I've read a related post, "Can you actually Wash a laptop?", but a more straightforward answer would be preferred (or if someone has actually done it).
Consider a water contact with the motherboard of a laptop, or insides of Kindle. But rather than plain water, let's say it has sugar, milk, or bath salt / soap.
After a few months of not being able to fix the original break I'm deciding to actually wash my device (Kindle + water + epsom salt). I'm considering a mix of 90% distilled water, 10% rubbing alcohol.
Alcohol to dissolve salts, and distilled water to make sure no new residuals remain after it dries.
Does this procedure make sense? Has anyone tried it?
May 23, 2012
I washed my kindle in distilled water, then in alcohol. I didn't sink the entire device, but I used a waterpik flosser that I happen to have. Water removed the salts. Alcohol replaced the water and allowed for much faster dry time.
I dried the kindle with a hair drier for about half an hour (low heat, low speed, located about 6 inches apart)
After this dry time I let it sit untouched in a dry environment for almost a week.
I also replaced the default battery with a new one I got online (about $17). Then I charged it for over 24 hours.
Then it worked.