Removing Electrolytic cap residue
jim at g1jbg.co.uk
Tue Apr 5 14:07:26 CDT 2005
Flux cleaner may work, or just wash in distilled water.
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From: "Adrian Vickers" <javickers at solutionengineers.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 6:01 AM
Subject: OT: Removing Electrolytic cap residue
> A friend of mine has a problem with Electrolytic caps on his motherboard
> having gone "pop" & deposited their contents on some contacts...
> Although this is a PeeCee (spit) that's affected, I thought I'd ask the
> assembled knowledgeable types here, as it's also a problem which COULD
> affect our Olde Worlde computers quite easily...
> "Does anyone know how best to remove dried capacitor electrolyte from a
> surface? I have tried a number of solvents, including Ultrsolve and Super
> Servisol, but the stuff seems is set hard.
> A couple of capacitors leaked on a motherboard and have dripped into one
> the PCI slots. They are insulating some of the pins, so the slot cannot be
> used, but I need the slot. The capacitors were easily replaced (just
> pennies and half an hour in front of the TV) but I'm really not sure how
> clean those PCI slot contacts.
> The electrolyte dries to a brown varnish-like film. There seem to be a
> bunch of these exploded capacitors coming in from PCs manufactured around
> 2002 (I reckon the worldwide supply of dodgy caps from the 1999/2000
> production were put in storage for a few years, then bought up by Packard
> Bell and friends)."
> Thanks in advance, all.
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