julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jul 19 06:19:50 CDT 2005
On Mon, 2005-07-18 at 17:28 -0700, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, Jules Richardson wrote:
> > Unfortunately the corrosion is pretty bad as the machine's obviously
> > been stored with the batteries in it for many years - I haven't had a
> Actually, that corrosion is not nearly as bad as it could be (at least
> from what I can tell in the photo which has excessive flash)
Heh, yep they were rather quick photos.
> as the
> components all seem to be intact and unaffected save for the green grime.
At least on the battery board itself (not shown in the photos) there
seems to be signs of break-up of the solder joints though, now that I've
had a chance to look at it in daylight. Hopefully that's not quite so
bad on the motherboard itself.
I'm surprised at how extensive it is though - it's reached far further
into the system than the other Whitechapels I've seen (but in those
cases the battery board was almost destroyed, so hopefully the better
condition of this one is a good sign...)
> I cleaned up the battery corrosion in an Apple Lisa this past weekend with
> distilled vinegar and it cleaned up really well. It was worse than this.
Hmm, the vinegar trick should probably go in the FAQ (along with the
fact that it tends to remove ink on ceramic chips - found that one out
the hard way once!)
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