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#1 Sarah Bender

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:42 PM

I recently bought an 814az, it is in good cosmetic condition. Functionally, it makes noise when I use the trigger, the manual aperature works, the manual and auto zoom work. However, when I tried to test shoot with my first reel (Kodak 7280 Ektachrome 64T Color Reversal Super 8 Silent 50' Film), it tore the notches in the film, and would not advance.

What causes this? Has anyone else experienced this? Is there something I can do, or different film I should be buying?

Thanks for your help.
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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:58 PM

When you first open the film carton and take the cartridge out of the foil packing, try turning the spindle of the film cartridge, while the spindle is facing you, clockwise. This should advance the film. Turn the spindle a couple of revolutions, then put the film cartridge in the camera without letting go of the spindle until the last possible moment.

If the spindle moved easily, that probably is a good sign.
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#3 Tom Houston

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:26 PM

Torn sprocket holes is a sure sign the film advance is not working correctly. The good news is the 814 has one of the easiest film advance clutches to fix of any Super8 cameras.
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 09:40 AM

Thanks guys. I'll take a look. Does anyone have suggestions for S8 repair in the Chicago area?
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#5 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:47 PM

Thanks guys. I'll take a look. Does anyone have suggestions for S8 repair in the Chicago area?


Is one jammed cartridge enough of a test to determine it is the camera and not a faulty cartridge?
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#6 Sarah Bender

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:20 PM

Is one jammed cartridge enough of a test to determine it is the camera and not a faulty cartridge?



I know, I was thinking of having it serviced/cleaned either way. I have a couple cartridges to play around with.

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#7 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 06:49 PM

I know, I was thinking of having it serviced/cleaned either way. I have a couple cartridges to play around with.

Thanks.


Definitely a good idea. And thank you for supporting the remaining super-8 service facilities. Has anyone compiled any kind of list of for Super-8 service facilities?
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