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    Beseler 45S Issue

    I just fired up my color head in the home darkroom today. After a few exposures, my (old and much) used Beseler Dichro 45S cut out. Fan was fine, no light from bulb. Before I get hopes up that this is as simple as a new bulb from B&H, is there anything else that this may be? FWIW, I didnít hear any popping, the bulb just went out. Thanks so much.

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    Re: Beseler 45S Issue

    Test the bulb with a meter, though you should be able to see the inside of the bulb blackened or a gap in the filament.

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    Re: Beseler 45S Issue

    Thanks, Gary. Unfortunately, when pulling the bulb out I dropped it. Thought I could hear some broken filament before dropping and definitely could after. :/

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    Re: Beseler 45S Issue

    now its a bulb problem for sure!

    if it was worked and suddenly went dark... its more than likely the bulb.

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    Re: Beseler 45S Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Ron View Post
    now its a bulb problem for sure!

    if it was worked and suddenly went dark... its more than likely the bulb.
    Thanks, Paul, I agree there’s certainly a bulb problem, lol. Just wasn’t sure if I’d bought a dog of an enlarger. Thanks much.

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    Re: Beseler 45S Issue

    I have a bulb that I can give you Brandon, since the 45 head I have is definitely broken and the extra bulb I got (from Gary!) didn't fix it.
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    Re: Beseler 45S Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    I have a bulb that I can give you Brandon, since the 45 head I have is definitely broken and the extra bulb I got (from Gary!) didn't fix it.
    Thanks, Bryan-got new bulbs from B&H and things seem to be worming okay. Sure wish this thing were a Saunders LPL.
    C lol...or just had a motorized head....

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