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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013, 1:04am
Subject: Re: NS Oscar problem. Leaking from safety valve.
 

That looks like some serious corrosion damage on the ICs >.<

I am NOT an expert, but possible a thin paste of warm water and baking soda with a toothbrush might clear it up. Those old Cubic Ricerca units are very hard to find, and Simonelli has since replaced them with controllers made by Gicar, which normally run about $100-150. Anyone else have any ideas for cleaning this crud off?
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013, 4:15am
Subject: Re: NS Oscar problem. Leaking from safety valve.
 

eraser  like on pencils  or larger
canned air

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DeOxit  from Radio Shack
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:58am
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Get a large pink eraser or an fine card board emery file for nails.  You have nothing to lose by trying to clean it.

 
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:04pm
Subject: Re: NS Oscar problem. Leaking from safety valve.
 

Bought some deoxit and it looks like brand new. Waiting for it to dry and then ill test it.

 
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:50pm
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Place it in rice to dry.

 
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:58pm
Subject: Re: NS Oscar problem. Leaking from safety valve.
 

Ughhhhhhhh.....Didn't solve the problem.

I really don't know what to do from here. The board looks brand new from the deoxit. I know that doesn't mean it's still good.

 
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013, 1:14pm
Subject: Re: NS Oscar problem. Leaking from safety valve.
 

I think you need to see the wizard and get a brain... errr hmm brain box.  Is everything working but the heat will not come on?

 
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013, 1:17pm
Subject: Re: NS Oscar problem. Leaking from safety valve.
 

Everything else seems to work. No heat, no heat light, no steam.

Tested the Pstat....fine
Tested the Element....fine

I'm discouraged for sure and the cheapest brain that I can find is $153. I wouldn't mind paying that but i'm not quite sure that's the problem.

I'm bummed. :(

 
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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:01am
Subject: Re: NS Oscar problem. Leaking from safety valve.
 

Ordered a new brain.....Should get it wednesday or Thursday. I'll let y'all know if it works. Wish me luck.

 
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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:49am
Subject: Re: NS Oscar problem. Leaking from safety valve.
 

Considering what the board looked like and all the other major parts worked I am thinking it is the problem.  I am sure you will be happier with a new brain.  I would be...

 
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