A friend has given me a laptop that his children spilt cola on. As it didn't work properly after this he claimed on his insurance and was duly sent a new one. He gave it to me in case there were any components I could make use of. But... Having plugged it in and booted it up, it works after a fashion although the dvd rom doesn't work and the keyboard is very sticky, with keys sticking down etc. I have downloaded the service manual, do you think it is worth the time and effort to strip out the keyboard and wash it i warm water to remove traces of cola, try and clean up any other traces of cola from the mobo etc, or should I just take out what I can use?
Many thanks for the replies. As I have nothing to lose I will give it a go. I am not worried about the dvd rom drive, I think that is beyond repair, the BIOS allows for boot from USB, so I don't really need it for booting and I'll probably only use it for a web surfer anyway.
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