Leaking DEC VR201 monochrome monitor?

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Wed Jun 22 10:04:49 CDT 2016

> On Jun 22, 2016, at 10:49 AM, william degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I picked up a DEC VR201 display today, it was leaking a highly corrosive
> brown liquid.  So corrosive it burned my skin painfully /  immediately and
> I had to wash hands thoroughly.  Anyone come across a display that leaked a
> corrosive liquid like that?  The display was stored in its original box, so
> I don't think the brown liquid was from something stored on top of it, but
> I don't know for sure.

Electrolytic capacitor?  That's about the only component I can think of you'd find in a monitor that might contain corrosives.  (Batteries also do, but a VR201 is not likely to contain one.)


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