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How To Fix A Broken Slide Projector

Jordan Dawson

A slide projector is a great way to store, share and show photos, presentations and other information. But what do you do when your slide projector is having problems. How to fix it can be a simple matter of jiggling a few wires, cords or cables, or taking the entire projector apart and taking a peek as to what’s inside.

The most common problem with a slide projector that needs fixing is a simple projector jam. A projector jam is when one of the slides is stuck in a position that won’t allow the carousel to rotate. Now, this may seem like a minor inconvenience, but it should also be the first area you look into when your projector is having problems. How to fix it, and remove the jammed slide can be done in a matter of steps.

1. Shut the slide projector off and let it cool down for a few minutes. 2. Remove the slide tray by loosening a latch or placing a coin in the middle of the tray & turning it 3. Turn the tray upside down 4. Locate the jammed slide and carefully remove it 5. Place the tray back into the projector 6. If the slide isn’t damaged, insert it back into the carousel

The next time you notice your slide projector is having problems, how to fix it is to follow the steps listed above. Normally, when a slide projector won’t fully rotate, it’s because of a jammed or lodged slide within the carousel. Carefully removing the trapped slide should solve any projector problems you’re experiencing.

If you’ve followed the steps noted above, and you find that still your slide projector is having problems, an experienced technician may tell you how to fix it, and guide you through various stages of repair. The larger the slide projector you have, the more chances it has to jam. So before you take your projector apart or visit a potentially expensive repairman, be absolutely certain that it isn’t a jammed slide that’s causing your projector problems.

If your digital image projector is having problems, how to fix it can be a matter of replacing a burnt out bulb, ensuring that all your cables are properly connected to rebooting the entire system itself, depending on the sophistication level of your projector. Always go through the instruction manual when your digital projector is acting up.

Sometimes when your projector is having problems, how to fix it can be as easy as remounting it or reinstalling it. An improperly mounted projector can sometimes not project any image at all, and may appear to be broken and in need of fixing. Check to see if your projector is mounted and affixed straight. If it isn’t, take it down and remount it, being careful to make certain that it’s properly mounted. That should solve any issues regarding your projector’s refusal to show images. If that does not work, then you may consider taking your digital projector back to its point of purchase for a qualified inspection.

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About the Author: Jordan Dawson loves do-it-yourself technology He also likes great deals on refurbished electronics. Amazing prices on big brand names like the Apple iPod Nano And more fantastic deals on great items like digital camcorders & Playstation Portable


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