Last year my beloved 8 year old decided my Acer Aspire 3000 was thirsty, so she poured a cup of apple juice in the keyboard while I wasn't looking. Needless to say, it died. I took it apart, rinsed the mainboard with distilled water and put the unit in a large ziploc with a bunch of those dessecant thingies you find in all kinds of products to absorb the moisture.
Fast forward to a few months ago. Unfortunately, the system was still dead. So I called up Acer and bought a new mainboard. Yet even after replacing it, nothing has changed. The charge light comes on, but when I push the power button, nothing happens. I even tried powering up the board sans EVERYTHING... I took out the memory, cpu, wifi,...basically just the board. STILL nothing. Am I missing something here? Or should I just give up?
Should I continue to try to repair it? Should I sell it for whatever I can get? Or should I just File-13 the whole thing?
Any help you could give would be appreciated!
I messed with it a little more tonight and I found some sticky residue I forgot to clean up on one of the little metallic pads that looks like microscopic chain mail. Cleaned it up, made a few primary connections, and hit the power. The power light lit up for about 3 seconds and went off. Does this consistently. Then I put the CPU back on it and it went back to the old behavior, where the power light only comes on for about half a second. I can get a new CPU (Sempron mobile 3000) for about $20.00. If THAT still doesn't fix it, I'm gonna part it out to ebay (Although I'd love to find a way of sending video signals through the cable directly to the lcd, then I could make my own projection system!)
And with my new system, I have a standing order: no liquids within a 10 foot radius of my laptop!