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Removing battery corrosion



 
 
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Old March 21st 06, 08:26 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Removing battery corrosion

I have a remote for a VCR that was not being used. The batteries
leaked and left corosion on the contacts inside. (Alkaline
batteries). The contacts are not deteriorated, but are corroded.
What is the best way to clean them, and neutralize any chemical
reaction to prevent further damage?

Any tips?

Thanks

Mark

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Old March 21st 06, 08:55 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Removing battery corrosion

Soapy water on a q-tip. Not too much, don't want to leave any water behind.
A small amount of baking soda will also help by neutralizing any acid and
acting as an abrasive, be sure to remove all of that too.

Sometimes need to scratch up the contact area with a x-acto blade or file if
corrosion is thick.

If it were really messy, you can often remove the circuit board and clean
all the parts in ISO alcohol then dry thoroughly then reassemble.




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I have a remote for a VCR that was not being used. The batteries
leaked and left corosion on the contacts inside. (Alkaline
batteries). The contacts are not deteriorated, but are corroded.
What is the best way to clean them, and neutralize any chemical
reaction to prevent further damage?

Any tips?

Thanks

Mark



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Old March 21st 06, 09:24 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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I have a remote for a VCR that was not being used. The batteries
leaked and left corosion on the contacts inside. (Alkaline
batteries). The contacts are not deteriorated, but are corroded.
What is the best way to clean them, and neutralize any chemical
reaction to prevent further damage?

Any tips?

Thanks

Mark


That happened to me a few years ago. Contacted the Duracell, sent the remote
and they sent me a check that covered about 90% of the cost of a new remote.


 




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