Archive for January 9th, 2010

Retro collectors beware: polystyrene inners damage your cables!

This is actually a serious warning, not a joke. A hardcore collector will probably have observed this phenomenon but might not realise what’s going on. Well, here’s the lowdown!

For the Americans, by polystyrene you call it “styrofoam”. That clears that up for starters.

You may have seen this, you may not. Chances are if you have any boxed consoles, you will. The effect LOOKS as if the polystyrene around wires (gamepad cables, mains wires, RF leads) has melted. Only wires are affected. The polystyrene may be stuck completely to the wire, or it might be carefully removed.

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