1. Schizoanalysis

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    Hello all,

    I got a couple of Gameboy Micros but they have a discernible smokey cigarette smell. I have taken off the faceplates and cleaned the front. They still smell a bit.

    Does anyone know a way to get rid of the smell? Will it go away in time?

    Thank you kindly
     
  2. Uiaad

    Uiaad GBAtemp's resident guinea pig
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    Getting rid of the cigarette smell from electronics can be an absolute nightmare depending on how bad it is to begin with. I've personally had the best experience of stripping the item down completely and cleaning it with 99% isopropanol
     
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    Thanks for the response.
    I have some isopropanol. Do you clean the motherboard as well as the case parts?
    If you clean the motherboard, do you wipe it down with a cloth wet with the alcohol? I have not done it before and want to check in case I break it by doing the wrong thing.

    Thank you kindly
     
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    Just use some isopropyl and a clean soft toothbrush, give it a clean being gentle enough that you’re not smashing components and then let it dry naturally as the alcohol will evaporate


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    Sorry for the lateness of this reply today has been one of those days where i have been doing 8 things at once and thinking about a million other things

    but as exactly as @clnsgne says - don't use anything below 80% Iso the higher the better in all honesty and the last time it will take to dry out. I really do recommend 99% with an a handful Molecular Sieves in the bottle to keep as much water out as possible ( This is probably just over kill in all honesty but i've been doing it for years) and just remember to be careful with the screen and ribbon cable !
     
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