[rescue] LCD monitor diagnosis

Don Y dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Thu Apr 27 19:37:13 CDT 2006

wa2egp at att.net wrote:
>> No.
> My point is that they my have designed it to have the
> counter end at zero when you play a full tape, both
> sides no matter if you use the auto reverse or flip

No, since I could eject the tape a fraction of a second
earlier, flip it over and get totally different results
(i.e. it would continue counting UP until it got to the end
of side B)

> it over manually.  Either way, the counter would
> be at zero when both sides are played.  Playing half
> a tape, then another will still make the counter 
> count down.  Not a bug....a flawed design.  I 
> guess they never thought that someone would play
> half a tape.  Duh!  :)

It's just a f*ckup.  If you played with the deck for
any length of time, you would quickly realize that there
is no way to rationalize the design.

Problem is in the implementation.  Lots of MCU's doing
little, independant tasks.  And, with flawed interfaces
so they (in this case, the MCU that *just* watches
the tape reels and runs the counter) don't really know
whats going on with the user...

<shrug>  But, I didn't buy the decks for the tape counter!  :>

> Bob 
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