vrs at msn.com
Mon Apr 4 12:42:57 CDT 2005
> On Apr 4, 2005 7:19 AM, John Foust <jfoust at threedee.com> wrote:
> > I was hunting for odd bits in my piles the other night and was
> > shocked at the decay of several plastic parts. The ends of a
> > set of GPIB cables for an old CBM disk drive were covered in a
> > white powder coating - not mold, but slow decay of the plastic.
> I have been seeing the same thing with my C= GPIB cables (as well as
> certain tool handles from the same era). AFAIK, it's inevitable with
> that sort of plastic.
My RK05F has a white powdery junk all over the inside, and all the plastic
bits have hardened (some have shattered). Is this the same problem? I
figured something had caused all the plasticizer to boil out or something.
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