First post, by appiah4
I recently bought a Behringer UCA222 and there is one fault with it: The previous owner was apparently a heavy smoker. I managed to get the smell out of the plastic casing with dishwasher soap and water, but no amount of washing seems to get rid of it from the cable. I've tried 99% alcohol, no effect.
Although the UCA222 is not a retro piece of hardware, I think this question applies to those equipment even more than it does to modern sutff, hence why I posted here. In the past I've had the issue with keyboard cables as well, particularly coiled type ones. Is there a way to get it from soft plastic like cables at all? I don't want to have to replace the cable with another USB cable just to get rid of the smell 🙁
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