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Old 05-28-2015, 06:51
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Default Motherboard cleaning

I have a board that I would like to remove previous vaseline in the socket area that is difficult to totally remove between the mosfets. Majority of it I removed with Acetone and a toothbrush but would like to remove completely.

Seems the best method I have came across is the dishwasher on very light load but worried about protecting the socket. You that have done it successfully is it enough to just use socket cover? Or something like stuffing with like Armaflex?

Also on the board is a cheap looking aftermarket piece of copper expoyed or super glued to the NB for cooling. Any suggestions on to remove without damage?
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:41
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I've used the dishwasher method, and it's perfect for removing Vaseline from the tight spots like that. Just remember to remove the CMOS battery to avoid any problems.

A socket protector is all I used, and the board functions just fine.
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Old 06-02-2015, 19:48
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Dishwasher all the way!
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Old 06-02-2015, 23:58
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I've used the dishwasher method, and it's perfect for removing Vaseline from the tight spots like that. Just remember to remove the CMOS battery to avoid any problems.

A socket protector is all I used, and the board functions just fine.
Thanks for the reply guys!

Assume using a "delicate" cycle if possible? Any ideas on removing the copper sink that is attached by epoxy/super glue?
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:47
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I've removed 90% of vas from a board with a hot soapy wash by hand with a toothbrush in the sink, key is to wait for it to dry properly.
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Old 06-03-2015, 19:11
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Don't worry about the heat sink that's supposedly glued on.
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