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So I acquired a laptop from my in-laws that had a bad power chord (tested it with a meter). So ordered a new chord off ebay and no dice. Damn! So opened up the cases and wasnt getting good power to any devices and only a few pins on the mobo. finally pulled mobo ALL the way out and looked at top side and think I found the problem....


Take a look!


Guess this ones going to be scrap.

compaq presario c500

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Wash it with acetone and cotton swabs, it almost looks like some type of corrosion, not sure where it came from. But anyway, it looks like it can be cleaned off.

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So I acquired a laptop from my in-laws that had a bad power chord (tested it with a meter). So ordered a new chord off ebay and no dice. Damn! So opened up the cases and wasnt getting good power to any devices and only a few pins on the mobo. finally pulled mobo ALL the way out and looked at top side and think I found the problem....


Take a look!


Guess this ones going to be scrap.

compaq presario c500


I have a friend with lots of cats, he likes to leave the computer open,
and he has lost a few computers that way, for some reason they like
to spray the computer, and that stuff is just like acid on the motherboard,
also rats and mice are bad about that

That board is way past gone ;)

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I have a friend with lots of cats, he likes to leave the computer open,
and he has lost a few computers that way, for some reason they like
to spray the computer, and that stuff is just like acid on the motherboard,
also rats and mice are bad about that

That board is way past gone :blink:



Yeah thats what I think, tomorrow I have a long day at work so I might emplore the help of some electrical guys and some nylon brushes and electrical contact cleaner and see if I can get it cleaned up and working. Not crossing my fingers though... :thumbsdown_anim:

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Yeah thats what I think, tomorrow I have a long day at work so I might emplore the help of some electrical guys and some nylon brushes and electrical contact cleaner and see if I can get it cleaned up and working. Not crossing my fingers though... :)

I don't see any damage so I think you should be ok. :)

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I don't see any damage so I think you should be ok. :(


After I cleaned it off it was obvious to see that half of the contacts on the components were completely gone due to the corrosion.

Atleast its already apart, maybe I can atleast make a few $ on ebay selling the parts.

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After I cleaned it off it was obvious to see that half of the contacts on the components were completely gone due to the corrosion.

Atleast its already apart, maybe I can atleast make a few $ on ebay selling the parts.

Might have been battery acid.

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