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Author Topic: I bought a Space Ace Disc but it's got laser rot. :( Is it garbage?  (Read 13269 times)
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« on: October 21, 2014, 07:05:21 PM »


I bought a really nice looking Space Ace disc off of ebay. I paid about $100 shipped for it from the UK.

When playing the disc in the player not plugged in the game, the disc stops at the same scene every time then resumes and there is a lot of snow on the screen.

I cleaned it with Novus and it didn't help.

Is there any hope for this disc or is it just garbage? Really bummed. Sad
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2014, 07:20:07 PM »

and that, together with the 3+ laserdisc players you bought over the last months, is exactly the reason many people Daphne-d the machines...

now, i don't know much about laserdiscs, i am not a laserguy, but i think that could be indeed one of the symptoms you have with laser rot

and as far as i know there is no fix for that.

Bummer indeed..
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2014, 07:26:54 PM »

Maybe it's a PAL/NTSC thing ? No idea really, I'm not a laser-guy....


Here's a picture I took in the Computer Museum in Cambridge (UK) that I visited last summer. I think that is kinda unreadable now Wink



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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2014, 07:29:47 PM »

Oh and going off-topic, but here are some more pics from that same holiday, also in Cambridge but in an arcade there. I really don't think that is going to fit in your basement John Smiley

That marquee is already HUGE !


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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2014, 07:36:33 PM »

Oh and going off-topic, but here are some more pics from that same holiday, also in Cambridge but in an arcade there. I really don't think that is going to fit in your basement John Smiley

That marquee is already HUGE !

That game is amazing! I WANT THAT!!! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2014, 07:38:37 PM »

It was so funny because when I saw it I thought about you right away and of course I played it a couple of times. I actually hadn't played it on iOS before Smiley
Managed to get some good number of ticket out of it, but we all know how "valuable" these are Smiley

I thought it was fun too ! It has all the elements a good arcade game needs: simple to play, hard to master and yet when you fail you feel it's your fault and want to give it "one more try"....

About the LD: did you get it through eBay ? if it was mentioned as fully working I think you should file a claim...
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2014, 07:42:14 PM »

It was so funny because when I saw it I thought about you right away and of course I played it a couple of times. I actually hadn't played it on iOS before Smiley
Managed to get some good number of ticket out of it, but we all know how "valuable" these are Smiley

I thought it was fun too ! It has all the elements a good arcade game needs: simple to play, hard to master and yet when you fail you feel it's your fault and want to give it "one more try"....

About the LD: did you get it through eBay ? if it was mentioned as fully working I think you should file a claim...

Here's the thing... I didn't personally buy this. Some guy in the UK bought it for me and shipped it to me as the seller wouldn't ship to the USA. I paid for it of course.

This is the auction:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPACE-ACE-LASER-DISC-/131258998817?
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2014, 08:33:47 PM »

I will never understand why people refuse to ship to another country.....sigh.

Sucks man...
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2014, 11:22:00 PM »


That's the site owner of Jamma+
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2014, 02:30:28 AM »


Can you tell him he sold me a shit disc??? Cheesy

Does this guy have a laserdisc game? If he does, I bet he knew it had laser rot but didn't mention it.
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2014, 11:50:54 AM »


Can you tell him he sold me a shit disc??? Cheesy

Does this guy have a laserdisc game? If he does, I bet he knew it had laser rot but didn't mention it.

Don't think he has any Laserdisc games.

I don't have any contact with him, nor are we friends, so I don't think he would appreciate it if I told him he sold you a duff disc :-)

I gave you this information because I thought you might be a member there and could contact him?

He's also here but not logged on since first registering:

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?action=profile;u=3973
 
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2014, 04:07:39 AM »


Can you tell him he sold me a shit disc??? Cheesy

Does this guy have a laserdisc game? If he does, I bet he knew it had laser rot but didn't mention it.

Don't think he has any Laserdisc games.

I don't have any contact with him, nor are we friends, so I don't think he would appreciate it if I told him he sold you a duff disc :-)

I gave you this information because I thought you might be a member there and could contact him?

He's also here but not logged on since first registering:

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?action=profile;u=3973
 

That's cool. I don't want you to get in trouble and I fully understood the risk! It's a little surprising that if he runs that arcade site he didn't at least test the disc. But again, I totally knew that I was taking a risk ordering it as it didn't say it was tested.

I sent him a PM on this site here.
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2014, 12:21:52 AM »

john did you get my link on your youtube video about the NOS space ace disk in USA

the seller is a good guy I used him many times and Is a member of KLOV and well known member
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2014, 02:15:25 AM »

john did you get my link on your youtube video about the NOS space ace disk in USA

the seller is a good guy I used him many times and Is a member of KLOV and well known member

This one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/super-rare-Brand-New-NOS-laserdisc-for-1983-Cinematronics-SPACE-ACE-arcade-game-/151441297239?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item23429acf57

I want it but I just can't drop the $$ on it right now. I'll wait for now. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2014, 09:54:45 PM »

yes that's the one

yeah I can understand

although if you had not brought the DUD then it wouldn't have been so bad to buy the NOS one
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