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Water on keyboard, now laptop won't start and makes noise

Toshiba Satellite had water on the keyboard one day. I left it alone to dry and after a couple months turned it on. Now it makes a high pitched buzz or beep and won't go past the first screen that shows the Toshiba logo. Is there something I can do to make it work again? I did take it apart and there appears to be no rusting or evidence of water.

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I would say the laptop is done. You have given it more than enough time to dry out so you have shorted out something on the motherboard. Remove the hard drive so that you have access to the information stored on it. You can pick up a refurbished laptop from micro center for under 200.00.

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My lap is also dv6000 and i have no symptoms like that.
it seems some thing is going wrong inside. As your lap is under warranty you should contact your service centre, it will be free.


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Have you tried to open a laptop? If not, try to go to service center it might causes more damage.But if you can, use a tissue and a ligther fluid to clean the keyboard membrane. Dry it well so that it cant causes shorted.... Thank you for using fixya....please dont rate me if you are not satisfied with my suggestions.

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try : start-control panel -mouse and keyboard, if nothing weird appear,try to reinstall the driver for the keyboard,you'll find it here:
If it doesn't work you will have to change the keyboard and hopfully, there is nothing wrong with the motherboard

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Depending upon your BIOS this beep error code could mean you have faulty RAM modules. Reseat your RAM modules, to make sure they make proper connection. If this doesn't work take them to your friendly computer shop and ask them to test them for you.

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Sounds like keyboard failure, replacement keyboards are around $20 on Ebay

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