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Terry Sills
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 - posted July 21, 2016 02:03 PM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Has anyone got one of these? I have just acquired one in very good condition but no power when I switch on the motor. There are separate switches for motor and lamp which are a bit peculiar, in that it seems you have to push them in to operate up or down (on or off).
There is also a switch on the front under the lens that I have no idea about, and als a black knurled plastic knob on the back which I think may be a fuse holder, but I can't seem to undo it to check. It is set for 240v.
Don't suppose anyone has an instruction manual?
UPDATE-
After dismantling it to see what's going on, I find that the two stage knob under the lens is for centralising and adjusting the lamp up and down or from side to side.
The black plastic knob at the rear is in fact a fuse holder. Fuse is ok but no power still. I'm guessing that without power to the motor the lamp will not light up anyway. Usual practice with projectors as without fan the lamp would overheat.

[ July 22, 2016, 03:20 PM: Message edited by: Terry Sills ]

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted July 23, 2016 04:29 PM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Terry, I'm in South America at the moment and have not an easy access to the net through my mobile, I connect from time to time from a "normal computer" but it is limited, too. I have no Pathe Europe 9.5 but when I saw your message I remembered a 9.5 projector (but which one ?) that has a knob on the rear that has to be pressed to make the other knobs work. It seems, from your search that the knob you saw has not this function. So the only thing I can advise you now is to contact Antoine from this forum, as he posted a video on youtube (I couldn't hear the sound) about the Pathe Europe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJX_Yh-bcpY

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Terry Sills
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 - posted July 24, 2016 01:23 PM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for the reply Dom. Unfortunately your link does not work but I have found a demo of the Pathe Eurpoe on YouTube. Perhaps it's the same one?
What is Antoines surname so that I can contact him on the Forum?
Hope you're having a fabulous time in South America. I've always wanted to go and see it. Whereabouts in South America?

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted July 25, 2016 07:33 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Terry, Antoine uses his real name, Antoine Orsero, both on youtube and on this forum. The youtube's title of his video is "PATHE EUROP 9,5mm SILENT". I came back in Paraguay where I came for the Easter holidays, I also went to Brasil and Argentine. Live in South America is cheap and there is so much to see. I hope later to visit other countries but I have to limit my stays as my mum is suffering from Alzheimer so three weeks away is a big maximum at a time although I have two months holidays. I will go back to Belgium for a week, then go to the Middle East. Hope you will find a way to run your projector.

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Antoine Orsero
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 - posted July 26, 2016 02:55 PM      Profile for Antoine Orsero   Author's Homepage   Email Antoine Orsero   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi,

I said to Terry as PM. The button at the bottom of the lens is used to focus the light so that it illuminates the best possible projection window! The button on the rear panel is to adjust the volts.
As you can see on my video in Youtube, I replaced the original lamp by a 12v 100w dichroic lamp and placed inside the projector an electronic transformer of: input 220v, 12v 100w output. This amendment allows a brighter projection!

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Terry Sills
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 - posted July 27, 2016 04:08 AM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Got your pm Antoine thanks. I did reply with some queries. Did you get it?
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Terry Sills
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 - posted September 14, 2016 09:11 AM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I gave up trying to get this projector to work so listed it on eBay for spares or repair. Can't believe the interest it has received. Must be very desirable or rare.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331963617317?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2648

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted September 14, 2016 11:28 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It is actually a good machine. It's a shame you couldn't make it work.

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Terry Sills
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 - posted September 14, 2016 11:41 AM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dom
I agree but I couldn't find a good engineer to take it on for repair. I even tried Kevin Brown but he is reluctant to take on 9.5 'ers even though I tried to explain that it is a fairly modern machine. Very nice talking to him though. A very knowledgeable and helpful guy.

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted September 18, 2016 03:42 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I hope that the new owner will be able to do Something. This projector is probably better known from French reparators but they are not cheap so you probably took a good decision by re-selling your Pathé Europe.

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Antoine Orsero
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 - posted September 18, 2016 05:06 AM      Profile for Antoine Orsero   Author's Homepage   Email Antoine Orsero   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This projector has no electronic so easier to repair. I don't think that the problem is as bad as that! If the engine turns not be the carbon brushes are worn and easily replaceable either there is an electrical connection to review and it is - also easily fixable

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Terry Sills
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 - posted September 18, 2016 07:47 AM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes a great shame not to be able to find a decent repair engineer, but it is sold now and it fetched a very good price considering it's not working. I hope the buyer has more luck than me - and yes - it went to France unsurprisingly.

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Trevor Adams
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 - posted September 19, 2016 12:30 AM      Profile for Trevor Adams   Author's Homepage   Email Trevor Adams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I had a Europ,slow on the rewind but otherwise my 'best' 9.5mm machine.I think Clinton has it now.... [Smile]

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