[rescue] Is this machine worth a rescue? (Tales from the dumpster)

Jeffrey J. Nonken jeff_work at nonken.net
Thu Jun 12 07:43:38 CDT 2003

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 07:33:45 +0200, Bjorn Ramqvist wrote:
>"Jeffrey J. Nonken" wrote:
>>Minor water stuff shouldn't be a problem, but the brown gunk could
>>be. The toothbrush is a good idea. If there are components you
>>get under, see if you can find a water pik or some kind of water
>My immediate thought is "brown gunk in PCI-slots". Now THAT's a bit
>tricky to get out.
Yeah. That and under soldered-on chips. I would think that would be
even trickier, but anywhere it could get UNDER stuff is bad. That's
why I was thinking in terms of power washes and ultrasonic baths.
Though somebody pointed out the latter would be hard on the
electrolytics, I didn't think of that.

But I'd forgotten about the dishwasher trick. I've never used it, but
it should be pretty effective.

Just remember to set it to air dry... :)

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