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Wax melted into air intake vent...thanks mom....HELP!

I let my mother borrow my Cine-go and she put it on a shelf next to a wax candle. I mean really, right next to it. So close that it melted the candle onto the side vent. She had it for while, I'd say about a month or so, so there was A TON of wax melted on and in the air vent. I scraped all the wax off and blew out the rest with an air can. I think there might be wax in where the chip is but I can't get to it. The guy at radio shack said that it may have gotten sucked in there. How would I go about removing it?

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Remove the top case and take it apart piece by piece. just get the wax off of major components. it's not a conductor, but it does keep in the heat. just make sure it does not get into the optics or any of the motors (fans or colorwheel). if it get into the lamp, it's as good as gone. if it's on the main board, scrape it off with a toothpick. don't use metal. for the power supply, same thing. if it's on the colorwheel, replace it. you can't clean it off well enough for it to work properly again. if it gets into the fan motor, replace the fan. good luck.

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