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Mother board hi and thanks for looking and maybe helping.fist of all i spilled water on my laptop and took it in they said it was the mother board everything came on just said cant find op system .so i bought a new board now it does nothing it comes on for 5 to 6 seconds then shuts off screen dont come on .talked to the store i bought the board from they say its the processor .baught new processor still does same thing please help .it hp presario f500 notebook

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  • arodtoledo May 21, 2009

    they said my board was bad but still came on but said could not find op system so put in windowsxp disk started to boot then shut down and thats when it started no screen, comes on for 5 seconds then shuts off bought new board still does it please help thank you

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    are you locking down the processor correctly. This is what usually causes this problem.

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The motherboard is bad, you can try taking out the battery and only hooking up the Ac Adaptor to see if the problem goes away but if it doesn't then the motherboard they replaced it with is faulty.

Actually since water was spilled on it beforehand. Take out the hard drive and dvd drive and try powering it up again just to rule out the hard drive or dvd drive shorting out the computer.

Posted on May 21, 2009

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 21, 2009

    Your motherboard is bad. Plain water can do just as much damage as soda, alcohol or any other liquid. Do the things I suggested and you'll have your answer for sure.




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If you bought a motherboard, it should have had a new processor on it. The op system is Windows. If you have an install cd you can reinstall windows. This isn't a hardware problem. When there is a spill, if it is just plain water, it can be allowed to dry and usually be ok. If it is a liquid with sugar, that usually shorts everything out.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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