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Jiyuan Sun
Film Handler

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From: London, UK
Registered: Nov 2019

 - posted November 06, 2019 04:09 PM      Profile for Jiyuan Sun   Author's Homepage   Email Jiyuan Sun   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi guys

Just bought a Elmo ST800 Projector from Ebay, a guys selling his grandfather's legacy, and he didn't know how to use and check them. When it came to my flat and got plugged, the machine worked in the first 5 seconds and bulb didn't light. And then the machine also stopped.

The level meter is always in the -10v. And I've already changed the new bulb and it still didn't work. Would you guys mind giving some advice to me? Should I change the belt? The longer one is white, old fashioned with gear and sticky by grease. Or should I change the fuse also? Totally confused about it.

Or do you guys know any person could fix it around London or UK?

Thanks a lot!


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Pierre Mdihi
Film Handler

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From: Strasbourg, France
Registered: Jan 2019

 - posted November 07, 2019 05:14 AM      Profile for Pierre Mdihi     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Jiyuan,

There is many check you can do alone before going to a repairman who can be very expensive.

Does the motor run, do you hear noise coming from the projector ?

First clean it (grease, dust, …), during this step you can check if Nothing is blocke the motor. And every gear are intact. Check the belt, it's need to be tight.

After you can check the fuse, you can do it with your eyes , juste look inside the fuse. There is a small wire if it's Moving it's means it's broken. You can also check it with a multimetre if you have one.
You can also use this multimetre to check if there are electricitie going to the lamp and how much ( you need 12V).

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Dominique De Bast
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From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Jun 2013

 - posted November 07, 2019 05:43 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I would check the fuse first 😉


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