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How can I clean a motherboard?


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#1 Conld

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 10:02 PM

My cousins 3ds has been having problems turning on so I took it apart for him. The problem seems to be a white buildup on the motherboard. It's hardened and I'm not sure how to get it off or if I can.

I looked up how to clean it online, however all I could get where troll videos using water, which I know is a bad idea. Can I clean it? If so, how?

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 10:32 PM

Hello Conld and :welcome:

 

Deionized water is what the manufacturer would have used but all plug-in components would need to be safely removed first.

 

If low static pressurized air is available, sparingly use that.

 

Yet one must trace back to the source and mediate the origins of the "white buildup" if that is indeed the failure cause.

 

HTH


Edited by 1PW, 17 June 2015 - 10:33 PM.

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 11:59 PM

That's most likely dry soap, it's been in the washing machine, isn't it?



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 10:20 AM

Hello Conld and :welcome:
 
Deionized water is what the manufacturer would have used but all plug-in components would need to be safely removed first.
 
If low static pressurized air is available, sparingly use that.
 
Yet one must trace back to the source and mediate the origins of the "white buildup" if that is indeed the failure cause.
 
HTH


Okay thanks. I guess I'll be grabbing some deionized water then and try to fix it. Thanks for the help.




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