I am lucky I guess to have two Bell and Howell autoloads that work
seamlessly.  They also don't scratch and can run forward and reverse
seamlessly...also the sound is pretty good!  Pure luck, I guess.  I do
clean them regularly and try to not let them sit around for too long before
running them.

On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 8:45 AM, Scott Dorsey <klu...@panix.com> wrote:

> >  Do these projectors have issues or is there a trick?
>
> Autoload systems are touchy and need constant maintenance.  If you pick one
> up off the shelf that has not been lubed in a decade, the chances that it
> will
> work flawlessly are about zero.
>
> Make sure that the tip of the film has been trimmed to shape properly (and
> please don't trim any more film than you absolutely have to), and you can
> try bending the tip in slightly with your finger.  Once it threads, you
> may need to give it a good jerk to make it lock properly if it has not been
> properly maintained.
>
> But... for the most part... I don't like autoshredders.
> --scott
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