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CED Digest Vol. 5 No. 41  •  10/14/2000


Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2000 10:10:56 -0500 (CDT)
From: Dave Killeffer <DMK9561>
Subject: The Breakfast Club

Hello all!

I'm new to CEDs, and I have had little luck finding a copy of The Breakfast
Club.  I know that it's "rare", but I've found several other rare ones with
little trouble.  Also, one of my friends says he remembers a disc that isn't
listed on the CEDMagic list: a Perry Como concert disc that one of his friend's
parents watched frequently.

Anyway, if anyone has a copy of The Breakfast Club that they would like to
sell, let me know.

Dave Killeffer
Tech Village Apt. M-7-West
Phone #ERmine 2-5864

"The distance between genius and insanity is measured only by success." -Eliot

Move Over, Plymouth Approaching Rapidly

got boost?

"If you're gettin' turbo lag, you ain't drivin' it right." -Carroll Shelby

From: zachd
To: Tom Howe <>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 19:38:53 -0500
Subject: Re:Stylus for sale?
Priority: normal

I must have missed something.. where are there styluses for sale!?


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From: "Guy Krause" <krauseg>
Subject: Re: CED Digest Vol. 5 No. 40
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 18:03:40 MST

I have about 300 to 400 titles on CED.  If you are looking for a particular 
movie or other title, please e-mail me at and I will advise 
of availability and price. Thank you.

Guy Krause

Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 06:30:39 -0800
From: Tom Howe <>
Subject: RE: Failure of Pickup Arm to Move at Disc Load

>I feel there isn't a problem I can't handle now. Except for that darm arm 
>not moving forward when my CED is first loaded......

On F/G players (including the Sears 5474 and Zenith VP2000) this condition is 
usually caused by the stylus set down adjustment being incorrect. The following 
information addressing this issue has been added to the Repair Solutions page: Player Category: F/G Chassis Fault: Improper Stylus Set Down Adjustment Symptom(s): The player never enters play mode when a disc is inserted, but the unit will play normally if with the power off, the pickup arm is moved by hand to the center of the disc grooves with the power then being switched on. Conversely, the player may consistently start at the same point when playing discs, for example 10 seconds into the program material on each disc. Solution(s): F/G CED players have a landing screw adjustment that determines the point on the disc surface where the stylus sets down when play is initiated. If this adjustment is too far out, the disc will never start to play because the player system control is unable to locate the first modulated groove on the disc. If the adjustment is too far in, the stylus will miss the initial grooves on the disc and usually start playback several seconds into the program material of all discs inserted. On F/G players the pickup arm is pushed to the back of the player each time a caddy is inserted, and the landing screw simply stops this backward motion at a predetermined point that ideally is directly above the first modulated groove on the disc. The landing screw adjustment requires a 5/64" hex key, and the screw is directly accessible on the back panel of the player. Looking at the back of the player, locate the hole on the housing about 3 inches from the left side and 1 inch from the player top. RCA has a service manual procedure where the Service Test/Alignment Discs can be used to adjust this, but each disc must have the diameter of the first modulated groove printed on the caddy label, and most of the later service discs lack this number. In practice, the proper adjustment can be made via trial-and-error. If the adjustment is too far out, rotate the landing screw a half turn clockwise (looking at the back of the player), and check for playback upon disc insertion. If no playback occurs, rotate the screw clockwise another half turn, or if playback now occurs a few seconds into play, rotate the screw counterclockwise a quarter turn. Continue decreasing how far the screw is rotated with each disc insertion until playback begins near the start of the modulated grooves on the disc, which is usually just a few seconds before the first graphics appear on screen. The landing screw is an 8-32 by 5/8" socket head set screw, so each full turn of the screw spans about 40 seconds of disc play (1/32 inch x 9541 grooves/inch x 60/450 seconds/groove). Test the final adjustment with several different disc titles.


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