Storage Hazards

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Fri Oct 8 16:26:27 2004

On Fri, 8 Oct 2004, Computer Collector E-Mail Newsletter wrote:

> Speaking of which... LOL, can someone suggest a way to CLEAN battery acid? Is
> my PDA salvageable?

When I used to operate DG Nova's, Linctapes and Silent 700's
on the decks of boats (25' work boats up to 400' mud boats)
things would occasionally get salt misted, mainly the Silent
700's (the DG+tape lived in a sealable fiberglas cabinet), I'd
disassemble the thing, put it in a big sink and scrub it with
soapy water and a very soft bristle brush, then compressed-air
dry, then let it dry overnight. Worked every time.

Assuming there are no power sources nearly all electronics is
water safe. LCDs I don't know about though, and things like
membrane switches, while their components are probanbly safe,
will trap water unless disassembled.

(Most electronic assembly processes use water-soluable fluxes and
such and often get a water bath. Other things to watch for are
trimpots. But if the device is dead, what have you got to lose?)
Received on Fri Oct 08 2004 - 16:26:27 BST

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