Quick question on older and newer Colorstar 3000s

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Nick Zentena, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Nick Zentena

    Nick Zentena Guest

    Some of you may remember my broken 3000 well I've got a second
    3000 on it's way. Right now it's lost in the UPS system but they'll figure
    that out sooner or later. What I'd like to know is will the probe from an
    eight channel model work fine with the later one hundred channel model? I
    think the only thing wrong with my 3000 is the probe so I'd rather take the
    probe off the unit I'm getting and use it. My current model is a newer
    model.

    Thanks
    Nick
     
    Nick Zentena, Aug 4, 2004
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  2. You can buy the probes seperately. In any event, yes the probe should
    work fine note however you will need to set the probe calibration
    numbers into the new unit,.....should have this documentation in the
    manuals.
     
    Gregory Blank, Aug 4, 2004
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  3. Nick Zentena

    Nick Zentena Guest


    Last time I checked a replacement probe was pretty close to half the cost
    of a complete new unit. Worst part was nobody in North America was willing
    to look at it to figure out what might be wrong. Hopefully now with two
    analyzers and two probes I can get one completely working unit-)

    Thanks
    Nick
     
    Nick Zentena, Aug 4, 2004
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  4. Way back when Omega had a service department & I still worked there.. we
    did a couple of unit repairs, the probes however because they are very
    sensitive always went back to the Netherlands.

    When I initally bought my CS 3000 it was about 800 from places like B&H
    new, the probes were around 250 so I based what stated upon that.

    I should add that the probe calibration values are usually found on the
    backside of the probe itself,.......and you enter the values IIRC into
    the main set up.
     
    Gregory Blank, Aug 4, 2004
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  5. Nick Zentena

    Nick Zentena Guest


    Omega was pretty helpfull. They sent me a manual and they were willing to
    ship it to Europe for service. The problem was they couldn't give me any
    idea on cost or time. I didn't need it to the penny but to figure out if the
    repair made sense I did need at least a broad range. The other issue was the time
    factor. The colorstar people seem to have gone into the witness protection
    program. They never answer emails. So I wanted to have an idea how long it
    might be missing. I had the worry it would do nothing but fly back and forth
    over the ocean and not get fixed.

    Nick
     
    Nick Zentena, Aug 4, 2004
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  6. One thing I will add Lici has always been very prompt in getting repairs
    turned around and I never saw a non fix issue/ but that was then-in the
    days I had a Good relationship with their people. Customs and shipping
    is another matter. Figure 60 days.
     
    Gregory Blank, Aug 5, 2004
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