Help clean extreme dirt from neo geo mvs pcb

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Help clean extreme dirt from neo geo mvs pcb

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I'm looking for ideas on how to clean a dirty mvs pcb. I have heard of cleaning under the sink after discharging the capacitors but I do not know how to do such a thing. Willing to learn tho.

I have not tested the board yet, I do not want to until it is somewhat clean in fear of shorting something.

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I would start with a paint brush, and maybe compressed air..
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Already did that, that's as far as I could cleaned. Used a soft toothbrush as well.

Is there any kind of product I can use?
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Looks shot to me, if it was mine I would wash it in soapy water, dry, rinse then leave to dry for a few days somewhere warm.

Ps. Get the battery off first.
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I would take off the battery, remove anything socketed then run it through the dishwasher. Make sure it's super dry before reinserting chips and testing.
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