TI-99/4a Monitor power cord

David Gesswein djg at pdp8online.com
Sat Nov 6 12:24:18 CDT 2021

On Fri, Nov 05, 2021 at 10:13:48PM -0500, David Williams wrote:
> I have a TI monitor that has a power cord that is becoming sticky and gummy 
> and I'm looking at what to do with it. 
> Any other suggestions on dealing with the cord besides replacing it?
Once the plastic starts breaking down I haven't found anything permanent.
Some are breaking down slow enough that cleaning lasts for a couple years.
I go though my various cleaners/solvents until I get to one strong enough to 
clean it up without too much damage. The ones for removing gummy adhesive 
remover seem to work OK. A mild abrasive cleaning pad or cleaner can also help
since sometimes you need to remove the surface plastic layer to get to more 
stable plastic. Aggressive solvents will also do that but I have trouble
controlling them.

Not familiar with 99/4a monitors to comment on replacing cord.

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