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Christian Bjorgen
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 996
From: Kvinnherad, Norway
Registered: Oct 2009


 - posted December 10, 2009 02:58 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Christmas started early for me today, as my Elmo ST-600M finally arrived in the mail! It became mine for the amazing sum of 120kr (about £12 or 20$) but has it flaws, albeit minor ones that I can easily fix. Hopefully I'll have the projetor up and running completely without cracking a £40 budget

Currently, it's full of dust and dustbunnies, missing a lamp, with old/worn belts (probably ruined), but the motor runs like clockwork! Now I'm looking forward to getting the lamp I ordered from Bart and get it up and running fully.

Hopefully I'll give it a full makeover tomorrow and clean it completely.

Will return with photos.

Update:
Discovered another issue, the speed knob/switch is broken [Frown] Good thing all my friends are electricians!

After a good rinse and proper cleaning of the entire machine, I removed the old bands, as they were ruined, so I need to replace these aswell.

[ December 11, 2009, 10:44 AM: Message edited by: Christian Bjorgen ]

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Christian Bjorgen
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 996
From: Kvinnherad, Norway
Registered: Oct 2009


 - posted December 15, 2009 06:43 AM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Spare parts have all arrived now, will fix them up sometime on thursday as this is a very busy week for me, and hopefully I'll post some pictures from the test screening during the weekend [Smile]

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Gian Luca Mario Loncrini
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Verona (Italy)
Registered: Jan 2009


 - posted December 15, 2009 06:45 AM      Profile for Gian Luca Mario Loncrini   Author's Homepage   Email Gian Luca Mario Loncrini   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well done, Christian!

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I remember when I was (super) 8 years old...

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Claus Harding
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Washington DC
Registered: Oct 2006


 - posted December 15, 2009 07:43 AM      Profile for Claus Harding   Email Claus Harding   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Christian,

Congratulations, and keep at it. I think you will enjoy that machine. I had a chance to run one of those once, and it is a smooth performer when in shape.
Look forward to some pictures [Smile]

Claus.

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"Why are there shots of deserts in a scene that's supposed to take place in Belgium during the winter?" (Review of 'Battle of the Bulge'.)

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Christian Bjorgen
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Kvinnherad, Norway
Registered: Oct 2009


 - posted December 21, 2009 10:00 AM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
New belts arrived today, installed them and voila: it's alive!

The amazing picture and sound nearly brought me to tears.

I shall return with pictures!

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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