Leaking DEC VR201 monochrome monitor?
robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Wed Jun 22 12:41:54 CDT 2016
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> From: cctech [mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of william
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> Subject: Re: Leaking DEC VR201 monochrome monitor?
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 11:10 AM, tony duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
> > > I picked up a DEC VR201 display today, it was leaking a highly
> > > corrosive brown liquid. So corrosive it burned my skin painfully /
> > > immediately
> > and
> > Ouch, in more ways than one. If it attacks your skin like that, I
> > wonder what it has done to the insides of the monitor.
> > > I had to wash hands thoroughly. Anyone come across a display that
> > leaked a
> > > corrosive liquid like that? The display was stored in its original
> > > box,
> > so
> > > I don't think the brown liquid was from something stored on top of
> > > it,
> > but
> > > I don't know for sure.
> > If it does come from inside, just about the only thing it can be is
> > electrolyte from one of the capacitors. I'd remove the case  and
> > have a look.
> > Possibly
> > wearing gloves...
Nasty! I have a couple of working VR201s that I want to check for impending problems, this has prompted me to plan to do that sooner rather than later.
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