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Thread: Carry handle removal & replacement on an Osborne 1

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    Default Carry handle removal & replacement on an Osborne 1

    Folks,

    Has anyone replaced the handle on their Osborne 1 ?

    Mine has rusted/rotted away and for the life of me I can't see how the handle end caps can be removed.

    It would appear from looking at the other side of the steel panel to which the handle is fixed that each end of the handle has three screws holding it in place but I can't get to the screw heads without removing these rusty end caps. They are in a state so will not be reused so not too worried about their destruction in the removal process. Just wondered is there is a simple ay to remove them.

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    Last edited by zippysticks; January 2nd, 2018 at 03:50 AM.

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    Zippysticks I sent you a PM with some advice. Let me know thanks.

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    Zippysticks did you get my PM? was that of any help to you?

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    Hi - yes, just picked up the PM - thanks for the reply.
    My Ssbourne 1 must be different to yours, as my handle is attached to the metal chassis that wraps around the centre unit housing the CRT.
    I have seen the removable panel you refer to on other osboune 1's such as that cleaned up in the retrobrite video from 8bitguy on you tube.

    Great to hear that the handle caps should just slide off though - I need to get rid of some of the rust first.

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    ZS, hmm, guess that changes the acid submersion. All is not lost; buy this product:
    https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-8175.../dp/B0007TQW5G

    slather it on and cover in some plastic wrap much like the 8bitguys retrobrite style and give it time (dunno how long, guess a read of the label would tell you) and commence with the rest of what I mentioned. although its rusty as hell it doesn't look rotten and I think there is still plenty of good strong metal under the rust to support the weight.

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