[Bulk] Re: HP CRT mould update
rigdonj at cfl.rr.com
Tue Apr 19 20:07:39 CDT 2005
At 03:00 PM 4/19/05 -0700, you wrote:
>On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>> Not necessarily. I've seen ADM 3A terminals that are perfect (I have a
>> couple) and I've seen some that are terrible (I have a couple).
>> At any rate, this problem has always been described by speculation and no
>> hard data. It's time we got some real answeres because if this damage can
>> be halted and prevented in the first place then I'd like to know how and
>> why it happens.
>I agree 100%. I suspect that it's not an organism at all, but
>merely breakdown of the stuff that bonds the faceplate to the
>Automobile windshields pretty much all exhibit a similar
>phenomenon; they get foggy (white) at the corners. It's known to
>be deterioration/oxidation of the plastic layer.
That's completely different from what these CRTs are doing. These have
spots all over and not an even discoloration that starts at the corners the
way that windshields do. I seriously doubt that they're caused by similar
>Plastics degrade all the time.
>But we need someone to test the "mold", which will be tough.
I would be EASY to test to see if it's an organic compound.
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