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  1. I think you have two choices: 1. Forget about it 2. Take it to a tech and see if he can check it out and give you an estimate of the repair cost. If you go route 2. Make sure you give him all the information, even if it may be embarrasing, so that he knows he will have to check a bit more than the obvious. And be prepared to pay a fee, even if you don't proceed with the repair. Can't expect the tech to spend time checking all possible damage without remuneration. Even then, there may be something damaged that may not be obvious until a certain level of serviceability has
  2. I buy a lot of second hand CDs from garage sales, and the like. I've had a few incidences of older discs with "flaked" laquer on the label side, leaving pieces (in excess of a mm or two), of the aluminium layer missing. Not from manufacture, obviously with holes of that size. Also dark grey squiggly corrosion in the aluminium layer, possibly caused by moisture through a pinhole in the laquer label layer. Another type of disc rot is where you get dark discolouration around the edges of the aluminium layer, that appears to spread from the edges inwards. All these have occured in olde
  3. Yeah sorry mate.. But I thought @Batty had already answered the question. Variable power supplies are handy when testing equipment with a bad internal power supply. You can bypass the internal P/S with the variable, to test the rest of the circuits. If the equipment has a no signal throughput fault, you can use a signal generator to inject a signal at various stages, to determine where the loss of throughput has occurred.
  4. The power supplies, supply power. The signal generator, generates signals..
  5. They should have dropped the advisory speed to 20KPH for that particular bends, in the OP pic.. Everyone knows you can safely negotiate bends at 20KPH above the posted advisory signs... 😂
  6. Some decent shelves, and a handy thing called "The Alphabet" 😉
  7. Bit Rot/Data Rot is a "feature" of the medium you store the data on. It can happen to HDDs or CDs. Copied CDs, from the early era of copying CDs (90's to 2000's), are notorious for being unreadable now. Commercial CDs generally fare better, but I have had a few where the shiny bits start to develop pin holes, or even start oxidising from the edges..
  8. Yes, you can still watch free to air no problems. @Old Man Rubber The two Minis and the Mighty I have are OK with reception. Certainly no worse that the TVs they are connected to. And I live in a marginal reception area. The only problem that occurs when the internet drops out are obviously the apps won't work, no EPG, and you might find the remote will be not very responsive while the Fetch/s are working out they don't have internet connection. (I think it's just a "leave me alone, I'm busy" kind of thing). But that is only for about 10 to 20 secs max.
  9. +1 for the Fetch Mighty. I have an older model, with 3 tuners that can record 4 different programs at the same time. But the new model has 4 tuners, and can record six programs at the same time. The reason so many recordable programs is good, is that I almost never watch live TV, and only watch what I record. Then it doesn't matter if I fall asleep halfway through a movie, I don't miss the end. The other good things is you can just select "record series" and the Fetch will almost always record all episodes, even if the times change slightly. On the very rare occasion it may not cat
  10. Using EAC and setup as per these guides, and you should get perfect rips and reasonable speeds < 5 minutes per CD for discs in good condition. If the disc has a lot of errors, it can take a long time EAC Drive Config
  11. Have you tried any of the Linux Mint distros? Although the Deepin sounds interesting @MattyW I might give it a burl.
  12. Well that's about the only thing I can think of that will give different rip results to flac, from the same disc, provided there weren't a heap of errors. And that would give you clicks strange digital glitch noises, or just not play. The actual audio quality will be the same as on the CD, otherwise.
  13. Trying to work out how they're going to work with stud adhesive, which is what holds the sheets to the studs. The screws are only for keeping the sheets in place till the stud glue dries.
  14. Are you using replay-gain to set gain level tags when encoding, and to interpret tags when decoding?
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