[TechAssist] Re: That tops it?

  • From: "J Silverman" <greentron@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 13:30:52 -0500

Well, you know, two weeks later the eggs will hatch. We used to spray the
inside of a garbage bag with roach insecticide, put the infested vcr in the
bag, tie it closed and let it sit for 3 to 4 weeks. Then we would take it
outside, open it up, remove the cover, and blow it out well with an air
hose. If there were any signs of life - back in a bag and repeat the
process. Some of the vcrs were none-repairable because the droppings had
corroded away traces, components, solder joints, and made some of the
exposed leads none-solderable. If the vcr survived, we would install some
adhesive backed roach strips to try to delay a new infestation. In those
days vcrs cost $500 to $1000. Strange, but I dont see roach infestation in
the newer vcrs. Some chemical odor or sound must be repelling them.
Jerry Silverman
Greentron Inc
4 Newland Ave
Greenville SC 29609
864 232 3889
Fax 271 2080
mailto:greentron@xxxxxxx
----- Original Message -----
From: "Technotronic Dimensions" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 10:00 PM
Subject: [TechAssist] Re: That tops it?


> Wow - and I thought there was no item I would refuse to work on , until
now.
>
> Funny Story From when I worked at Tandy Service Center.....
> People From the Big City Would Send Cockroach Infested VCR's in for
Service.
> One Was VCR So bad, the Shipping Guys Sprayed Bug Killer on it. It seemed
> ok, and they distributed it to the Tech, which happened to be me of
course.
> (the manager really liked me)
>
> I sprayed it with lysol to get rid of the Bug Killer Smell, and Had to
wipe
> it all down with Fantastick before I even opened it up.
>
> As I was Working on it, I noticed one of them had previously Comitted
> Suicide in between the Idler Gears, and was Crushed. Another provided the
> least resistance to ground , Somewhere after the Fuse line, and blew
> it...and was sorta frozen there. This Sticky junk they excreeted was
> everywhere, and was holding them all in place. Probably it was conductive
> too....so I had to deflux the PCB's too. Not an enjoyable task.
>
> Once I cleaned all this out, and replaced the Fuse, it was good to go. I
had
> to make sure I didnt carry any home with me, because Actually while I was
> doing all this,  there Was a Live One who made it out of there, who I
nailed
> with the Spray Can of Contact cleaner on a DX Shot as he was trying to
make
> it off the bench. That long Red Tube helped alot - heh.
>
> Steve Hearns
> Technotronic Dimensions, NY [USA]
> WWW.TECHNOTRONIC-DIMENSIONS.COM
> 1-877-817-9885 (Voice / Fax Toll Free - US Only)
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wayne Vanaman" <Wayne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 6:01 PM
> Subject: [TechAssist] That tops it?
>
>
> I had a VCR with a tape jammed in it.  When I got the tape out there was a
> used prophylactic wrapped around everything.
>
> Wayne Vanaman
> Omega Electronics
> 6904 W Fairfield Dr
> Pensacola, Fl.  32506-3310
>
> Wayne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> WWW.PensacolaTVRepair.Com
>
> 850-456-5995 voice
> 850-458-6369 fax
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tel-Tek Electronics" <teltek3@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 5:55 AM
> Subject: [TechAssist] Re: fix: RCA Proscan PS35123, CTC169EJ5 slight video
> smear to right?]]
>
>
> > Yup..that tops all..;-)
> >
> > -Ed-
> >
> > Ed Gaidies
> > Tel-Tek Electronics
> > Ontario-Canada
> >
> > Servicing the Consumer Electronic Industry since 1963
> >
> > teltek3@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techassist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:techassist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Old Damon
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 10:49 PM
> > To: techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [TechAssist] Re: fix: RCA Proscan PS35123, CTC169EJ5 slight
> > video smear to right?]]
> >
> > Got you beat......left a cat inside a projection TV.....
> >
> > Damon Brunger
> > Telrad Electronic Services
> > Ft Wayne, IN 46815
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Ed Gaidies" <teltek3@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 1:00 PM
> > Subject: [TechAssist] Re: fix: RCA Proscan PS35123, CTC169EJ5 slight
> > video
> > smear to right?]]
> >
> >
> > > Bob;
> > > Leaving a flashlight inside a TV after repair, may be explainable, but
> > > leaving it "on".....what were you thinking.;-)
> > >
> > > -Ed-
> > >
> > > Ed Gaidies
> > > Tel-Tek Electronics.
> > > Ontario-Canada
> > >
> > > teltek3@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: techassist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > [mailto:techassist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob@Bobs tv
> > > Sent: February 18, 2004 9:28 AM
> > > To: techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: [TechAssist] Re: fix: RCA Proscan PS35123, CTC169EJ5 slight
> > > video smear to right?]]
> > >
> > > Way back when the tuners had dial lights, replaced bad lamp..I got a
> > > call
> > > when i got back to shop...Bob, when I shut set off dial lamp still
> > > lights,
> > > DUH... left flashlite on inside cabinet... Guess we all have done
> > things
> > > like this..
> > > Bob,
> > >
> > > Bobs TV   Worcester, ma
> > >
> > > woodman1@xxxxxxxx
> > >
> > > Main  508-853-1482
> > > Fax    508-853-1480
>
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