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- Orson Cart
September 11, 2010, 12:41 pm
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One place I worked, the IT guy used to clean keyboards with distilled water
(after beverage spills).
Now I think keyboards have simpler innards than a graphics card or wireless
LAN adapter for example. I have some PCs that have been used in a fish and
chip shop or some other fast-food outlet. There seems to be a coating of dust
on everything stuck with oil. Actually, most of them work, but I wonder how
long. I was pondering how to clean them. Blowing air is not going to work,
unless its a Formula 1 wind tunnel. In the 1980s, I had some stuff called Freon
TF that was magic: you could drop anything into a bath of it, and it cleansed
all crap off. Intermittent faults vanished! Unfortunately such CFCs are now
banned. So what have you used? Windex? Methylated spirits?
Re: how to clean dirty computer parts?
On 9/11/2010 7:41 AM, Orson Cart wrote:
I would disassemble the machine, paying special care to make sure there
are no enclosed voids. Then, pop it in a dishwasher. Place components
in an area with good ventilation so they will air dry more quickly.
Leave them there until you are sure they are completely dry.
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