Ryland Bouchard Posted November 29, 2022 Share Posted November 29, 2022 Hello, I purchased an ARRI SRI, with German eleectronics, with the hopes of improved registration over my Bolex H16 EL. It was sold to me as "functional" from a camera broker. Of course this functional camera arrived with both of the main fuses blown - and after I replaced the fuses and applied power the camera motor runs immediately even with the main switch in the off position. I had planned to have the camera serviced anyway, but I am now debating whether this particular camera is just not worth the potential repair costs and should be returned to the seller. In addition to the potential electrical/main board issue it looks as though the camera has been through an "upgrade" to S16, with a widened gate and viewfinder that says SR3, but has not been recentered. Attached are photos of the widened gate. I'm really not interested in S16, as I prefer R16, but was hoping someone experienced with the SRI could let me know if the work done on this gate looks like a DIY job that would scratch the film or be problematic in any way. I assume recentering the viewfinder/lenses is an expensive change which is why it was not performed? Also, has anyone had a similar issue with applying power and the camera running immediately? No LEDs light up, the camera motor just stars spinning as soon as the power cable is inserted regardless of the main switch position. There is continuity, or extremely low resistance (3 ohms) between the two power pins, which would seem to imply a faulty capacitor or other shorted component inside the camera body, unless I'm missing something. With the main board removed from the connector the short is no longer present, and I did not find any shorted tantalum capacitors in my quick check on the main board assembly. I've discussed sending the camera off to a few repair shops, which I'm happy to do, but I'd like to know what I'm getting into with the S16 work that's been performed. Thank you in advance for any help/insight you can provide. Ryland Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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