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I'm not chiming in whether to soak or not, but I do know something about 70% isopropyl...
I'm a Type-I diabetic, so I use 70% Isopropyl alcohol swabs. When I need to re apply thermal paste (stock or my AS5), my swabs clean the chips and heat sinks easily. But the big thing is It dries fast. So if the alcohol eats the residue away, removing it from the bath and putting a light fan over your board should dry it within minutes (at least I would expect).

Also, my condolences. redface.gif
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post #52 of 152
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I think the plan is coming together!

What should I do after the water? Alcohol?

yeah, it should dilute the remaining water and help it evaporate

edit: the rice is a good idea too if you don't have silica gel handy
Edited by Spacedinvader - 3/11/14 at 2:00pm
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I think the plan is coming together!

What should I do after the water? Alcohol?

distilled water or alcohol will have the same effect just to rinse, and neither will contain impurities like tap water will.

alcohol has the benefit of drying faster.

the other 30% of 70% alcohol is water, youll see droplets that stick after the alcohol is gone, this is why the higher concentrations are recommended for cleaning electronics.

even still, I recommend a nice ling dring period.
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Soak it^^^
And subbing to see how this turns out!
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Dried Red Bull is nasty, nasty stuff.
Fixed.

Also +1 for soaking with hot, preferrably distilled water, then alcohol. smile.gif
Good luck!
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I wouldn't be too worried about impurities in tap water, it's had a red bull bath! sad-smiley-002.gif
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I wouldn't be too worried about impurities in tap water, it's had a red bull bath! sad-smiley-002.gif

No, no, no, be worried.

Tap water not only has chlorine (which will absolutely DESTROY anything made out of metal) but depending on his water hardness will cause that lime, calcium build up stuff. Coming from someone who has really hard tap water, there is a huge huge difference from distilled and tap on electronics. Don't use tap water at all.
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I wouldn't be too worried about impurities in tap water, it's had a red bull bath! sad-smiley-002.gif

No, no, no, be worried.

Tap water not only has chlorine (which will absolutely DESTROY anything made out of metal) but depending on his water hardness will cause that lime, calcium build up stuff. Coming from someone who has really hard tap water, there is a huge huge difference from distilled and tap on electronics. Don't use tap water at all.

rinsing the tap water off if its used should suffice.
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Ninja'd. Alcohol bath afterwards.
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I do soap, tap water, scrub brush; then tap water and scrub brush, then distilled water and scrub brush, then distilled water rinse, then alchol rinse, then alchol bath, then alchol rinse. I did this to a mobo I pulled out a dumpster that was wet long enough to start corroding the copper, it worked afterwards until I tried hotplugging a LVDS connector.
 
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