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GBA has corrosion on CPU?

Postby ClassicGamer90 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:27 am

I was backlight modding my GBA and noticed corrosion on the top pins of the CPU, also had a bit on the link port so I cleaned them both with vinegar and then rubbing alcohol the best I could. Someone I knew gave me this GBA for free so it's very possible it could have gotten wet at some point but it has worked great since I've had it, what would cause this?, just age maybe?.

Below are pics of it after I cleaned the pins but it's still obvious, my phone can't take a decent picture up close so I apologize.
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Re: GBA has corrosion on CPU?

Postby xcursion666 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:03 pm

Either age moisture or leaking battery can cause corrosion on the pcb just clean it off it should still work fine as long as there's no damage to the pins or traces
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