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#16 jeebowhite

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:58 AM

Definately agree, I never really gave any thought to WD40 on a PCB, the idea in itself (spraying a lubricant onto a circuit board) in itself sounds a "mad" idea, but if it works, and doesnt short out, then its a very good fix.

Lesson learned today : fluids and PCB's can work together :)

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:15 PM

Definately agree, I never really gave any thought to WD40 on a PCB, the idea in itself (spraying a lubricant onto a circuit board) in itself sounds a "mad" idea, but if it works, and doesnt short out, then its a very good fix.

Lesson learned today : fluids and PCB's can work together :)


I would advise caution here. Although WD40 is sometimes used for lubrication, it is not strictly a lubricant. In fact in some cases e.g. on chains and bearings, it is likely to flush any lubricant out and therefore should not be used.
In the case of the pcb, I think that it's main function is as a cleaning and water repelant agent. It probably then forms a sealing film to keep further moisture out.

In any case, 3 weeks later the fix is still working so I am hoping that it is permanent.


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