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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby pauliedweasel » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:16 am

Well, that certainly explains my 1978 Fiat 131. I really loved the car and kept it seven years but towards the end it really started to rust badly in the strangest places and I live in sunny Los Angeles!
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theinonen wrote:My previous 3 cars were Peugeot and there never was any problems with rust on any of them

That's because they are not old enough.
Rust was extremely common on french cars built up to the beginning of the 80s. Renault in particular built cars in the middle of the 70s from steel procesed in Italy, where there had been a months long strike during rainy weather, during which the steel stored outside the factories with no rain protection. Apparently it did not occur to the Renault geniuses that such steel had been made fragile because of the rain. You could then indeed say that cars built from this steel were pre-rusted.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby pauliedweasel » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:25 am

I'll second that about San Bernardino!
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uunix wrote:How does the US cope with death traps?

Simple: we don't drive them. They get sold to the junkyard for scrap value or sit on blocks in somebody's back pasture for a few decades until they disintegrate.


Obviously you've never lived in San Bernardino. :?

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby pentium » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:59 pm

I spent $420CDN on TWO of these....

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It's the Pioneer LC-V300 Autochanger for laserdiscs. Yes. Laserdiscs.
It holds 72 discs in each cabinet and can play both sides. I was planning on replacing the cluster of milk crates I currently use to hold my collection with these. Neither however have the CO-V300 which is the external controller for the thing, so if I want to actually use them either I have to find TWO of them, or I have to reverse engineer the protocol it uses to control them.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby robespierre » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:23 pm

Amazing!
With luck the protocol will just be a variant of the sony RS422 VTR control.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby pentium » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:41 pm

Looking at the pin designations on either end of the harness for the 25 pin D-sub, that doesn't look like RS-422 unfortunately. :?


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DB25----Name---Wire Color---PCB Connector---Name

1-------GND------BRN------------1----------GND
2-------DTA0-----RED------------2----------DATA0
3-------DTA1-----ONG------------3----------DATA1
4-------DTA2-----YLW------------4----------DATA2
5-------DTA3-----GRN------------5----------DATA3
6-------REQ------BLU------------6----------REQ
7-------RSTB-----PRP------------7----------RS
8-------TSTB-----GRY------------8----------TS
9-------RDWR-----WHT------------9----------RW
10------EXIST----BLK------------10---------EX
11------SELECT---BRN------------11---------AV
12------RELAY----RED------------12---------+12V
13------N/C
14-25---GND
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby commodorejohn » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:23 pm

Good gravy, what were you supposed to use that for?
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby robespierre » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:13 pm

It does say "LaserKaraoke" on the side. At karaoke bars, there are lists of songs that fill whole binders. Being able to key in a song from a library of thousands was good business, I suppose. Does this unit hold full-size 30mm LaserDiscs? A lot of the karaoke discs were only 20mm.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby pentium » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:58 am

Yep. It holds full-size discs.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Shiunbird » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:03 am

Self-explanatory.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:21 pm

Got the PC-9821 all cleaned up and it looks great! A pity about the holes in the top for space-saver brackets but eh, what can you do.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby commodorejohn » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:44 pm

Ah, nice :D Is it all up and running?
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:21 pm

I haven't plugged it in yet because even though I was told it should be fine, I'm super nervous about blowing the PSU on a computer I had to have shipped from Japan as I have no step-down transformer...
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:49 pm

Those aren't hard to find. Fry's carries them for around $40.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:57 pm

I can get one off Amazon too but I don't have the spare cash right now, not after spending what I spent to ship the thing and its keyboard from Japan!
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby miod » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:50 pm

itsvince725 wrote:I haven't plugged it in yet because even though I was told it should be fine, I'm super nervous about blowing the PSU on a computer I had to have shipped from Japan as I have no step-down transformer...

Since half Japan runs with ~120V and the other half with ~220V, japanese PSU are usually autosense. At worst, there will be a 110/220 red manual switch on the back.
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