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Water spilled on my laptop computer

While it is turn on ,unfortunately a cup of water is poured to my laptop computer on its keyboard.now it is not working.when i plug the socket the battery light and the computer light are on ,but the plug light which must be turn on i off.Therefore what do u think is the possible problem of my computer.what shall i do?

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Im sorry to tell you but more than sure it is  a short circuit on your mother board.its less you can do.because it was on when it happened.if it was off..well the situation could be  better..
so,for now let it 'dry' in  a warm dry place for few days.if the problem remains the same you should go to a specialised service .theyll handdle the problem and replace the eventual damaged component..
sorry man..is less we can do in this situation..
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