Slide Projector Repair?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Nobody, Oct 31, 2003.

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    Nobody Guest

    I don't know that I've ever seen any discussions of projectors in this
    group, but I thought I give this a try.

    I have an ancient Kodak Carousel 650H projector. After years of unuse, I
    need it again, and I have found that it no longer will advance slides. It
    also makes a noise that suggests the fan is dirty, but it otherwise seems to
    work fine.

    There is a person selling a kit on eBay to repair the solenoid link, which
    seems likely to be the problem, given his description. He's asking $15 plus
    $3 shipping for the kit, which is supposed to include detailed instructions
    for making the repair.

    If you have experience with this problem, I would be interested to know what
    you think about an completely inexperienced repair person doing this. I
    know it is likely to cost $100 or more to take it to a repair shop, so the
    potential cost saving is appealing. On the other hand, given what new
    projectors cost, $100-125 also seems worth spending.

    Nobody, Oct 31, 2003
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    Bandicoot Guest

    Don't even bother trying to get that old piece of shit fixed. Kodak
    will stop making slide projectors and carousels by the end of the
    year. Don't get caught like the dinosaurs. Shoot print film, or switch
    over to digital. Don't be a corny old bastard, jerk.
    Bandicoot, Nov 1, 2003
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  3. Nobody

    Nobody Guest

    Thanks for such a helpful answer.
    Nobody, Nov 1, 2003
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    CARBUFF Guest

    Don't even bother trying to get that old piece of shit fixed. Kodak
    Dont pay any attention. Its not Bandicoot, its the resident troll playing

    CARBUFF, Nov 1, 2003
  5. Yeah....Then you can spend $3000 on a digital projector......
    William Graham, Nov 1, 2003
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    ROBMURR Guest

    Yeah....Then you can spend $3000 on a digital projector......

    local camera shop here supplies replacement lamps for these...
    at $424 apiece!
    ROBMURR, Nov 3, 2003
  7. Egad! - I knew there was a good reason why I still take pictures with
    slide film.......When the price of those digital projectors gets down around
    2 to 3 hundred dollars, those bulbs will mysteriously drop to $20
    William Graham, Nov 3, 2003
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    George Guest

    At least they are headed in the right direction...the InFocus X1 lists for
    $995. Don't know the bulb cost.
    George, Nov 4, 2003
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    Nov 12, 2008
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    Chicago's Western suburbs
    my old Kodak works just fine

    I have an old Kodak 650H, used maybe a dozen times around 1978-82 for presentations. Just checked it out recently and it works perfectly. I decided my old slides were not worth keeping nor even scanning, so I'm getting rid of the projector and a dozen or so empty slide trays. Bulb still good. $200 takes it all if you are interested. UPS prob another $30-40.

    Carolyn, Nov 12, 2008
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