Electronic components sources

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Mon Mar 22 19:20:10 2004

On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:37:50AM +0000, Tony Duell wrote:
> Has anybody tried taking the original switch apart and cleaning the
> contacts (if that's the failure mode)? I'vc repaired switches in other
> equipment that way.

My experience with DEC grey switches of the era is that a small piece of
plastic breaks off inside and the internal mobile conductor isn't held
firmly in the place it needs to be.

I don't know what's wrong with _this_ switch, but the failure mode I have
seen myself is mechanical, not oxidation.


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