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Re: RE=A0: [Nature Recordists] Re: Jammed minidi sc, HHB Portadisc

Subject: Re: RE=A0: [Nature Recordists] Re: Jammed minidi sc, HHB Portadisc
From: "Marty Michener" enjoybirds
Date: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:18 pm (PDT)
At 03:18 PM 7/12/2006, you wrote:
>I would make the same suggestion, Marty.
>Try removing entirely the metal shutter and its spring mecanism.
>I never had a problem of that sort with the Portadisc, but having
>experienced it several times with computer diskettes (often not mine), I
>am particularly attentive BEFORE inserting any MD in the recorder. Should=

>I see the metal shutter be only slightly more open than usual, I would not=

>insert the disk.

I certainly shall place my specs on and look more closely from now on. I
have no clue how the spreading ever got started.  Merci, Dominique!

But I am baffled why would anyone ever design a drive, MD or computer, that=

had thin pieces of metal FACING IN at the out-coming shutter slide, so any=

slight bulge would be caught fish-hook-barb style?  Wouldn't you have your=

drive metal all oriented so as to NEVER hook anything sticking out from a
MD, but rather press it safely back in toward the disc? Isn't that common

--  best regards,  Marty Michener
MIST Software Assoc. Inc.,  P. O. Box 269, Hollis, NH 03049

"I am strongly induced to believe that as in music, the person who
understands every note, if he also possesses a proper taste, more
thoroughly enjoy the whole, so he who examines each part of a fine view,
may also thoroughly comprehend the full and combined effect.  Hence, a
traveler should be a botanist, for in all views plants form the chief
embellishment."  Charles Darwin, The Voyage of the Beagle

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