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Spilled soda down my laptop... now all I get is a black screen

Power light will come on, but nothing on my screen... Think I fried it????

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Yes, unfortunately that is what happened. Soda is the worst on a motherboard.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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you pretty much wiped out the mother board you can take to the repair shop and they might be able to clean the soda residue out but soda contains sugar and when heated turns to carmel and fry the circuts

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