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When powering up just shuts off

Awhile back coffee got spilled on the computer. I soaked it in di water and replaced the keyboard. It worked for awhile and then it didn't seem to be charging. I replaced the battery, after I checked the voltage and it worked again for about 10 hours. I was powering up the laptop and it just shut down. It wasn't taking a charge and the battery power only seemed to be good for about 10 minutes.

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You should have let it dry completely before powering it up, eventually the Power supply card(voltage regulator) got wet and stopped working, you need to have it replaced, it's not a battery problem even though the ps card might have damaged the battery a bit.

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