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Black screen after spill

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  1. Helencollins1

    Helencollins1 Thread Starter

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    Hi all

    Hope you can help.

    I spilt a fair bit of water on my laptop about a week ago. I turned it off, turned it upside down, put the battery in rice and left it for 48 hours.

    When I turned it back on if came on but the keys wouldn't work. I managed to use the onscreen keyboard and it worked fine for 2 days. When I next tried to turn it on it boots up but the screen is completely black.

    Is there a fix for this at all or is it fried from the liquid?

    I have tried removing the battery and using just the power cord but nothing happened, still booted up and black screen.

    Really grateful for any advice.
     
  2. SpywareDr

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    Any electrically conductive liquids in live electronic equipment allows electrical currents to travel across unintended paths, which can immediately short-circuit (KILL) any or all of the electronic components the liquid comes into contact with. :(
     
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    While I agree with that you can still try to get that laptop going. You say it boots up, is there absolutely nothing on the screen after you switch it on ?

    What make and model laptop is it ?
     
  4. adam337

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    Do you have a spare monitor lying around? I would test to see if you can get output onto that from the laptop.
     
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