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CLEANING of MotherBoards

I want to clean dirts off my motherboard to see if it will respond. It is refusing to boot up as I reported in the last few days. I was advised to use PETROL or SPIRIT(Methylated Spirit) to wash the entire motherboard and leave it to dry up before fixing it again.
Please, is it adviceable to use petrol or spirit to clean motherboards. If YES, what is the procedure? If NO, WHY? I use the Intel PIV D845PEBT2 mother board.

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    Bright Dey Jan 31, 2009

    Could you please explain further why I should not use liquids?

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Use a air can to blow the dust off, then use the hoover at a to remove the clumps of dust


NO LIQUIDS, liquids short out electronic components.. even if the motherboard is unplugged there may still be undischarged power from the capacitors.

I would not advise physical contact with the motherboard from any thing even a brush, may scratch a track to a component or make static.

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Its best to use rubbing alcohol as it wont do any damage to any of the parts and will give it a very nice clean and easy dry.

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Just use a small soft brush and a hoover to catch the dust while you are gently sweeping the notherboard. Do not use liquids !!!!!!
Good luck

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