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Re: filmscanners: SS4000 problems - again
Been there, tried that <g>. First thing I tried, as I had heard that
advice, but I'll try it again.
> The dust mote strikes again
> You could call this situation "the looping cycle"
> this happens because there is a dust particle sitting on the
> 'registration' sensor, the one which sets the carrier into the 'start'
> since it is blinded by the dust spek, it keeps the carrier moving back
> and forth, for as long as it will take to find the 'registration'
> indicator on the film carrier... which might be eternity time...
> blowing air into the left channel located into the tunnel should
> dislodge the disruptive dust speck... the sensor 'sits' in this area...
> also a good precaution, is to blow air onto the carrier, specially the
> under channel on the left side...to remove any dust which might then
> finds its way on this sensor...
> the only thing, keep the air can upright while using it, other wise...
> funny how a dust mote can blind a sensor searching for a unique marking,
> into an 'eternal' movement, but this kind of situations happens all the
> time, around us....
> Tom Scales wrote:
> > My SS4000 has developed a problem where the yellow light just continues
> > flash and the motor runs on and on. I called Polaroid and they sent me a
> > 'cleaning kit', really just a little brush that attaches to the slide
> > carrier.
> > Whoopee.
> > Didn't do a thing.
> > Am I just SOL? Do I have to send it to Polaroid?
> > How big a stickler are they on your original invoice? I can't find it. I
> > have the original box, which shows it was shipped to me less than a year
> > and that is what I'll send it to them in.
> > I just hope I don't have a fight for warranty service.
> > Any thoughts would be appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > Tom