first sound Eumig from the early 70's has clip on and they have not thankfully fallen off yet.