Old 09-11-2012, 11:01 PM
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Default Dirty Fuze Port

Lately I've been having issues being able to connect my fuze with the usb cable it comes with. I think the problem is the fuzes specialized usb port. It looks quite dirty so that is most likely the problem. So I'm just wondering how to go about cleaning a port like that. If anyone has had a similar problem or knows of a way to clean it safely and effectively, please respond.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:22 AM
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You need a good contact cleaner to clean electronics. You can find them on the net or even at the shack, just google it. Most are fast drying, non-conductive, fine around plastics, non-corrosive, etc…

I've found the easiest way for me to clean my electronics with contact cleaner is to take them apart first but I've yet to do a small port that can not be disassembled. So far I've gotten away using micro/miniature cleaning tools to clean my ports, there's all kinds of micro tools out there. Mine are vacuum cleaner run, available at sears or on the net ....

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:01 PM
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Other than contact cleaner. Try dipping an unplugged cord into Iso. Alchohol and insert and reinsert a few times. It works for headphone jacks.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:28 PM
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Might want to blow out any pocket lint, nose-hairs or other schmutz from the port first before spraying something wet like electrical contact cleaner in there. You can buy canned compressed air at any office supply or computer-oriented store. It's the stuff they sell to clean all the crumbs, sesame seeds and paper clips from under the buttons on a keyboard.

Problem is though, this can drive the offending foreign substances/objects/dust-bunnies further into the device up around the circuit board and scroll wheel area. Not really good either. So be careful or take it apart gently for a more thorough cleaning.
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