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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:12 am    Post subject: Stylophone 350s Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I have just bought an ancient 350s for a silly price, it works (mostly) but I need to clean the keyboard as it has some nasty green stains, does anybody have any recommendations how I could do that please?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Try luke warm water first.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

If it's gone green, I suspect the tin plating is wearing off and the copper has oxidised. Try Brasso or Duraglit wadding polish. It'll bring it up a treat Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks, I don't have either of those, but will see what is in B&Q. Any ideas how I stop it from happening again? Somebody suggested a film of WD-40.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Stylophones often feel "gritty" after a while, so just keep the keyboard and the tips of the styluses clean with the wadding.

The green oxidisation of copper often happens if somethings been kept in damp conditions, so it probably won't re-occur Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks, I have no idea where or how it has been stored but I am guessing it hasn't been used for many years.
When I first took off the battery flaps I found what looked like crushed up digestive biscuit all over the circuitry, but it was actually the foam lining of the battery compartment.
The batteries had been replaced with a pair of PP9s taped in place, they were Duracell, very old design, but they had leaked, which I have never seen before on them. At a guess I would say it has been like that for at least 20 years.
There is not serial number, but somebody has written N1969 on the PCB with a pencil, so I am guessing that was when it was made.
I have already bought a flight case for it Smile

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