First it could not load to Windows. Now it cannot turn on!
My problem is that my laptop had water spilled all over it. After drying, it no longer works. It turned on for about a couple of minutes, but did not boot to Windows. Not only that, when we decided to turn it off, it cannot turn back on. Please help.
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Water is the enemy, It was probably still wet inside the pcb board (can take days to dry out) and when it was turned on again it shorted out. It will need to be replaced. On the bright side most likely your hard drive survived and can be placed into an external enclosure and connected to a pc via usb to save your data.
You could also wait a bit longer and it could dry out more and be revived, I've seen it happen.
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Drying the keyboard with a hair dryer was not a good idea... Under the keys are layers of mylar with the circuits for the keys printed on them. If the mylar got hot it wrinkled and the keyboard may have been ruined. Try the keyboard after the batteries have dried, and if it does squirrely things, you'll probably have to replace the keyboard.
First thing is to not try powering the laptop on after the water fell on it. Next, you should remove the battery off the laptop immediately. When this is done, you should fully disassemble the laptop & thoroughly inspect its inside. Look for any traces of water on the circuit boards & on other components. On circuit boards, water damage appears in the form of whitish traces. These needs to be wiped off. This can be done using a tooth brush moistened with few drops of hand sanitizer liquid. Check all internal connectors & make sure that no water seeped into them. Dry them if needed. When you are done, re-assemble back the laptop. If the water fell on the keyboard & you found out that the keyboard is no longer working, then you will have to replace the keyboard.
Uh, oh, sounds bad, probably didn't get all the water. Also, you really have to open things up and let dry for several days(I leave things dry for a week, before attempting to power up). Open it again, do it quickly, I've never used a hair drier before, hum, I'd just leave it opened up(as long as it was just water that is). You need to get it opened up as completely as you can. Just try not to get impatient with it.
Did you spill the water while you were using it or turn it on shortly after the spill? If so, you fried something. It's electronic, it doesn't mix with liquid at all, you're lucky you don't have a nice expensive door stop, use a bottle with a screw on cap if you absolutely have to have a drink while working with your laptop. Also it takes days, if not a week, for a laptop to completely dry out inside, a dryer isn't going to do much good unless you take it apart. Either deal with the issues or take it to a shop and have it diagnosed. It's going to be a hardware issue consisting of the motherboard.
Spilling water on your computer sure isn't the smartest thing to do, but it's not sure the damage is too big.
Let it dry for a few days: take the battery apart and leave it in a well-ventilated room for a couple of days. When it's nice and dry, try turning it on. If it works - great!
If it doesn't, you might want to get it repaired at a professional soon. Actually, taking it to a pro might be a good idea anyway.