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Join Date: May 2004
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What you have here is
a) the plating was damaged, allowing the copper to corode.
b) the cable was corroding, which eventually found it's way into the connector
In the case of A, you could fix that with a thorough cleaning down to the copper, and then a re-plate (difficult).
In the case of B, the cable is already compromised....replace it.
If this is a cable that will be used in a medical environment (from the sounds of it, that's the intent)...replace it, no matter what. Don't play the "make it work" game on medical equipment.
edit: CLR will work, but it will just corrode again, since the protective nickel plating has been compromised.