Re: 3Discover viewer problems
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Site below has a short write up about the product 3Discover with some images if you are not familiar with it, as I was not.
On Monday, August 10, 2020, 01:02:10 PM EDT, Jacques Cote via groups.io <jackside@...> wrote:
Sorry to read that your 3Discover viewers stopped working. This is a common problem with viewers when they are not used for a long time. Here is a way to fix it. It works 90% of the time. If you can't fix them all, please contact me off list and we will find a way for you to enjoy the pictures again. By the way, thanks for the good comments about the images. I shot about 85% of all the pictures released on this system.
We have noticed that some viewers will stop
working, especially after being left unused for a long period of time. Usually,
the longer the viewer was left unused, the harder it is to fix it. If this is
the case with your viewer, please try this procedure.
If this doesn't work, you can also try
using a kitchen knife, not a sharp one, to move the gear. Slide the knife
along the top of the gear in a back and forth movement, while applying enough
pressure on the knife and still pressing one of the mauve button. Change
the way you are holding the viewer to modify internal pressure and keep
switching from one button to the other. Try to move the knife slowly and
fast, varying the pressure you apply on the gear. And be patient. It can
sometimes take a few minutes of work to make it function again. And when it
does, the viewer will be as good as new. It works 90% of the time if this
is the problem.
is easy to solder it yourself or have someone do it for you.
On Monday, August 10, 2020, 12:03:45 p.m. EDT, dale yingst <dyingst4@...> wrote:
Many years ago , I heard about the 3Discover viewer and film cartridge
system. I got a viewer and cartridge and fell in love with it. The
views were very nice and immersive and the motorized advance was very
simple to use and share. As a result, since the system was out of
production then, I searched for and found new and old stock and
accumulated over 90 cartridges and 10 viewers. It was a great match of
image and optics. I cut up a cartridge and mounted as slides to project
and view in a better viewer. First the cartridges are made with dupe
film so the images would not polarize. Also, they looked poorly in a
good Ekeren viewer which revealed the grain and softness of the images.
But in the 3Discover viewer with plastic lenses, they looked great.
It's been several years since I had a look, but now I have a problem.
None of my 10 viewers work. I tried different batteries, different
cartridges as some do get a little stiff, but no luck. I would
appreciate any advice from owners of this system.