Acorn A4 Laptop Cleanup

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This is my A4 Laptop, its a bit worn around the edges and totally filthy.
Supposed to be grey in colour but is more nicotine brown.

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A reference shot of the right hand side. The 3.5" disc drive is visible and also
sockets for external mouse, keyboard, audio and serial port. There should be a small
flip-down lid covering these sockets, but unfortunatly its missing.

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A view with the back panel down. In here you will find the parallel port,
reset button, power connector and standard VGA output connector.

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I have removed the blanking plate where the Econet or Nexus upgrade can be fitted.
I have just cleaned the insides with a vacum hose and small brush.
The A4 is a bit delicate to take apart, so I will not be stripping it unless it needs repair.

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Wiping the dirt and dust off with a damp cloth, vigorus rubbing with
the cloth manages to lift the nicotine.

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A view of the right hand side where I have cleaned from the rear to halfway across
the floppy drive. The difference is clearly seen.

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I cleaned the rest of the case and the keyboard with the same damp cloth technique.
I also used small cotton buds to get into the smaller areas.

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The finnished laptop, the photo doesn't do it justice.
From a filthy brown colour to its original grey powder coated finnish.


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