[rescue] plastics reaction
fernande at internet1.net
Sat Apr 26 10:04:17 CDT 2003
William Enestvedt wrote:
> Curt wrote:
>>...the oils/chemicals in the plastics of the printer cable
>>insulation reacted with the printer plastics, and softened/melted
>>them.... Anyone ever seen this happen before ?
> Yup: the rubber feet on a few old external SCSI drive cases turned into goo
> where they rested on a melamine-topped desk and left long, sticky streamers
> when I picked up the case. Yuck.
I picked up an IBM PS/2 Model 77 that had feet that had turned to goo.
It really surprised me, since I didn't expect something like that to
happen with IBM hardware. Although, I suppose a company can't plan for
every potential surface of contact. I just wish I didn't get the stuff
on the seat in my truck :-(
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