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CED Digest Vol. 6 No. 14  •  4/7/2001


20 Years Ago In CED History:

April 8, 1981:
* Omar Bradley, the last of America's five-star generals, dies at age
88. Called the GI's General for the care he took with the lives of
ordinary soldiers, he was a graduate of the 1915 "class the stars fell
upon" at West Point that contributed more than 30 generals to World War
II. He served in Tunisia, the Sicilian campaign, and the D-Day landings
in Normandy. After the war he served two terms as the Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff. Omar Bradley is portrayed by Karl Malden on the
CED title "Patton" and by Nicholas Stuart on "The Longest Day." He
appears in archive footage at the beginning of the CED title "A Bridge
Too Far."

April 9, 1981:
* The U.S. Submarine "George Washington" strikes and sinks a small
Japanese freighter in the East China Sea resulting in the deaths of the
freighter's captain and first mate. The submarine leaves the scene
without assisting the survivors.

April 10, 1981:
* Bobby Sands, an imprisoned Irish Republican Army member engaged in a
hunger strike, is elected to the British Parliament from a district in
Northern Ireland.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: Excalibur.

April 11, 1981:
* Twelve days after he was wounded in an assassination attempt,
President Reagan leaves the hospital and returns to the White House.
* "Kiss on My List" (CED) by Hall & Oates becomes No. 1 U.S. single.

April 12, 1981:
* The U.S launches the first orbital space shuttle mission STS-1 from
the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The "Columbia"
completes 36 orbits of the Earth during its 54.5 hour flight, then
glides to a smooth landing at Edwards Air Force Base in southern
* Joe Louis, the American heavyweight boxer, dies at the age of 66. He
was the heavyweight boxing champion of the world for almost 12 years,
from 1937 until 1949. Joe Louis appears on the cover of the CED title
"The Big Fights, Vol. 2" which features six of his classic fights,
including the memorable 1938 bout with German Max Schmeling which served
as an allegory of democracy vs. fascism.
* Golfer Tom Watson wins the $60,000 purse in the Masters at Augusta,
Georgia in a narrow victory over Jack Nicklaus.
* Nelson Piquet wins the Argentina Grand Prix (CED).

April 13, 1981:
* Janet Cooke of the Washington Post is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for
feature writing on a story concerning an eight year old drug addict.
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2001 08:05:22 -0500 (CDT)
From: Dave Killeffer <DMK9561>
Subject: SJT300

I just got an SJT-300 free at the surplus auction at my university
After replacing the function belt, it seems to work fine save for one
the RCA jack audio outs have a very low level.  I opened the player and
up the R4127 pot listed on the service page to no avail.  The output
the coax antenna jack is still ok.  It does still give a good strong
power on
pop when turned on, and if the volume is maxxed on the stereo it gives a
low level bass-heavy output.  Give me possibilities please, I'm not
about opening the player to service position or doing some light
soldering (I
put the cooling fan in my SKT-400).

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

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

Move Over, Plymouth Approaching Rapidly

got boost?

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

Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 17:52:17 -0400
Subject: Broken SJT400
From: Stephen J Testa <sjt46>

Hi Tom

Just wanted to thank you for helping (via one of your function motors
the CED Magic website) me fix my SJT400.

I am the one who ordered a J/K function motor because the function motor
in this unit would spin normally in the forward (caddy insert) direction
but not at all or very weakly in the reverse (caddy eject) direction. 
But the new function motor behaved in the exact same manner.

But I fixed it in a very low tech way since I don't have any meters. 
Using your handy equiv. component cross reference guide I bought almost
every component in the function motor circuit (the stuff was cheap). 
plan was to use jumper wires with micro alligator clips at each end; and
in this manner "attach" each replacement compnent one by one to its
position on the circuit board until the player functioned normally.  (Of
course the player would be unplugged during any switchover.)  However it
turned out the first component I tested (diode CR5902) was the culprit.

So the player is fixed and I'm quite satisfied with myself but I doubt I
could have fixed it without your new function motor or the cross
reference guide.  Thanks so much for helping us Tom.



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