USB stick went through the wash? WD-40 to the rescue!

3ozcan43896571Now here’s an interesting tip that I haven’t heard before, but after thinking it through, it makes pretty good sense. We all know that liquids and electronics really don’t go together like peanut butter and chocolate, but what happens when the two shall meet? In the case of a USB drive it’s a pretty easy scenario to imagine: just leave a memory card or thumb-drive in your pants pocket and you’ll get the full experience. No, I don’t think putting a USB drive through the washer will clean any viruses on the drive. ;)

So what to do if your data goes through scrubber? Dry it off really good and hit up the contacts with some WD-40 to avoid any rust on the metal. Very slick idea! So much so that I’m almost tempted to put an SD card in with my unmentionables for the next wash cycle. Almost….

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