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How do I remove these plugs from the motherboard?

by brandanorama / February 20, 2015 11:45 PM PST

(Acer E1, Windows 8, 6 gigs of ram, Intel-i5) So basically I spilled something on my computer and the keyboard stopped functioning I used q-tips and rubbing alcohol to remove the corrosion on both sides of the motherboard however now the laptop screen doesn't come up it starts the cpu fan and hard drive indicator activate for a second along with the power indicator however they quickly shut of only leaving the power indicator. I took out both ram - same issue. I took out the fan - same issue. Tried the whole hold down the power button for 60 seconds then use the power cable - didn't work. I have a feeling it's not the hard drive because I can hear the fan of the hard drive going for a bit. So I think it might be the motherboard which is why I want to completely take it out and wash it in the sink. The problem are these 2 wires though how do I take them out I tried pulling however I don't want to break them - http://m.imgur.com/MShrvuS Motherboard - http://imgur.com/NOr24Os http://imgur.com/R7zdUdA
Any help would be super appreciated thanks! P.s its safe to wash a motherboard in water then let it dry for a day right?

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is it one of these ?
by itsdigger / February 21, 2015 1:13 AM PST
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Looks good.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2015 1:30 AM PST
In reply to: is it one of these ?

I wonder how many of these plugs they've worked with. If it was some sugary or other liquid that could be like a glue. It may take a lot of wiggling and maybe a spray with something like https://www.google.com/#q=alcohol+contact+spray&tbm=shop (contact cleaner spray) to loosen it up. Some connectors have latches that I have to put on a loupe to see.
Bob

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Hehe
by itsdigger / February 21, 2015 4:31 AM PST
In reply to: Looks good.

Yeah, I remember cracking one when we did mine and I didn't even spill anything, luckily it still worked ( with the help of a toothpick) Cool
Digger

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