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Old 07-28-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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leakage from AAA batteries

I'm having trouble getting a small hand held device to work with new batteries due to deposits & leakage from old AAA batteries left in too long. Tried scraping with a needle. Any products I can brush on that can remove these deposits and make the connection again? It's kind of small and delicate wiring I don't want to fiddle with it too much for fear of ruining it altogether. Thanks
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:54 AM   #2
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Steel wool or even a ktichen scrub pad might do what you need. Also baking powder and water will remove battery acid. You could use a Qtip to apply and then wipe with a moist cloth to remove any residue.
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