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

Ethan O'Toole telmnstr at 757.org
Tue Oct 29 16:31:39 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.

Interesting! The downside is each connector is 2.5' long and there might 
be 16 boards total. Brushing it into the connectors might not be too 
tough though.

 			- Ethan

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> 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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