Is the motherboard safe(computer literally smoked!)? NEED ANSWER ASAP!
I had this motherboard end up smoking out because of the soda spilt on it under the keyboard(VERY lucky spill #2 was on the trackpad and not near electronics!)
Before this, my brother used it and it smoked
We pulled the power and battery, shut it down as soon as I seen it and it's in the kitchen for the night(yes, i'm asking this at 10:21, i'm unsure if this board's safe)
Is this board safe or do I look for a cracked screen one and use that motherboard and install Linux or can I still stick this board in Isopropyl alcohol to prevent smokeout 2?
This is why I never drink by laptops... I let my mom and brother do it and this thing fails!
Oh, might as wel figure this out too... could I slip my spare intel T5550 in placd the Pentium dual core
I am pretty sure the T5550 is socket M
I was able to shut it down by holding the power button on it and then I pulled the battery
board is dead
What happened is simple... i turned it on quick and all it does is show red lines that are all over the place, fried video circuit
Let's think back to my mom... she also spilt soda on it, and ever cut power off because it worked, no wonder why the video shorted... time to look on eBay for a computer like this to swap boards
Since this motherboard also had nasty BIOS issues too, along with soda spill smoke damage, I gave up on it and parted it out
The RAM in this went to another laptop that needed it
HDD went in my MacBook Pro(saved the caddy for other HP laptops)
The DVD drive will go to a Dell that doesn't need an new DVD drive, but am replacing just to add LightScribe to it
The wireless card will go into a Dell that only has a A/B/G card being this one had a A/B/G/N card
I am saving the display to fix one of these laptops, or if I get one that uses this display, so I can fix it if I get a laptop that takes the 16" screen this one had(heck, maybe upgrade the screen resolution)
The webcam remains unused as of late, but I am saving that as spare parts
Display bezel is spare parts
CPU will be going in a machine if it needs it(motherboard holds it to keep the pins from bending)
This machine didn't go to waste..... I saved almost every part from it(only part I didn't save is the rear display housing because the brass fittings were coming loose)
Think back to when it happened, did it go black when it shorted? Did it die BEFORE you pulled the battery and cord out? If so, then you can expect it to stay that way. It will likely need a replacement main board.
If not, if you had to pull the batt to get it to shut off, the smoked chip may have been from a peripheral like the wireless card. It may still run but surely something wil be disabled.
Either way, don't try turning it on till it's been cleaned. Drying it out may take several days if it isn't disassembled and since it was soda there would be a sugary residue left even after it dried. if you have the means I'd suggest removing the keyboard to clean what's under it. most likely it will need to be opened up entirely to get it all. ( was it a big spill?)
I think your idea of looking one with a cracked screen to use for parts is a good idea