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Old Oct 10, 2012, 08:44 PM
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At this point you have nothing to loose by taking the receiver out and cleaning it. Take it out of the case. If it has a removable crystal that is plugged into a socket, then unplug the crystal.

1) Rinse the receiver, crystal, and case off under the faucet, a gentle stream is all that is required. Cold or slightly warm. While under the tap brush it with a clean paint brush or soft tooth brush to loosen and remove any dirt and dried mineral deposits. Do not scrub real hard. Be gentle. After the bath. You can shake it to remove most of the water on it. Does not need to be totally dry.

2) Clean the receiver in a dish or bowl with some 90% or better isopropyl rubbing alcohol. The alcohol will further remove dirt and other contaminates. The alcohol will also absorb any remaining water on the receiver board. Did the alcohol in the bowl get really dirty during the cleaning process? If it did, you can repeat step 2 with some fresh alcohol.

3) You can speed the drying process with a hair dryer on the no heat setting, you only need the moving air stream to dry the alcohol.

Let it sit out unasembeled in a warm spot all night. In the morning put it all back together and try it.
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