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At 06:25 AM 4/1/2006, Tom Fine wrote:
>The bottom photo seems to show dark char-like coloring on the bottom 
>side of both hubs. Is that just the light in the room? If not, that 
>and the dark spot on the housing indicate some sort of heat problem, 
>in which case all bets are off. The tape looks like it had a bad 
>life, so I'd put my money on it not being a common problem. Good you 
>were able to transfer part of it.

Good point, Tom, but I just added this to the article:

Note, in the above photo, the colour of the pancakes on the hubs 
appear to shift colur. The oxide coating is probably dual layer and 
the brown side attaches to the base film while the black side faces 
the head. The colour shift in the photo is related to this and the 
angle of the camera, I believe.



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