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Re: Question for Allan Hoeltje

Title: Re: Question for Allan Hoeltje
OK, I admit it.  I am a closet looper and do not perform gigs.  My EDP's are pampered in a rack in my little studio at home and have never had so much as even a tiny jiggle let alone an axle breaking taxi ride through New York City.

I am also a software geek and know just enough about hardware to be dangerous, even without a soldering iron in my hand.

And so, I did not know that SIMMS and EPROMS were able to soil themselves.  The battery explanation (dissimilar metals, electric current, etc.) does make sense to me so consider me a true believer now.


From: Steve Sandberg <stevesandberg@earthlink.net>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Subject: Question for Allan Hoeltje
Date: Wed, May 23, 2001, 6:30 AM

Allan --
Do you take your EDP's to gigs?  I have mine in a rack bag with some other gear -- am wondering if having it banged around in the back of taxis could possibly have unseated the SIMMS or EPROMS.

I am courious how a non-moving part that is snugly plugged into a socket
becomes dirty.  Should all electronic gizmos with computer memory be
periodically opened up and cleaned?  Seems dubious to me!

(with 2 uncleaned EDP's still working fine)