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8mm FILM PROJECTOR REPAIR / Super 8mm MOVIE PROJECTOR REPAIR / RESTORATION RESOURCES


8mm Film Projector Repair Resources for the Repair and Restoration of 8mm film / movie projector equipment. If you have an old home movie / film projector that has 'been sitting in the closet / basement' and hasn't been turned on for 20 years (or more), then these resources are for you. Most of this likely not only applies to 8mm film / movie projectors, but to 16mm film projectors as well. Some of these contacts may also be a source for parts / spares for movie film projectors.
Links to repair shops in the US and abroad.
Who repairs 8mm Film Projectors? Continue reading further.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are links around the US and abroad that we are aware of that can potentially do repairs on 8mm movie projectors / film projectors. This is not just another 'Ad Farm' site! We have checked out some of these contacts ourselves, but always do your own independent research before having repairs undertaken.
MORE RESOURCES ADDED PERIODICALLY. KEEP CHECKING!!!
 


 

Continue to Links to repair shops for 8mm film projectors....

 

 



 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


It is VERY difficult to find folks willing to work on "vintage" film projectors, primarily due to parts availability and the lack of techs.
Film projectors are very complicated, electro-mechanical devices. There are many sub-assemblies and systems within each, and all must be working well together for the unit to function with any accuracy and dependability and not "eat", damage or destroy your precious films and movies. The moving parts always rely on lubricants to function properly and there are commonly a rubber parts / components as well. Most projectors you see available today, were originally sold from the 1950's through the early 1980's. Thus at best, a projector is probably at least 25 years old. Most are 30-40 years old. Interesting things happen to 30+ year old lubricants and rubber parts. Lubricants actually coagulate and will cause "close tolerance" parts to seize or freeze up rendering them immobile. Rubber parts can become brittle and cracked, only to break when the unit is started up. The rubber can also revert back towards it's natural state and become a gooey tar like substance. Many folks think you can simply install a new rubber belt, and a new projector lamp / bulb and it will be 'good to go'. While you might 'get lucky' and make that happen, odds are most projectors will need a complete overhaul / repair / restoration. Virtually every used projector out there will need and require 4-18 hours of technician time to be brought to a "usable" state. Simply 'repairing' an obvious symptom, is typically not enough to address the issues a machine may have to any degree of usefulness. The main 'fix' for a 30-40 year old film projector is to have 'the clock rolled back' on it.

Most of these folks should be able to assist in the repair / restoration of your Regular-8mm, Super-8 mm, Silent & Sound film / movie projectors by brands such as; Bell & Howell, B&H, Canon, Cinestar, Chinon, De-Jur, Eumig, Gaf, Anscovision Emdeko, Keystone, Kodak, Du-All, Moviedeck,  Ektasound, Ekta-Sound, Minolta, Revere, Sankyo, Dualux, Sears, Vernon, Vivtar, Wollensak and possibly others.


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8mm Film Projector repair:

California, Granada Hills, ‘IJM Inc.’ http://www.ijmincorporated.com/services.html 
phone: (818) 365-0385 / email: dix984@yahoo.com 

“Is your equipment broken or do parts need to be replaced? We can help you.
- We repair film cameras and projectors in a professional, experienced manner.”

 

California, San Diego ‘Kurts Camera Repair’ http://www.kurtscamerarepair.com/camera-repair.html 
Phone 619.286.1810 / email:
inforeq@kurtscamerarepair.com  
“Kurt's can provide expert repair service on most all digital, video and film cameras. We also specialize in 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film projectors and 35mm slide projectors.”
 

Illinois, Chicago  http://www.icamera.com/index.html   phone: (312) 630-1017 /
email:
Support@icamera.com  

 I have spoken with them personally, and they are able to do repairs / restoration on many 8mm & 16mm film projectors.
 

Massachusetts, Arlington “Sanford Camera Repair” Since 1955 Phone: 781-648-2505
http://www.sanfordcamerarepair.com/av.html  email: SanfordCam@aol.com

 

“Sanford Camera Repair has an entire department dedicated to repairing projectors. We carry a large inventory of replacement parts, and have a full compliment of tools and alignment jigs especially designed for projectors. ”


Michigan, Grand Rapids, 'Blackies TV'
Modern & Vintage, Consumer & Pro-Audio repairs.
www.blackiestv.com

Servicing / Repairing / Restoring 8mm film projectors.
 

Minnesota, White Bear Lake, ‘Northwest Camera and Video Repair’  
 http://www.northwestcamera.com  email: info@northwestcamera.com  phone: 651-483-8588  
 
 
“We repair 8mm Film Projectors as well as most makes and models of photographic equipment - Older cameras with hard to find parts  - Minor repairs for the battery cover or film door that breaks - Flash foot that breaks - Digital cameras – 8mm & 16mm movie film Projectors – Slide Projectors – Lenses”
 

New York, Flushing, ‘Eltek Repair’  http://www.eltekrepair.com/   phone: 718-460-4471 /
 E-mail: eltekrepair@eltekrepair.com 
 
“Specialized only in 8mm film projectors and transvideos, ELTEK provides prompt, quality repair service to all brands and models.”

Texas, Houston, 'Bammel TV'  www.bammeltv.com  
Full-Line electronics / appliance service center in the Houston Area! Fast IN-HOME, Carry In or Ship in / Ship out Service - 6 days A Week- All Brands.
 THEY DO HOUSE CALLS!!!
Servicing most consumer electronics audio and video equipment including some film projector repairs.


OUTSIDE OF THE USA

Australia, Dubbo, "Camera Check Point" www.cameracheckpoint.com 
8mm film projector repairs, belts and more.

Canada, Ontario, Mississauga, http://www.camerarepaircanada.com/crc_services_nf.html 
Phone: (905) 891-6960 / email:
keno@camerarepaircanada.com
"Here are a few items they offer expert service on: • Professional digital cameras • Film cameras • Digital video cameras / Camcorders • Overhead projectors • 8mm film movie cameras • Light meters • Lenses & Motor drives (winders) • Slide projectors • 16mm projectors • 8mm film movie projectors"

UKMiddx., Stanmore “The 8mm Shed Shop”  http://www.the8mmshedshop.co.uk/   
Land Line Phone: 020 8204 8434

 
“Experienced Repair Technician - John has many years of experience in audio-visual repair. He can repair most Standard and Super 8 projectors, and most slide and overhead projectors, and he works hard to provide excellent one-on-one customer service.”

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Again, we do not do any work on 'outside' equipment here at Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. We only restore and sell our own inventory.
The above 'Repair / Restoration Resource' contacts are merely contacts we have amassed. You would need to contact them directly with your needs. They may or may not choose to take on your project based on many factors. We are not endorsing their services in any manner and any business you choose to pursue with any of them is at your risk / choice.

 
These are links around the US and abroad that we are aware of that can potentially do repairs on 8mm movie / film projectors. Always check them out independently on your own. Some may have the ability to accept shipped units. 
One of the most important aspects to sending a unit off for repair or restoration, is to POSITIVELY INSURE that it has been packed sufficiently & appropriately for safe transit. You must also inquire as to the ability of the business that repairs / restores the unit to do the same. This cannot be assumed. Even professional packaging companies may have 'new hires' that are not experienced in packing, 'high-mass / fragile' electronics for safe transit, so you must ask detailed questions as to the packing methods that will be utilized and ascertain that they will be sufficient.
 While transit damaged units are great for our parts business, almost all damage to shipments is due to inadequate packaging. They are not making most of these vintage units anymore, and it's a real shame when we loose another piece, un-necessarily to unprofessional packing. You know it's going to get 'rough handling', dropped, kicked, ran over, shot at, and probably involved in a F5 tornado somewhere along the way, SO PACK IT THAT WAY.

If you are one of the above listed companies and want to modify your listing, or to be added to a category change, categories, or be removed from the page completely, feel free to contact us.
If you would like your repair facility listed and feel it would be a 'good fit' for the page, feel free to contact us.
Hope this info helps.

 


 

 

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