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To be as "to the point" as possible

Netbook. Little sister. Beer. Not powered off within a reasonable amount of time.

Took apart, aired out, left for a week, turned on.

Works. Starts up. Can sit on desktop with no issues. Try to start USING the machine, it goes to standby. Not always instantly, but it never fails.

Tried reinstall Windows (I dunno, I was long overdue anyways) and it made it through just fine without "shutting down" for anything but the problem remained (I expected it to)

So really, the machine is useless right now. My guess is that it's got some sort of hardware issue. Should I try ACTUALLY cleaning it or seeing if the problem remains in another OS?

And how would I go about cleaning it? I've read far too many different things to know what to believe or where to start.