[PDP8-Lovers] how to clean a PDP8/A, dishwasher?

From: Mark Crispin <mrc_at_CAC.Washington.EDU>
Date: Sat Dec 15 00:25:35 2001

On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, Gunther Schadow wrote:
> But first I need to give this thing a good cleaning.


> A friend
> has assured me that there's nothing better than the dishwasher,
> with the exception of big capacitors and, what about magnetic
> core memory?

I am appalled that anyone would seriously consider putting any electronic
equipment, much less antiques, in a dishwasher.

It may be alright to (gently!) vaccuum away dust and deteriorated foam
rubber, although a feather duster may be more appropriate. I would not
risk anything else, and certainly not insert anything (including water or
alcohol) under the plexiglass shield protecting the core.

A damp cloth with perhaps a bit of soap to the exterior surfaces of the
case is probably all you really need, but be sure not to let any liquid
seep into the inerior.

-- Mark --

Science does not emerge from voting, party politics, or public debate.
Received on Sat Dec 15 2001 - 00:25:35 GMT

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