[vcf-midatlantic] Exposed pins on vintage computers in storage

William Sudbrink wh.sudbrink at gmail.com
Tue Oct 29 16:27:09 EDT 2019

Dielectric grease, like Nyogel 760G is great for protecting pins from
tarnish/corrosion.  I use it on my Ohio Scientifics.  The OSIs have the
"fatherboard" style backplanes.

Bill S.

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From: vcf-midatlantic [mailto:vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org] On
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Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:24 PM
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Cc: Ethan O'Toole
Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] Exposed pins on vintage computers in storage

I have a system in climate controlled storage. I currently leave all the 
CPU and memory boards installed. It has large connectors that are male 
pins on side of computer and female on side of the CPU and memory boards.

Would it be a big deal to leave the boards removed from the system? The 
boards weigh a lot and I plan to move it upstairs in the storage unit -- 
reset the rent counter and lower the size of the unit.

I could potentially get some desicant and wrap up the boards if needed but 
the cabinet not so much (it's a Cray.)

Any thoughts?

         - Ethan

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