[Coco] Unpacked my CoCo Stuff
bradleyj2 at aol.com
bradleyj2 at aol.com
Thu Apr 12 11:22:27 EDT 2007
I'm pretty sure it was a cat...It had "that smell!"
In 'bama I always had voicemail...So the digital answering machine was packed away as well. I tried plugging it in and got nothing. So I rinsed it in distilled water and let it dry overnight. It works today. So that may be the route I have to go for my more precious CoCo stuff.
It's odd...Some of the cases are fine...Still whit. But the worse yellowing is on my CGP-220 printer. The case is all dark yellow. Except the door that hold the ink. That's still white! Very odd.
From: coco at yourdvd.net
To: coco at maltedmedia.com
Sent: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Unpacked my CoCo Stuff
If you think a cat has urinated on the equipment - don't plug it in -
the saline in the urine is highly conductive - think short-circuit.
Someone once mentioned that a circuit board could be cleaned with water
and dried with a blow dryer - i've used alcohol and a blow dryer to
clean boards that people brought me where they had spilled soda and
such on them, but alcohol sometimes leaves a residue...
As for the yellowing of the plastic, I think it is caused by uv and is
not reversible (i could be wrong) - i just used white spray paint,
masking tape over the labels and such and sprayed away (of course it
was disassembled so i only sprayed the case - didn't want paint getting
near the keyboard or anything else...)
I saw on a website, don't remember where, that someone used oxyclean on
keycaps after removing them...
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Unpacked my CoCo Stuff
> From: Frank Pittel <fwp at deepthought.com>
> Date: Thu, April 12, 2007 2:05 am
> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Go to a pet store and ask the person working there. They'll have
> something for you.
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 09:36:46PM -0400, BradleyJ2 at aol.com wrote:
> > Hey gang. It's been a while since I've posted anything here...Or
> done much
> > CoCo related lately.
> > Back in 2003 I want to the CoCo fest...Then got transferred from
> Indy to
> > Alabama...And now to Louisiana. So it's been almost 4 years that my
> CoCo stuff
> > has been packed away.
> > Now that I've got a house, I've got room to unpack everything.
> > Now some questions for the group:
> > - It looks like a lot of cases have yellowed while in storage. What
> > this, and how do I get things almost white again? I know this has been
> > discussed before...But my memory isn't as good as it used to be.
> > - While in storage, it looks/smells almost like a cat (or some
> animal) may
> > have...relieved...itself on the boxes. Is there any way to clean
> things? I've
> > heard that you can use distilled water and alcohol to clean circuit
> > boards...Is that correct? Any ideas to salvage my CoCo stuff?
> > Thanks!
> > -Brad
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