Unwrapping the CADR, Part 2

I worked my way around the bottom of the machine, cutting the wrapping in small increments to limit the spillage onto the floor and vacuuming out all the loose rust and dirt as I went. Some of it had worked its way between the layers of the plastic wrapping and had to be cleaned out from there as well. This is the bottom rear of the rack, where the Chaosnet transceiver was.

Going Around the CADR

You can see the extent of the rust... I really wasn't expecting much.

Going Around the CADR

Hey, something I recognize! That silver box is a Mighty-Mite! That's the same type of power supply as the KS10. It even looks pretty well, considering...

Going Around the CADR

This is the Lucite cover over the processor backplane. I should be able to just clean this with soap and water as well, but I'm not exactly sure how I'll get it into the tub...

Going Around the CADR

The other side of the rack. That little box there is what I suspect to be the Chaosnet transceiver's power supply, but I'm not sure as the wires were cut.

The ball of wire was such a huge tangled mess I decided that having vacuumed up all the loose crud, I could just pull it out in one huge ball and separate it after. So I got a suitable implement for gutting something and sliced down the plastic...

CADR spilling its guts

Luna came along to investigate as I started pulling power cables from inside the CADR.

Cables from the CADR

The ribbon cables were connected to an IO bulkhead further up, so I continued cutting upward as I collected what I could free.

Cables from the CADR

This is above the bulkhead, where things exited the bus box. I expected to have to disconnect things from in here, but this high up the cables weren't so bad.

Cables from the CADR

Here's the bulkhead, you can almost see it behind all that mess. This is where I started disconnecting things, taking notes as I went to document what came out from where.

Cables from the CADR

Cables started collecting at the bottom of the rack as I worked my way in...

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