[sdiy] Cleaning?

TERRY SHULTZ thx1138 at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 7 19:32:04 CET 2020

This unit is pretty Dirty, EBOLA hazard?

We might have some parts still for this unit or a dead board that could be cannabalized.

My partner , Paul Morte of Paul Morte Technical Service in Orange, Calif. is the right person to ask, Paul is the Nation Service Center for Yamaha

I will be at the shop on Monday if you wish to call me. +1-562-355-4699, We also have User/Service Manuals and parts for Yamaha usually in stock, CS80 parts are getting almost 
Impossible to obtain.



> On Mar 7, 2020, at 9:44 AM, David G Dixon <dixon at mail.ubc.ca> wrote:
> I washed all the bits of a whiteface ARP Odyssey that was unbelievably filthy in my kitchen sink with hot water and dishwashing liquid.  It worked great.  The synth works very well.
> I’m with the late, great Kevin Lightner – you can’t really hurt analog electronics by washing them like the dishes.  Just make sure they are properly dry before powering anything up.  Of course, anything with a digital display is probably off limits for this.
> From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org <mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org>] On Behalf Of Pete Hartman
> Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2020 7:20 AM
> To: Michael Zacherl
> Subject: Re: [sdiy] Cleaning?
> There's a video out there of Kevin Lightner, a well regarded synth tech, washing synth boards with simple green and a shower, and then immediately blowing them dry with compressed air.  He's one of many notables no longer with us, unfortunately.  There's the usual caveat of don't try this if you don't know what you're doing, but I have always wanted to try it out with one of my own cheaper project synths that is obviously suffering from too much dirt.
> On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 3:51 AM Michael Zacherl <sdiy-mz01 at blauwurf.info <mailto:sdiy-mz01 at blauwurf.info>> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> seeing this photos from the DX1/DX5 parts thread, I’m wondering how to safely clean such boards?
>>     https://imgur.com/a/m8NocSS <https://imgur.com/a/m8NocSS> 
>> Also asking, because there are open mechanical parts involved, so just rinsing the pcbs is apparently not an option?
>> Thanks, Michael.
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