Re: Eiki tip

From: Jonathan Walley (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Feb 02 2009 - 17:37:55 PST

David and all,

Amazing! TWO days ago I bought an Eiki with EXACTLY this problem. The
material around the focus knob shaft is totally shredded, so the lens
wont' focus. Indeed, the lens won't even stay in the lens housing - it
just slides back and forth - because of this problem. Could you be
more specific about re-building the shaft? For instance, how many
layers of heat shrink tubing are necessary? What exactly is the process?

Pardon my ignorance of these things, but other than the focus knob
problem this is a nice little projector that I'd like to salvage.

Thanks in advance - this is one of many reasons I love Frameworks.


Jonathan Walley
Assistant Professor
Department of Cinema
Denison University
Granville, Ohio
email suppressed

On Feb 2, 2009, at 7:11 PM, David Tetzlaff wrote:

> Anyone acquiring a used Eiki should check the condition of the
> rubbery tip at the end of the focus knob, that engages the lens and
> moves it back and forth. The material used in this tip can
> disintegrate and even sort of liquify, and migrate its way into the
> gate. If it seems to be shedding com ing apart or coming off in any
> way, remove it entirely. You can rebuild the end of the shaft so it
> will engage the lens by using layers of different size heat shrink
> tubing.
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