removing clay from MB
Ok like well i have a board that i would like to give to a buddy who cant offered a decent pc but it covered in modeling clay any help fro it's removal would be most helpful thanks all
Try heating with a hairdryer:bananafunky:
tried that all it did was make it ten times worse it didnt turn to liquid it just made it smear all over everything i now know why i only use eraser lol thanks
Did you try using a ball of clay and press it against the clay on the board to pick it up?
Could always put the board in the dishwasher as well. That should do the trick.
I tend to stick to dragon skin.
Do some research on motherboard washing. From what I understand you take off all the heat sinks and thermal greases, then bathe it in soapy water, treat it with isopropanol spray (electronics cleaner) and let it dry out for a few days to be sure it works.
This is sound in theory but I have never had to do it myself. Good luck.
Dishwasher is safe, I've used it with no soap to clean electronics that have been submersed in salt water.
Also, I've used Canadian Tire brake cleaner to wash motherboards that newbs have poured half a bottle of thermal paste in the socket. It works well and hasn't ever seemed to hurt anything. Not sure if it would touch clay however, but I would think so.
Also, after washing the board, bake it in the oven at 125F or whatever the lowest setting is, but leave the oven door open 3 to 4 inches by wedging a towel in there. After an hour it'll be perfectly dry and ready to go.
I've done this successfully with power supplies as well - from old school smokers. NOTHING was gonna get that clean except for what I described.
I've used gun cleaner to clean out Vaseline in cpu sockets (from doing sub zero cpu cooling), left the socket in pristine condition, and artist eraser for around the cpu socket. The eraser just came off easy as.
But for removing clay...not really sure. I would almost think about making it colder and hoping the clumps would stick together more (when removing).
Post a pic of this mess =)
thanks all will try
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