[rescue] plastics reaction
Curtis H. Wilbar Jr.
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Thu Apr 24 00:28:02 CDT 2003
This isn't exactly rescue per se.... however....
I just moved a printer in storage from one location to another location.
There was a printer cable wrapped around the paper feed "tray" (this is
a HP Inkjet printer).
Where the cable was wrapped around, the oils/chemicals in the plastics
of the printer cable insulation reacted with the printer plastics, and
softened/melted them (thankfully not badly) in the contact area between
the two different plastics !
Anyone ever seen this happen before ? This is a first for me
(needless to say the printer cable is no longer stored with the printer!).
Glad this didn't happen to the case of a nice older "rescue" computer !
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