Same thing here in 2001. Smoke is very acidic besides the carbon being a conductor. I lost a PC, scanner, monitor, and printer to smoke and heat, no direct fire. The acidic nature of the smoke will cause extreme corrosion on all connections. But I was able to salvage my HD. HDs are sealed against most problems. You may be able to salvage the HD if you can put it into another PC as a slave drive and recover data. But the other parts will be lost. My insurance replaced the PC and peripherals and I was able to put the old HD into the new one and recover my important stuff.
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This past Monday, my house suffered severe smoke damage from a fire, with the third floor getting most of the damage. My Sony Vaio, which is my main computer and was bought 3 months ago, was on the first floor and I need to access it for information. In addition, I had to two other usable computers on the third floor. What do I need to do in order to clean all 3 PCs up so that they can be accessed and/or used again? I know soot is a conductor for electricity and I don't want to short any of them out. In addition, I do not have the money to take them anywhere to get any diagnostics done, either. PLEASE HELP!