network was not field rpeairiable, and I can see why. After
>bending up the tabs, I slid off the can to reveal the components in a
>particularlly evil potting compound. It's not hard, it's sticky, I can be
I remember encountering it when I was kid, in a similar phone.
Impossibly sticky. Probably full of PCBs or something.
Yes, that's the stuff alright. It gets on everything, particularly
fingertips, which makes it very difficult to handle small parts.
I could make a terrible joke using the other meaning of 'PCB' (the one
more commonly used in electronics) and say that the problem with this
network is the lack of PCBs. The other brands of American telephone I
have, and all the British ones, hae the components on a normal SRBP PCB
which is easy to repair.
Anyway, the potting compound doesn't smell like the Polychlorinated
biphenyls that I am used to.