Errr help, I've locked my screen down and it won't retract!

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  1. Bada Bing

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    Was very excited as I collected my Hitachi TX-100 from mjhammond yesterday, and immediately set it up when I got home. I spent hours playing various DVD's and 360 games till I was happy with the settings, and then went to retract the screen - it won't go back in!

    After speaking to a friend, he thinks I've just pulled it down to far. It's a 5.5ft Nobo screen if that's any help.

    Getting this thing to mount to my ceiling was a nightmare, as my ceiling is an old fashioned lathe type one, so I had to go up into the loft and screw some wood into the lathe above so that the screws below had something to bite into. Hopefully I won't have to do all that again if I take it down.

    Anyone had to open their screen before to make it start retracting again?

    If it's not because I've pulled it down to far, it may be because I had it stuffed into my 2-seater on the way home and it took a few knocks when I made quick direction changes on some of the twisty roads near my house.

    Not a great start to projector life, but I'm almost there! :D
     
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    The trick is a very quick sharp yank down. Think of it as a snapping action. Try that and let us know how you get on.
     
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    The thing that made it retract was more to do with how I let it go back up as opposed to how I pulled it down. Pulling it as far down as I did made it more difficult to figure out how to do it.

    It seems to be if you just let it go up really quickly, the clutch releases.

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