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#1 Glenn Brady

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:16 PM

I've got three Elmo Sound Editor 912/S Super 8 motorized viewers. Only one of the three produces an image that's sufficiently bright to see in normal ambient room light. Images produced by the remaining two are so dark that the viewers are virtually useless. No mirrors in the optical path appear to be missing in either of the dim viewers. I've upgraded the lamp in one of them without seeing any improvement.

Are there any 912/S users here who've had this problem, diagnosed it, and fixed it? If not, can anyone recommend a repairer for these viewers?
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#2 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:01 PM

Hi Glenn,

I don't know if the light system is like the regular 912 viewers, but on those, the bulb filament has be properly centered to obtain even illumination. There is a retainer holding the lamp in positon that is held in place by a screw. Loosen the screw until the bulb, which is spring loaded, is free to move in and out. Adjust for maximum brightness and tighten the screw.

Cheers,
Jean-Louis
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#3 Glenn Brady

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:01 PM

Hi, Jean-Louis

Thanks. Guided by the same advice offered at another venue I was able to align the lamps with the lenses on the three viewers so that the screen illumination is about the same on each (and finally adequate on the two that were 'underperforming').

Best regards,
Glenn
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