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Offline Vyper68

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CTM-644
« on: 13:21, 29 January 18 »
Hi Y'all,

Question would you plug your 6128 into this monitor or would you plug it into the mains - answers on a postcard.



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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #1 on: 13:36, 29 January 18 »
I'd turn it on first to see what it does on its own. There's nothing inside the CTM at that position that could cause that, so I assume the heat was something external, or chemical?

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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #2 on: 13:48, 29 January 18 »
I'd turn it on first to see what it does on its own. There's nothing inside the CTM at that position that could cause that, so I assume the heat was something external, or chemical?

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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #3 on: 14:30, 29 January 18 »
It's a bit like the Salvador Dali of CTM644s  :laugh:
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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #4 on: 14:56, 29 January 18 »
I'd say that looks like it suffered direct exposure to strong sunlight or heat. Chemicals would probably discolour it as well.

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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #5 on: 15:07, 29 January 18 »
Acetone (nail varnish remover) will make the plastic melt without changing the colour.

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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #6 on: 15:16, 29 January 18 »
That is very true Bryce. It's also in paint thinner, isn't it? So if that monitor was sitting in a shed with paint thinner accidental spill, that would actually fit.

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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #7 on: 15:17, 29 January 18 »
Actually looking at that last image, it's almost like a bottle of nail polish remover fell on it's side and leaked, and the plastic warped around it...

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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #8 on: 15:21, 29 January 18 »
Exactly. The bubble looks like it raised when the person lifted whatever was sitting on the monitor (leaking nail varnish remover bottle, very hot thing, etc. ).

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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #9 on: 15:46, 29 January 18 »
...because they didn't read the manual where it said "do not place disks and paint thinners on top of the monitor". Silly people...

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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #10 on: 16:36, 29 January 18 »
My first reaction when it arrived was aaahhhh you're taking the pee widdle diddle. There was 1"1/2 of live and neutral wires exposed from the plug and i saw this and though THAT'S the reason there was no pictures from that side in the listing.
Was in the process of sending it back when i came on here for some advice...
I'm glad i did  :)
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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #11 on: 16:46, 29 January 18 »
Some scumbag flogged this to you?

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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #12 on: 17:03, 29 January 18 »
Some scumbag flogged this to you?

Yeah i must walk around with  MUG tattooed on my forehead. It wasn't much £22 inc shipping
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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #13 on: 17:07, 29 January 18 »
At least its working and the damage was caused by someone else. Unlike the Plus I have here which has (the shame the shame!) an original Campbell fag burn.

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Re: CTM-644
« Reply #14 on: 23:13, 29 January 18 »
That should go straight on ebay as "Super rare, melted edition".
You'll make a fortune...

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