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I cannot get my projector to stop rotating the slides tray. No matter what setting the projector is on, it runs on "fan mode" and keeps rotating the tray. The Kodak Carousel 4400 that I have is well over 15 years old. Is there a solution to this?

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This problem is caused by the cycle contact requiring an adjustment. Unplug the projector, remove the lamp module, turn the projector upside down & remove the bottom cover. Near the center of the projector is the Slide Change Mechanism. At the center of the mechanism is the Camstack. Refer to the illustration for the correct position of the clutch contact to the cycle pad. You will have to bend the clutch contact wire (GENTLY) a little bit, then plug in the projector & cycle it Forward a few times and check the position of the wire to the pad. This adjustment usually takes a trained hand a few times to get the position correct. If you don't want to tackle it, contact a factory-trained repair dealer for assistance. Good Luck !!I cannot get my projector to stop rotating the - jauburn_4.jpg

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