[Coco] Opening and cleaning an FD-501 controller.
wschaub at steubentech.com
Fri Jan 25 16:13:30 EST 2008
Darren A. wrote:
>> I have an FD-501 controller that has been sitting in a garage for a
>> couple of years, upon taking a close look at it it looks like its a bit
>> dirty, I would like to open it up and clean it off before trying to use
>> it. I do also have a J&M controller but its still in St. Louis so that
>> wont do me much good. any tips for safely opening the cart and cleaning
>> off the crud without damaging the unit would be quite helpful.
> Typically, all you need to do is gently rub the contacts with a clean pencil eraser. The FD-501 has gold contacts, so they shouldn't have very much crud on them. I doubt it would be necessary, but using a can of compressed air to blow away any accumulated dust is also an option.
> Be sure to discharge any static electriciy on your body before handling the controller board.
Canned air is fine. however how do I get teh card out of the plastic
shell without breaking the shell?, also it looks like something may have
dripped inside of it through one of the vents...
at least as far as i can see from the outside anyway.
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