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Old 08-07-2017, 09:41 PM
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BTW: you can make a temp platter belt (good for ~1-3 months) by slicing 3 rubber bands and super gluing the ends together to make a larger band that is slightly smaller than the original...This can be a cheap diagnostic test before ordering a more expensive long term replacement.

You may also be able to cut 1/4"-1" out of the original belt and glue it back together and get another few months to years out of it, if it is not deteriorating too badly.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:38 PM
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Sorry I have been away for a few days. I played a disc this weekend, and side one played fine with no problems, but the color problem started immediately when I started playing side two. Earlier today, I watched a disc & the exact same thing happened; side one played normally, but side two had the color problems, so I turned it off.

Can any one offer any suggestions on which tools & materials I need to attempt repairs on my RCA CED player? Does any one know where a service manual would be available? It would be very helpful.
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by B 4204 T3
Is any one on here familiar with an obscure home video format from the 1980s called capacitance electronic disc? It is also called RCA Selectavision video discs. I am a collector of the format, and I watch the discs all the time, but I am having a problem with my RCA CED player that I need help with. Can any one on here help me out?
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Im sorry your having player issues

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Good luck my friend
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:28 PM
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I had factory training from RCA for the CED system in the early 80's. The color problem is very likely the belt. There could be some buildup on the motor spindle to be cleaned. Those belts were expensive back then because they were conductive. A regular rubber belt cannot be used. The platter will build up a static charge and burnout the metal conductor on the stylus.

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