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  1. Exactly what I ended up doing, worked like a charm! Hopefully I can have this battery safely disposed with a few other batteries I intend to recycle this week. (MacBook battery, a few iPhone batteries, etc) I'll probably get around to cleaning the board in a day or two, (Unfortunately I have classes) and I'm rather drained after trying to replace the battery in an iPhone today (those screws are awfully tiny!). Luckily the "blue chunks" that were attached to one of the contacts came off when I removed the battery and I was able to wipe it away.
  2. Update: I was able to get the battery out by pushing with a flathead screwdriver, upon inspection of the battery it seems a lot worse than I initially perceived. However I still cannot make out any leakage or staining in the battery holder other than the corrosion on the contacts. Guess I can set up a table in the basement sometime this week to work on cleaning the contacts and any other damage.
  3. Alright will make sure to sparingly use the vinegar, I just got around to opening the laptop and it seems I lucked out, there's very little corrosion and it only seems present on one of the contacts, no signs of further leakage. The rest of the board seems fine (picture below), I may not be able to take the whole thing apart right now as my family is renovating the house and I have no where to spread out the parts. [I'm working in a box on a chair :(]. Do you still recommend I take it apart for further cleaning? Or is this something I could put off until later should no further le
  4. What is appropriate to use when cleaning the electrolyte and corrosion off the board? Isopropyl Alcohol and Vinegar?
  5. Another issue has risen, I looked into some videos about PowerBook 170 issues and a leaking battery was listed as one of them, thus I attempted to remove the battery following these instructions https://www.macrepaircentral.us/powerbook-140-145-145b-170/main-battery.html, unfortunately the brittle plastic gave away and the door came off. Can I remove the battery another way? Such as taking the laptop apart. I also noticed the battery has cracked, this is rather concerning but I'm not sure how dangerous this is as I'm not knowledgeable in nickel-metal hydride batteries.
  6. Would a PlayStation 1 power supply work? It outputs 7.5v at 2.2A, however the PowerBook charger I have outputs 7.5v at 3.0A, not sure if the old electronics would play well with a different output. (It's also possible those PSUs could be going bad too but my ps1 hasn't acted out yet) I would like to recap the charger at some point, but soldering is not something I am well versed in. I would rather practice on a dead board for a while before trying to repair something like a power supply. (I have 2 Xbox 360s I need to recap too!!) Also I took the trackball out and it see
  7. I recently picked up a PowerBook 170 that was having some issues in hopes to repair it. The operating system does not seem to boot, I see the cursor but nothing else happens. This seems as simple as reinstalling System 7. However what the seller did not mention was the mouse only registers vertical movement, not horizontal, so I am unable to move the cursor left and right. Any idea as to what the cause could be? I also heard 2 clicks from the speaker, not sure what to make of that. Corrosion? As this is old tech I had some other concerns I needed to look into before po
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