Hi friends. I have an Arriflex 16BL with tobin TXM-15 sync that I tried to use today. Its worked many a times before in the past. Today I hit the button to shoot; and nothing happens. What the hell? I take the mag off to see if it was jammed or something; and more smoke than cheech and Chongs car came wafting out of the gear area. Gosh darn it.
I take the motor housing off and I see this- 5amp blown fuse. Okay but where was the smoke coming from??
My inching knob is broken as well. Any suggestions? I have all the pieces.
The motor still turns by hand, have yet to get the replacement DC fuse.
1. The motor shows 9,5V motor. I have a 12v 7.5mah battery. Direct leads to a power cable, to Tobin system. Am I over-powering the camera with this battery? Or does the tobin system have some sort of conversion from 12v to 9.5v for the motor?
2. What do you think was the cause of the smoking? Upon inspection of what I could disassemble, I see no melted resistors or plastic or wires, etc. see pictures.
3. Suggestions on replacement of the inching knob?
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