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#1 boxpressed ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:04 AM

I have an original Odyssey unit, and it arrived with the RF cable still plugged in. If you know this unit, you know that the RF cable plugs into a jack on the top of the unit. Well, in trying to remove the RF cable, which was stuck, I managed to separate the cable from the connector, which had corroded into the jack. I can still remove the connector with pliers, I think, if I can somehow dissolve the corrosion. Is this even possible? Any help appreciated.

#2 jamesk OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:33 AM

You might consider Naval Jelly

#3 Galeforcerm OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:21 AM

Pb blaster might work but it dissolves plastic so I would be careful. Naval jelly is also caustic so I would be careful if you use that too.

#4 Galeforcerm OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:23 AM

Acetone mixed with automatic trans fluid also dissolves corrosion and might be safet.

#5 sqoon OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:13 PM

Anything petroleum based like PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench is excellent on metal parts, but will eat away at plastic and rubber components, so use sparingly.

I would recommend PB Blaster for extremely corroded metal parts. It is excelent stuff.

#6 boxpressed ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:10 PM

I think I will give PB Blaster a go -- I didn't even know about this stuff, but I don't do a lot of mechanical work.

#7 Jibbajaba OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:50 PM

I'd start off with vinegar, personally.

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#8 Keatah ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:32 PM

If any product containing petroleum gets on any plastic -- you need to rub it off and wash the stuff real damned good.

#9 sqoon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:49 AM

If any product containing petroleum gets on any plastic -- you need to rub it off and wash the stuff real damned good.


Really depends on the plastic. Modern cars have all kinds of plastic parts under the hood, and they get oily all the time with no problems. But, yes, in video game consoles, petroleum-based products should not touch plastic anything.




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