How to clean battery terminal corrosion
Hi I just found my two 1998 Furbies. They both look great on the inside however they have corrosion and I can't get them to work. Any ideas?
Erikka Holderness, corrosion should usually clean of with a vinegar/sterile water solution. Use a cotton swab or soft toothbrush to clean the contacts. Rinse with sterile water after that, you may have to repeat this step a couple of times. Once it is properly cleaned, use 90%+ isopropyl alcohol to displace any left over water (depending on where the contacts are situated). Hope this helps, good luck.
I usually use a vinegar based rust remover and an old toothbrush. Then brush on some WD40 and let it sit and dry overnight, i dont even rinse anything, just wait for it to soak in and dry
CLR also works well on battery corrosion after cleaning with CLR use wd40
I use 90%+ isopropyl rubbing alcohol, with a q-tip/cotton swab and a paintbrush. I also have a diamond needle kit, that can scrap off heavy corrosion. Sometimes I'll use an soft toothbrush. Baking soda has abrasive properties, yet it's still gentle on electronics. Apply a small amount to the affected areas of your device, and rub it in to remove stubborn traces of corrosion. Then wipe the surfaces down with cotton swabs or a slightly damp, lint-free cloth. White vinegar or lemon juice also works, Most household batteries contain bases, so acids will neutralize their discharge.
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