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Inspiron 6000 laptop

By mjd420nova ·
My daughter spilled a cup of coffee onto her
laptop, the lights went out and it won't
restart. I get no lights on the top display but get a momentary green light on the system
board when I try to start it, same result with
either ac power or battery. Are there some fuses
and where are they. I know I'll have to dis-
assemble the whole unit to clean it, but can't
find any assembly manuals online. Dell says
they won't touch it under warantry and I can
do the service part, just hate to jump in with
both feet before I know where to look. I've
done some pretty complex units, so that part
doesn't bother me. Thank in advance for your
help

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by m_one In reply to Inspiron 6000 laptop

mjd420nova, on the bottom of the laptop there would be corresponding screws and to the part of the laptop you can remove. I would rather try to dry out the parts that are wet and reassemble them.

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Any help is needed and welcomed Thank you

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by mjd420nova In reply to Inspiron 6000 laptop

I've got it all apart on the table and it is a
real sticky mess. I'm going to go slow, with
cleaner and brush and then flood wash with de-
greaser no residue a small section at a time.
All the sockets are gummy and the connectors
and dimms were stuck. Probably take a couple
days, the cleaner gives me headaches.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Inspiron 6000 laptop

To clean this mess up I would Recommend Mohawk Safety Solvent as it doesn't harm plastic including M'Boards or sockets and will not catch fire if it hasn't completely dried off before you power up.

It also has the added advantage of being able to totally submerge the affected parts without doing any harm.

Col

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by mjd420nova In reply to

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The solvent worked good, and used a small
paintbrush to apply to connectors and a
small piece of doeskin to clean the small
slots.

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by zlitocook In reply to Inspiron 6000 laptop

I would take it to a certified Dell repair company. The mainboard is probably gone but the hard drive may be ok. At least they will be able to tell you if the laptop is worth saving. The hard drive might be ok, and they can move the data off of it.
This is a hard lession to learn but laptops and desktops are not unbreakable.

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by mjd420nova In reply to

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Dell said they wouldn't touch it but I'm
going to try and get warranty replacement
of the keyboard.

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by mjd420nova In reply to Inspiron 6000 laptop

So far so good, clean and ready for reassembly
and test. First I need to know about the fuse
on the main board. Looks to be marked 25 amp
but I'll have to unsolder it from the board.
Any help??

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by mjd420nova In reply to Inspiron 6000 laptop

Well, it's done, and I could write a book.
Cleaned the boards after disassembly with
windex multipurpose cleaner and rinsed
with clear water. A chopped off acid brush
helped dislodge any stubborn areas. Asside
from the very sticky keyboard it now works
well enough to burn CD's and get all the
sensitive data off, and photo's, music,
and video clips. Must have taken 10 CD's
and double checked them on the other
machines to verify them. Thanks everyone
for your help and I'm now ready to get Dell
to send me a new keyboard on warranty.
It should make a pretty good portable
for time keeping and accounting, although
a bit heavy for me, I like the display.

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