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Button worn and stuck

I need to open the machine and remove the forward button.  I removed the case screws but the front plate is holding outer case together.  Is there a trick to this?

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There are a series of molded plastic "hooks" on the top & bottom case running along the handle seam. Once you get the 6 bottom screws out, carefully (!) work a large flat-blade screwdriver between the case halves as it opens, working toward the handle. With careful application of pressure, the handle seam will pop apart. These hooks were only in the very first from production Carousel 4xxx & 5xxx and the Ektagraphic III series. Now you know why they were removed - - it's a pain to get the projector open !!!

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I put about 20 minutes into answering this but it disappeared because I forgot to sign in first! ARGH!

Before trying the solution below, try this first in case the problem is not too advanced: Run projector in fan only mode. Press and hold down the Select button for 1 or 2 seconds and repeat a dozen times. If that doesn't fix it, try the following.


Anyway, condensed version, am assuming this is older style with carrying handle at the front, beside the lens:

Cautions: If you are not comfortable operating projector with 120 volts of power applied, be sure to reassemble the bottom plate before testing. Also, secure, or remove and protect lenses and lamp.And when reassembling be certain not to pinch any wires.

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Reassemble or not (see cautions above) run the projector in fan only (no light, or remove the lamp) and press and hold the Select button for a second or two. Repeat this 10-12 times. You can do this with projector upside down if you choose. see if this fixes it. If not, wait 1/2 hour for WD-40 to penetrate a bit more (it's loosening up dried out grease in the cluthc which affects the timing). If still not perfect, repeat the WD 40 application, again, not too much.

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Reassemble, being careful to dress (put inside the housing) the wires so they don't get pinched. Do not over tighten the body screws. If you like you can e-mail me at bytebackkw@yahoo.ca and put "Projector" in the subject line.

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