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Slide projector autofocus constantly adjusting

My slide projector's autofocus is constantly adjusting the focus - it never stops zooming in and out. It's an old projector, so I was hoping there is a way to disconnect it. There's no switch to turn it off but I figure I could snip a wire. I'm willing to adjust manually. Thanks

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My slide has the remote but remote is not working the projector i have is v5000Af

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2. Remove the bottom cover. Locate the auto-focus motor and clip on of the wires that power the motor.
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You can order the 2 special tools, instructions and any other parts you need from them. When Kodak stopped supporting the slide projector business, micro tools bought out the remaining repair parts.

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Why does autofocus keeps moving in and out on some slides

The autofocus system isn't really "autofocus". It is a measuring system - you manually focus the first slide, which sets the distance from the front of the slide in the gate to the back of the projection lens. By the focus motor moving the projection lens, subsequent slides will maintain that same distance. Continuous focus adjustment suggests that:
1> The curvature of the slide is changing because of the varying heat absorption rate of the transparency.
2> The autofocus system is out of calibration.
3> The autofocus system has a bind (it is being restricted from free operation).
About the only thing a user can do is to make sure ALL slides are oriented the same way in the tray. Beyond that, you will need a service manual and 2 or 3 specialized tools. Parts and tools can be purchased from:

Good Luck !! jim

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The auto-focus system in Kodak slide projectors is really an auto-measurement system: One set manually, the system is supposed to maintain that distance on all subsequent slides. Correct orientation of the slides is that they are all placed in the slide tray in the SAME direction (the matte side of the transparency facing toward the screen). The measurement is from the FRONT of the slide transparency to the BACK of the projection lens. REPAIR calibration of the system requires 2 special tools: a RANGE SLIDE and a TARGET SLIDE. These tool slides and the calibration procedure SHOULD be available from: They purchased all remaining repair parts from Kodak when Kodak stopped supporting slide projectors. Good Luck !! Jim

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The auto-focus system requires adjustment / set-up with special tools if the auto-focus no longer functions correctly. Before ordering the tools from:
check a couple of things:
1. Is the "Auto-Focus on-off Switch" in the "ON" position?
2. Put a slide that is as dark as possible in the slide gate. Power on, lamp on. Look down into the gate, on the front side of the slide. You should see a "S"-shaped light near the center of the slide.
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Get a long small screwdriver and adjust the screw connected to the lens.

I did this with it on, so I could see if it was making a difference. I am not 100% sure if adjusting the screw was the fix. However, moving stuff around in that area seemed to make a huge difference.

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Hi- I'm not at all familiar with this model so won't suggest a particular fix. However, in general, you may find some gear or other mechanical linkage, or perhaps a spring holding a gear in place has slipped. That caused the same symptm in some old Kodaks I know of. If you cannot figure it out AND you don't mind not having autofocus, you could disable AF. Inside you will find some sort of small light bulb. Disconnecting one lead will turn off that light and prevent AF from doing anything. If you end up taking that route, make sure you load all your slides in with the emulsion facing the same way (that's the less shiny side of the slide). This will reduce the amount of focus difference between slides.

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Well, that's a general statement. If you are looking to have the image look like a HDTV then you have the wrong impression of the projector's capabilities. At 800x600 resolution you will get a "good" but not great image especially if compared to a tube tv or plasma/lcd. If the graphics are sharp when you press the menu key then you probably do not have an issue. If, however, even the graphics are blurry, then you have to manually adjust the Grey outer focus ring on the lens. The inner ring will adjust the zoom. Hope this helps.

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