I have a
Macintosh SE/30 that I'm trying to bring back to life. When I power it on, I get the dreaded horizontal stripes. Or,
zebra stripes. Also called
I have re-seated all of the socketed chips. Pulled the ROM SIMM out, cleaned it, etc. Pulled the RAM out...
There are two standing issues that I can confirm. One, the battery is dated 1989 and it only registers 1.0v. It's normally a 3.6v battery. So it's safe to assume it's just about dead. :-)
Second, I believe most if not all of the capacitors have leaked. There is a green "fuzz" all over the board. I can provide pics if needed. Just about every chip close to the surface mount caps are green and fuzzy.
So at the very least I believe I will re-cap the board.
Which brings me to my question. According to some YouTube videos I've seen and this website (http://lowendmac.com/brierley/09pb/simasimac.html), they suggest washing it with water.
That seems a little drastic but I have to admit, it sure would be faster. I thought about even putting the board in the dishwasher.
I seriously don't know if I could get a brush under each IC and clean off the fuzz. And I really don't want to de-solder every chip.
Should I wash it? If so, how? Submerged into a hot bath of dish soap or should I put it in the dishwasher?
I realize that if I do wash it, I'm going to give it 7-10 DAYS before I attempt to power it on. Plus, it would get a lot of outside air time so the breeze could help dry it out. (been hot and dry around here).