Bugs in computer hardware (real ones)

John C. Ellingboe john at guntersville.net
Thu Feb 8 14:09:33 CST 2007

Bob Rosenbloom wrote:
> I have a dual floppy system from Computer Automation that
> some kind of insect had made a nest in a long time ago. I'm not sure how to remove the stuff. I tried water but it has no effect. It's hard as concrete! I can chip it but it takes quite a bit of force and I don't want to rip off any components under it. Any ideas? Here's some photos:
> http://www.dvq.com/oldcomp/1kx768/cc_flpy2.JPG
> http://www.dvq.com/oldcomp/1kx768/cc_flpy3.JPG
> http://www.dvq.com/oldcomp/1kx768/cc_flpy4.JPG
> Thanks,
> Bob

Dirt/mud dauber nest...  They can be removed with water and a
brush but it will take a bit of work..  Chip away what you can
safely, use something a little stiff like an acid brush and add
a little detergent to the water.  What ever they add to the dirt
is somewhat water resistant but it will wash away after a bit.

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