We repair

  • slide projectors
  • film projectors 8mm / 16mm
  • movie viewers

Some Common Problems

  • Broken or stretched strings.
  • Defective lamp or lamp base.
  • Stuck engine.
  • Electronic defect (eg a defective transistor, fuse, capacitor or electrolytic capacitor).
  • Gripper adjustment not correct.
  • Attach a fixed cable (eg the connection cable is missing).

Deliver and send

You can bring and collect your projector from us.

You can also send the projector. You can do this yourself, but we also offer a pick-up and delivery service. You do not have to leave the house, your projector will then be picked up at home and returned after repair.

See detailed information about shipping on the order page.

For questions, call us, or use our contact form .


Description Price
Research costs film projector €  € 25,00
Slide projector research costs €  € 25,00
Workshop rate (per hour) €  € 50,00

If you do not have the repair carried out, but instead trade in your old projector and take another projector from our range, you do not have to pay any research costs. Please see our available film projectors.

All prices are including 21% VAT and subject to change.


Before we carry out a repair, we conduct a preliminary investigation. The costs thereof will be settled in the event of a repair. Due to the preliminary investigation, we are able to provide you with an estimate of the repair costs.

It is of course always possible that there is more defect than the investigation has shown. If the cost estimate is exceeded, we will inform you and discuss the continuation of the repair.

Parts/3D printing

We have an extensive range of parts available for repairs to slide projectors and film projectors. However, it is increasingly common that we can no longer order certain parts. Fortunately, we have the expertise in-house to produce these parts using 3D printing techniques. We also sell these 3D printed parts in our webshop .

We also increasingly make 3D printed parts on request (such as SAAB spare parts, clips, caps, gears, etc.). TheOctober 2015 Digital Movie Magazine has an interesting article about this!


We provide a 2 month warranty on all our repairs.

If after 2 months, after various reminders by telephone and/or e-mail from us, payment has not been made or the devices have not been collected, we will assume that you no longer appreciate the device(s) and they will become the property of Van Eck. Video Services.

Frequently Asked Questions – Projector Repair

How much does repairing a film projector cost?

The cost depends in particular on the amount of time it takes to carry out the repair. Most maintenance/repairs cost between €70,= and €165,= In the case of electronic problems, costs may be higher. Before the repair is carried out, you will always receive a non-binding cost indication of the repair.

Can I repair my film projector or slide projector myself?

That depends very much on your own dexterity.

If a projector has stood still for a long time, a repair often starts with:

  • remove old grease
  • new lubrication
  • replacing projector belts
  • replace bulb

If you are a bit handy, then the above problems can often be solved yourself, with the right tools and parts.

This solves the problems in many cases. However, not always. Other common problems:

  • the lamp foot is defective
  • gears are torn and need to be replaced
  • electronic components are defective. You can think of capacitors, diodes, resistors, ICs.
  • the gripper adjustment is no longer correct
  • the frame setting needs to be adjusted
  • the cams / cam follower must be replaced.

For these problems it is often necessary to enlist a craftsman.

For parts to order, see our parts finder.

Film projector repair tools and slide projectors

Maintenance equipment for cleaning and lubricating your film projector or slide projector

What type of 8mm film do I have?

There are two types of 8mm films:

1) super8 / single8

super8 films
super8/single8 film format

super8 films are usually put on coils with an inner diameter of 12 mm

2) regular8 (also called: normal8, standard8)

Regular 8 film (also called standard 8 or just 8mm film)

regular8 films are usually put on coils with an inner diameter of 8 mm

More questions?

Let us know via the contact form