Question Laptop not powering on after cleaning thermal paste

ianhuysman

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Hi all!
I just cleaned the thermal paste of a laptop, (using isopropyl alcohol, as usual) there was way too much and it was everywhere.
After doing that and putting some fresh thermal paste and the heatsink/fan back on it would not power on at all.
Led won't light up, no fan spin, nothing. Only the power indicator led turns on (the one that's always on when the adapter is connected) but flashes off when i press the power button
Did I kill it? I already tried to remove the CMOS battery but no luck...

Update, I found out there's ispropyl alcohol under the CPU, between the BGA pads... I'm going to remove the motherboard and put it in some rice, just to be sure.
 
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