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dem1an

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Mar 19, 2001
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ignorant question but what is the right way to clean electronics of all the dust that accumlates on the boards and such.
 

Richard

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Jan 15, 2001
The safest way is compressed air.

The not so safe way is to fill up a container with alcohol and submerge them. Let them dry and plug em back in. ;-)

I've had some exploits with that expanding foam stuff and used acetone, alchol and H20 to get it all clean. Everything still works, so I guess it can't be too bad. ...grin...



dem1an (Mar 22, 2001 05:37 p.m.):
ignorant question but what is the right way to clean electronics of all the dust that accumlates on the boards and such.
 

klosters64a

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Dec 17, 2000
Location
Seattle, Wa
The problem with using say, a brush to remove dust is that you're rubbing the card. This generates a lot of static electricity. The IC's on printed circuit boards can die from a 5 volt static jolt. Walking across a carpet on a non-humid day can charge your body with 25000 volts.

Canned air is the safe way to go. Try not to squirt liquid into your box. I try to buy the stuff when it's on sale at Costco. Otherwise, it's a rip off.