Advice on cleaning battery fuzz

Golem

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My old trusty Elbox 1208 has developed a bit of battery fuzz. What is the best way to clean these barrel batteries so they don't get worse and corrode the board? Thanks for any advice!


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There is only one option: remove and replace with the same (new one) or CR2032 Lithium with diode - search google for explanation.
 

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that's leaking, get it off before it does some damage
 

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Yup, looks like you got to it in time. To be sure, I would soak the board in distilled vinegar to neutralize the alkaline, rinse it with distilled water, and then dry it out completely before replacing the battery and reinstalling.
 

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Thanks all. I'm glad you think I have caught it in time. I will remove it.
 

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IMHO the battery isn't that important to replace... so you won't have RTC in the amiga and your files will have the wrong date , big deal :LOL: - unless ofcourse you still use it for something serious ... I'd just remove the battery and wouldn't bother adding a CR2032 mod to the ramcard :roll:
 

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Yes I think I will do that. My soldering skills are very poor and I only use the board as a test board for when I don't want accelerated mig.
 

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I have just had the same thing with an a501 and just removed the battery.
 
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