Cleaning logicboard w alcohol?

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

  1. dlthomas macrumors newbie

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    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.
    Derek
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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

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    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.

    Azathoth
    Senior Engineer
    Some RF Company
     

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