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Glenn Pniewski
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From: Evergreen Park, IL USA
Registered: Apr 2008

 - posted January 16, 2009 10:07 AM      Profile for Glenn Pniewski   Email Glenn Pniewski   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've got a Eumig 824; all seems fine, but the pull down claw is damaged. the assembly is there and working, but the little needletip tooth got knocked off. I remember this happening with my old Eumig S802D when you had to switch gates from Standard 8 to Super 8 and weren't careful. Any way of getting this repaired? I'm in Chicago, if anyone knows a repair guy. Are there any home fixes? I'd love to get this working, the projector is in otherwise beautiful shape.


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Paul Adsett
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 - posted January 16, 2009 01:26 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Glenn, and welcome to the forum.
I'm afraid you are probably out of luck on this one. I do not know any satisfactory way to replace that claw pin. Maybe someone else here has some ideas.

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Douglas Meltzer

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 - posted January 16, 2009 10:44 PM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 

Welcome to the 8mm Forum!

You might try International Camera Corp., 847 Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL 60607, 312-738-6320. They might not be the ones to repair your projector, but they could point you in the right direction.

Phil Johnson's excellent web site mentions them along with a few other repair services in New York & California.


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John Clancy
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 - posted January 17, 2009 02:42 AM      Profile for John Clancy   Author's Homepage   Email John Clancy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Bolex still exist and they own the Eumig brand. Apparently they still carry all the spares. Bolex are in Switzerland.

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15 Route de Lausanne
CH - 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains

Phone: +41 24 425 60 21
Fax: +41 24 425 68 71

E-mail: bolex@bluewin.ch

Internet: http://www.bolex.ch

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Martin Jones
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From: Thetford , Norfolk,England
Registered: May 2008

 - posted January 17, 2009 04:40 AM      Profile for Martin Jones   Email Martin Jones   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
To modify your post....... "they carry all the spares still available " (which is turns out to be not very much!).

They tend to be very expensive; look out for clapped-out machines to cannibalize.


[ January 17, 2009, 06:16 AM: Message edited by: Martin Jones ]

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Josef Grassmann
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From: Hennef-Sieg, Germany
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 - posted January 24, 2009 03:15 PM      Profile for Josef Grassmann   Author's Homepage   Email Josef Grassmann   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There exist a special tool for replacing claw pin.
If you don´t have it, complete claw arm has to be removed from projector and claw pin replaced on a bench with some standard tools.
After that it has to be remounted into projector and adjustment of claw has to be carried out.
This is not a simple job, if you haven´t done it several times before.
But every small format projector repair gay can do the job.

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