Acorn Electron Base Unit.

Stripdown, cleaning and re-assembly.

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Once cleaned, all the keys can be refitted to the keyboard's "chassis". Just press them back on.

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Next, take a wet cloth, drip water on the case and give it a good scrub with an "old" toothbrush. This will get any grime out of the textured surface. (Bad image Right Hand side clean in this picture).

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Now remove the Mainboard and internal PSU by removing the screws an cables highlighted.

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The two boards can now be lifted free. Clean the bottom half of the case in the same was as the top. Damp cloth and a bit of a scrub with a brush.

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Dust the PSU board off, then INSPECT the area highlighted in this image for cracked solder joints.
Its a common fault on Electrons. Repeated removal/insertion of power lead weakens the joint.

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Clean the mainboard with a brush and vacuum hose and it will come up like new.

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All the parts laid out ready for re-assembly. Just do the reverse of above, you cant go wrong.

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