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Old 02 January 2009, 00:39   #1
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Happy New Year Day = throw CD32 in the dishwasher day

Sporting new caps and she's all shiny, best leave her for a few days to dry out This one will be up for sale once the plastics are cleaned up too! Watch this space...




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Old 02 January 2009, 01:02   #2
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Shiney

Might have to have a blast on mine in your honour, squire
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Old 02 January 2009, 01:04   #3
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You might want to add some extra lens flares here and there for that special shine
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Old 02 January 2009, 01:10   #4
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You might want to add some extra lens flares here and there for that special shine
A bit too much CoD5 today, huh?
Looks nice and clean Paul. Good job
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This may sound stupid, but you actually stuffed it in the Dishwasher?

I know before I trained as an apprentice engineer at my last job, they used to do this with insurance work when it was smoke damaged, but I never tried it. Didnt think it was very safe for long term reliability.
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A bit too much CoD5 today, huh?
I think more about Trapped 1 & 2 when it comes to lens flares and game Intro's such as Tower Assault
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Old 02 January 2009, 13:17   #7
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This may sound stupid, but you actually stuffed it in the Dishwasher?

I know before I trained as an apprentice engineer at my last job, they used to do this with insurance work when it was smoke damaged, but I never tried it. Didnt think it was very safe for long term reliability.
Yeah, just chucked her in on her own - didn't want her covered in turkey

I know folk do this quite often with old arcade PCBs so thought I'd give it a go, hasn't rusted anything looking at it this morning... removed the KS rom beforehand too...
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wouldn't the salt in a dishwasher be bad (sorry to be so slow on the update here!)
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Old 03 January 2009, 03:33   #9
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Just don't use any kind of soap, just plain water and you are on the safe side of things.
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Just don't use any kind of soap, just plain water and you are on the safe side of things.

I always assumed that anything electronic would be safer away from any liquid. This is a surprise for me.

And how do you apply it? Running water to the board, or diving the board on a bucket? And for how long?

Using bottled water is better than from the regular water supply because of calcareous?
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Old 03 January 2009, 13:19   #11
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It's honestly a good way of cleaning up old PCB's, and plastics too as long as they aren't too yellowed:

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-Dishwasher on a low-temp 'eco' wash: 40deg C or so.
-Just water, NO, I repeat, NO dishwasher powder / detergents.
-If you can be bothered it's worth unplugging any socketed ICs first.
-Make DA*MN SURE it's fully dry before firing up again...
...a few days on a sunny table or airing cupboard should do.

Plastics:
-Dishwasher on a low-temp 'eco' wash: 40-60deg C or so.
-Maybe a bit of detergent for this one. Personally I'd not suggest using dishwasher powder/tablets here...
...I tend to 'clean' the plastics by hand, not wash off the suds, then shove the lot into the dishwasher (water only).
-Take care! As a general rule computer cases tend to be made of plastic that won't warp with temperature but flaps 'n doors are often made of heat-moldable stuff that can, um, sag a bit...
...I once got a beautifully 2D RiscPC front flap this way.

Lovely 'n clean BTW Paul_s
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And make sure to stop the dishwasher before the drying/heating cycle!

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Thanks for the explanation Charlie
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sorry to be thick. but dishwashers have salt in 'em. I take it you don't need to remove this salt before doing the wash?

How about rinse aid, which again is in the dishwasher all the time....
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I thought salt had to be added manually to dishwashers if you lived in a 'hard' water area only?

Just fired her up now and she is working great after 2 days drying out I'm not selling her now, she's too sexy!
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Just fired her up now and she is working great after 2 days drying out I'm not selling her now, she's too sexy!
lmfao, what you like. I just whip of the IPA and toothbrush, My CD32 loved it and had a nice shine to it, .
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lmfao, what you like. I just whip of the IPA and toothbrush, My CD32 loved it and had a nice shine to it, .
But if you let the dishwasher handle her you can handle Miss Polski instead


Yeah, right... I was erm mulling around the dishwasher wondering if my experiment would work
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