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Cokeified stereo (no longer a problem)
Posted 05 March 2004 - 01:12 PM
Looks like I've now got an excuse to replace the stereo. I've been looking for a legitimate reason ever since I got the car. (You may remember my thread from a while back about not having a clock)
Maybe I should sue McDonalds for filling my cup all the way to the top.
Posted 05 March 2004 - 02:10 PM
Sorry to hear about your Mc-Mis-Hap.
Posted 05 March 2004 - 02:18 PM
Uh....yeah....nice design there.
Must be the same designers who made the Krusty the Klown Alarm Klock.
"Oh yeah, that gets really hot if you leave it plugged in."
Posted 05 March 2004 - 02:26 PM
Posted 06 March 2004 - 07:21 PM
Drinks spilling on the HVAC controls and stereo, one of my daily morning fears....
Posted 06 March 2004 - 08:04 PM
Posted 06 March 2004 - 08:35 PM
Posted 06 March 2004 - 10:16 PM
Well, the manual DOES say "Do not employ cupholder when car is in motion."
Really??? I thought I read the whole manual and I didn't see that. I probably glossed over that part because who would think you're not supposed to use the cupholder when you're actually using the car.
Posted 07 March 2004 - 01:36 AM
This made me bold enough to try to save my wife's light meter when she actually washed it in the clothes washer.
I washed it out with soap free water and dried it carefully, that was several years ago and it still works.
Posted 07 March 2004 - 12:51 PM
Originally posted by cookie
electornic circuit boards are often washed
Electronic circuit boards are always washed if it is any sort of cleanroom production...and most all others are.
You can also speed up the drying process by placing it in an over and setting it for very low heat...and yes, it works.
Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:03 PM
While I was messing with the stereo, I had a good laugh when I noticed the sticker says it was manufactured August 2002... the car is a 1998 model, so either the previous owner spilled in the original one and killed it or it just went bad. The car originally came with this model stereo in it so that rules out an upgrade from a cassette or something.
Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:09 PM
Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:18 PM
Contrary to popular belief water does not conduct electricity. The minerals in the water conduct electricity. Washing with deionized water could be very effective if the unit was never powered up with the contaminates on the PCB. If the soda was spilt on the unit with the car's battery connected it is possible that temporary shorts were created that permanently damaged the solid state circuitry. No amount of washing will help if this was the case. Washing with tap water will leave minerals on the PCB that will lower the impedance between component pins/pads on the board. This may or may not have significant effects depending on the impedance of the circuits involved and the water used.
Yes, the cupholder design stinks.
Posted 11 March 2004 - 01:59 PM
Originally posted by 99obw
Washing with tap water will leave minerals on the PCB that will lower the impedance between component pins/pads on the board. This may or may not have significant effects depending on the impedance of the circuits involved and the water used.
Well, they were calling for snow today so I cut my drying time short and reinstalled everything last night. It all worked just fine so apparently the circuits were hardy enough to handle a Coke wash while powered on, a tap water wash while completely removed from the car, and then baking in the oven on warm (my lowest setting) for about an hour and a half.
Yes, the cupholder design stinks.
Truer words have never been spoken.
Posted 11 March 2004 - 02:58 PM
Place the stereo in the oven on the center rack for an hour and a half or until completely dry. Remove from oven, garnish with cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger, and serve.
Posted 11 March 2004 - 05:31 PM
Posted 12 March 2004 - 01:56 AM
A mil spec coke proof radio wouldn't fit into the interior of your vehicle. You would need something at least the size of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle to fit that kind of radio in. Of course, one benefit from this would be the reduction of the chance that you'll be the
victim of a road-rage incident.
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