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Preston service / MDR1 question

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#1 Watcharawit K. Ya-inta

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 10:23 PM

Hi Guys,
Does anyone know anywhere in US that still fixes old end-of-life Preston products like MDR1 and HU1?
I tried to do a research inside the forum but I didn't get any information so far.

Does MDR1 have a manual lens calibration?

One more thing, I've been searching for a manual of MDR1 and HU1. If anyone has it, could you send me here Steadiwy@aol.com
FYI, I already emailed to Preston about these inquiries but they haven't replied yet.

Thanks in advance,

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#2 Jarrett P. Morgan

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 10:51 PM

According to a recent email from Alana, the following products are at or are nearing end of service life:


·         Analog Film Only Micro Force Zoom Controls


·         Analog 12/24V Micro Force Zoom Controls


·         Analog V+F Micro Force Zoom Controls

·         Hand Unit 1

·         Transmitter 1

·         MDR-1

·         Transmitter 2

·         G3 boards for MDR2s

·         UHF units

·         Micro Servo

·         Digital Lens Control

·         Power Pod


·         Heden M26T motor (serviceable by Heden Engineering in Sweden)

You should assume if you have or are buying any of these that parts will be impossible to get. Or at least I wouldn't assume that Preston will be able to/want to fix them.
That all being said, I would check Cramped Attic or Terry West. 
And the MDR1 does not have a manual lens calibration.

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#3 mirko


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Posted 23 April 2016 - 03:01 PM

I repair and service Preston, but i am in Italy. If you need contact me. Mirko.
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