Genral mantence for technobeams

lightingguy1lightingguy1 Registered User
edited March 2012 in HES Automated Lighting
Hi Guys,

I was wandering what is the best way to clean my newly aquired technos? They seam really grimy and dirty, but they were used in a rental situation, so that is their excuse....Please keep in mind that i'm mainly an LD, and not an ML Tech....


Help!
Thanks!

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  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff
    edited September 2011
    Zach

    The Technobeams are very easy to work on.
    Just remove the 4 screws in the handles to remove the rear bezel.
    Unplug the XLR data wire going from the rear bezel to the logic board.
    Remove the two green screws holding the sled to the side bezels.
    Slide the sled out about two inches then unplug the P/T wires near the head.
    Remove the sled.
    Then use canned air to blow out the fixture.

    Hope this helps.
  • lightingguy1lightingguy1 Registered User
    edited September 2011
    Hi there?

    So the XLR pins were supposed to stay in place? :/ I ripped the male one out with ease....not so much the female, so I had to break off the PCB..turns out it was made in 1996... :( old light has been cleaned since and works like a charm....

    Called Strong the tech support guy wasn't helpful at all :(

    Do you have a part number for the circuit board and the actual connectors?

    Thanks!
  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff
    edited September 2011
    Zach

    We no longer carry Technobeam parts. Please call LightParts or Strong.
  • PuffyfishPuffyfish Registered User
    edited October 2011
    Zach

    The Technobeams are very easy to work on.
    Just remove the 4 screws in the handles to remove the rear bezel.
    Unplug the XLR data wire going from the rear bezel to the logic board.
    Remove the two green screws holding the sled to the side bezels.
    Slide the sled out about two inches then unplug the P/T wires near the head.
    Remove the sled.
    Then use canned air to blow out the fixture.

    Hope this helps.

    Also, slide the entire unit out of the body. Turn on side to access the fan.
    For the outside I suggest Dow Bathroom Cleaner (Scrubbing bubbles). Best thing I have ever used hands down. Grunge, smoke, nicotine and all sorts of club goo goes away with a good soaking and a sponge. Just rinse off & they look like new. Clean the dicros & lenses (note which slot they go in) & you're good to go.:headbang: Don't forget the green screws when you re assemble!
  • jeeperjeeper Registered User
    edited October 2011
    Scrubbing bubbles!!!! works VERY WELL!!! also don't forget the pan &
    tilt wires running up the back! very easy to pinch when putting light back together!
  • theisbrtheisbr Registered User
    edited March 2012
    What is the trick for not pinching the P/T wires? Are you supposed to keep the wires taught from the mirror side? I thought I read on here to use a tube to help protect these wires.

    Thanks
  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff
    edited March 2012
    The sled should have a notch cut out. I use a long screwdrive or T-Handle to guild the wires into the notch before pushing the sled all the way in.
  • theisbrtheisbr Registered User
    edited March 2012
    Michael,

    Thanks for the reply, and just to make sure I understand, if I keep the wires in the notch, they should not get pinched.

    Thanks
  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff
    edited March 2012
    They should not get pinched, but watch them as you slide the sled in.
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