Good to see you haven't let the mishap get to you
Keep us posted on your progress and good luck
I received another board this morning and he gave me it for 15 so all in all it ended up costing me 35 bucks for a replacement board.
This time I was more careful and took my time.
Everything went back together nicely this time apart from the palm rest which took me a while to get the clips all matched up again,but it was a brand new one so maybe that's why it was a bit tight.And I don't like those tiny little ribbon cables as they never feel like they are in right.(I hope they are all in right fingers crossed.
I put the CPU into the board and cleaned it all then went to clean the heat sink and the tip of the heat sink fell off it had a big crack down it.
I managed to get another and I ordered another tube of thermal paste.
When I receive the HS and paste I should be good to go.
I keep having thoughts that when it's all back together I will switch it on and it won't work.
Anyway the cracked heat sink got me wondering whether the fan was the cause of the rising temp or the cracked heat sink?
I hope I don't have to strip it down again,I don't think electronics is my thing.