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Re: voltage problem?

> From quattro-owner@swiss.ans.net Mon Jan  9 11:29:38 1995
> Date: Mon, 9 Jan 95 10:43:22 EST
> To: quattro@swiss.ans.net
> From: jdouglas@mitre.org (jason douglas)
> >
> I thought the problem might be something like that, or even something
> mechanical (cold grease?) until I noticed that it works flawlessly, even
> when cold, if the engine is off.  This suggests two possibilities: first,
> maybe a fogged lens or something reduces the player's ability to track,
> which is still sufficient if everything is still.  The  vibration from the
> engine "puts it over the edge."  

This is indeed very likely.  Engine vibrations, no matter how slight, 
could be setting up a resonance in the player.  The suspension of the
CD-changer's chassis has to employ some sort of damping mechanism, which
is probably affected by temperature.

One sure-fire test would be to--on a cold night--leave the car outside,
but leave an electric blanket--on low, of course--wrapped around the
changer.  The only variable then would be the changer's temperature.

I don't yet know if mine has a problem--it hasn't gotten that cold
here yet.

John Greenstreet, Senior Engineer           (jgreenst@motown.ge.com)
Martin Marietta Government Electronic Systems    Moorestown NJ 08057
WPI Class of '75, Temple Class of '94

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