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Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

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1:43p
Interesting.

I was out today, and picked up something /really weird/ that someone was tossing out. Anyways, there was this pile of junk (some busted plywood, an old couch, etc.), and poking out of tyhe corner I saw what I at first thought was an old Beta player. At this point I was like "Sweet, maybe it still works, been looking for one of these...". Upon closer inspection, however, it wasn't a Betamax player. It was one of these, a very beat up Quasar VT-1000. Also found 3 tapes for it, 2 in their cardboard sleeves, one without its sleeve. Dunno if it powers up or not - whoever unhooked it did so by cutting the coaxial cords and the power cord right up by the machine. The cut-off coax is easy enough to deal with, just unscrew it, but the power cord... :/

I wonder if there's anything I can do with it??

Current Mood: pleased
11:19p
Omg! My 8-track sounds /way/ better now, could be either because I cleaned the head and capstan (big metal pin thingy) with some cleaning sticks and stuff (the head was kinda dirty, and the capstan (big metal pin thingy) was absolutely /filthy/), or it's because I replaced the crumbled-to-bits foam pad in the cartridge. (5/8" (7.94mm) self-adhesive weaterstripping, clear packing tape, and the original hard plastic bit with the crumbled foam scraped off.)

More to post about later, too.

Current Mood: accomplished

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