A couple of days ago a glass of orange juice was spilled and it got into my PS2 through the front ventilation slots. I turned off the power (though no malfunction was evident), unplugged everything and semi-submerged the PS2 in tap water a few times to rinse out the juice. (Distilled water might have been better but it wasn't readily available)
Later I googled how to disassemble the unit (a slimline PAL V12 or V13) and removed the outer plastic case to facilitate drying.
I figure I've done most things right so far but what should I do next?
Should I try to disassemble it further? How long should I wait before trying to power it up again?
Lastly where does the little metal plate go that fell out when I took the case off?
Its center hole is threaded.