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Black screen after spill

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Helencollins1, Aug 3, 2014.

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  1. Helencollins1

    Helencollins1 Thread Starter

    Aug 3, 2014
    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


    Mar 30, 2014
    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. :(
  3. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    May 24, 2003
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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


    Jul 29, 2014
    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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