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VAIO VGN-CS215 J doesnt turn on

I have a problem with my laptop which I bought one month ago. few liquid has been spilt on the right side. It was working; afterwards I hibernated the pc and tried to awitch it on. It didnt work. The battery lamp is turned on all time and whenever I connect the adaptor the blue light in the bottom switches on for 2 seconds along with the fan, then switches off and the I couldnt turn the pc on. Is it a serious problem? Does this indicate a specific thing in the computer has been damaged? Can it be it need to be cleaned inside by a technician?

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  • emankhafagi2 Feb 25, 2009

    Actually it was spilt on the right side on the latop and didnt reach the keyboard at all. I have unscrewed the the perforarted compartment at the back, few minutes after this happened and I found residue and only one drop reach the body inside. Is it an indication for anything? Is it serious?

  • emankhafagi2 Feb 26, 2009

    I wanted to clarify that this residue has reached the computer from the back and didnt path from the top of the computer and reached the back. Actually this happened during I was wiping the right side of the computer and I moved the tissue while wiping to the back of the computer. Due to the presence of perforations in this chamber, the heavy liquid passed through it (thick soup). Then I opened this compartment and cleaned it and found only one drop reached the body (may be during I put the computer upside down). Do you think the whole motherboard has been damaged?

  • Mr May 11, 2010

    if you found residue liquid then liquid has reach the innards of the laptop so its best not to try switch it on again and take it to a qualified tech.

    I have a couple of dismantled laptops pics on my site just to give you an idea the complexity of whats running inside that little "box"

  • Mr May 11, 2010

    If the spill has reached the mother board then most probably the mboard has been damaged however you will not know unless the laptop is totally dismantled. If you unscrew the memory compartment from the bottom do you see any spill residue ?



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If the pc cannot be switched on it is useless buying a post test card. since something might have been damaged internally you might need to take it to a professional to be able to open it up. if the battry contacts or power contacts are wet or have been wet whilst powering on then some level of damage might have been done to the board. but the last word counts only when the laptop is dismantled.

I am sorry but if it has no response at all there must be something with the power section.

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You need to take it to a qualified technitian.
it could be any number of problems.
you could have battery problems or motherboard issues.
even a broken graphics adapter could stop your laptop from powering up.
if liquid has been spilt onto it then get it checked.
it may be a simple fix but it also may be very costly.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

  • sean sutton
    sean sutton Feb 26, 2009

    you could not say if the motherboard has been damaged unless you test it.
    you can buy POST TEST cards from ebay for about £10 incl post.
    make sure you get one that plugs into a parallel port or usb and not the pci socket card.
    this will tell you if you have a broken or damaged board.



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