OT Cleaning Electrical Components

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2005/08/02 19:21:23 (permalink)

OT Cleaning Electrical Components

Dumb question, my girlfriend just spilled a glass of milk which landed on my Stereo remote & now half the buttons dont work, is there anything I can spray into it that will not harm it & remove the milk which has gummed everything up? Ive heard of using windex, but dont want to try it until I know it wont harm it. Thx

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    RE: OT Cleaning Electrical Components 2005/08/02 20:41:51 (permalink)
    Dont know of any trade names but u can definately get an aerosol cleaner,try an electrical wholesaler or a car electronic centre such as lucas might have an idea what it is and may even give u some if u r nice!
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    RE: OT Cleaning Electrical Components 2005/08/03 13:54:06 (permalink)
    I use a sonic bath to clean mobile phone circuit boards.

    If you put it in a jiffy bag I can give it a bash. Stripped it to the board.


    Strip it and give it a wash under tap with nail brush.

    Do not be to harsh, might dislodge solder. Also just get it wet and rinse dont dip it in there.

    Stick in the oven to dry out.

    Quite important all moisture is gone or it will short and still not work.

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    RE: OT Cleaning Electrical Components 2005/08/03 14:34:58 (permalink)
    demin water (battery top up water) will do it fine.

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    RE: OT Cleaning Electrical Components 2005/08/03 15:18:46 (permalink)
    take it apart, remove battery, wash in plain water. Towel dry all parts carefully. Then blast with hairdryer or leave in an airing cupboard until 100% dry.

    Guy at work scrubs his keyb once a year in soapy water and leaves it to dry over XMas.

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