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Spilt a drink

I spilt a drink on my laptop last night. When I turned in on this morning everything was working perfect. When I came home after work and turned it on, this horrible beeping noise kept coming on. The computer was still loading and turning on but this beeping wouldnt stop. I just left it off just incase. Anyone have any idea?

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  • khorne5 Dec 09, 2008

    It is continues beeps my guess with the help from Macrocat it is the CPU, could that be possible to over heat from spilling a drink on it?

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    how many beeps are there and are they long or short?


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I don't know if I can solve this here. But the beeping noise is your pc trying to tell you what is wrong with it. Somewhere there are pc beep codes. If these can't help you just put "computer beep codes" into google. Here they are:
Beep Code: Description of Problem: No Beeps Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals One Beep Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine Two Beeps POST/CMOS Error One Long Beep, One Short Beep Motherboard Problem One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps Video Problem One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps Video Problem Three Long Beeps Keyboard Error Repeated Long Beeps Memory Error Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps CPU Overheating

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

  • macrocat Dec 09, 2008

    It is very possible that you shorted out the motherboard somehow. The beep codes were created by the motherboard companies. Since your laptop starts, back up your files. This is a long shot but its worth a try--dry it out. Keep your laptop on until it is nice and heated, Laptops create a lot of heat, so maybe being on will dry out what is causing the problem. Then turn it completely off--unplug it and take out the battery. After it is cool to the touch (6 hours or so), turn it back on and see if the beeping is still there. After this, a visual inspection may be warranted or a trip to the pc shop. I do not recommend changing a mb yourself. Some laptops are really difficult (i.e. Dell).


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