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    Cleaning/treating contacts

    I have all my pc and drives outside, except external drives. Normally-if not used they are stored in plastic with silica gel.
    Sometimes i have no contact anymore and must clean with alcohol.
    Should i use contact-spray? And treat all the contacts also those inside cables?
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    I use a pencil eraser to clean contacts to ram chips and video cards.

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    Plug and unplug 3 or 4 times usually cleans contacts enough. And Steve's trick for those items.

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    I know the pencil-eraser-cleaning? but then i would need a specially shaped one.
    how about fiberglass-eraser-pen? I used it for other cleaning-tasks like battery-contacts.
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    Remember, you do not want to scratch the contacts.

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    yes thats why i willnot use that tool. will ask in the shop. I have a friend who is sure to use acetone. thats this agressive liquid which melts plastic.
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    They do have contact cleaners that will do the trick, so ask your fiend for a name.
    Been to many years since I bought any.

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    I use Servisol for stuff generally..... Prolly a idea to give em a wipe over with isopropyl alcohol while ya at it too ... As its a bit oily for them kinda contacts




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