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Max Paddock
Junior
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From: Detroit, MI, USA
Registered: May 2018


 - posted May 27, 2018 05:49 PM      Profile for Max Paddock     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey all.

The other day I picked up a Bell and Howell 2585 B 16mm projector at a Flea Market. When I got home, I found out that the projector didn't work, so I want to know what the problem is.

When I plug it in and turn it on, the motor doesn't work but there is a humming coming from the transformer, and the bulb does work. I took the back off to look in, and I saw the belt was intact, and the worm gear looked fine to me. Do you think it is the motor itself? Fuses? Where could I get it serviced? I saw in a couple places that Key Layton does repairs.

I would like it to be fixed, but I don't know if it is worth saving? Should I just give up? Sell it for parts? The guy I bought it from did tell me that he is willing to accept a return on it no matter the problem-should I venture that way?

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Peter Gilabert
Film Handler

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From: San Diego, CA, USA
Registered: Jun 2017


 - posted May 28, 2018 07:44 AM      Profile for Peter Gilabert   Email Peter Gilabert   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey Max,
According to their site, www.urbanskifilm.com does repairs on those B & H
Projectors. I’d call or write them and ask what they think.
You can go down the rabbit hole of being a self-taught tech and buy your own parts or take it back and keep looking for deals or just suck it up and buy a refurbished one.
Good luck!

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Richard C Patchett
Master Film Handler

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From: Flint Mi 48506
Registered: Dec 2007


 - posted May 28, 2018 10:52 AM      Profile for Richard C Patchett   Author's Homepage   Email Richard C Patchett   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Greetings Max
I live in Flint Mi
Been doing projector repair for Many years
Please visit my web site
I also do on site repair in Columbus Ohio
At the film show Cinevent for 26 years
RC

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