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Commercial Repairs

FIRE-TICS offers a fixed price repair service for those models of Argus cameras no longer serviced by Avon. This is aimed at professional users and includes a report on work done and a despatch test report to the original EEV / Marconi / e2v procedures. Servicing is to original EEV / Marconi standards ( I wrote most of them after all !) and will use 'new old stock' or refurbished parts as necessary.

Tier 1      Inspection report, repair report & testing. Includes minor adjustments, repairs and minor parts as required.     GBP 150
Tier 2     

Additional for cameras needing major replacement parts or greater disassembly, eg a lens or PCB.
Where a tube camera requires full setup and condition evaluation
Repair of accessories or P4428's is also likely to be in this category due to the work involved.
    GBP 140

Tier 3     
Additional sensor replacement, subject to customer approval if not already given.     GBP 200

Return shipping is charged at cost using insured courier, or customers may arrange collection on their own courier account.

Please note that tier 1 is the minimum charge and so pre-approved to reduce lead time, there are no estimates for smaller repairs. It is also recommended to pre-approve tier 2 to allow cameras to be inspected and repaired concurrently.
There is full coverage for Argus2 and Argus3 models. Spares stock is more limited for the earlier tube-based cameras (Argus1 and P4428) and a camera requiring tier 3 repairs is probably not worthwhile. An exchange for an Argus2 is available. When exchanging an Argus1 this allows the existing accessories and batteries to be used as thay are compatible. It may also be the case that 2 good cameras can be made from 3 faulty ones. Enquiries from all users welcome.

Spare Parts for Cameras

A limited supply of other spares may be available from FIRE-TICS or fellow owners to enable projects and repairs. The best approach initially is to ask on the forum if not listed below. Several forum members can also repair cameras as a hobby, making one good from two eBay purchases and will have various spare parts available from time to time for fellow enthusuasts.
Alternatively with any specific requirements.

Common spare parts currently available, for postage and PayPal payment details, and also configuration choices on the BST cores

Argus 1 & Argus 2 Battery Door
Original Lexan part in black for Argus 2. Identical fit in Argus 1.

GBP 12
Argus3 chopper motor to fix seized or noisy motors.
This is Motor ONLY, reuse your own shaft extension and connectors.

Argus2 & Argus3 chopper wheel
Suitable for cameras using the Raytheon BST sensor, some variants need more adaption than others
Diameter 70mm, slot in rim for sensing.
Motor offset from optical axis 4.15mm / 23.42mm.
Aperture for full 320 x 240 pixels

GBP 18
Argus2 3-element germanium lens 15mm f/1.0 with iris.
Suits Raytheon BST sensor giving 50 field of view.

GBP 40
Argus3 3-element germanium lens 15mm f/1.0 (some with iris).
Suits Raytheon BST sensor giving 50 field of view.
Can also be used on front of other sensors such as the FLIR1 where it will give a narrower field of view than the standard lens

GBP 40

Argus2 / Argus3 Raytheon ASi core module.
See Project 1 for details.
Currently out of stock
BST core set - analogue. Matched tested detector and SECCA PCB to replace 'analogue' 200 series cores
Recognise the 'Analogue' board by the larger IC and that the secondary connection is a card edge type

Strictly only for sale within UK and EU27

GBP 120
BST core set - digital. Matched tested detector and SECCA PCB to replace 'digital' 205D series cores
Recognise the 'Digital' board by the smaller processor IC and that the secondary connection is a black SMT pinned connector (on rear)

Strictly only for sale within UK and EU27

GBP 120
Camera core in Argus 3 mountings using Raytheon BST digital core. Lens included
See Project 4 for details and configuration options.
Strictly for sale only within UK & EU-27

GBP 200
Argus 3 battery PCB contacts
GBP1 each, add GBP1 postage (UK) GBP3 postage (outside UK) per order
Argus 3 battery PCB exchange-repair
Refurbished PCB sent, you change the wires over and then return the old PCB.

GBP 20

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