GMCFESIL: Guy Macon's Cure For Electronics Soaked In Liquids -Guy Macon

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GMCFESIL: Guy Macon's Cure For Electronics Soaked In Liquids -Guy Macon rlm 8/2/07 4:36 AM


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GMCFESIL: Guy Macon's Cure For Electronics Soaked In Liquids


[1] Do not attempt to power the device up to see if it
    still works.  Doing so is likely to damage the
    electronics.  

[2] Remove all power sources.  Unplug the device and
    remove all batteries, including soldered in batteries
    if you can.

[3] Disassemble the device as well as your skills allow.
    If there is a paper cone speaker or other part that
    looks like it might be damaged by water, set it aside.

[4] Go outside with a garden hose or put it in the sink
    and flush it with clean water to try to remove any
    soap, coffee, urine, or whatever else you managed to
    get in there.

[5] Use a 1/2 gallon jug of distilled water (make sure it's
    the distilled kind) and flush out the normal water.

[6] Use a bottle or two of isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to
    flush the distilled water out.  For antique devices
    that may have natural rubber in them, use pure drinking
    alcohol.  In either case, the higher the proof/percentage
    the better.

[7] Put it in a warm, dry place until you can't smell any
    alcohol.  Then leave it for at least another day before
    reassembling and testing.

[8] If you are in a hurry, you can try to accelerate step
    six with a fan, blow drier, etc.  It's up to you to
    insure that you don't start an alcohol fire.

[9] If there are any moving parts that need lubrication or
    parts that are protected from corrosion by a coating
    that might be washed away by the above steps, you may
    have to add appropriate lubrication and/or coating
    afterwards.  If possible, remove all such parts in
    step 3.

(Feel free to repost, but please include this reference to
Guy Macon's webpage at [ http://www.guymacon.com/ ].)

 Guy Macon
 http://www.guymacon.com/

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