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The first slide advanced and then a black piece came across the lens and didn't retract. what do we do?

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These projectors are equipped with a "dark shutter", which stays closed unless it detects a slide in the "gate" (projection path). With the projector on, try GENTLY inserting a pencil on the movable levers that hold the slide vertical in the gate. If the "dark shutter" does not open, then chances are the lever that "trips" it open has been bent or somehow moved out of position.
I recommend you contact a factory-trained repair dealer.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

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