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#1 shutter bug

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 10:21 AM

i have a clockwork bolex with a screwed spring. its completly wound but the trigger doesnt engage the spring. can anybody offer any advice on what i can do to run the spring down? i hit the trigger and it goes in a bit but doesnt do anything.

help!
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#2 Bernhard Zitz

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 03:55 PM

i have a clockwork bolex with a screwed spring. its completly wound but the trigger doesnt engage the spring. can anybody offer any advice on what i can do to run the spring down? i hit the trigger and it goes in a bit but doesnt do anything.

help!


did your camera ever run before?

the little connecter to put the the remote-trigger can be mounted in two ways either for normal filming or for single frame, if it's for single frame the trigger on the front of the camera is blocked... if there is such a item remove it, or turn it arround

the item sits here[attachment=1351:attachment]

on this camera is no such item... [attachment=1350:attachment]


otherwise try what happens with the rewind-handcrank or with single-frame function

cheers, Bernhard
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#3 Nick Mulder

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 04:57 PM

why exactly do you say the spring is broken ?

I'm not sure how much you know wbout your camera so I apologise for this suggestion if it has already been tried, but are you aware of the MOT/0 switch ? I think it may simply be in the 0 position... move it to MOT and try again

What model also ?
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 03:58 AM

sorry my error, what i meant to say was i cant run the camera. the spring is fully wound.its has run many times before.its an h8.

i try and trigger it but two thirds of the way down there is a lot of resistance and it wont engage.feels spongy too.
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#5 Bernhard Zitz

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 05:17 AM

what happens if you try single frame?

switch the MOT/O to O and try with the hand-crank; if this works you could at least run it with a external motor or by hand, until you find a solution

I never had the courage to open my bolex, no idea how it looks on the inside...
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#6 shutter bug

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 09:38 PM

what happens if you try single frame?

switch the MOT/O to O and try with the hand-crank; if this works you could at least run it with a external motor or by hand, until you find a solution

I never had the courage to open my bolex, no idea how it looks on the inside...


ill try this since my only interest with it is to run it with a camera. but i have a guy ready to service it, he just doesnt want to open it with a wound spring
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