Storage Hazards

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Fri Oct 8 17:54:03 2004

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

If these were 'alkaline' batteries, like Duracell, then the electrolyte,
not suprisingly, is alkaline, and you need an acid to clean it up and
neutralise it. Try a dilute solution of citric acid.

Of course, if PCB traces are corroded/open, you'll then have to fix those.

Another machine that suffeers -- baddly -- from battery corrosion is the
Whitechapel MG1. There are 5 AA NiCds on the power distribution PCB, if
they leak, they will corrode the connector between that PCB and the
mainboard, if not the mainboard itself.

Received on Fri Oct 08 2004 - 17:54:03 BST

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