Acer Aspire 6930g water damage

mikuniu

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Hello everybody,

I have a problem with my wife's laptop that has met with a tea this morning. Drink wasnt spilled on the keyboard but rather on the bed below laptop. Some of it went through vents on the bottom. My wife described symptoms as screen going pink in first place and then black. I took all of it to bits and found only a few drops on GPU(9600m GT) and HDD. Didnt see anything on mobo or CPU. Dried it all and assembled but it wont work(no surprise here:p) When turned on, screen remains black but you can hear HDD and DVD spinning, leds light up, fan kicks in for a second or two and thats it. I tried to test RAM by using only one module in each ports with no results(maybe both modules or both ports are gone). Also connected laptop to an external monitor and still nothing. Mobo discharge was also done by holding power button for 60sec without any power connected. When laptop is only on battery power all above happens but when power lead is also connected then sometimes it will turn on sometimes not. When only power lead is in but no battery then after pressing power all leds start flashing and thats it. I'm clueless and dont know what else to do. Can anyone give me some tips how to bring this laptop back up or help me diagnosing what part went bad please? I'm really not looking forward to buying a new one.
Please let me know if you need more info. Many thanks in advance.
 

johnnyb105

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Maybe if you let is sit no power to it a few days it might come out of it seen it before with tea lol my sis in law was baby sitting and one of the kids spilt tea in hers she waited a couple days it worked a few weeks then poof ,a puff of smoke.... so its probably doa now wish I was of more help. You never know you might get lucky cross fingers for you!
 

tavisc

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Unfortunately you may have fried the motherboard by trying to turn it on after water has gotten into the case. If you spill water on anything electrical, take out the battery immediately, unplug it, and cover it in an airtight container with as much rice as it takes to cover it. Let it sit for a week, and then hope and pray that it isn't fried. I'd suggest doing that now, though like I said, it may be too late.
 

mikuniu

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Thanks for your reply, it probably is fried because laptop was on for at least couple of minutes before I got to it and turned it off. I'll leave it drying for a few days and see what happens.
 

richardliu_96

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Sorry for the necro, but I have this exact same problem and couldn't find these conditions anywhere else. Does anyone know what the basis of this issue is (what part/parts are damaged) and if it is recoverable?
 
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