ElectronicsCleaning
To Top

Cleaning The Battery Compartment in a Radio

I have a radio receiver which operates on dry cell batteries. The battery compartment consists of two tubes one houses 3 cells while the other one has one cell. Both tubes have springs on one end (which touch the -ve pole of cells). Due to batteries being there for a long time there has been electrolyte leakage which has spilled inside the tubes and the springs have got corroded.

Ad



I need advice on how to clean the spilled electrolyte (which is dry now) and the springs which have corrosion on surface which is preventing current flow.

If it helps, my radio receiver is Hitachi Worldspace Receiver.

Thanks for help,
Neeraj Bhai from India

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

June 5, 20070 found this helpful

An emery board or light sandpaper. Clean off the residue gently by sanding the connection areas lightly and then give it a try, it necessary, try it again until the circuit is complete.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
June 6, 20070 found this helpful

I have also used an emery board or fine sand paper. Something else I would have tried is Q tips with alcohol to clean the area.

Sanding the battery terminals ( both ends ) can help older batteries. Pencil erasers used inside the device and on batteries, can refresh contact like on remotes.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning ElectronicsJune 3, 2007
Guides
Car Radio
Repairing a Car Radio
All Band Radio
Using a Weather Alert Radio
A remote with the battery cover broken.
Keeping Batteries Inside a Broken Remote
Purple and Black wrist watch
Replacing a Watch Battery
More
🎂
Birthday Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/09/14 06:17:58 in 452 msecs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!