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    Question Balcar strobe repair

    I just picked up two Balcar T1005F packs and six heads at a moving sale for less than the cost of one Paul Buff monolight. Cosmetically they are pretty nasty looking, but the seller said they worked, and that I would just need a few new lamps. The problem is that when I plug them in, they make a rapid clicking sound. Two of the heads fire, but after a few minutes both packs stop working. Some of the heads have burnt out modeling lights and flashtubes or just aren't working. I can't find any useful information on this model. Does anyone have any idea where I could get them serviced?

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    Tracy Storer's Avatar
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    Nov 2001
    Oakland CA

    Re: Balcar strobe repair

    The old Balcars I used to use made a clicking (cricket like) noise to indicate they were recycled. Used to send them in to Calumet in Chicago.....that ship has sailed.
    Tracy Storer
    Mammoth Camera Company tm

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    8x10, 5x7, 4x5, et al Leigh's Avatar
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    Maryland, USA

    Re: Balcar strobe repair

    Where are you located?

    - Leigh
    If you believe you can, or you believe you can't... you're right.

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    Re: Balcar strobe repair

    Tracey, I loved the old Calumet. I bought from them all the time. I have one of their catalogs from the 1970's. Leigh, I live in Sacramento, CA.

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