cctalk Digest, Vol 52, Issue 38
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Tue Dec 18 21:39:40 CST 2007
On 18 Dec 2007 at 20:29, cctalk-request at classiccmp.org wrote:
> Seocndly, if you fiddle with the video heads themselves, be warned they
> are delicate. They are brittle ferrite cors, the windings are thin and
> brought out to little BCPs stuck in postiion. If you break the wires
> you'll not be able to fix them.If the PCB comes uncluged, it'll break the
> wires. And if the head tip bangs into anything it will shatter. That is
> the bitter voice of experience from the time I rebuilt the head assembly
> in a portable rell-to-reel VTR (sorry it's off-topic, so I'll stop there).
I was going to suggest a head from a Telcan video recorder as being
more suitable, but I doubt that there are many of those around.
Maybe a head from one of the cheap floppytape QIC drives might also
do the trick.
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