Question about Sony VAIO VGN-N250E/W Notebook

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I spilled a little white wine on my Gateway laptop keyboard. I immediately turned it upside down, then removed the battery and power cord. I let it dry overnight (upside down). The next day I replaced the battery and power cord but it did not power on. I left it for a while (plugged in) and later went back and it started right up. However, I received a message at first saying that the system wasn't recognizing a battery present. After unplugging and plugging back in the message changed from 'no battery detected' to 'plugged in but battery not charging' or something to that effect. It gradually had a shorter and shorter time that the computer would remain with power. It did work normally for days after the spill with the exception that I needede to have it plugged in. As soon as I would unplug the computer it would remain on for a minute (if that) then shut down. Now I cannot even power it on, even with the power cord. Is this a power source problem alone? (I did take up my keyboard to clean it but only after it wouldn't power on and without disconnecting the keyboard from the computer) Also tried the removal of all power, battery and cord and held down the power button then replaced battery and cord, but nothing). Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Please remove the Battery from the Battery bay and disconnect the AC Adaptor from the Notebook. Then, clean the metal contact in the Battery Bay and leave the Battery removed for half an hour. Next, connect the AC Adaptor to the Notebook and the power cable to a functional wall outlet and try to turn ON the Notebook. If the power LED on the Notebook doesn't glow then again disconnect the AC Adaptor and try removing and reinserting the RAM module. If the issue persists even after performing all the above steps then service will be required.

However, if the Notebook turns on after performing the above mentioned steps but the Battery is not detected then perform C: Drive Restore using the VAIO Recovery Center.

As per the specification published online, the Computer model VGN-N250E is preinstalled with the VAIO Recovery Center in the hidden partition of the Computer. You may use it to perform C: Drive Restore to restore the Computer to the original factory settings. Please make sure that the new Battery is installed in the Computer while performing the Complete System Restore.

Performing a C: Drive Recovery will erase all the data present in the C: Drive only and will reinstall the pre-installed Operating System, Applications and the original Drivers supplied with the Computer.

Please restart the Computer and keep on tapping the F10 key to access the VAIO Recovery Center. Next press the Enter key then select the "VAIO Recovery Center" option then follow the steps given in the link mentioned below to proceed with the C: Drive Restore.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C473668

In the link given above, please click on the sublink "Restore C: Drive" to view further information on performing the C: Drive Restore.

Performing all the steps successfully should resolve the issue.


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