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Author Topic: NEO GEO 1 slot board repair and cleaning  (Read 3524 times)

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NEO GEO 1 slot board repair and cleaning
« on: May 13, 2021, 12:03:09 pm »
so got me a neo geo 1 slot and a multi-cart.
the neo geo board has a calandar error according to the seller.
i checked the onboard battery and it's dead and old and looks original.
i'm surprised it hasn't leaked.
i have a replacement coming.

in the meantime it's dirty.
how does everyone clean their arcade pcb's?

i've seen at least half a dozen ways so far on the internet but i wonder how everyone else does it.
or do you just leave them dirty?

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Re: NEO GEO 1 slot board repair and cleaning
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2021, 12:10:45 pm »
Dump it in the sink.

Scrub it clean with a toothbrush.

Dry it with an air compressor.


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Re: NEO GEO 1 slot board repair and cleaning
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2021, 03:34:24 pm »
Yeah it may seem scary but I ran a CRT chassis through the dishwasher and then dried in the oven at 170F.  If you don't want to take that risk what I've also done is gotten a spray bottle full of Isopropyl Alcohol and with the board leaning into a catch tray just keep spraying the dirty areas but usually it needs some extra scrubbing in some areas but just spraying that stuff can do an amazing job.

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Re: NEO GEO 1 slot board repair and cleaning
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2021, 03:56:19 pm »
I hose boards down with lighter fluid.  It's cheap, evaporates quickly, doesn't rust, dissolves crap. 


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Re: NEO GEO 1 slot board repair and cleaning
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2021, 04:20:53 pm »
Yeah the batterys on the Neo Geo boards always need changing.
Be sure to check out JNX's site for NG board repairs mods:
http://www.jamma-nation-x.com/jammax/tutorials.html

As for cleaning I tend to get the bulk off with compressed air then use Isopropanol to clean the rest.
Then for the cart slot I use one of the Arcade 1 up NES cart slot cleaners but I take it out of the case and jus push it into the slots of the board.