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|CED Digest Vol. 5 No. 48 • 12/2/2000|
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 11:04:18 -0500 To: email@example.com From: "James M. Long" <jmlong> Subject: Two-Label Excess Curiosity Just thought I would throw a question out there for the fun of it... Anyone ever peel the label off their twice-labeled disc to see what they RCA covered over underneath? The curiosity is almost driving me crazy, but since the later titles (Moving Violations, Follow That Bird, etc.) rate as Very Rare I dare not mess with the labels - which for most of these are fairly pristine (mercifully) already. But I am still wondering... Perhaps they could be X-rayed like they do with paintings to look for hidden masterworks or sloppy retouching... maybe one would find a "Story of O" label hidden under "A Chorus Line" through the magic of technology... but maybe that is pushing it a little too far. I presume, also, that just becuase one copy of "Jewel of the Nile" had, say, "Fantastic Voyage" buried underneath it does not necessarily mean that they all do. Oh, the wonder of it all. My only real problem with this practice of RCA's was that they would cover over a 'handled' caddy with a label with no hole cut - so you get this wrinkly, easily damaged area at the bottom of the disc. Were they worried about the holes not lining up? Have you seen Tom's discussion of crooked caddy labels on the CD-ROM? How worried could they have possibly been? Or was it just that the extra caddies were mixed handles/no-handles and this was the best option? Otherwise, after amusing myself with the amount of money I saw a few 154216 needles fetch recently on Ebay, I have to say to all of you... Some ditributors still have them! There is no reason to pay $55 dollars for one! Save your money and buy more discs instead! I just picked up the "Jesus of Nazareth" set, and although the corners of the box are a little cracked (easy fix) the box protected the discs quite nicely and they are in great condition. It is a nice piece to own. Pick it up even if you have no religious convictions... One more thing, I have a disc ("Comedy Tonight", not really a big loss I guess) that had the spine crammed into the caddy - splitting the sides a little bit and pusing the faces of the caddy outward. It plays, but the fit is quite snug and getting the caddy back out of the machine usually requires taking the top off and pushing it out by hand - anyone have any suggestions for getting it nice and flat again? best, Jim Long ----------------------------------- James M. Long Administrative Assistant Parsons Laboratory 48-309 MIT Cambridge MA 02139 617.253.4111 617.258.8850 fax ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2000 22:56:09 +0100 (CET) From: John Homme <jeh> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: SJT-400 with no sound!! I have an SJT-400 that I recently bought from a guy on eBay. It seems to work fine --apart from the fact that I'm not getting any sound out of the audio out jacks. Any idea what might be wrong? The picture seems fine, although there is some picture noise & dropouts. I don't know if a worn stylus might make the sound disappear, or maybe it's an electronic malfunction. There is NO SOUND AT ALL. No hissing, noe noise whatsoever. I get a "thump" though, when the power is switched off. I'm not that experienced in doing repairs on CED players, but I've done a lot of work on VCR's through the years. Any suggestions, PLEASE let me know :) Thanks, John E. Homme Norway __________________________________________________________________ Denne eposten er sendt ved hjelp av http://www.Organizer.net - Norges ledende webbaserte kommunikasjonsløsning.
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