Question about Compaq Presario 2100 and 2500 ,NX 9000 Pavilion ZE4000 Ze5000 XT Series Keyboard -AEKT1TPU011 CD-ROM Drive
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Little over a year ago I purchased a severely damaged
notebook from a Cameroonian refugee and found that there was more blood in it
than any other electronic device I've serviced, including a dialysis machine.
This is likely from the original assembly of this unit clearly the blood under
the screws was not disturbed by prior repairs. And there were no marks from
other work under that blood. (Also gauze bandage found under heat pipe assembly w/ original undisturbed galvanic rust.)
The gore washed out okay, however the switches (on/off, internet, sleep, etc.) are badly corroded. And while I have cleaned the rust out of power switch the contact finish is now raw copper alloy.
Seeing as gore in Compaq/HP products seems to be common place (at least in southern Ontario) I have to ask three questions:
1) Is there a remedy for preventing the corrosion from spreading such as a recommended mineral oil?
2) Would I be better off to replace the switch plate (all switches rusted) entirely?
3) Am I the only technician who is finding human gore instead of dead critters in recent years?
I don't know if this is a sign of the times but ?????????? I'm sorry that you had to clean all of the blood out of the machine. You should replace all of the switches etc. You can buy used parts for these machines on Ebay really cheap now.
I hope that you do not have to work on any more machines filled with blood.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
Testimonial: "Replacing the switches was the correct thing to do. I however replaced the switches on the board itself, rather than buy an assembled board that might work."
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