Maybe it's coÔnsidetial, but I think it started after I use Filmguerd in a very wet manor. Lateron I learned to use only a small amound and dry it afterwards. Is this possible, or do you recognize this as a defect of another manor? Or do I need to clean trhe Soundheads really good. I already tried to use alcohol tissues for this, but that did not help.
posted November 19, 2019 06:21 AM
Itís worth trying the record switch trick. With no film threaded and the projector running, press the rear record enable button and repeatedly press the record switches. This should help to remove any dirt and oxidation from the contacts. It can take a few goes but usually helps.
posted November 19, 2019 09:41 AM
I've never heard a sound like that before from my own GS1200'S. It's obviously not a mechanical issue. Sounds almost like feedback in the amplifier. Definitely take Steve's advice and manipulate the switches. Failing that, remove the amplifier module( easy to do- see GS1200 manual on this web site) and clean and spray the mono/stereo and optical/magnetic slide switches with contact cleaner/lubricant. Also clean and spray the interface contacts between the amplifier module and the main control board. All these contacts can give major noise problems if they are not perfectly clean and free of corrosion.
-------------------- The best of all worlds- 8mm, super 8mm, 9.5mm, and HD Digital Projection, Elmo GS1200 f1.0 2-blade Eumig S938 Stereo f1.0 Ektar Panasonic PT-AE4000U digital pj
From: Long Island, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted November 20, 2019 08:33 AM
I have an Elmo machine that had been forgotten in the box brand new. When I (carefully) powered it up 40-ish years later it broke into an oscillation like this when I turned the volume up.
I guessed it was because the electrolytic capacitors had sat dead so long they weren't formed up anymore. I let it sit powered up for a whole day and every time I walked past it, I had to turn the volume up higher for it to make the sound. By the end of the day it was fine all the way up to full throttle and it still is.
This GS may (or may not) have the equal but opposite problem, the caps have so many hours they are drying out.
-still the same: we hope the switch trick works, no need to rebuild the engine when a new battery would fix it!
-------------------- All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...