Scanner Warm up time

  birkdalite 08:59 24 Apr 2003
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Is there someone out there who may be able to help with a Black Widow 35mm film scanner please?
When set up screen appears and scan about to start
I get message " wait a few moments while scanner warms up".But that is as far as it goes.Is this something that can be repaired or is it a bin job?

  -pops- 09:16 24 Apr 2003

I recall a flatbed scanner giving this message and looking at the lamp, it had blackened ends so I assumed that was the reason. A new lamp cost more than a more modern scanner so the remedy was obvious.

I don't know the situation re lamps in 35mm scanners but it may be worth thinking about. It may be that the lamp is worth replacing in a wholly more expensive device but, again, it may not be that. Is it possible to examine the lamp and see if it looks as though it's on its way out?

Brian

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