Dark Looking Slides
If your slides are coming out under developed or "dark", either your temperature is to low or your first developer is weak or diluted
1. Make sure that you are not "flooding" from the processing drum. If during the process the drum starts leaking chemistry, causing it to build up in the area underneath, a contamination is occurring in side the drum. One chemical is being loaded on top the previous solution, causing the newly loaded chemical to weaken . If this condition occurs, the processed film will almost always come out dark or magenta.
Check to document on" Flooding from the drum to correct this problem
2. If you are not flooding, make sure the tempature is correct in the heating chamber. Run a "calibrate temp" from the unit
3. If your tempature is correct, remix first developer
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