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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?)

    Cheers

    Ben
    ~~~
     
  2. Actually these are Dilithium crystals which you can sell to any StarTrek
    vessel.
    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! :)

    Ta,

    Ben
    ~~~
     
  4. dg

    dg Guest

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

    --Dan
     
  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 .

    tim
     
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