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Rob Koeling
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From: Brighton, UK
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted November 24, 2017 07:02 AM      Profile for Rob Koeling   Email Rob Koeling   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Can anyone recommend someone for repair/maintenance work on Eiki/Elf 16mm projectors in the UK? Bill Parsons did work for me before, but he doesn't have availability soon. One of these machines can wait, but I'd like to have the other one in good shape before the christmas break.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

- Rob

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Dave Groves
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From: Southend on Sea, Essex, UK
Registered: Feb 2015


 - posted November 24, 2017 07:56 AM      Profile for Dave Groves   Email Dave Groves   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Kevin Brown has done an excellent job on my Bell and Howells. I seem to think he does other projectors also. Give him a call on 0115 9113125 MOBILE 07970 851866. His website is K.B. Electronics. He's in Nottingham. Check his number hasn't changed.

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Maurice Leakey
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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
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 - posted November 24, 2017 08:59 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Contact Kevin on his mobile number as quoted above.

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Maurice

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Neil Massey
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From: Peacehaven, UK
Registered: Oct 2015


 - posted November 24, 2017 12:20 PM      Profile for Neil Massey   Email Neil Massey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Kevin Brown did an excellent job on my Elf NT2. Frankly, it's running better now than when I bought it over 30 years ago.

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Rob Koeling
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From: Brighton, UK
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 - posted November 24, 2017 01:40 PM      Profile for Rob Koeling   Email Rob Koeling   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks guys! I'll give him a call!.

Neil, I'm just around the corner from you. Cine people are rare around here. A pint would be nice.

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Neil Massey
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From: Peacehaven, UK
Registered: Oct 2015


 - posted November 25, 2017 04:41 AM      Profile for Neil Massey   Email Neil Massey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Rob, great idea as we do seem thin on the ground. Will PM you.

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Allan Broadfield
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 - posted November 25, 2017 07:57 AM      Profile for Allan Broadfield   Author's Homepage   Email Allan Broadfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Definitely, Kevin Brown's the man.

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Terry Sills
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From: Weymouth,Dorset,England
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 - posted November 25, 2017 08:31 AM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes and the nice thing about Kevin is that he will always have the time to talk with you and gives an honest appraisal, as far as he can, without seeing the job.
Never heard a bad report of his work either. Very much recommended by all that have used him.

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Terry Sills
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From: Weymouth,Dorset,England
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 - posted November 25, 2017 04:39 PM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Duplicate post - why does that happen?

[ November 27, 2017, 01:30 AM: Message edited by: Terry Sills ]

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Adrian Winchester
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From: Croydon, London, UK
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 - posted November 26, 2017 09:03 AM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Knowing Kevin's reputation in relation to Eiki's, I have one or two that I'd like him to fix, so in the unlikely situation that anyone is driving to him during the next few months and could stop off in Croydon and kindly take one or two more projectors, please let me know! It would be good to take no chances with couriers and I would of course contribute to petrol costs.

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Stuart Reid
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From: Worthing, West Sussex, UK
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 - posted November 26, 2017 01:31 PM      Profile for Stuart Reid   Email Stuart Reid   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Rob/Dave I'm on the south coast too, down Worthing way. I think theres a few of us dotted about, be nice to organise a South Coast meet in the new year.

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted November 26, 2017 01:44 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I wish i was closer, [Frown]

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Andrew Wood
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From: London, UK
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 - posted November 26, 2017 02:36 PM      Profile for Andrew Wood   Email Andrew Wood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi all,

Both Kevin and Bill have done sterling work for me in the past - Kevin on my B&H 16mm projectors and Bill on my GS1200.

I couldn't recommend them more highly - they're fantastic engineers and very nice chaps too.

All the best

Andy

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted November 26, 2017 02:47 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Kevin has recently put a new worm in my Bell & Howell which was starting to get noisy.
Now, with also a new oil wick, it just purrs.
I have known Kevin for over eleven years. He keeps my collection in great condition.

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David Guest
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From: Lancashire, UK
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 - posted November 27, 2017 11:35 AM      Profile for David Guest   Email David Guest   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I can fix and service most makes of projectors

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Neil Massey
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From: Peacehaven, UK
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 - posted November 27, 2017 01:02 PM      Profile for Neil Massey   Email Neil Massey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I would like to add my praise for Bill Parsons. He completely rebuilt the amp for my Debrie D16 earlier this year and it sounds superb. Valve amplifier expertise it seems, is a rare commodity these days and he is a very nice chap to deal with.

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted December 18, 2017 06:58 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I spoke to Mr Brown, sounds perfect and i forgot that the company i work for has here training centre and head office in Nottingham so we have people up and down so i am sorted for new year, [Wink]

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Mark Todd
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From: UK
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 - posted December 18, 2017 12:50 PM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Does anyone know of any decent fixer in the North East please as have a poorly Elmo CL.

I don`t think there are any though.

With all the posts etc on top I don`t think I can afford Kevin B, though I hear he`s very good.

Many Thanks Mark.

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Adrian Winchester
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 - posted December 19, 2017 02:40 PM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Some couriers will transport projectors for remarkably low charges, but you have to take a chance by not paying for insurance.

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Mark Todd
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From: UK
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 - posted December 19, 2017 03:33 PM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I know someone who got a lovely Bauer T610 sorted/serviced etc but then buggered on the way back, split sound board etc.

If they get to you one way OK you have done well, but if any way is likely to be a hard ride its sodds doings it will be after some serious money time trip.

Your not covered as you say Adrian for damage.

I once had a 16mm machine mashed by Amtrak that was covered though. But I think about 18 months later when they asked me to do all the estimates again etc !!! I gave up.

Are there any home OK fixers anyone knows up this way possibly ? please.

I try, and can do odd bits, but have very Arthritic fingers now.

Best Mark.

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Can Sanalan
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From: London, United Kingdom
Registered: Jul 2017


 - posted January 28, 2018 03:51 PM      Profile for Can Sanalan   Email Can Sanalan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi,

Does anyone know of any Elf repairers in or near the South? Preferably close-ish to London?

Thanks,

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