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Slide projector is loading slides too fast

Slide projector is loading slides so fast you can't see them how to slow it down

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On an Ektagraphic III-A there is an internal adjustment you can make of the wire that captures the slide change mechanism after one revolution (or ONE slide change). Over time and usage that wire either breaks off, burns off or gets out of adjustment. Look at the attached diagram for more detail:
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SOURCE: My Kodak Carousel 750H slide projector will not

A common cause for that problem is a broken plastic "link" on the solenoid (Kodak part #217769). There are repair shops who can replace this part. It is very difficult to replace by yourself.

Posted on Nov 11, 2009

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SOURCE: I'm having a problem loading a tray onto my kodak

First, with the tray off the projector, cycle the projector several times in forward and then in reverse. Next, check to make sure the locking ring on the top on the slide tray is LOCKED ON TIGHT. Then turn the tray upside down. On a 140 Slide tray there is an index notch. On the metal plate there is a index hole. Gently release the metal spring of the tray latch and rotate the metal plate until the notch and hole line up. Now the tray should drop on the projector and index properly.

Posted on Dec 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Automatic slide changer is stuck in

The problem is continuous cycle (like you don't know that already...). It indicates that an adjustment to the cycle contact is necessary. To open the projector, first unplug it and remove the lamp module from the rear of the projector. Turn the projector upside down. Remove the 6 - T15 TORX screws from the bottom (5 around the perimeter and one in the channel next to the cord wrap). CAREFULLY pull the bottom off (the power wires connect the bottom cover & top together!!). Once you have it open, leave the projector upside down, put on your safety glasses & plug the projector into the wall. At the center of the projector you should see a hub rotating about every second or so. Above it you should see a "J"-shaped wire. See the attached illustration.
You will have to, in repeated steps, unplug the projector, bend the "J"-shaped wire GENTLY & SLIGHTLY, plug the projector back in and cycle it a few times. Check for the position of the "J"-shaped wire to the pad, and GENTLY repeat until you achieve the position shown in the illustration.
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Posted on Dec 30, 2010

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SOURCE: will not change slides forward/backward, remote focus ok,

Your problem is most likely caused by a broken wire under the control panel or a wire somewhere in the "cycle circuit" that is no longer connected. You should seek out a factory-trained repair dealer who has a schematic that can trace down your projector problem.

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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SOURCE: properly loading the slide tray

If the first slide is visable and consecutive slides are not, the "dark shutter" (a feature that prevents the eye-popping bright white screen when no slide is present) needs adjustment. A fairly easy adjustment for a factory-trained service dealer with the service manual and the correct tools.

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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Michael, Is this a Kodak projector? If so, will the tray lock in? Will it rotate if you hold down the "SELECT" button? Look at the slot in the top of the projector that the slides drop into - - is the slide lift lever in the "up" or "down" position with the projector powered on? If you answer these questions, I think I can help you diagnose your projector. Thanks!

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Kodak 4600 projector just jammed with full house viewing slides for first time in 30 years

I'm sorry for your presentation embarrassment.
The most common cause of slide jams is the 140-Slide Tray. Because to compartment width was designed to get the maximum number of slides in the defined Carousel circumference, the compartment width that each individual slide fits into is unforgivingly narrow at the hub. If your slides are like mine (and most other peoples), they are probably older. The cardboard mounts begin to de-laminate with age, causing a "dog-ear" effect on the corners of the slide. Because there is no room for out-of-spec slides, they rub on the way down (or the way up). The mechanism keeps chugging along, thinking the slide is in the gate (or back in the tray). Because the slide has slowed it's travel, the jam occurs.
My recommendation is to do one of 2 things: 1. Have your slides re-mounted. or 2. Buy some 80 Slide Trays and transfer your slides into them. You can buy them used in great condition on the internet pretty cheap.
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