So, basically, I took it apart mostly--if I just spray the thing with a hose to try to get most of the filth out (it hasn't been turned on for a few months) and then wait a couple of days for it to thoroughly dry before connecting it to a power source, will it work again?
Oh, and never buy used consoles without checking if they're buggy... I learned that lesson. Bleh!
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It should be OK.
Modern electronic parts are sealed so water won't get inside. When the circuit board is assembled they might use water to clean off the residue from the assembling process. One small company I worked for even ran them through an automatic dishwasher.
Make sure it's completely dry because water is a conductor and can cause shorts if you turn it on. Maybe use compressed air to make sure it's dry under the parts.
You can also clean it with alcohol.1