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Posted: 9/13/2004 1:45:53 PM EDT
I have a Tivo , and pioneer surround sound system and I was wondering over the year or so my reciever has become greasy and gotten all kinds of gook on it ( I really dont know how I usually use the remote)

how would I clean it without damaging it?

I tried using some cleaner on a small portion of the corner and it got really cloudy and looked hazy now I can't that to go away ...

any ideas?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 1:49:51 PM EDT
Isopropyl works good.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 1:51:00 PM EDT
Is this some kind of chemical / cleaner I can find at wal-greens?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 1:58:54 PM EDT
Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 1:59:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1776:
Isopropyl works good.


hock.gif Don't use alcohol (polar -> conducts electricity) on elex components. Try Radio Shack - they have non-polar cleaners.

www.radioshack.com/search.asp?cookie%5Ftest=1&find=cleaner&hp=search&SRC=1&image1.x=40&image1.y=37

If it's a matter of cosmetic, shiny appearance then try Nevr-Dull or toothpaste. I use them on lucite watch crystals and they both work well.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:01:17 PM EDT
Remove power/batteries first...........
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:02:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 2:02:22 PM EDT by Misery]
Oven cleaner
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:03:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bucko:

Originally Posted By 1776:
Isopropyl works good.


Don't use alcohol (polar -> conducts electricity) on elex components. Try Radio Shack - they have non-polar cleaners.

www.radioshack.com/search.asp?cookie%5Ftest=1&find=cleaner&hp=search&SRC=1&image1.x=40&image1.y=37

If it's a matter of cosmetic, shiny appearance then try Nevr-Dull or toothpaste. I use them on lucite watch crystals and they both work well.



I work in a DOD precision electronics repair lab and thats what we use all the time. Never had a problem.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:08:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:23:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheTacticalSolution:
In real life I work on multi-million dollar tools in a class 100 cleanroom and we hose stuff down with IPA to clean off contaminants or chemicals that get onto any of the electronics. Yes, it will conduct, but we turn off power first



Which Fab?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:25:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:28:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dv8xbox:
Is this some kind of chemical / cleaner I can find at wal-greens?



One of the furniture/glass cleaning companies also makes a product for electronics. Walmart has the stuff.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 6:45:27 PM EDT
DeOxit?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 6:48:19 PM EDT
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