Kodak Ektagraphic III ATS - When projector is turned on, there is light visible on the inside but no light is being projected thru the lens unto the wall. Does that mean the bulb needs replacement or something else?
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Ektagraphic III A did not have remote focus. Someone has probably substituted a remote from a higher functioning model on this projector. The forward / reverse functions on the supplied remote will continue to function correctly, but the focus buttons will not.
Good Luck !! Jim
The problem you describe on your Ektagraphic ATS could be caused by a couple of things:
1> You have the incorrect remote. You need the correct remote for the remote focus over-ride to function. Just because the "Focus" button is on the remote, doesn't mean you have the correct remote control. The remote control could be broken, as well.
2> You could have a broken or mis-adjusted focus over-ride switch inside the projector. To rectify this you may need special tools and/or parts ( I'm not sure they are still available). To check this, contact: www.micro-tools.com
Micro-Tools may be able to provide you with instructions to make the repair, as well as the parts. Good Luck!! Jim
The continuous cycle is caused by the slide change clutch contact. This contact is either burned off from excessive use or has somehow moved out of correct adjustment. I have attached an image that might help you identify correct alignment. For parts, contact: www.micro-tools.com
First of all, the shutter will only open IF there is a slide in the gate. Assuming there is a slide in the gate, there are 2 things that could be preventing the shutter from opening: 1. Most likely - the shutter is spring-loaded. If the spring unhooks or is missing, the shutter will not open. 2. There is an adjustment that needs to be made after the spring is replaced or re-hooked (or just is out of adjustment. Refer to the Kodak Ektagraphic Service Manual @ the Kodak web site: http://resources.kodak.com/support/pdf/en/manuals/slideProj/manual/ektagraphic_sm.pdf Good Luck! Jim
What type of sound equipment are you trying to connect?? What exactly are you trying to achieve? There was a Kodak accessory called the Kodak EC Sound Syncronizer. This product allowed you to blend a music track with a slide projector control track that, once attached to a recording device, allowed you to have a pre-programmed slide show with audio. Is this what you are searching for??
This is a "wear problem" called continuous cycle. Pretty common, actually. It requires an adjustment of the cycle contact wire. Unplug the projector, turn the projector upside down and remove the lamp module from the back. Remove the six T-15 TORX screws that hold the bottom cover in place. Gently pull (the power cord is secured to the inside of the bottom cover) the bottom cover off & lay it next to the projector. Near the center of the projector you will see the cycle wire and pad (refer to the attached pic). You will need to carefully(!) bend the "J"-shaped wire so that when the projector is "idling", the wire lays at the center of the pad. Bend a very little, plug it in and cycle it a couple of times. If it still continuous cycles, unplug & bend a little more. It usually takes 3 or 4 adjustments before you get it in the correct position. Good Luck !!
The newest style eliminated the heat absorbing lens and (I think) made the mirror do that job. This improved the light output marginally. I don't know if the new style of lamp module is still available or not. You can ask a Kodak dealer or if in the US/Canada (shipping applies) try www.micro-tolls.com and search for p/n 2H2256.
Alternatively you can use EXW lamps which are high brightness (though still 300 watts). However these are very expensive and have a short lamp life...15 hours I think.
sounds like the screen darking shutter is stuck up remove the lens and push it down with a screw driver sotf ly if it does not move go thru the open ing on the top of the unit and push down on the bar that operates the shutter