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Spilled red wine on VAIO NR38Z laptop

\015 I spilled red wine on my VAIO NR38Z laptop, so touchpad and its buttons are not responding any more. sometimes the laptop does not boot at all, but sometimes it does. what should I do, and is there anything to do?\015

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Most likely, the fix will be a replacement palmrest and motherboard.
It may already be dead. But I rescued some electronics from Hurricane Ike flooding (ooey gooey muck) and there are a few steps to take to improve your odds.
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\015\0121) Take out battery and unplug from wall. Make sure unit is entirely off.
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\015\0122)Open up the laptop (this will void your warranty, but probably the wine voided it first) and remove the dirty parts (remember where they go for later).
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\015\0123) rinse off all the wine with fresh, clean water. Do not use soap. Remove as much excess water as possible by tapping dry.
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\015\0124) Dry with a hairbrush on cool setting. Then allow to air dry for 2-3 days.
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\015\0125) Replace all parts and test your luck.
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\015\012There's 1 trick that is generally a bad idea but can be used in a last-ditch effort after trying the above. We used it to salvage multi-thousand dollar custom laboratory equipment that was submerged in flood waters. But *caution* with it. It can be damaging - so only do this if the above doesn't work. Here it goes:
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\015\0121) spray with WD-40 (dissolves wax, oils, rust but leaves a residue that can impede electrical signals)
\015\0122) wash - this time submerge in warm, soapy (Dawn) water. You can gently agitate the water but DO NOT SCRUB. Let the soapy water lift the WD-40 off.
\015\0123) rinse well in clean water (gently)
\015\0124) dry will hair drying on cool setting, then air dry 2-3 days
\015\0125) replace parts and test your luck.
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