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Camcorder Needs a Good Smack

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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Percussive Repair
Rob Spiegel   8/14/2012 2:37:22 PM
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Interesting story about your flight, David12345. That's a bit disturbing. Your list of what can be corrected with a good whack is a good one. I hadn't considered the tin whisker problem. Those whiskers are very thin and, you're right, they could be dislodged with a whack.

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out of 'whack'
GlennA   8/14/2012 4:56:43 PM
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Perhaps all of the 'whack' had leaked out of the unit, and the action of 'percussive repair' re-charged the 'whack' reservoir ?  Remember in Armageddon when the Cosmonaut charges $1 for hitting the unit with the wrench, and $99 for knowing where to hit it ?

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Re: out of 'whack'
Rob Spiegel   8/14/2012 5:28:22 PM
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I don't remember that in Armegeddon, Glenn. But that sounds just about right. I've been surprised over the years how well this approach to faulty electronics works.

 

GlennA
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Re: out of 'whack'
GlennA   8/14/2012 7:52:14 PM
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Rob Spiegel;  I may have the wrong movie title;  Bruce Willis and his team use the Space Shuttle to plant explosives on a comet.

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Re: out of 'whack'
Rob Spiegel   8/15/2012 10:06:01 AM
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Yes, Armegeddon was the Bruce Willis movie about the astroid headed for earth. It also featured Billy Bob Throton and Liv Tyler. Its featured song by Aerosmith, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," became a big hit.

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Re: out of 'whack'
Nancy Golden   8/16/2012 11:32:23 AM
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Great Flick - and I do recall that particular "percussive repair" in the movie!

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