Originally Posted by kenolak
Whoa! Personally I'd avoid the dishwasher! Not because it's a dishwasher, but because of the potential for local water hazards to the pcb traces. If you aren't worried about the tap water, try using the spray hose on the sink with very hot water than very hot? Second, cleaning it by hand can't be THAT hard can it?! But W/E.
Process for cleaning a board:
1) Get as much off by hand as possible. If it's covered in vaseline, use a hair drier or heat gun to melt it.
2) Remove all heatsinks and batteries.
3) Put in dishwasher on rinse only.
4) Rinse off with distilled water.
5) Let dry for at least 24 hours or dry in the oven.
Step 4 is how you avoid your point!
Originally Posted by Xinoxide
replace the socket. they come off.
Not the socket cover, but the actual socket itself with all 1,366 pins inside. I know that can be replaced, but first you have to get one, and second you have to have a heat room and it has to be balled first. I can't do any of that.