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AAAARRRRGH! #28 stranded ribbon-cable wire -> protoboard? Hah!

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Rich Grise, Feb 3, 2006.

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  1. Roy L. Fuchs

    Roy L. Fuchs Guest

    I think he thought it was one of his farts. I'll bet the fucker
    stinks pretty bad too. People move away from him at the bar.
     
  2. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Well, if you're inferring, from implication, that I'm "a superior lifeform",
    I guess I can't be held responsible for implying something that might or
    might not have misled you. ;-P

    Thanks!
    Rich
     
  3. That's OK - I've divined that it's just condensed cigarette smoke, which
    is really quite harmless to electronics - in fact, it leaves a sort of
    film that helps protect the contacts from corrosion, but wipes clean
    effortlessly when a lead is inserted.

    And anyway, I said "IF"! I have no intention of disassembling my Proto-
    Board! ;-) ;-)

    Cheers!
    Rich



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  4. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest

    I'd have to disagree about the smoke residue, it collects dirt and makes
    ribbon
    cables brittle as if prematurely aged. It gums the fans too.

    I do agree that proto board disassembly is a BITCH due to the many rails. I
    would not be inclined to do so again but 20 years ago, my lab partner
    spilled
    his coke into the board and flushing it with DI water wasn't enough.
     
  5. Roy L. Fuchs

    Roy L. Fuchs Guest


    You could be a bit more lost, but not today.
     
  6. Roy L. Fuchs

    Roy L. Fuchs Guest

    That is bullshit. Just ask any old TV technician.

    We now know why you are so brain addled, however. Nicotine
    constricted the blood vessels.
    Utter fucking bullshit.
    Not likely to be an easy task anyway. Then, we would have to
    consider your aptitude for the task as well.
     
  7. Well, I guess that's the wages for my sins. ;-P
    OK, now that I think back, I have seen those little contact rail thingies -
    it was another protoboard - not the one in these pix, but a "naked" one -
    i.e., not mounted on a steel plate. The back was a sticker, like a mailing
    label, but glossy, and printed as if by photolith, and it peeled off
    surprisingly easily. The "back" or "bottom" or whatever you call that part
    of the contact rail thingies was - were just right there. I wouldn't be
    surprised if there's nothing but a sticky label between the ones on mine
    now and that steel plate. Anyway, once I'd peeled the label off, the
    little bus thingies just lifted right out.

    I stuck it back together, and put it back into service, and it served
    me well, until that time I had to abandon everything, but that's a
    different story. )-;

    But, all seriousness aside, :).

    Thanks!
    Rich
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  8. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest

    Yep, that's how they are built...except that the rails in mine didn't fall
    out,
    I had to pry them up. Also, it was 29 years ago...gad, the crap that stays
    in my memory.
     
  9. Roy L. Fuchs

    Roy L. Fuchs Guest

    No. When those come along, it will be a lot more painful.
     
  10. Is this particular post an example of how effectively you "ignore [my]
    retarded ass"?

    Are you this good at other stuff that you do? Do you do any other stuff? ;-)

    Thanks,
    Rich
     
  11. No, I said, "Show me". That means, _you_ show _me_, which you'd have known
    if you had been conscious in 4th grade English.

    You blow a lot of smoke, Roy, but you have nothing to back any of it up
    with but bluster.

    Thanks,
    Rich
     
  12. ian.field1

    ian.field1 Guest

    ....................Only if it involves rubber chickens!
     
  13. Guest

    For a new definition of TMI, let's give Richard a big hand (pun not
    intended... oh well actually it was. :)
     
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