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Coffee Spill!!! Urgent

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ScorpionFox, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. ScorpionFox

    ScorpionFox Thread Starter

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    so long story short my laptop spent the night in a coffee spill. Good news is it was only about the size of a United States quarter, maybe 2. It was working fine for about half an hour then the screen went out. The keyboard is backlit and there is an indication to show when it is on. So I know that it’s on, but the screen isn’t working. Is this something that I can fix myself, get fixed by a professional, or is it a lost cause? If I can still get it fixed about how much will it run me? I’m a high school with no money. The attached image is of the inside of the laptop it is a Dell Inspiron.
     

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  2. SpywareDr

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    The problem with electrically conductive liquids inside of electronic equipment is they allow electrical currents to travel across unintended paths. This can *immediately* destroy the electronic components those improper currents traveled through.

    In order to find out exactly what was damaged and where would require proper testing equipment, the knowledge required to use it and to perform the tests ... the cost of which could far and away exceed the cost of a pallet full of new computers.
     
  3. plodr

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    I read that and didn't bother answering because the first thing you do is keep the computer off for several days to be sure it has dried out completely. If you turn something on that has/had liquid under or in it, you are asking for problems.
     
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