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Brian Stearns
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 - posted September 15, 2013 07:50 PM      Profile for Brian Stearns   Email Brian Stearns   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
another challenge: I was playing a film on The Eiki sl 0 projector about 30 min into the show I hear a loud clicking so often from the projector. then while attempting to rewind it I hear a screech and the rewinding stops dead. any idea what the problem is? the motor and take up arm is new could it be sync motor belt? I have not replaced this

Im losing my patience with this projector.

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Richard C Patchett
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From: Flint Mi 48506
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 - posted September 15, 2013 08:23 PM      Profile for Richard C Patchett   Author's Homepage   Email Richard C Patchett   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Greetings
It may be a few items like a Drive Gear,Upper Gear Assy,
Drive Gear Assy Worm Gear
They may be cracked.
Lack of lubercation, or a belt
On which would stop a projector
These are pictured on my web site
RC

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Brian Stearns
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What do I need to look for? Should I first replace the sync belt?

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted September 15, 2013 09:23 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I believe you said you got the projector for free, if so, perhaps the original owner knew there was much to do on it.
I hope that you can persevere with your work on the Eiki and not give up too soon, but it must be upsetting to have your continual problems.
Why not sell it for spares and perhaps recoup some of what you have spent on it?

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Brian Stearns
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 - posted September 16, 2013 01:34 AM      Profile for Brian Stearns   Email Brian Stearns   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yeah,the previous owner did not take good care or it.I think it was dropped a couple of times.

I'll look into the gears

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Adrian Winchester
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 - posted September 17, 2013 02:20 PM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If I was in the USA, I'd consider sending it it to Richard. I'm sure it will come back as good as new and any costs involved will be outweighed by saving a lot of stress!

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Brian Stearns
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 - posted September 17, 2013 08:31 PM      Profile for Brian Stearns   Email Brian Stearns   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The takeup arm is a pain in the butt. I put a new belt on and it still does not work,keeps slipping.funny thing is the smooth part on the inside works somewhat better but not perfect.

If I wanted to.send it to Richard,Shipping both ways would probably be 100 dollars. Might as well buy a projector off ebay

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Roger Shunk
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 - posted September 18, 2013 12:02 AM      Profile for Roger Shunk   Author's Homepage   Email Roger Shunk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Brian,
Do yourself a favor and get rid of that machine. Find yourself a good EIKI NT-0 or an EIKI RT-0. I have both and they are really great smooth running machines and built solid to last a lifetime.

Ebay has many to choose from. Get your belts from Richard he offers the genuine EIKI Belts and they are the very best!
Good luck,
RS

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted September 18, 2013 03:08 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Brian
I agree with what Roger says, you have spent a lot of time on the Eiki, why not sell it for spares and buy a projector which is known to work.

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Brian Stearns
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 - posted September 18, 2013 05:09 PM      Profile for Brian Stearns   Email Brian Stearns   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Not skilled enough I tried...

No idea what's good condition projector it's always a gamble on eBay inexperienced sellers who just pick it up at estate sales.I want to buy bell and howell 2500 series The Eiki was free and only put 30.00 into it.for the belts and replacement bulb terminal.

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Brian Stearns
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Not skilled enough I tried...

No idea what's good condition projector it's always a gamble on eBay inexperienced sellers who just pick it up at estate sales.I want to buy bell and howell 2500 series The Eiki was free and only put 30.00 into it.for the belts and replacement bulb terminal.

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Brian Stearns
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 - posted October 09, 2013 03:05 PM      Profile for Brian Stearns   Email Brian Stearns   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Putting it up on eBay for parts,too expensive to repair. Parts are good.hope someone can use it.

Ebay link

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted October 10, 2013 02:20 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hope you sell it.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Eiki-slo-16mm-projector-for-parts-/171146178643?pt=US_Movie_Slide_Projectors&hash=item27d91b7053

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Brian Stearns
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 - posted October 13, 2013 02:49 AM      Profile for Brian Stearns   Email Brian Stearns   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It already has an early bid. It's all boxed up and ready to ship once its over

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted October 14, 2013 02:48 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
You must be pleased, Brian, that's good news.

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Brian Stearns
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From: Lexington
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 - posted October 17, 2013 02:19 PM      Profile for Brian Stearns   Email Brian Stearns   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Eiki is on its way to a new home. Shipped it out today. I got it for free and was able to recoup the price of the parts I put into it.

Good riddance I found out the thing scratched two of my films,not expensive ones

[ October 23, 2013, 04:19 PM: Message edited by: Brian Stearns ]

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