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Originally Posted by Spacedinvader View Post

Damn! frown.gif Did you take the CPU out when bathing it?

That is correct. It was only the bare motherboard. The CPU looks to be OK.
post #122 of 152
Sorry for your loss mate,

If you can't fix it, i'd sell it for parts and use it to upgrade to a newer model at least. smile.gif
As many people have said, must have been a nice laptop to last that long though!

I've spilled water all over my old Compaq (that I sold a while back); WHY COULDN'T IT BE YOU $400 COMPAQ! WHY? sad-smiley-002.gif
 
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I just read the news!

helpinghand.gif

Sorry bro! I was very optimistic but it appears there is something else wrong besides some sticky sugar.

Someone mentioned where to find %99 isopropyl? You can find it in any pharmacy section in most grocery stores in the USA such as Safeway or a CVS. It is very common.
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post #124 of 152
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Originally Posted by MNiceGuy View Post

That is correct. It was only the bare motherboard. The CPU looks to be OK.

have you washed it? anything's worth a go! biggrin.gif
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post #125 of 152
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Originally Posted by Aparition View Post

I just read the news!

helpinghand.gif

Sorry bro! I was very optimistic but it appears there is something else wrong besides some sticky sugar.

Someone mentioned where to find %99 isopropyl? You can find it in any pharmacy section in most grocery stores in the USA such as Safeway or a CVS. It is very common.

It doesn't need to be 99% AFAIK; I've always just used metho on everything and have never had a problem ever.
 
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post #126 of 152
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I have a small update on this:

The Red-Bulled Alienware had a little photo session yesterday which I plan to translate into an eBay auction later today. It's already packed up in it's original box waiting for the ride to its new home.

I've spent the last few days thinking about whether or not I am going to replace the big Alienware. As different things in life changed over the 2 years I owned it, usage has gone from daily/nightly to sitting in a cabinet for weeks and then back to daily use again. I have an iPad Air that really works well for casual browsing, reading, and even email duties (and is certainly a heck of a lot more portable than the behemoth m18). Also, I recently upgraded my desktop to Haswell and 780 Ti SLI so when it comes to gaming, I am not left wanting.

Today though I've decided I'm going to take a trip up to Micro Center to have a look at the new Alienware lineup. I'm not completley sure what, if anything, I'll end up with but I'll be sure to post back later today.
post #127 of 152
Good luck! Maybe you'll come back with a brand spanking new Alienware Desktop or Laptop biggrin.gif
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One of my daughters spilled hot tea w/honey on her ASUS ROG laptop the other day. Unplugged the battery and it spent 3 days in a suitcase filled with rice and it was good as new.
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I spilled wine on this machine I'm using currently. A very large glass btw. I turned it off and got my metro vac after it drying it .The next day I filled a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol and saturated the board and wiped it off. Then I soaked it again just to help the sugars of the wine down the board and hope it would drip off. 1 day later I booted. So far so good.
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post #130 of 152
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new Alienware Desktop

OP, please don't buy a prebuilt desktop....
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