Jump to content


Photo

Kodak XL33 help


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Ethan West

Ethan West

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Student

Posted 29 June 2007 - 01:13 PM

I just got this thing at a garage sale about an hour ago, i put in the batteries, loaded the film, and pushed the button and it won't work. It's not making any noise at all. It might be bad batteries, but i doubt it. Can anyone help me out here?
  • 0

#2 George Patoulidis

George Patoulidis
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 30 posts
  • Other
  • Greece

Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:02 PM

I just got this thing at a garage sale about an hour ago, i put in the batteries, loaded the film, and pushed the button and it won't work. It's not making any noise at all. It might be bad batteries, but i doubt it. Can anyone help me out here?


Firstly, unload the film. Make sure the battery contacts are clean. Then, keep pushing the button for some minutes. It may wake up!
If not, probably the (plastic!) gears inside the camera are broken => Through it away, it doesn't worth the trouble to open it, etc.
Hope you didn't pay more than 2-3 bucks.
  • 0

#3 Ethan West

Ethan West

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Student

Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:52 PM

Firstly, unload the film. Make sure the battery contacts are clean. Then, keep pushing the button for some minutes. It may wake up!
If not, probably the (plastic!) gears inside the camera are broken => Through it away, it doesn't worth the trouble to open it, etc.
Hope you didn't pay more than 2-3 bucks.

Five. <_<
  • 0

#4 Clive Tobin

Clive Tobin
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 402 posts
  • Industry Rep
  • Spokane Valley, WA, USA

Posted 30 June 2007 - 06:34 PM

I just got this thing at a garage sale about an hour ago, i put in the batteries, loaded the film, and pushed the button and it won't work. It's not making any noise at all. It might be bad batteries, but i doubt it. Can anyone help me out here?

If it is not making any noise at all then the motor is not running. It could be corroded battery contacts, wires or switch if the batteries were leaking at some point. Did you put in new batteries and the right way round?

As mentioned, this is one of the models that had gears made out of cheese that fall apart with age. The symptom of this is making noise but the film does not advance.
  • 0

#5 Jean Beaudoin

Jean Beaudoin
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 56 posts
  • Digital Image Technician
  • MontrĂ©al

Posted 30 June 2007 - 07:09 PM

Sorry, but really, take the piece and trow it out
the window. If anything it should win a prize for the most
ugly desing ever made not to mention its bad technical capabilities.
For 100$ or less you can get in a store a real Super 8
that will make the job. Forget this Kodak XL33....
  • 0


Opal

CineTape

Visual Products

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Tai Audio

Abel Cine

Paralinx LLC

CineLab

Metropolis Post

Technodolly

Glidecam

Aerial Filmworks

Rig Wheels Passport

The Slider

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Ritter Battery

Willys Widgets

Wooden Camera

rebotnix Technologies

FJS International, LLC

Opal

Rig Wheels Passport

Metropolis Post

Broadcast Solutions Inc

CineTape

Aerial Filmworks

rebotnix Technologies

CineLab

Abel Cine

Technodolly

Tai Audio

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Paralinx LLC

FJS International, LLC

The Slider

Willys Widgets

Visual Products

Ritter Battery

Wooden Camera

Glidecam

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS