laptop mobo clean?

June 13, 2009 at 09:34:46
Specs: Windows XP, 1024
I just wondering are there any product in the market for cleaning the laptop mobo? Today, I opened up my friend's laptop which has water damaged, and solder some of the replacement chips back to mobo. I found out that some of the components seem to be getting rusts.

So, I just wondering are there any pro knows how to clean up those rusts? I am thinking about the 100% alcohol which I can purchase from local drug stores.

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June 13, 2009 at 10:16:52
If it's not your LapTop, I would suggest taking it to someone who does not need to ask this question.

No offense intended, but, A novice could do more harm than good, despite their GOOD intentions.

It could cost more than the LT is worth either way.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.

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June 13, 2009 at 11:19:43
oh basically the laptop was not even working at all when I first got it, and my friend did not really mind that i broke it. In fact, after I replaced the broken parts and chips, the laptop worked again. However, there are some rusts on the board.

So, so I was think that while the laptop is still dissembled why not clean it.

I want to make it as cheap as possible. Those replacement parts are very cheap on ebay.

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June 13, 2009 at 18:07:29
Go to Radio Shack, ask for electrical Contact Cleaner. The rust you speak of is more than likely water stains with disolved dust & dirt or tobacco smoke..

There should be little inside a Laptop that would actually Rust, (Iron Oxide) unless you let it sit for a long time to dry out.

Try the contact cleaner and a soft tooth brush on the easy-to-get-to parts. Should work on all edge connectors, though a pencil eraser works OK too.

Isopropyl alcohol should work too Do Not use Grocery store Alcohol. Look for the highest % Alcohol by Volume you can find.

Good luck.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.

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