From: marco poloni (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 03 2009 - 03:19:33 PST
my two eikis came with the same exact problem. i come to understand it's a classic. david's solution is the best. i tried different things, including catheter tubing, liquid rubber, silicon. david's solution is the best, you add layers until the amount of friction is right. you can buy it in any good electronics store. best, m
>From: Jonathan Walley <email suppressed>
>Sent: Feb 2, 2009 8:37 PM
>To: email suppressed
>Subject: Re: Eiki tip
>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.
>Department of Cinema
>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
>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
Marco Poloni, Korsörer Strasse 1, D-10437 Berlin
gsm +41.78.6322028, skype marcopoloni
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.