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Manual for Moviola M-86 16mm Flatbed Editor !?!


Aaron Zeghers
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Hello!

Wondering if anyone out there has a manual for a Moviola M-86 16mm Flatbed Editor?

Or does anyone have any tips or know knowledgeable folks that may be willing to chat and share some advice re: maintenance & fine-tuning of these wonderful machines?  

Thanks!

-Aaron Zeghers

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Aaron,

I might have some literature on this flatbed;  I will have to search and see if it has survived many moves. 

I worked with and maintained several of these flatbeds at Ohio State University in the early 1990's.  The main issue I had with these flatbeds was the tendency for the platter motor drive cards to malfunction and go into extremely fast shuttle mode without warning.

These, of course, were flatbeds that had heavy, sustained use that contributed to their break-downs, so a unit that is treated less drastically may not encounter these problems often.

Routine maintenance should include examination of these controller boards/cards and careful cleaning of any edge connectors to avoid corrosion of the contact points, which can cause higher resistance and eventual failure.

In any event, I will attempt to dig through my "archive" and see what I can find.

Frank

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On 2/24/2022 at 8:30 AM, Frank Wylie said:

Aaron,

I might have some literature on this flatbed;  I will have to search and see if it has survived many moves. 

I worked with and maintained several of these flatbeds at Ohio State University in the early 1990's.  The main issue I had with these flatbeds was the tendency for the platter motor drive cards to malfunction and go into extremely fast shuttle mode without warning.

These, of course, were flatbeds that had heavy, sustained use that contributed to their break-downs, so a unit that is treated less drastically may not encounter these problems often.

Routine maintenance should include examination of these controller boards/cards and careful cleaning of any edge connectors to avoid corrosion of the contact points, which can cause higher resistance and eventual failure.

In any event, I will attempt to dig through my "archive" and see what I can find.

Frank

Thanks Frank, really appreciate your notes on this.  I am thinking I will likely buy the manual on Ebay and then post it on Archive.org so that anyone can access this for free in the future.  Can't believe people are still trying to profit off these old manuals!

 

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-Aaron

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Aaron, 

I went through what I can access at the moment and didn't see anything related to Moviola flatbeds, sorry!

Will keep an eye out for anything I can find, but it's not looking good.  I have moved many times since then and it might have fallen victim to a purge, but I will still keep you in mind as I unearth new boxes.

Frank

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On 2/25/2022 at 2:59 PM, Frank Wylie said:

Aaron, 

I went through what I can access at the moment and didn't see anything related to Moviola flatbeds, sorry!

Will keep an eye out for anything I can find, but it's not looking good.  I have moved many times since then and it might have fallen victim to a purge, but I will still keep you in mind as I unearth new boxes.

Frank

Hey, thanks anyways Frank!  Much appreciated!  I found a copy of the manual for sale on eBay but having some tech issues with shipping... hopefully I can work it out, and if I get it I will be scanning it and posting it on Archive.org so anyone can access it into the future.  Crazy these things aren't readily available for free online at this point...

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