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Phil Lilley
Film Handler

Posts: 15
From: Plymouth, UK
Registered: Jan 2012


 - posted February 16, 2012 02:19 AM      Profile for Phil Lilley   Author's Homepage   Email Phil Lilley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've had my 810 for a good long while and it's on the go a lot, but yesterday, the lamp went.

So I put in a new one. Nothing.

Checked the lamp, it was working.

I did the old 'tin foil' trick. Nothing.

I've looked through all the wiring and I can't see that any fuses have blown or gone. Any pointers on what it might be...I like this machine!

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frank arnstein
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 532
From: Gold Coast. Australia
Registered: Jan 2005


 - posted February 17, 2012 02:31 AM      Profile for frank arnstein   Author's Homepage   Email frank arnstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Phil,

I would try replacing the ceramic lamp socket. These get very hot and eventually the contacts fail.

good luck

dogtor frankarnstein [Razz]

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Pasquale DAlessio
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From: Bristol,RI, USA
Registered: May 2010


 - posted February 17, 2012 04:31 AM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Phil

If you have a voltmeter, test for voltage at the contacts at the base of the socket.

PatD [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Leon Thomas Jones
Expert Film Handler

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From: United Kingdon
Registered: Sep 2011


 - posted February 17, 2012 11:08 AM      Profile for Leon Thomas Jones   Email Leon Thomas Jones   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Phil,
I hope you can fix the problem,but if you wanted to sell it as spare part please let me know .Good luck
Leon

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Mark L Barton
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Bristol, South Glos, England
Registered: Mar 2009


 - posted February 22, 2012 07:39 AM      Profile for Mark L Barton   Email Mark L Barton   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi, I have 5 of these projectors and have had a similar experience. What I tend to do is, with any lamp I slighty polish the contacts with fine grade sandpaper, so they are exceptionally clean, then plug them in. If this does'nt work then I use a fine point and clean inside the contact holes of the actual lamp socket (MAIN SURE YOU ARE NOT PLUGGED INTO THE MAINS of course) The only time none of the above worked I went to Maplins and bought a new lamp socket, wired it in , and hey presto it worked. It might be of help? Cheers, Mark

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