inesence of rubber feet
melting or crumbling…
I’m sure many have encountered the melting or aging of the rubber feet of Commodore computers. Of course, if they are still there and not missing.
The worst is the melting version, which is quite difficult to clean off surfaces. Luckily, this is rarer. Most of the time it is sticky. This makes it difficult to lift the computer or floppy drive. Sticky rubber feet are more common on Amiga 500/600/1200 computers and the melting type is common on 1541/II floppy drives.
In rare cases, there is a version that simply ages and crumbles. Such crumbling is common on Commodore 128D/DCR computers.
Of course, it can be any of the above for a particular machine type.
In the case of ZX Spectrum for example most of the time the black rubber feet are simply missing.
Luckily, there is a solution for this, as you can buy rubber feet, made of the same quality material as the factory ones on foreign sites. We also keep these in the Service so it is not a problem when restoring a device.
factory alike replacement rubber feet
melted rubber feet
crumbled rubber feet
factory alike Commodore and ZX Spectrum self-adhesive, replacement rubber feet