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MCI ALIII Question
Old 29th July 2005
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MCI ALIII Question

So a couple weeks ago I had a problem with me tape shields not going down and the machine not going into fast wind. I took some good advice from the forum and (I believe) figured out the problem, or at least narrowed it down and have a temp fix going on and next when I have a bit of time I'm going to really suss it out.

At the end of a session Wednesday the problem came back so after the client left I opened up the format and tilted the deck and checked some things. While moving the deck plate the big multi-pin connectors on the back of the deck came undone. I reconnected them, but now only the top half of the ALIII works. I can set locate times and use the locate function, but the transport controls don't work. So I can locate from the ALIII, but I have to hit play from the deck.

Could this be something as simple as bulbs or is it something deeper?

Thanks
Old 29th July 2005
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MCI multitracks have TWO "Jones" plugs that connect into the rear of the transport.

Be sure both are securely in their sockets, and also verify that none of the internal wiring within the plugs is broken.

Bri
Old 30th July 2005
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Thanks Bri!
Old 2nd August 2005
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I'm glad all this old-buzzard info stored in Brian n me's brains gets to come out after a few decades.

The no shields prob with the catwhisker and microswitch was a flasback for me, and now i remember rule 2. ...If you lift the deck you then have to go round back and re-plug the locator! every G****n time.
hahaha.

carry on.
Old 2nd August 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Larrchild
I'm glad all this old-buzzard info stored in Brian n me's brains gets to come out after a few decades.

The no shields prob with the catwhisker and microswitch was a flasback for me, and now i remember rule 2. ...If you lift the deck you then have to go round back and re-plug the locator! every G****n time.
hahaha.

carry on.
That is what I've learned this week!
Old 2nd August 2005
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Next stop..the "slotcar motors"... ahhhh..."reel tachs" with bad brushes that cause the tensions to lurch....

Correct, Larry? <g>

Bri

PS, Drumsound...we assume the remote box is now operating correctly??
Old 4th August 2005
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Yep, she's doing fine.

Thanks for the help.
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