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    Default Mold on controller

    So, yesterday I took my X1 out of my gig bag and found it covered with mold. I'm guessing I packed it while still wet (the booth wasn't that clean, had some drink spills on it), and that was more than a week ago.

    I think it's still fixable, as the mold doesn't seem to have gotten beneath the buttons. Any of you got experience with this, and some tips to clean this without damaging the electronics? For the X1 bag (which is covered in it too), I though of washing it in a mixture of water, vinegar and soap. Vinegar is often recommended for washing funghi out of clothes, but I'm hesitant to use it on the X1 too..
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    Use compressed air

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    wow thats wild man, I agree with BFly, compressed air is your best bet.
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    Thumbs up for air.

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    Compressed air for real? I can hardly scrub it off with my fingers..
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    I'd use Isopropyl alcohol.

    Soap n water is just a big no no. And vinegar is acidic so it might eat into the X1 case/buttons and corrode the board if it gets inside.

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    can we get a pic? I just wanna see what it looks like
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otacon View Post
    can we get a pic? I just wanna see what it looks like
    Just so we err.... know what we're dealing with. To assist as best as we can, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippie View Post
    I'd use Isopropyl alcohol.

    Soap n water is just a big no no. And vinegar is acidic so it might eat into the X1 case/buttons and corrode the board if it gets inside.
    Without seeing a pic another vote for Isopropyl alcohol. If it leaks in the unit it will evaporate
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    I just use vodka

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