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Baby puked on keyboard.. lights up but no screen display

So my son puked all over my keyboard and ruined it ovbiously. but i turned it on today and all the lights light up and i herd the fan go off but the screen is black like if it was off.. can any1 help me so i dont over pay for the fix?

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    thegoshem May 11, 2010

    As with all electronics its best not to turn them on if they get wet. Immediately turn the device off, remove the battery and let it sit and dry out.

    You should let it sit out for longer without the battery just in case it is still wet. If the audio was on when you were last using it, can you hear it booting into windows?

    Unfortunately laptop motherboards generally lie directly under the keyboard. If the keyboard gets wet and so does the board, you can fry it. If it does not fry and you do not get it dry immediately and leave it to dry for many days (and even if you do) you can get corrosion on the metallic parts which will cause it not to work. Depending on how old the laptop is, you are looking at anywhere from 80-200 dollars for a motherboard and then the cost for someone to install it. Some places charge around 100 dollars. Then i would of course suggest a new keyboard which will run you anywhere from 20-70 dollars.

    Even if only the gpu was damaged, most boards have it built in now which means replacing the entire thing.

    If the laptop was cheap, you may want to consider just buying a new one.
    Take it to a friend to take a part to have a look at it. Be prepared to pay for someone to take it apart to tell you its going to cost some money to fix (especially if there is still puke on it (yuck))


  • Steve Sweetleaf
    Steve Sweetleaf May 11, 2010

    was it just the key board he puked on.lol shouldnt affect your brain unhook key board see if pc fires up.if so replace board

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First when you power up your lapto press F8 key thenennter in enable vga mode.
Then change screen resolution to 1024*768
Tehn aply and okay.

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