My knowledge about cleaning computers and fixing electronics is very limited (aka. non-existent), still, I'm going to replace some burnt out electronic elements and clean computer parts. It looks like a challenge but I'm not afraid to face it.
But let's start with the things I did so far.
The first item as "exploration of a new territory" was a C64 datassette. I wanted to clean it from top to bottom, inside and outside (it will be the topic of my next post).
I started with searching for information about "cleaning yellowed plastic", which should be one of the critical issues if I want to have a nice and clean computer or computer part.
There is a lot of information about it, for example Retrobright, hydrone-peroxide, etc. After watching videos and making some research I decided to skip learning chemistry. Instead I'm going to test some products to see how this thing works. Decided to use a cream-liquid as it doesn't flow off the parts.
Obviously I would need a screwdriver to disassemble parts. Then I realized I might need a soldering iron as well, in case something needs to be replaced.
Knife. A good knife is a must have item.
Rubber gloves. I'll tell about them later a bit more.
Scissors, duct tape, cellophane, aluminium foil.
Nail polish remover or similar liquid with high percentage of alcohol.
A lot of sunshine. Or UV light, even more than sunlight.
Sponge, and a towel.
Cardboard box. Many.
Patience. A lot.
Oh, and that big white bottle with 12% H2O2 in cream-liquid.
Today's music: Jets'n'Guns soundtrack