Green Leaking From RCAs?

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Green Leaking From RCAs?

Son just showed me a set of RCA cables he had been using, and they've got a greenish ooze coming out at the wire end of plugs, and the connection end as well.

 

Has anyone ever heard of this?  What is it? 

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Alien blood. Smiley Wink  

 

I haven't seen that one Spd. 

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Accepted by topic author spd2demun
‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: Green Leaking From RCAs?

If water gets inside the wiring it will create oxides of copper, which are green.

Some wires also have a gel inside them to provide air-tightness; the water, gel, and copper oxides may have mixed together, resulting in the odd substance.

Best to probably get a new cable.
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You're a genius!  As soon as I read that to the son, it made sense.

 

They've been in a drawer for quite a while, and not near water (or Frank, LOL), but suppose our humidity would be enough to do it.  Like when Ike hit and no power for days.

 

Going in the trash right now. Smiley Wink

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Professor offers the scientific answer, but the alien blood answer seems more plausible to me........has someone in your house ridden on a UFO spaceship lately?

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IMHO_99 wrote:

Professor offers the scientific answer, but the alien blood answer seems more plausible to me........has someone in your house ridden on a UFO spaceship lately?


 

It does make for a better FOX late night special ...

 

When Cables ATTACK!

 

Smiley Very Happy


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The reason I use good cables not for audio/video improvements but for longetivity and tight connections.

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Monprice! Smiley LOL

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spd2demun wrote:

Monprice! Smiley LOL


Them and Bluejeans depending on the hook up.

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spd2demun wrote:

Son just showed me a set of RCA cables he had been using, and they've got a greenish ooze coming out at the wire end of plugs, and the connection end as well.

 

Has anyone ever heard of this?  What is it? 



 

Had that once. Started seeing nothing but red and blue on the TV, so I checked the cables and saw the green one came loose and all the green leaked out in a puddle on the floor. What a mess. Even with a funnel, it was very difficult to get all that green back in to that little hole on the back of the TV.

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Smiley LOL

 

 




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Now somebody is going to believe that tale! Smiley Very Happy

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Kinda like don't let the magic smoke out of the wires or equipment.

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Or, making sure the dial tone tanks are topped off every morning.
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Or like the cars that have low blinker fluid causing the blinkers not to work when they make a turn in front of you.

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