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post #11 of 16
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Out of panic I tried a q-tip but quickly noticed that a not a good idea...what's IPA?
post #12 of 16
Isopupric alcohol or however you spell it.
post #13 of 16
Isopropyl alcohol. It's just your typical rubbing alcohol.
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post #14 of 16
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Oh and what do I use with it?
post #15 of 16
I've used a wooden toothpick to very gently and slowly remove thermal paste from socket pins successfully. Just take your time.
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post #16 of 16
Get a can of Contact Cleaner. Hold the board upside down and spray some cleaner on the pins. Follow by some air. I've used this method to clean debris out of the socket. Contact Cleaner is fast drying and doesn't leave a residue. Lowes sells CRC brand.
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