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Old 01-02-2009, 01:47 PM
Brian Wootton
Default kubuntu-users Digest, Vol 48, Issue 5

> 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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