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My notebook does not turn on

I accidentally spill some liquid on it and I immediately turn it off. However I can't tun it back on - when I press the power button, the light (night light?) on the top of the monitor turns on but nothing happen. I brought the notebook to my campus technical service and they said I should wait until the moisture is completely dried (get the battery and hd out, and fan dried it) otherwise it's locked and won't turn on. Is that true?

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Yea I would definitely wait for everything to dry out before diagnosing it......sometimes you get lucky and even though components got wet, after they dry the function......I would give it a day or two then try to fire it up again. If you get nothing , start troubleshooting

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