Battery residue neutralizing and cleaning

protek

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The batteries of my mouse had decided to spill its guts inside the battery compartment, making a mess, etching the contact dull and leaving green residue on the contact. I tried cleaning the contact with IPA but it doesn't seem to get the residue off, so I guess I need to neutralize it with lemon juice as the stuff is potassium hydroxide, right?
 

protek

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Well, I bought some lemon juice and used that on the battery contact. Then I did my best to clean it up with IPA. At least the mouse seems still to be working.
 
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