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Fan won'tt work and computer wont turn on

Has had tea spilt on it, but worked after dried, got a new battery. has been charged, but when i try to turn it on the blue light(charged) goes to red(not charged). has been dropped, but sister in laws has also got dropped and still works just keys are messed . I don't even hear the fan turn on. Please help.

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Laptop abuse, your luck it will work at all. It sound like it's done. You may have killed it

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Those may have 1 or 2 different problems. Cold Solder joint on Mobo. Bad DC Power Jack. 1: if it is the Cold Solder, you can reflow the solder and be done with it. 2: if it is the DC power jack, It should be replaced. For simplicity lets call them DC(A) and DC(B) There are 3 connections to it. Gnd, DC (A), and DC (B). When the powersupply is plugged in, contacts (A) touch to send +DC to the laptop. (B) is open. When the laptop is using battery power, contacts (B) touch to send power from the battery through the system. Over a period of time (inserting and removing the DC Power Cord), the contacts become fatigued, or oxidized and the DC(B) never closes - so it won't work from DC Battery. RATE ME - if it helps

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I ran into the same problem with my Armada E500. In my case, it was a faulty RAM module. What I would suggest is start by removing the battery, and the charger. Then continue by removing the plastic section above your keyboard (there is a single screw holding it in place on the rear end of the laptop. This plastic covers the right-hand hindge) from there, there are four plastic tabs that you slide down to remove the keyboard. This will give you clear access to the ram. Remove the module(s) and, using a soft eraser, gently clean the contacts. If your laptop has two sticks of ram, I would also recommend putting them in opposite ram slots. After that, replace the keyboard and plastic bezzel, reconnect the battery and charger, and try to boot it up again

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  •  It could be beneficial to unplug the laptop & remove the battery. Let the system sit & dry for a couple days. More than likely you will have to replace the keyboard. Could be more damage that you do not see. If it is a sugary drink like soda, it enjoys tearing up soldered connections. Best guess wouuld be let it dry out. If it doesnt work & replacing the keyboard doesnt fix it, take it in to a service center.

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needs either a new battery or power cord

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Tea got spilt on it. It worked for a few min. then screen dark and won't light up. Everything else works. What do I need to replace?


Karen...

Even "clear" Water left with electricity will continue to cause damage... It must be dried before power is restored.

There is an immediate and urgent need to get ALL the power removed from any ELECTRICAL device that has moisture exposure.

If it was tea with milk... (mine was coffee with cream & sugar... full cup turned over on my DELL PC in 2002)...

I learned right there how to pull the battery... pulled the hard drive
rinsed it all the rest with clean water... and again with 90% rubbing alcohol... gently blew everything dry with compressed air and let it all dry for several days... turning parts over each day.

Three days later I reassembled it all back together
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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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