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Actually, I don't think it is on the neck boards..

You are partially right here.. ;)

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Actually, I don't think it is on the neck boards..and as i begin to go through the whole logic of figuring it out...
You're right, it's not.. ;)

And it's not the power supply...

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Mike, if you don't want to give us any hints, could you at least sell us the fix ? ;)

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Yes, I've stopped taking on new projects. I had to, I have too many things on my plate. I'm now funtioning on a priority basic. And for now. it's the MP-5. And once I'm able to get that project completed, then we'll move on to the 1292. mike parker
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Mike how long is your week?? Come on either get to the fix or shut up!!
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Mike how long is your week?? Come on either get to the fix or shut up!!
Dang, you're right here. It's taking far too long to get this fix out there. I hate to throw the towel in on this, mainly because I've spent some valuable time in running this problem down... oh well, maybe it's best. After all. I still have a ton of things on my plate, and most of them have yet to be addressed.

Anyway, I'll have to do something. I have at least four customers waiting on me to install CRT's in their projectors, and they won't let anyone else do it :confused:

I also have a ton of power supplies and other boards to repair.

Plus several other things to include the MP-5's, for which I've decided to keep first and make sure I deliver a very fine product. So I guess I should take your recommendation and "shut up"

It's not easy being me :(

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Mike,

I think you need a holiday first.

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Mike how long is your week?? Come on either get to the fix or shut up!!
Wasn't headhunter the one selling the two 1292q's on ebay recently? If so he wouldn't need the mod anyway.

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Mike,

It would be a real shame to abandon the streaking fix when from what you have said you have found both the cause and solution for the problem..

How many hours do you estimate you would need to complete the project?

Are you contemplating offering a board swap arrangement or sell a kit with a bunch of parts and instructions of which parts to swap?

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Mike,

It would be a real shame to abandon the streaking fix when from what you have said you have found both the cause and solution for the problem..

Ain't gonna happen... I'm taking this across the finish line.. ;)

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Ain't gonna happen... I'm taking this across the finish line.. ;)
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My guess is that Mike is going to replace/bypass some nasty electrolytic coupling caps on the IFB-11 input card and the BB card . The signal goes through 3 cards on the way to the Video neck boards.Mostly relays and monolythic ics and a very interesting discrete op amp.And then again maybe not ;)
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Atom,

I think you have something in your eye :)

My palms are sweating as I wait for this. Then I can finally get my fully modded 1292 back and have it dialed in by a professional. I am currently watching a stock 1292 that my sorry butt set up. The good thing is, when this is all done, I get to go back a re-watch a lot of movies while grinning ear to ear because of the difference in PQ!

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Mike, are you still with us ? :D

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Wow ! look at the number of views on this thread. I guess a lot of people are waiting for this fix , me included.

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Yeah me too..

I'm in the same boat as Dochwyld - I have a fully KBK modded 1292 sitting here not being used - just waiting for the streaking fix - and then get calibrated by a pro..

To Mike P:

Any further developments?

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While we are waiting for Mike, MC Maniac can you tell me more about this KBK mod for the 1292 ?

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You guys need someone else to look into it and provide the solution(s) for free. There's a number of technically competent members on this board, not just one. And one other in particular has recently given away a design of his, for the benefit of all here.

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You guys need someone else to look into it and provide the solution(s) for free. There's a number of technically competent members on this board, not just one. And one other in particular has recently given away a design of his, for the benefit of all here.
Excuse me, but who said we expect it for free???

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First let me apologize for not getting back to making the fix available sooner. The reason for not bringing it forward sooner, was because I needed more time and work space to really wrap this project up. I've since moved my shop to a much larger location, and have almost finished setting up my operation. I've had to work very hard to clear some things from my schedule, and had to put some other things on hold so that I could get back to this project. Next week is out for me, but the following week I will be standing over that 1292.


btw, I don't have a problem what-so-ever with someone else taking on this project. However, do understand that if the fix comes from me, it will have a price attached to it.

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(Edit: response to Semisentient's post, not Mikes...he types too fast!)

No one, but being willing to pay hasn't helped you guys much so far. And a bit of community spirit rather than capitalism isn't always a bad thing.

Some of us play with these things for fun. I wish I could help personally, but it's well beyond me technically.

For instance one of my mates mods video cards and Momitsus (bnc mods, remove filters), and will do it for a fee. But he's happy to provide photo's and instructions to do your own yourself for nothing- if you're game and willing to risk your card, and not hold him responsible if you screw up.

Most people will look at what needs to be done, get some understanding of what's going on and the degree of difficulty, and pay to get it done. And we all gain some technical knowledge and understanding.

This just seems cruel that's all.

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No one, but being willing to pay hasn't helped you guys much so far. And a bit of community spirit rather than capitalism isn't always a bad thing.

Some of us play with these things for fun. I wish I could help personally, but it's well beyond me technically.

For instance one of my mates mods video cards and Momitsus (bnc mods, remove filters), and will do it for a fee. But he's happy to provide photo's and instructions to do your own yourself for nothing- if you're game and willing to risk your card, and not hold him responsible if you screw up.

Most people will look at what needs to be done, get some understanding of what's going on and the degree of difficulty, and pay to get it done. And we all gain some technical knowledge and understanding.

This just seems cruel that's all.


I gotcha, sorry...

I would could take on the challenge myself I suppose. I guarantee I could make the 1292 stop streaking! Of course it would stop doing everything else as well ;)

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Mike,

Everyone knows your situation and also knows that if your hands are touching this project that it is well worth the wait and fee. Even with how crazy your life has been recently, youve managed to decifer the problem and get further than anyone else in years! I think people are just overly excited to finally have a solution to this that's why we are so persistent. Please don't mistake our excitement for a lack of gratitude. I, for one, appreciate the efforts you've put into this and I'm sure that many others here feel the same!

Here's to good health and much success!!

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While we are waiting for Mike, MC Maniac can you tell me more about this KBK mod for the 1292 ?
I'm afraid there's not much I can tell you at this point, about the full blown mods, other than KBK changed a whole whack of parts on all the boards..

I can't even tell yet whether it was worthwhile getting the full KBK treatment..after finally getting the CRT back from Ken, I was doing the blending experiments..

Impossible doing the blending on a painted wall, in another room without total light control, to assess the image from the fully KBK modded one..too many variables happening..

My current 1292 that is being used, has only a mild case of the streaking and doesn't bother me for the occasional times I see them..This 1292 had the basic KBK mods done - to the input cards and neck boards..Ken did these mods at my house - took him around 12 hours..

End result was a *BIG* improvement to the image - this is why I am so anxious to get the streaking fixed - both Mike P and KBK say fixing the streaking, will improve the overall image - not just eliminate the streaks..if the fix ups the performance another notch, it will have been worth the wait..

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No one, but being willing to pay hasn't helped you guys much so far. And a bit of community spirit rather than capitalism isn't always a bad thing.
Why not both?

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Mike,

The other thing I think members aren't realizing is that this IS YOUR JOB and it IS HOW YOU MAKE YOUR LIVING. So, if people stop to think about it, they wouldn't want to go to their current jobs for free when that's what's paying their bills and putting food on the table. I'm sure if you had an idea on how to make a good pot of coffee you would gladly share this with the rest of us. This isn't just a hobby or something you dabble in, this is your business and way of providing for your family. You don't have your regular day job bringing in income and then you come home and tinker with this stuff in your spare time. I just don't think people stop to think about it in that perspective because it's just a hobby for them.

Just my opinion. Other members, please don't take offense. I was just giving a different view is all.

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End result was a *BIG* improvement to the image
What was improved, sharpness, constrast, etc ?

About the price of the streaking fix, of course I am ready to pay !
The only issue here is that I'm in Europe, so I hope there will be a way to get this fix without sending my 1292 (or even parts of it), otherwise I will never get the fix :(

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What was improved, sharpness, constrast, etc ?
There was alot less video noise -yes a bit sharper - the picture just had more punch to it....


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About the price of the streaking fix, of course I am ready to pay !
The only issue here is that I'm in Europe, so I hope there will be a way to get this fix without sending my 1292 (or even parts of it), otherwise I will never get the fix :(
Mike hasn't said what his plans are - I imagine he could sell you a parts kit with instructions..

He has my 1292 and is welcome to do a board swap arrangement - he mods the boards - you send in yours and he ships out the modded ones - then uses your boards to swap with the next guy etc..you should only be down the transit time of shipping both ways..

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Mike will this streaking fix apply to most all Pj's like Ampro, Barco and even RPTV's??

every CRT front/rear PJ I have ever owned streaked except one or 2 units

Thanks Mike, many of us anxiously await your work and appreciate your efforts

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