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Need help cleaning coffee caked laptop guts

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Well, long time no post :lol:

Anyways, I got my hands on a project laptop. Not that it has any value, it's a Gateway Solo 1150, but it's more of a challenge project to get it running. The previous owner poured coffee in the keyboard, but the laptop kept running for quite some time. Finally, it died on him.

Now, I've totally disassembled the laptop, and I need to find some safe grease dissolver that will not kill the mobo and other components on here. I have determined reasonably well that the coffee goo caught too much dust and debris and eventually shorted something out. I just need to get rid of the sticky stuff first. Any ideas?

<<Dang, I thought I would have fallen way behind in folding by now. Woohoo!
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You can buy circuit board cleaner thats safe for PCBs and eletronics. You'd probably have to go Radio Shack or some specialized store to find some.
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