We are currently replacing all stand alone DVD and VHS players with Triple play combo units. These have the VCR and DVD player built right into the TV set. All of our TV’s are 27″. If you need a TV and there is not one in your room you can request one from us as a temporary sign out. Physical or mechanical damage to these TV’s means they need to be sent out for repairs. We can address any issues with tapes getting stuck, DVD settings, Closed Captioning, etc..
* Overhead projector:
Many teachers use overhead projectors. We get more requests to repair these than any other piece of equipment. The most common problem is the lamp burning out. Here are a few tricks to keep these running longer. Never place anything other than overheads on them (i.e.; staplers, 3-hole punches, etc..). The glass can break. After use the lamps are red hot and very very fragile. Once you turn it off the fan should stay on for a few minutes. Do not move the projector during this time. The lamp needs to cool off. These lamps cost about $13 each. We have many of these in stock.
* LCD projector:
These are becoming more and more popular. The same rules apply as the overhead projector. Do not put things on the LCD Projector and let the lamp cool down before moving it. These lamps cost over $300 each. We do not carry many replacements in stock so it could be a week or so before it gets replaced.
* Slide projector:
Again, same as the other projectors. Do not place objects on these and let the lamps cool before moving them. With the use of LCD Projectors growing, more and more teachers are converting slides to digital images. See the next item.
* Slide Scanner:
With our Nikon Super COOLSCAN 5000ED with SF-210 slide feeder attachment we can scan 50 slides unattended. Once scanned you can save your slides as a Keynote slide show.
* Digital cameras:
We have various digital cameras that may be signed out by staff members for school use.
* Tape recorders:
Eiki 7070 cd/tape recorders are also available.