Cleaning a USB Plug

So i got this USB Drawing Tablet that i keep in my bag. Well somehow the plug itself got some sort of sticky substance on it and inside it. It looks like it might be caramel. No idea how.

How would I go about cleaning it?


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Rubbing Alcohol and a Q tip

may help but, be aware that the "caramel" may actually be the material from which the plug is made, breaking down.

Rubber and some plastics will do that.


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Nah, definitely caramel

It is food, not plug material, i think i can tell the difference. thanks for the ingredients though on how to clean it

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Fixed it

So, instead of using Qtip (which wasnt working) i just filled a small bowl with rubbing alcohol and put the entire USB plug inside it for about 1-2 hrs. Came back in, dried it off. ALL the gunk was gone and it works perfectly.

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Did I forget to mention "skinny Q Tip"?

Please you got it fixed though.



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