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[filmscanners] Re: Cleaning SS4000 scanner



Thanks, Tony - nice clear instructions. I think I will give it a try.

Cheers,
Roger

On 13-Jun-09, at 10:04 PM, Tony Sleep wrote:

> On 13/06/2009 Roger Smith wrote:
>> This is very encouraging, Tony. I have had my ancient SS4000 under a
>> cover for several years as well, and I'm sure it could use a similar
>> cleaning. I may give it a try. I take it that re-assembly was not a
>> great problem?
>
> It's easy. 4 plastic spring clips release the cover (use a flat-bladed
> screwdriver to lever the tangs inward, and another to lift the lid
> slightly). As you remove it, just bear in mind that that lid/top
> remains
> attached to the innards by the wiring loom at the front LH corner.
>
> Then you need a small Philips screwdriver. 2 screws to remove the
> 'saddle'
> that contains the lamp (leave wires attached, just lift it to one
> side),
> and 4 to remove the top plastic part of the film carrier mechanism/
> stepper
> motor cover. That will give you just about enough room to see the
> small
> rectangular hole in the chassis with the angled mirror underneath.
>
> I tried removing the dust 'dry' but it was futile, a wet DSLR sensor
> cleaning pad on a bent plastic arm did the job. A lens tissue with
> lens
> cleaning fluid would do just as well. Be gentle, it's surface
> silvered.
>
> With the helicoid, I just wiped off as much old, dry lubricant that I
> could get to with a bit of cloth wrapped round some stiff wire
> damped with
> WD40, then smeared on a little light grease.
>
> There are also some visible metal guide rods for the carriage. I wiped
> those with lint-free cloth and then used a brush with a little
> light oil.
> You can't clean and re-lube the whole length of either the helicoid
> thread
> nor the guide rods, but operation will distribute the fresh
> lubricant one
> you have it back together.
>
> All other dust was removed with a dry brush then the used DSLR pad,
> then
> the bits and lid replaced. A 10minute job
>
> --
> Regards
>
> Tony Sleep
> http://tonysleep.co.uk
>
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