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Old 12-28-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Not sure if this is the right forum, but I could use some advice.

I help out my elderly Mom and she has electronics that she has had for some time and forgot to change the batteries.

There have been several items over the last few years I have tried to clean up with baking soda and water or carbonated water.

I get the white acid off but then there is fluid on the electronics and it never works again.

How can I remove this without "flooding" the parts so the electronics can work again?
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:55 PM
 
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Before trying to clean up the mess from the leaking battery, check to see if your battery manufacture offer this service for you. Major manufactures such as EverReady and Duracell will clean, repair or replace items damaged from leaking batteries. There are restrictions and you have to give up the item to them, but if they are willing to clean it up professionally or you get a new item out of it, why not?

Now, if you have cheap no-name batteries, your on your own.

Basically you have to clean the battery leaking material with the proper item such as acid for alkaline batteries, alkaline's for acid battery, etc. It does no good to use baking soda on alkaline batteries, so first know the type of battery material you need to clean up. Also you never use carbonated water to clean battery spills on/in electronics, you use vinegar or lemon juice and dry, Dry, DRY it immediately after cleaning.
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Old 12-29-2014, 04:19 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Before trying to clean up the mess from the leaking battery, check to see if your battery manufacture offer this service for you. Major manufactures such as EverReady and Duracell will clean, repair or replace items damaged from leaking batteries. There are restrictions and you have to give up the item to them, but if they are willing to clean it up professionally or you get a new item out of it, why not?

Now, if you have cheap no-name batteries, your on your own.

Basically you have to clean the battery leaking material with the proper item such as acid for alkaline batteries, alkaline's for acid battery, etc. It does no good to use baking soda on alkaline batteries, so first know the type of battery material you need to clean up. Also you never use carbonated water to clean battery spills on/in electronics, you use vinegar or lemon juice and dry, Dry, DRY it immediately after cleaning.
Good info Rabrrita.

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