...on his laptop (Acer Aspire 9500). It didn't turn off immediately. But when he went to boot it up the next time, this screen appeared:
Originally Posted by Laptop Screen
For Realtek RTL8110S/8169S Gigabit Ethernet Controller v1.30 (041001)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
My first instinct told me to go check the HDD. When I open it up there's some water with black stuff all over. I dry it up and use a compressed air can to clean debris. I take a closer look at the gold rings and some of them are black. The HDD is fried. That would explain the screen I keep getting. Because the HDD is fried it is trying to boot from the network, however there is no cable connected so it can't boot. The wireless also needs the HDD in order to run, so that type of network boot is gone, if it was even possible. The only thing I can try now is another HDD. But I want to ask you guys if anything on the motherboard could have been fried? I can still access the BIOS prior to boot, so that leads me to think it's fine. Also, I tried unscrewing the bottom plate, but there are some screws right underneath the screen. Anyone know how to remove the screen as a whole and not just the LCD? That would help me check for water in the motherboard.