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What is the difference between tuner cleaner and contact cleaner?

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  1. micky

    micky Guest

    What is the difference between tuner cleaner and contact cleaner?

    A friend needs the connection between her earphones and her cell phone
    cleaned. She gets intermittent loss of sound, and iiuc wiggliing the
    plug affects this sound But I don't think the solder connections are
    bad, sine she had it cleaned a year ago for the same problem and it
    worked well until a month ago.

    It's some sort of non-standard, proprietary plug.

    I'm not sure what to use, and I've long wondered about the difference
    between tuner cleaner and contact cleaner. When she went to the
    cell phone store, he used Keyboard Cleaner. I think the plastic is
    really clean now

    Thanks
     
  2. micky

    micky Guest

    Yeah. It's a Sony Ericson W580i.
    Okay. Although the first cleaning caused it to work fine for almost a
    years.
    I'll be able to find one for sale? (Don't waste your time looking.
    After all, I haven't said it's cracked yet.)
    I don't know what was used the first time. I wasn't involved. Right
    now I don't even remember if she did it herself or she went to a phone
    store.
    I'd like that, but she may not trust me.
     
  3. Smitty Two

    Smitty Two Guest

    DeOxIt is one of the best contact cleaners available. A shot of that in
    the female followed by 30 seconds of gentle copulation should take care
    of it.
     
  4. Charles

    Charles Guest

    WD-40 works as well.
     
  5. A pretty shabby troll attempt.


    [WD-40 should be relegated to cold war era Russian farm equipment alone.]
     
  6. the russians lacked food in the cold war era.
     
  7. micky

    micky Guest

    What; if I'd taken you seriously? Do you want me to damage my
    friend's cellphone,, jackass?
     
  8. Tuner cleaner might be designed to avoid damaging plastic parts in tuners,
    whereas contact cleaner might be more "aggressive".

    I would get some red Cramolin (that's not what it's called any more -- can't
    think of the name) and thoroughly clean the plug. (You can also put a "wet"
    plug in the jack. The cleaner will migrate and at least partially clean the
    jack.) This removes the oxide, which might be what you need done.
     
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