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Old 03-03-2009, 12:35 PM   #1
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I recently spilled gin/coke on my laptop kaypad one night as I was fell asleep in my recliner. When I woke up and realized it I propped my laptop up like a teepee and set it over a towel. Nothing came out. I waited a few days to start it up but it won't boot. Whenever I push the power button the light will turn green and the fan when start up but the fan will only stay on for 2 full seconds and the light only for 4-5 seconds. Now, after taking it all apart I can see the brown gunk on various parts of the circuit board but nothing else. My questions are...
1. What do you feel is the problem lurking inside?
2. Whenever a liquid is spilled on a keypad, what components are likely to be fried 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc?
3. Should I try anything else before I part it out?

P.S. I mixed with coke because I had nothign else.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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You most probably short circuited your motherboard. See if you have a warranty. The chance your system is fried is likely.
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It's an Acer Aspire 5315-2153 that I bought as part as the Wal-Mart secret shopper event. The warranty is gone since I chose not to buy an extended one. I figured since it was so cheap, $375, that if anything went wrong I would part it out.
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Get yourself some of this stuff:

http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/36221.pdf

and clean the boards off, you may well have shorted it.. and damaged the motherboard, but it will be worth cleaning and seeing if that sorts the problem.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:20 PM   #5
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Hmmm. Was it a Kay-Pro? Ginger ale really eats away at those old machines.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:32 PM   #6
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that sucks man.. fried.. sounds like your mixture contained to much gin causing you to pass out thus spilling your drink.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:57 PM   #7
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You got me...I fell asleep really translates to I passed out. But how can I test to see what fried? Also, where is the best place to sell parts In Your Opinion
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Dude, set your drink down before you pass out....LOL

It's most likely dead, but it's worth a try to take it apart and clean it and see if you can get it going again. Or, for $375 toss it and buy a new one.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:30 AM   #9
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I know I should part it out but still...Where is the best place that you have parted a computer out?....I want to get the best bang for my buck so I can buy another laptop or at least upgrade my home computer.
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When beer spilled on my good modem, it got all messed up and wouldn't work. Tried it again a week or two later, and it worked just the same as it had before. I also spilled part of a two liter bottle of mountain dew in the computer, and nothing happened (I had a hole cut in the side for a window, but no plexi yet). But, as everybody else has said, there's a good chance that the board in your lappy is fried. Sell your parts in the trading post or on ebay.
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