Help! Stupid question about Beseler 23CII Dichro

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by MClay6153, Aug 17, 2003.

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    MClay6153 Guest

    Help! I can't find the user manual and I have forgotten how to open the head
    to change the light bulb. I told you it was a stupid question. The last time I
    don't remember it being complicated but now it looks like I have to remove
    screws. Is there a simple way to explain. Thanks for the help. Margie
     
    MClay6153, Aug 17, 2003
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    Bruce Osgood Guest

    Help! I can't find the user manual and I have forgotten how to open the head
    A screw sets directly on top of the head. Loosen and lift straight up. This
    screw is also the handle for lifting.
    Bruce
    Brooklyn, N.Y.
    http://www.hometown.aol.com/camclicker
     
    Bruce Osgood, Aug 17, 2003
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  3. That sounds like the regular 23CII. She's asking about the dichro color
    head. Is that what you had in mind?

    I seem to recall that you detach the color head from the enlarger and look
    in the bottom. But I'm not sure; it's been a long time.
     
    Michael A. Covington, Aug 17, 2003
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    Bruce Osgood Guest

    I seem to recall that you detach the color head from the enlarger and look
    Yes, the color head is removed in order to change the bulb. It is removed by
    lifting straight up and removing after loostening the knob.
    Bruce
    Brooklyn, N.Y.
    http://www.hometown.aol.com/camclicker
     
    Bruce Osgood, Aug 17, 2003
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    Ed Berger Guest

    I traded mine for a 23CIII, but I think it was the same: you loosen
    the knob on top of the dichro housing and lift the housing up to
    expose the bulb. Then you push the wire lever to eject the old bulb.
     
    Ed Berger, Aug 18, 2003
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    John Guest

    I have the owners manuals posted on my site in JPG format.

    Regards

    John S. Douglas, Photographer
    http://www.darkroompro.com
     
    John, Aug 18, 2003
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    Alec Jones Guest

    I have the owners manuals posted on my site in JPG format.

    For the enlarger, Yes. For the Dichro head, No. Unless I'm missing
    something.

    To change the lamp in the Dual Dichro 23 Colorhead [which I am presuming you
    have]:

    1. Open the lamp compartment door

    2. A relamping lever is provided on the right side of the lamp. Lifting
    this lever upwards will push the lamp out of its socket.

    3. To insert the new lamp, push the relamping lever all the way down and
    slide the lamp into the holder, being certain that the pins engage in the
    slots in the socket. Do not fingerprint the bulb or the inside of the
    reflector as this can lead to scorching.
     
    Alec Jones, Aug 18, 2003
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    John Guest

    To the best of my knowledge (and that has it's limitations) I do not have
    the Dual Dichro 23 head manual. If anyone has it I would like a copy or scan.
    Honestly I never thought it to be that popular of an upgrade.


    Regards,

    John - Photographer & Webmaster - http://www.darkroompro.com
    A summation of American society after 9/11:
    Never have so many known so much and yet done so little.
     
    John, Aug 19, 2003
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    Rich Shepard Guest

    Margie,

    Having just replaced the lamp in my 23CII Dichro Color Head, I can verify
    that it's more than simple. Just above the dials and knobs you'll see a
    cover plate with a small, black knob on it.

    Lift that cover using the knob as a handle and you'll see the lamp. As
    described in another response, there's a lever on the right that secures and
    releases the lamp.

    Have fun,

    Rich

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    Rich Shepard, Aug 19, 2003
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    br Guest

    If your finger touches the reflector portion of the bulb clean it before
    installing it. I use 99% isopropal alcohol with a Q-tip and let it dry. I
    also handle the bulb using cotton darkroom gloves. If the bulb has
    fingerprints on it, not only will it scorch but it will have a good
    probability of blowing out and $20.00 or so lost as well as your time.

    Bill



     
    br, Aug 19, 2003
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