Can I use solvents like mineral spirits to clean asphalt from my USB?I'm a general contractor doing industrial cleaning. I work with a variety of products and chemicals including asphalt. My...
Answer to "Can I use solvents like mineral spirits to clean asphalt from my USB?"I have tried Isopropyl Alcohol....the problem is that it doesn't break down the asphalt. I ended up taking a risk by going ahead and cleaning the port with mineral spirits without disconnecting the battery. I turned the phone off, put a drop of mineral spirits into the end of my unplugged charger cord, and inserted the cord into my phone about 100 times, occasionally adding another drop of MS. Then I used a toothpick to scrape the deepest parts of the port. I then used Isopropyl Alcohol 91% to clean out the nasty dissolved asphalt from the port. And BAM! Clean USB port! I used the combined advice from numerous sources in the best step by step order I could think of to achieve my goal. I probably should have disconnected the battery to be safe but my phone still works so I'm good.