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Green crystal stuff on PCB

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Ben Weaver, Oct 9, 2003.

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  1. Ben Weaver

    Ben Weaver Guest

    'Ello All...

    I've got an old (dud) laptop, and the little internal battery has leaked
    a bit. There's green crystalline stuff growing on various components.

    I'm quite familiar with fixing things, but as yet I haven't discovered a
    better way of getting rid of this stuff other than scraping it off. Has
    anyone found any good solvent liquid stuff that works? (Like flux
    cleaner maybe?)


  2. Actually these are Dilithium crystals which you can sell to any StarTrek
    If you want to ignore that option, you could try a solution of bicarbonate
    of soda in water applied with a stiff bristle brush, followed by a rinse of
    distilled water and a blow job with the hair dryer.
  3. Ben Weaver

    Ben Weaver Guest

    Wor! I'll go for the first option! :)


  4. dg

    dg Guest

    With a hair dryer? Wow, I have never tried that one.

  5. tim kettring

    tim kettring Guest

    It was probably cleaned with windex or some other ammonia-based product .
    ( a often FATAL thing to do with electronic *anything*. )

    I have seen many TV boards trashed because of it .

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