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Bike Computer Quits Working -- Easy Fix

Old 05-21-17, 10:37 AM
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Bike Computer Quits Working -- Easy Fix

I have a Sigma 8.12 that worked yesterday, not this morning.


Before buying a new battery, etc., tried some DeoxIT D100L on the contacts and gave it a minute to work.


Back in business like brand new. Always used this stuff for boat trailer and mower electrical connections.


It looks the size of a small bottle of fingernail polish with the same kind of a brush. Expensive but I've had this probably 5 years and used it many times, still 7/8 full.


There's probably other products that work but this is the one I know about.


http://www.mcmelectronics.com/produc...FZWHaQodRjgGEQ



Amazon has it, too.

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Old 05-21-17, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by jay ray View Post
I have a Sigma 8.12 that worked yesterday, not this morning.


Before buying a new battery, etc., tried some DeoxIT D100L on the contacts and gave it a minute to work.

fwiw

Use it all the time on finicky electronics, particularly sound equipment. As you said, it works a dream. I usually follow up with an application of the DexoIT Gold (G100L) to enhance connectivity. Might be overkill, but it enhances my confidence if nothing else.
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Old 05-21-17, 12:23 PM
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Be careful not to use some of the other Deoxit cleaners. The D100L contains no solvents while their other products contain mineral spirits which may attack certain plastics particularly ABS. The same goes for any other brand of contact cleaner - read the label carefully before use.
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For anyone that has access to an academic or industrial lab, a fix I've used for dead electronics is a night in a vacuum oven at low heat (120F) and high vacuum. The heat and vacuum draw the bound moisture off of and out of electronics. Truly amazing. It's the same fix that 3rd party services used to fix failing LED displays in old BMW 740ils.
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