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Hi, my CanoSound PS-1000 super 8mm projector has stopped playing sound of the movies. I can hear the speaker noise and set the volume up and down but it doesn't play sound. What do i need to check?

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Try to lick the electrical parts and adjust the sound from low to high. Where you don't feel pain when licking is where the problem is.

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Time to read the manual. I believe the soundtrack on Super-8 sound film was optical. So there is likely a bulb that has burned out. Here is where you can get the manual and parts:

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2019

    Also optical has nothing with a bulb! it is fiber optic!!

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    Tintinmilou Feb 09, 2019

    Apologies: you're right about super-8, but optical sound on film has been around since the 1920's

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2019

    Thank you for clarifying!

  • Ken Bouchard
    Ken Bouchard Feb 10, 2019

    If it is optical you can tell by looking at the edge of the film which will have 1 or 2 lines that look like the groove on a record. Magnetic will look like a cassette tape with a brownish look. The optical one, uses a lens and a photodiode(s) to pickup the sound. If dirt gets into the pickup part, cleaning and blowing out with dusting spray will help. If magnetic perhaps qtip and alcohol clean any residue on the tape head will work. Also to make sure the film guides are not the reason, in that the film is not under tension or fallen out the guides or worn out. Using a small needle and working that around while the projector is running, you might get clicks or thumps in the sound to know that there is not an electronic problem.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2019

    Hi Ken,
    Thanks a lot for the great advice.

    The problem is that i am not able to locate the head. I was suspicious to an area that could be the head but even touching that spot or pushing the film into it to make a contact it wont generate any sound. I searched on the web for a manual, image or video for this model but had no luck. there is a company that sells the hard copy of the manual but it is not free and takes a while to be delivered. (I;ll go for this option as last resort).

    I'll get back to you with some photos so we can have brain storming.

    In the mean time if you found anything helpful please let me know.

    Thanks again for your help!



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