Question about Kodak A Ektagraphic 35mm 140 Slides Rotary Carousel, 80 Slides Rotary Carousel Slide Projector
Given the age of the projector, I suspect that the solenoid link is broken. The link joins the solenoid plunger to the cycle lever. The good news is you can still buy parts for your projector. www.micro-tools.com purchased the entire projector parts inventory from Kodak a few years ago. They can also help you with instructions to install the parts, or if you prefer, hook you up with a trained service technician to perform the repair for you. Good Luck! Jim
Posted on Jan 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The model AF-1 did not have remote focus feature. It does have the Auto-Focus feature. The auto-focus adjustment is a pretty "fine-tune" adjustment that requires a factory alignment tool & a trained hand.
Your model AF is quite old, and probably requires replacement of the "link" that connects the slide change solenoid to the slide change mechanism. The problem is the plastic the "link" was made of gets brittle over the years and cracks, rendering slide change non-functional.
Both problems are easily remedied by a qualified repair dealer with the tools, training and parts.
Posted on Nov 03, 2010
First of all, verify you are using the correct lamp: it should be a 120volt, 300watt, ANSI Code "ELH" lamp. (This may seem too basic, but you'd be surprised at the number of people who try the incorrect lamp).
If the lamp is correct and you can not insert it by pushing the base of the lamp into the terminal connector relatively easily, then chances are you have a build-up of material on one or both of the lamp contacts caused by arcing (arcing is caused by loose lamp terminal contacts). If this is the case, then you need to replace the lamp terminal assembly (the ceramic-like white piece the lamp terminals should slide into). You should still be able to buy a lamp terminal assembly for your Ektagraphic AF-1 from: www.micro-tools.com
Good Luck !!
Posted on Nov 12, 2010
If there are no broken components of the slide change mechanism and it is only an adjustment problem, do the following:
1. Remove the bottom cover
2. At the front of the projector (near the elevation wheel) you will find (2) 1/4" head screws going through black rubber grommets. Loosen the screw slightly.
3. Next to the screws you will see a cutout in 2 pieces of metal that when looked at together, resemble a diamond shape.
4. With the projector on in FAN mode only (NO LAMP!), simultaneously press the reverse button on the side of the projector and with a flat-blade screwdriver inserted into the diamond-shaped slot, twist gently to move the plate the 2 screws go through up or down until you get cycling in reverse. If you go too far you will get buzzing, which will indicate that the solenoid plunger is bottomed out in the solenoid coil. Once you get acceptable reverse cycle, tighten the 2 screws gently and turn the projector right-side up. Verify the correct action in both forward & reverse cycle. Adjust further if necessary. If OK, tighten the 2 screws and re-install the bottom cover. You're done!
Posted on Nov 22, 2010
I believe they still have a .pdf version in the Kodak website (www.kodak.com - then search on "slide projectors).
If you have a specific question, re-post that question & I'll give it a go...
Posted on Jan 04, 2011
There are a LOT of Kodak Slide Projector parts available, but I'm not sure about the one you are looking for. Check with: www.micro-tools.com
They have the single largest repository of Kodak slide projector parts in the world. Good Luck !!
Posted on Feb 01, 2011
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