Anyone have a spare Apple IIgs power supply?

Sean Caron scaron at
Fri Dec 12 09:16:20 CST 2014

Ha. Wood methanol. Wood alcohol, aka methanol. Sorry.



On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 10:15 AM, Sean Caron <scaron at> wrote:

> I'm not sure what the formulation was in the past but denatured alcohol
> nowadays is just ethanol with maybe 5-10% methanol added. You definitely
> shouldn't be drinking it (in vivo, methanol is metabolized to formaldehyde
> via oxidative reduction - formaldehyde attacks the optic nerve - which is
> why drinking wood methanol makes you go blind) but other than that, I
> wouldn't say it's particularly more harmful to you, boards or components
> than isopropanol is. You wouldn't want to drink that, either!
> Best,
> Sean
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 3:51 AM, Tothwolf <tothwolf at> wrote:
>> On Thu, 11 Dec 2014, Eric Smith wrote:
>>  If anyone happens to have a spare Apple IIgs power supply that they'd be
>>> willing to sell for lower than eBay prices, I could really use one. On
>>> eBay, the power supply often sells for more than the whole computer.
>>> I will replace the failed capacitor in the power supply that I have, but
>>> unfortunately when it smoked and burst, it got smelly resinous crap all
>>> over the PCB, other components, and the inside of the power supply case, so
>>> I'd prefer to put in another power supply than constantly fill the house
>>> with fumes from this one.
>> Isopropyl alcohol* and a toothbrush will clean off the capacitor mess and
>> magic smoke residue. It won't hurt the other components to get them wet
>> with alcohol or even water if you need to rinse it. Isopropyl alcohol might
>> damage or remove printing from certain types of labels though, so be
>> careful of those.
>> [* -Not- "denatured" or wood alcohol, normally used for thinning shellac,
>> which has different chemical additives that are extremely toxic.]

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