Beseler 45 MX II with Computerized Color Head

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  1. DoubleVision

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    Hi,
    New to APUG...wondering if anyone knows of online instruction manuals for a Beseler 45 MX II with a Computerized Color Head. I just became the owner of this enlarger and am in need of some assistance with piecing it back together and making it run correctly.

    Thanks,
    Heidi
     
  2. frotog

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    Do you have the universal 45 color head with controller? I don't think the manual is online but I'm pretty sure I have a copy somewhere. It's not too difficult. Just make sure that the enlarger chassis is pitched forward 8 degrees on both sides (the pitch is adjusted by threading the rods in and out of the threaded feet that attach to the baseboard frame).
     
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    No, I think he is referring to an earlier version of the Dichro 45S with a computer module. I don't have instructions but search Ebay. There is a guy who sells copies of instruction manuals for all of the Beseler products there. I bought one from him and it was OK, <$10.

    You should get a copy of the manuals for both the enlarger chassis and the light source. I bought a 45MXII chassis and the alignment is not intuitive and the manual is only partially helpful.
     
  4. Peter Williams

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    I don't have one for the head, but I think I have one for the enlarger. I'll send via email.
     
  5. DoubleVision

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    Thanks for the help. I have the Dichro 45 Computerized Colorhead. I did get a .pdf of a Beseler 45 MXT enlarger that looks similar and should help in getting it back together. Does anyone have info on the colorhead?
     
  6. glbeas

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    The only info I have is a warning, these have a weakness in a controller board that tend to fry at an inopportune moment and can't be replaced for any amount of money. Be sure the head is fully functional before spending a lot of time on it. I have one sitting on a shelf I can't repair.
     
  7. Curt

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    That's true, if the unit fails there is no way to make it run again with the same boards. I know, I contacted Beseler when mine failed to work. New boards were not available and the boards are not repairable. After some inspection I modified the unit I now have it sitting on my enlarger and working perfectly.

    It appears that he is the owner of the enlarger and head.

    Welcome, I hope the head works when you get it setup, good luck,

    Curt
     
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    Are you referring to the Universal 45? I have the instruction book for that and I may already have it scanned. Let me know if you can use it.