I'm afraid it is, my briefcase system until a couple of years ago was nice and white, but it has been replaced by a Duo-R, and put away, the CD unit has since started to turn a rather nasty yellow, but the main unit has been OK, looking at it today, that is starting to go yellow in patches too.DreamcastRIP wrote:Does anyone know if the original model PC Engine is also susceptible to yellowing too?
I am quite lucky though, as I have seen some disgusting looking ones over the years.
There is a very interesting article here which has a very plausible explanation to the problem
The main thing that seems to slow the process down, keep them covered, and do not re-cover them until they have cooled down.
My UK snes is totally free from yellowing on the top, but the bottom that is not covered is completely yellow, My Atari ST is fine on top, but yellow where it is not covered.
My PC-FX is yellow in patches all over, My Dreamcast is slightly yellow on bottom, but bright white under the cover, Acorn Electron, is the same.
My Archimedes has awful yellow keys, but has no cover, BBC B has yellowed slightly, but is covered completely.
None of them is ever exposed to sunlight, but they do of course get warm with use.