[rescue] Motherboard cleaning..
barryc at rjlsystems.com
Thu May 16 11:36:50 CDT 2013
We actually have a dishwasher in our shop for the express purpose of
washing PCBs, post assembly. In our case, they're cleaning excess flux
and removing soldermask paste. (for preventing vias from being soldered
when using a wave-solderer) They use rubber bands to hold the boards in
place so they don't get jostled around.
If the board is really bad, you might put it in for a full wash + rinse
cycle ** DO NOT USE DETERGENT ** and use the high-temp wash & rinse
settings if your dishwasher is so equipped.
The alcohol bath may not be a bad idea, but it's not something we do
here. To dry out the boards, we actually stick 'em in an environmental
chamber and bake 'em at ~60 celsius (140 F) for a couple hours. Your
oven's "warm" setting would probably work just fine.
On 5/16/2013 11:39 AM, Christopher Purdy wrote:
> After some research I found this:
> It would appear feasible.. I plan to do this to my fouled MDD in the next
> few days... I will be taking one additional step though - 90% iso alcohol
> bath post wash... and then I'll let it dry under a fan.
> I'm hopeful after watching the video..
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