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  1. Lab James

    FLR required

    Anyone have a spare solid state FLR unit for Dlab 2? Don't need laser diodes or AOMs etc, just the exposer unit itself (mine has lens issues). Located in UK, but I have the special shipping crate, so could send that empty to wherever you are. Cheers.
  2. We have a very hard to find issue with our dlab 2 select plus (SSL unit). The initial error was 'PR: Output for BL cannot be stabilized'. We were advised it could be the driver boxes, so changed both of those for ones known to be good, no change. Also changed the AOMs, no change. Now we have also changed - the large silver main power supply (the one down below the print engine, but not the pcb on the front of it), the smaller laser power supply to the left of that, and the main dlab mother board. Now, really confusingly the issue has switched to the GN, not blue anymore at all, and we now also have the error above, and 'PR: Operating parameter for GN out of tolerance', as well as the above error, but GN. No other errors though at all I must add. So somehow with all the changes made the issue has move over to Green. But we are not sure which change exactly made it go. We've inspected the lasers inside the print engine, and light output visually looks very strong, and the green one was replaced only 6 months ago. The only pcb part not changed is the board that piggy backs on the large power supply, as we don't have one. Could this be at fault? Is it involved in monitoring the laser output and therefore give this error, and change it's mind if the signals put to it move around? Which of course they have with the component swapping we've done.... Any help much appreciated, and any suggestions for technicians in the UK who can help also welcome, as my two regular guys like me are a bit stuck.
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    Laser unit for Agfa

    Have you tried the sponsor of the forum, Profoto?
  4. As I understand it the laser or AOM are failing to create that. Did you find a solution? We are now just getting the same error, and I'm about to swap blue and green AOMs to see if the problem moves to the blue, and therefore is the AOM.
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    Lens Clean Sp3000

    Thanks for that. I've done that, re-assembled, and now have an error. It says : E-4749 The retry-over of the DC offset adjustment occured What have I put back wrong?! All connectoers seem fine, all is back in place as it should be, it seems.
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    Lens Clean Sp3000

    Hi there, Did you have to take the metal surround cover, then the metal cover with holes in, to get to the CCD, then the lens? I too am struggling with dust on my sp3000, and think I need to do as you did, but am a bit confused where to go. Any images you have would be great!
  7. We use Lucidiom software on our 3 kiosks which works OK with iphones. They all network direct to our dlab. You don't need a new kiosk to buy their software, but the older the unit the slower it is of course. The only drawback is it will load up all of the last 1000 images on the phone. As you know, having 1000+ images is pretty normal for iphone uses, so with the large files on a 4s this can take 5+ minutes. Really important that the software has a 'shrink to fit' option, as a lot of the prints will be square Hipstamatic or Instagram etc files. We probably have 2-3 iphone print jobs a day. Many from these funky apps. You can of course hook an iphone up to a Windows 7 pc and it will 'see' the DCIM folder, or use a Mac! We run both in the store and for large or custom jobs from iphones we just hook up to the imac. Works a treat. We frame a lot of square app prints, so it's good business.
  8. I don't currently don't have a Fuji, currently a Dlab user, but am looking to replace it soonish. We do a lot of film still, and tons of 'Lomo' type scanning and printing, so was wondering how the scanners attached to Frontiers (2000 & 3000?) cope with the more unusual film formats that these cameras throw up. Main issues are : Diana cameras, sprocket rockets, half frames, spinners and lomokinos. Does anyone have experience in handling these camera negs, and how possible and easily do the Fuji scanners cope? Cheers.
  9. I do indeed have nothing to lose in trying. We have put off trying this kind of thing as to access these areas in the d lab is a bit of a fiddle, but if it works I'm sure we'll come up with some sort of system. I'll report back in the week, thanks.
  10. Thanks for your reply, sorry for delay in response, but it's more fundamental than that. The scanner simply does not 'see' the x pro film. (E6 in C41 btw, never much seen the point in the other way round). As soon as you start to feed it in, it does not see a c41 type base and rejects it right away. The only way we have found to make it work is b/w setting where it is more open to the clear / cast film base. This is not a stand alone scanner, it's part of a very integrated system with no manual overrides. This does work, we've done it for years, but the results are a bit flat as nixphoto mentions above. Just wondered if anyone with d lab specific knowledge had a 'cheat' or fix for this problem.
  11. Yes we do have the slide license, but as I recall this doesnt work as you are scanning a negative not a transparency. Do you have any ideas on cross pro scanning in transparency mode then Ignatius? I'll try anything! Any good Photoshop filters for that matter anyone? I could always automate an action. Cheers
  12. We have done cross pro for years on our D lab 3, but never really been able to get those really bright colours you get on when scanned on other scanners or minilabs. We've never found a better way than scanning as b/w then adding back saturation, which is a bit flat. Anyone got a better way of doing them, but still on a D lab? This is for d + p and d + scan packages. Thanks
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