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

From: ajp166 <ajp166_at_bellatlantic.net>
Date: Sat Dec 15 14:41:48 2001

From: Mark Crispin <mrc_at_CAC.Washington.EDU>

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

You never seen how they were made then.

>It may be alright to (gently!) vaccuum away dust and deteriorated foam
>rubber, although a feather duster may be more appropriate. I would not

Believe it or not vacuuming can create damaging ESD for sensitive
boards like core drivers and even TTL!

>risk anything else, and certainly not insert anything (including water
>alcohol) under the plexiglass shield protecting the core.

Correct there. The core plane is fragile.

>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.

A lot of the PDP-8s have lived in industrial enviornments and offices
where clean air is unheard of. Many really are filthy.

Received on Sat Dec 15 2001 - 14:41:48 GMT

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