kubuntu-users Digest, Vol 48, Issue 5

Brian Wootton Brian.Meg at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 2 14:47:07 UTC 2009

> On Thursday 01 January 2009, Bruce Marshall wrote:
>> On Thursday 01 January 2009, Steven Vollom wrote:
>>> I will use alcohol unless you again reply.
>> You might do better with a soft pencil eraser.
> No!  Not no, but hell no!  Dry, the eraser can and will generate local static 
> charges of several thousand volts, further damaging the memory.  Simply 
> exercising the memory out of the socket and back in should take care of the 
> problem if indeed that is it.
> My experience comes from nearly 60 of my 74 years, chasing electrons for a 
> living.  I am a C.E.T. since 1972, and a broadcast engineer since 1964, and 
> have been making a living fixing electronics since about 1949.
> Yeah, now I'm a genuine old fart. :) Almost retired for several years, CE at 
> WDTV-5 from 1984 to mid 2002, and my phone still rings when TSHTF.  I'll 
> likely never be more than 'almost' retired till I fall over for good.  I have 
> no intention of doing that, but I'm also diabetic, which says I'm at a high 
> risk.

Oh dear, I've had disasters with cleaning fluids!  and have fixed many 
intermittent faults with a rubber, so I guess
you pays your money and takes your pick Bruce. I'm also 74 and diabetic 
but I haven't the steam left for any ding-dongs,
though I still use a soldering iron.

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