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Paul Adsett
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 - posted April 22, 2019 12:20 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I tried to replace the bulb in my Eumig 824 Sonomatic and there was simply no way to do it, just not enough room to pull the lamp connector off! So I had to unscrew the Sonomatic assembly and move it out of the way so I could pull the lamp connector off the bulb and nount the new bulb. I can't believe that Eumig intended bulb replacement to require disassembly of the Sonomatic device, but I can see no other way to replace the bulb. What am I missing here?

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Steve Klare
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 - posted April 22, 2019 12:48 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I bet this is the machine you bought at CineSea, Paul!

-And when I replaced the lamp connectors there, I noticed how thick the new one was, but it was too late to get another one so I finished the job.

I was able to mount the lamp without removing anything else.

Maybe you need to find a thinner socket. This one was recommended for electrical durability, but maybe that came at the cost of being big!

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Paul Adsett
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Right on Steve! Yes this is the 824 that I purchased from Gary Crawford at the 2015 Cinesea, can't believe 4 years have gone by so fast. Anyway it's a beautiful machine with great sound and picture and I love the look of it, a most elegant Eumig and now my favourate 800 . You may be right about the connector Steve if its not OEM, but if that's the problem then the OEM connector must have been MUCH thinner. It really is a very tight fit in there.
But I do like your larger connector, if it is more durable. Most of the halogen connectors for MR16 base lamps seem to be really crappy quality, I seem to always be replacing them.

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Graham Ritchie
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Hi Paul

That's interesting I just checked Steven old 820 that I have been fixing up of late,

I had no problems removing the lamp and its socket together. It does appear to be plenty length of cable to remove the whole thing. I wonder what the difference is between the 820 and the 824 that's causing that problem?...I removed and re-fitted the lamp a few minutes ago here are a couple of photos...
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Paul Adsett
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Hi Graham, and thanks for checking your 820. I think the only difference must be the lamp connector that Steve installed at Cinesea, it measures 0.410 ins thick. Could you measure the thickness of the connector in your 820?

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Paul

Just measured its exactly 0.315in

PS. Had another closer look, anything thicker than that and you wont get it out.

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Paul Adsett
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Thanks Graham, so that 0.315 is the maximum thickness for any new replacement connectors. Good reference info.

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Graham Ritchie
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Your welcome Paul

But that brings up the question, how did Steve get it in? [Roll Eyes] [Smile]

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Luigi Castellitto
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My Eumig 822 Sonomatic. [Smile]
The socket measures 8 millimeters, I can change the lamp easily, the cable is quite long as Graham says.

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Steve Klare
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I remember the clearances being tight, yet not impossible. I was able to mount the new bulb without removing anything else, although there wasn't clearance to spare.

I dunno! As usual it was a...cool Wildwood day...

-Maybe between there and sunny Florida there was just enough thermal expansion! [Wink]

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Paul Adsett
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Is that a crowbar I see off to Steve's right? [Big Grin]

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Steve Klare
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Pageant! Kodak! [Big Grin]

The other thing is a very nice wood-handled screwdriver I have: won't stick to your hands when those Wildwood Winds blow! [Wink]

What was funny was Gary was concerned about me working in that cool room. A couple of years earlier I'd replaced a starter on my car laying on the ground when there was snow outside.

-compared to that scenario this was like an afternoon in a hammock!

I still have two of those connectors: guess I should use them in some other machine than my own Eumig!

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We owe credit to the Maintenance Staff of the Ocean Holiday Motor Inn here: you see, I forgot to bring electrical tape with me...

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Maurice Leakey
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I have a pristine 824 complete in its original box with all accessories and paperwork. I suggest that everything is original.
Just measured the depth of the lamp-holder. It's 8mm.
The available space from the rear of the lamp-holder is also 8mm.

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Graham Ritchie
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Maurice

Don't forget that in the "US" they are still using the old imperial [Smile] they never changed to metric.

8mm=0.31496063.....better just to say 0.315inch.

Apart from the US does anyone still use it? [Smile]

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Maurice Leakey
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Graham
I am sure that everybody knows what 8mm looks like. And it's much easier to measure. [Big Grin]

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Leon Norris
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Paul, you have a nice looking machine! I heard its the best of the 800 series? Leon.

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Maurice Leakey
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Agreed. It even has a two position lamp switch and a tone control.
https://www.filmkorn.org/super8data/database/projectors_list/projectors_eumig/eumig_824sonomatic.htm

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Paul Adsett
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Yes it's a beautiful machine Leon, classic robust Eumig 800 series design. And Gary gave me a great price on it too. An example of the bargains that can be obtained at Cinesea.

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Stuart Reid
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I've just acquired an 824, needs a little love and care but they're gorgeous looking machines.

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David Skillern
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Paul,

Best wishes from South Wales - I have two 824 sonomatics and to change the bulb on both all I have to do is unclip the retaining clips and move them to one side and the lamp holding becomes free and i just pull out the dead lamp and replace and reposition the new lamp once connected and put the retaining clips back in place

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Maurice Leakey
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David
That's because you have an 824 which has the correct lamp holder. As mentioned previously, Paul's projector did not.

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David Skillern
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Thankyou Maurice,

I must have skipped that particular piece of information.

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