Few days ago we received a laptop that the customer told us that first his CD/DVD rom stopped working, then few of the USB ports died and then later the computer stopped booting at all.
No video at all.
We open up the laptop and… guess what.
Roaches poops and live small roaches everywhere.
Roaches live inside my laptop
After removing ALL the components we cleaned all with pure alcohol.
Also found out that the thermo paste the was used to keep the laptop cool was the favorite snack for the cockroaches. So. cleaned motherboard with alcohol and swim in the ultrasonic cleaner overnight. Removed the left overs of the thermo paste, apply new. Did also reflow of the video chip since it stopped working from overheating, new CD/DVD Drive. Laptop is back online and smells and works like new again. Next time someone will tell me his/hers laptop is infected with viruses I’ll thing about it twice.
Here is the photo of the intruders