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Last week I got a delivery of ECP 3101 thru UPS and found a damaged

projector inside. Luckily, eventhough I had some damage on lens, tube

was not damaged and it seems like it was working fine after some clean

up. But while doing quick setup, I found something was not normal on

red. It has one droopy corner. Green and Blue side didn't have

problem. While checking and doing mechanical setup, specifically

setting up the gap between crt frame and lens frame, I found I could

not make an even gap on all four corners on red. Upon checking the

lens frame I found the frame is bent. (see the pictures) I think the

impact on red tube assembly bent the frame. Is this possible to fix? (

Bang it with hammer?
) Or can I use it as it is without problems on

focus?


Chris

 

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I have a mechanic friend with a very large hydraulic press who has straightened out many bent steel items for me to perfection.You can probably easily find someone to do that for you
 

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Check out item 4400503032 over on fleebay... Seems Barco-specific, but it may work on your ecp...




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Percussion Maintenance....

If you've ever eBay'd Barco parts, you'll come across Barco-Pulaski american made forged tools (notably antique forest fire fighting axes.)


You know the one about the old guy, retired from a factory job, who is called back when an old machine fails? He looks over the machine for an hour or so, marks a spot with a piece of chalk, and whacks it with a hammer with all of his might. The machine begins operating again.

He then charges his former employer $50,000USD for the repair. When challenged about the cost, he responds "a dollar for the chalk mark, $49,999 for knowing where to put it."
 

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Hey guys, that's Curt's hitech tube removal tool. Looks a lot like a hammer. Wonder if he knows it's missing and on EBay.


I would not hit that aluminum with a hammer or Curt's removal tool. Take Tom's advice and find a hydraulic press.


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Chris, I've got a few of those frames laying around. I'll give you one if you pay the shipping.
 

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Me too, I've got stock
 

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Thank you guys for the offer. But I remembered that I have one of those Barco-Percussion maintanence tool in my garage and decided give it a try. I thought the impact did bend the frame without break so If I give an impact in other direction it might correct the bend. So I laid down frame between two wood board and put a another wood board in the middle and gave it a whack :D And to my suprise, it bent little bit without any break. So after several minutes of careful hammering and measuring, I got nearly flat frame again (less than 1/32"). I think it won't affect the focus that much. ;)


Chris
 
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