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    Praise the geek gods - I've won for once!

    Needed to replace a Epson projector so ordered a new one (another Epson) last week and came in with my DIY custom mount kit (Piece of mdf,scorpion saw and my drills) to find that Mr Epson uses the same screw mounting locations on the new model as he did 5 years ago

    Its not often manufacturers help us poor maintenace bods!

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    Spoke too soon!
    Different mains plug and socket well out of reach!!
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    Praise ya thee the geek god's shining all their glory unto us - we should all bask in their shining goodness.

    We've had a fair few contractors up at the college, and in my experience I've found the dodgy ones to be the more helpful and generally adaptive to a more troublesome job.
    Their also more willing to 'turn a blind eye' to surplus materials/supplies that get "disposed" of by us IT techy's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Spoke too soon!
    Different mains plug and socket well out of reach!!
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    Geek gods giving with one hand and taking with the other

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    do you mean the new plug is iec not clover? if so you can buy adapters for a couple of quid to save changing the cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Spoke too soon!
    Different mains plug and socket well out of reach!!
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    let me guess kettle to figure 8 lead?

    im sure ive seen adapters for that

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    The old lead is what I call 2 pin "cassette" lead so I need 2 pin female socket to 3 pin "kettle" plug (which I've never managed to find )

    Si

    Probably because I search for cassette and kettle

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    The old lead is what I call 2 pin "cassette" lead so I need 2 pin female socket to 3 pin "kettle" plug (which I've never managed to find )

    Si

    Probably because I search for cassette and kettle
    Also the 2 pin cassette doesn't have an earth so the kettle adapter would only be live and neutral

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    so the kettle adapter would only be live and neutral
    mm - you make a good point

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    Dapsied's third link looks the jobby.

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    Pretty pictures may help you work out what they're actually called. Well, grey & boring pictures, but they do the trick.

    I hate all projector mounts since starting to buy the new Casio projectors. Actually, no, I just hate Casio for almost making the perfect product and then ruining all the happy feeings by using M3 mounting holes instead of M4 like every other projector and mount ever made anywhere in the world since the invention of digital projection. STUPID CASIO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60320#Connector_standard_sheets"]
    I hate all projector mounts since starting to buy the new Casio projectors. Actually, no, I just hate Casio for almost making the perfect product and then ruining all the happy feeings by using M3 mounting holes instead of M4 like every other projector and mount ever made anywhere in the world since the invention of digital projection. STUPID CASIO.
    I agree! It doesn't stop me buying the Casio projectors though

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