Cleaning logicboard w alcohol?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dlthomas, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. dlthomas macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2009
    I recently spilled a small amount(tblspn at most) of milk into my g4 PowerBook. After the spill, I kept it on for a few hours (I now know to remove battery and powerdown immediately). When I came home it was not working. I've let it sit for two days w no luck.
    I have heard that I could possibly clean the logicboard w alcohol as a last resort. Anyone familiar w this process?
    I'm also curious about USB enclsoures to retrieve info from assumingly undamaged hard drive.
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    If the machine is already dead, it can't hurt.
  3. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2009
    Buy some high quality 99% propanol/ethanol and an antistatic brush, then wash with deionised water and leave to dry, e.g. with a hairdrier. That's what I've done with PCBs that I've soldered.

    Senior Engineer
    Some RF Company

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