Coat the terminals with grease - vaseline will do fine. That
should slow corrosion down considerably.
>> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 12:35:05 +0100
> From: Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie>
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Reply-To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: [ILUG] OT Mindstorms question
>> I've just finished dismantling and re-assembling my son's RCX for the
> second time. This is a tedious job, but it's necessary because the battery
> terminals become corroded if the RCX is not used for a while. Note that
> this is not corosion duse to leaky batteries or anything - the contacts
> just oxidise, and it's not easy to clean them in situ (might be if I had a
> little hobby drill with a tiny wire brush, or even a carborundum head, but
> as I don't, dismantling to use sandpaper is the only option). Does this
> happen to any of you other Mindstorms users ? How can it be prevented ?
> (Removing the terminals, cleaning thoroughly and electroplating with gold
> is not considered feasible :-( )
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