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#1 jmjustin6

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:32 PM

So this past week i have found a few handhelds that i was happy to find. I could feel that there were batteries in them but i didnt have a screwdriver so couldnt see the condition of em. Anyway they all had popped / leaked batteries in them.

My question is what is the best method to clean the battery compartment out? I was reading online and i see either backing soda or white vinegar are the best methods. What do yall use?

Edited by jmjustin6, 14 April 2017 - 02:33 PM.

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#2 RickR

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:40 PM

I always start very gentle and then move up.  So I start with just plain soapy water and a soft toothbrush.  If that doesn't do the trick, baking soda/water is the next step.  And finally, a mix of water and "Barkeeper's Friend".  Always with a soft toothbrush. 


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#3 jmjustin6

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 04:59 PM

Got them all working except one of them. I remember owning this handheld when it cane out and it has this wonky version of tetris on it. But ohh well guess it aint ment to be

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:02 PM

So this past week i have found a few handhelds that i was happy to find. I could feel that there were batteries in them but i didnt have a screwdriver so couldnt see the condition of em. Anyway they all had popped / leaked batteries in them.

My question is what is the best method to clean the battery compartment out? I was reading online and i see either backing soda or white vinegar are the best methods. What do yall use?

I use both, I think the science behind it is bringing the PH level back to zero ... for acid damage; Baking soda. For Alkaline leakage; White vinegar

 

if you mix the baking soda with white vinegar you can get a "scrubbing action" as it bubbles

 

oh yeah , don't do this while eating & make sure to wash hands really good when done ;)


Edited by chas10e, 14 April 2017 - 05:03 PM.

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