HP CRT decay (was: Re: HP2648 heartbreak)

From: Frank McConnell <fmc_at_reanimators.org>
Date: Sat Feb 12 15:32:19 2005

Jules Richardson wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-02-11 at 21:32 -0600, Jay West wrote:
>> I know of just a few collectors who have one or two, and some of
>> them have the dreaded crt mold.
> Question though; is that a dead CRT (i.e. phosophor rot, loss of vacuum
> etc.) or "just" water damage following delamination of the glass forming
> the face of the CRT? (latter often seen in the corner of ancient car
> windscreens)

It is not a dead CRT. I have seen the CRT in a 2645A get the dreaded
CRT mold while powered on. Said 2645A was the console for an
HP3000/58 that was running 'til April 1999.

-Frank McConnell
Received on Sat Feb 12 2005 - 15:32:19 GMT

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