ript at disasterarea.net
Fri Nov 20 10:49:17 CST 2009
First post here. Long story short, I recently rescued a friend of mine's
Commodore equipment after he'd suffered a fire in his apartment. None of
it caught on fire but some copped a direct hit from a fire hose and was
sitting there for 4 days while I went through the bureaucracy of gaining
access to the place (he's in hospital at the moment but will recover, for
While this gear isn't particularly uncommon (although the Amiga stuff
might be quite expensive to replace), I'd like to rescue it for him even
if it's just for morale purposes.
Anyway, rusty RF shields have leaked rusty water all over the PCBs and I
really don't know how to deal with it. So far, I've used dry cotton
buds/q-tips to clean off anything visible, but I'd like to know what
people recommend for cleaning the boards properly.
I was thinking isopropyl alcohol - I've previously used it for leaked
caps, but I'm all out right now. Is methylated spirits a bad
Speaking of leaked caps, it looks like the water has caused a lot of caps
to leak as well - I've never seen leaking caps in the act, it's always
been dry "after the event" type damage. If there's anything worth noting
about this, that'd be great to know too.
Thanks for any advice!
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