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hugo13



Joined: 06 Sep 2001
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Location: Georgia

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2001 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got 2 Grafmatic 4x5's in the mail. Everything looks to be in great shape. One problem, when I opened them to load the film, a metal plate with felt on it popped out. It seems to have come from above the film. It happened on both. Looks like the glue just gave out from old age. Any suggestions on sticking it back in? I can't seem to find the spot looking in, so I may need to take it apart. Anybody have plans, instructions, etc. for that?

Thanks,
Brett
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stephen



Joined: 09 May 2001
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Location: Florida Space Coast

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2001 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like one of the light traps came out.

I have put a scan of the assembly diagram here It's 867kb in size.

The light traps are #7,45,and 13a.
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hugo13



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2001 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was it. Got it apart, glued it in and it's back together and working now. Thanks.
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disemjg



Joined: 10 Jan 2002
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2002 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also had this happen on two Grafmatic backs recently acquired. It is indeed easy to fix if you have the loose light trap.

A related issue is that there are probably Grafmatics out there that have lost the trap earlier, and are being offered for purchase. You cannot tell if the trap is missing without disassembling the back. If the part is not available a suitable replacement could probably be made from felt or suede leather.

[ This Message was edited by: disemjg on 2002-01-10 17:19 ]
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