Notes on Microfilm Machine Repair

January 18, 2018 9:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Because many people see microfilm as something of a “legacy” technology, you might be surprised to learn that there are individuals and whole organizations dedicated to repairing microfilm equipment. So if your microfilm equipment is having issues, almost any issue at all, there is a microfilm machine repair expert out there with the knowledge needed to bring your microfilm machine back up to 100 percent functionality.

Microfilm readers repair

Microfilm readers are fairly simple machines, essentially using light and lenses to do much of the same work our computers do. When your microfilm reader needs repair, it is, therefore, most commonly a simple problem to solve—almost always an issue with your bulb or with the belt. Because these have always been the most common problems with microfilm readers, these parts exist in abundance, and it is rare that they would pose a problem that would take more than 24 hours to fix.

Even less common problems—problems with lenses or switches—rarely take long to repair. Only a problem with the microfilm reader’s electrical system, such as a blown transformer, is likely to bring down your machine for longer than a few days. Transformer problems, which rarely affect just one transformer, can be more challenging to repair.

Microfilm scanner repair

Microfilm scanners are more complex than microfilm readers in a way. Whereas an issue with a microfilm reader can often be diagnosed by an expert just by listening to a description of the machine’s problem, occasionally a malfunction in your microfilm scanner can be difficult to diagnose, and therefore requires an expert to analyze it directly. Other times the issues may be purely software-related, and can, therefore, be solved with an upgrade, or with some troubleshooting assistance from an expert. Outside of electrical problems or other hardware malfunctions, fixing a microfilm scanner is usually simple for a qualified technician.

While for us, and experts like us, these repairs are old hat, every year there are fewer and fewer experts out there doing this work. When you understand the continuing need that governments, librarians, archivists, students, historians and lawyers have for microfilm and microfilm equipment, then perhaps you’ll understand why we feel it is so important to offer reliable, affordable and expert microfilm machine repair.

Microfilm education

Often the best way to ensure that a microfilm machine repair lasts over the long haul is to follow it up by offering the machine’s owner some basic microfilm education. When we repair microfilm readers and scanners, we do our best to answer our customers’ questions to further educate them so that, should future problems arise, they are more likely to be equipped to handle them. It might seem like we’re undercutting our business by making our customers more self-sufficient, but we know many of the clients we work for are in the knowledge business and not the profit business, and we try to honor and acknowledge that with our prices and our philosophy of customer service.

Get microfilm machine repair today

If you’re looking for a company to trust with a needed microfilm machine repair, look no further than Microfilm Equipment and Supplies Inc. We’ve been in business for over 35 years and have more expertise and experience in microfilm machine repair than any other company we know. Give us a call today and we’ll have your equipment up and running again in no time.

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