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Cleaning up liquid damaged Toshiba?

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I bought a faulty Toshiba Satellite L300D-19S, hoping to harvest it's screen. It was liquid damaged, hence why I got it cheaper than a screen.

When I got it, for kicks, I decided to plug the power adapter from my Satellite Pro L300 in, and see if it powered up (the eBay listing I bought it from said it didn't power up at all). Lo and behold, it did. For about 30 seconds, then it went off.

When I ripped it open, to retrieve the screen, I noticed some residue on the bottom of the board. This looked like rusty, gungy stuff, around some components near the AC circuit area of the board.

How can I clear this up? Already cleaned the keyboard, case, ODD and part of the HDD caddy.
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Sounds burned, like residue that gets deposited after a short or when a circuit pops causing the PCB to melt. If on the PCB (like a stain mark) then you could try some alcohol to clean but otherwise, if it goes through the entire PCB layer not worth it.
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I've already swapped the screen over, so if I can get it working it's got to run headless.

I wouldn't have said it was melted, as it's like a gunk that I can piggle off. I will try and get a picture.
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Sweet deal if it ends up working.
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Sweet deal if it ends up working.
I'm only bothering because it DID work briefly. If it didn't power up upon arrival I wouldn't have bothered. But if I can get it working, all it needs is a HDD and screen.
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