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Offline Maradon84

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Newbie in need of advice
« on: September 21, 2021, 04:20:53 PM »
Hello all! So I recently inherited my dad's old stereo system. I want to get it up and running again. It was all in storage for about 20 years. I have cleaned the outside of the equipment and have used compressed air to blow out most of the loose dirt and debris. However, there is still a patina of gunk on the inside that does not blow off. I'm looking for recommendations on how I can efficiently clean this from the inside of the equipment.

Offline Sir Thrift-a-Lot

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Re: Newbie in need of advice
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2021, 10:47:30 PM »
Use compressed air again but with a dry paint brush.   Go gently as you don't want to damage anything.   Then wipe the surfaces of the big caps and transformers with a paper towel dampened with rubbing alcohol.   

Check this out to see what can be done.

https://www.audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/my-rescued-2230.124007/

https://www.audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/my-rescued-2230.124007/
« Last Edit: September 21, 2021, 10:49:23 PM by Sir Thrift-a-Lot »

Offline Maradon84

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Re: Newbie in need of advice
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2021, 06:22:02 PM »
Thanks! I will give this a try. Google was no help in finding a useful answer. One search told me to put it in the shower.

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Re: Newbie in need of advice
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2021, 07:33:03 AM »
I was once told Hewlett Packard used to wash the circuit broads (modular, I assume) of their equipment in for service before attempting diagnostic measurements.  However, I doubt they used a shower
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