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CED Digest Vol. 6 No. 37  •  9/15/2001


20 Years Ago In CED History:

September 16, 1981:
* Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Thomas Hearns in the richest sports
event in history. It grossed about $35 million and can be viewed on the
CED title "Showdown: Leonard vs. Hearns."

September 17, 1981:
* A car bomb explodes outside the PLO command center in Sidon, Lebanon
shortly before PLO leaders are scheduled to meet. At least 20 are killed
and 100 injured.

September 18, 1981:
* University of Pennsylvania researchers announce that cow's milk that
contains bovine leukemia virus can transmit the virus to other animal
species, as well as to the cow's offspring.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: The French
Lieutenant's Woman.

September 19, 1981:
* An estimated one-quarter million people attend an AFL-CIO rally in
Washington, D.C. to protest policies of the Reagan administration,
especially government cutbacks in social programs.

September 20, 1981:
* Joe Danelo kicks a record 55 yard field goal for the New York Giants.

September 21, 1981:
* After more than 300 years under British rule, Belize - long known as
British Honduras - gains full independence.

September 22, 1981:
* In Turkey, forty soldiers die when a Turkish air force jet crashes
near the Greek border during a NATO exercise.

From: "Allen wolf" <wolfallen>
Subject: Needle for SFT100 Working in SGT250!!!!
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 09:22:12 -0500

Hi All & Tom,
       Some time ago,i sent Tom Howe a letter asking why my needle for
my RCA SFT 100 #149000,worked in my RCA SGT 250. the size and shape of
both needles are the same but they have different stock numbers! this
puzzles me. why would they make two different stock numbers if both
needles work in both players? I'd Like to know...Tom? Someone? Anybody?
Allen Wolf

Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 17:36:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: bruce g <bwg1970>
Subject: CED player not working properly


I have a SGT 250 and the picture has ghosts and is in
black and white, there's no sound and there's a black
bar going down the middle of the screen.  Also the
rapid access and visual search buttons do nothing when
pushed.  Hope you can help me, cause I just got this
player and I really wanted it to work.  

thank you

Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 19:29:11 -0800
From: Tom Howe <>
Subject: RE: SJT200 Nylon drive gear

>Hello, Fellow CED collectors.I am looking for a part for my sjt200. It
>the nylon drive gear that is directly in contact with the teeth on the
>stylus mechanism that drives it across the disk. Any chance of a
>replacement part? Or is cannibalism my only hope?

I don't know of any source for this arm drive third reduction gear other
than the original RCA part. The part number is 157598 and you might be
able to find it at some distributor that has some new old RCA stock. If
that doesn't work the gear can be gotten out of any J/K parts machine.
Note that this is a breakaway spoked gear designed to sacrifice itself
to spare the stepper motor in the event of a player jam. So after
replacing it, make sure the pickup arm can be advanced freely by hand
before plugging the AC power cord in.



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