Cleaning motherboards...

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Sun Jan 2 16:58:48 2005

> On Fri, 31 Dec 2004, Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> > Apart from dusting with compressed air and camel hair brushes, which
> > removes the dust from circuit boards, are there any recommendations for
> > cleaning the general grimy file from motherboards?

On Sun, 2 Jan 2005, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> Good question. I didn't have any luck with contact cleaner and would love
> to hear suggestions.

I use: warm, soapy water and a soft clean paintbrush. Rinse it
with lots of water, shake it off, let dry for a day or two. No
big deal.

This is an old thread, there are many other suggestions,
all good, including kitchen dishwashers, though that seems
a bit overkill for "normal" PCB dirt, cigarette smoke, dust,
etc. Unless you have a lot of Data General 15"x15" boards to do,
then it's the only sensible solution :-)
Received on Sun Jan 02 2005 - 16:58:48 GMT

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