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Offline Venkman

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Burn/Melt marks on Turbografx Systems?
« on: January 07, 2015, 06:29 AM »
Perhaps I'm just getting really random results but I seem to see multiple pictures of US Turbografx and Turbo Duo systems with "melt" marks, like someone sat a hot screw driver down on them.

Any reasoning for this or am I just crazy?
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Re: Burn/Melt marks on Turbografx Systems?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 07:19 AM »
Cig burns maybe?

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Re: Burn/Melt marks on Turbografx Systems?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2015, 10:44 PM »
The burns are more like melt marks.
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Re: Burn/Melt marks on Turbografx Systems?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 04:52 AM »
You got a link to a pic(s) or something?

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Re: Burn/Melt marks on Turbografx Systems?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2015, 08:36 PM »
I am willing to guess that they are soldering iron marks.
I used to import (into the UK) from Japan retro consoles and it was not uncommon to see this.

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Re: Burn/Melt marks on Turbografx Systems?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2015, 04:14 AM »
The plastic used to house TG16 and PCE consoles get quite soft when in hot environments. Some people store their systems with cords wrapped around them, causing the marks you see.

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Re: Burn/Melt marks on Turbografx Systems?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2015, 01:14 AM »
That makes SO much sense! Thank you. Many marks on the systems and controllers have a crescent shape to them.

The soldering iron also makes a ton of sense. Man, I feel dumb. Thanks guys.
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