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A cup of tea was spilt on it. Immediately I turned it upside doan and removed the battery and let it dry out. Now, with the power cord connected, it takes overnight for it to turn on and after 15 minutes of normal work it shuts off as if it has no power. I have tried a different power cord and there was no difference. It seems it has difficulty collecting charge and also the power cord does not seem to power the laptop directly. What do I need to do or change? What will it cost?

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Hello Citiboy,

Well it sounds like the power circut is gone. That regulates things like charging and power distribution etc, which would explain your problems. If that is the case then its a new motherboard as it cannot be fixed.

However before you do that try this..........

You would be very amazed at how a single drop of liquid can hang about a board (on a chips leg for example) for weeks and it MAY be that even if there is no liquid on the board that the residue from the tea could be causing the problem...so ..... go get some isopropranol and also some non-deionized water.

Simply remove the motherboard and wash it with the water. The fill a small bowl with the Isopropranol and place the board in it and swill the liquid about it for 10 mins.
Leave it over an hour and then take out of the isopropranol and dab it dry with an absorbaint cloth (DONT RUB). then place the board in a warm area for 2 days to air dry.

I think you will find that when you rebuild the computer and switch on, that its all working fine.....Fingers crossed.

Good Luck.

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