A friend of mine sprayed "Black Flag Home Defense" insecticide under her computer. It died immediately. I'm trying to figure out why, and how fixable it might be.
I found an MSDS, but it only says what the active ingredient is, deltamethrin, 0.02%. Apparently everything else is proprietary and/or non-hazardous.
Deltamethrin is not water-soluble, so I'm thinking that this probably doesn't contain any water; more like nonpolar hydrocarbon sorts of compounds. I'm thinking there's some particular nonpolar solvent that makes up the bulk of it.
So, my questions:
Information or informed speculation as to the likely solvent involved.
For those with knowledge of electronics, information or informed speculation about the effect of such solvents on PC boards and electronic components.
Answers to 1 alone are also useful, as I can then ask on electronics.se what those compounds would do.
UPDATE: I don't have access to the computer myself. I passed on some of the suggestions to my friend, and she will bring it in to a shop and see how repairable the damage seems to be. Thanks for all your thoughts.
UPDATE 2: I spoke with the tech who looked at it. Apparently the computer was very dirty inside; years of dust, cigarette smoke residue, and insects. She's not sure exactly what happened, but there seems to be a short somewhere on the motherboard, and that may have fried the power supply as well. Given the dirt, it was probably not in good shape even before the incident; the heat sinks were thoroughly clogged.
Overall conclusion: keep your computer clean! Keeping unknown chemicals away from it is a good idea too.