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Will not power up at all

My daughter wpilled soda in her satellite L45 I got it cleaned out and dry however just as before I cleaned it out it still will not power up It doesn't even show the power indicater light when the charger is pluged in. the charger is good. it's allmost like a blown fuse. help please

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  • bishpick1 Feb 27, 2008

    thank you I was affraid to try alcohol but I will now i'll let you know if it works next week.

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Laptops do not like the refreshing taste of soda.
Unfortunately what has happened here is that there will be a residue of a kind of light acid and a sticky residue on the mainboard near the power supply or processor which will be shorting it out.
if it is not cleaned soon it will begin to eat away at the board as well.
Not an easily fixed problem.
you will need to:
completely dismantle the base of the laptop (leave the screen alone unless you know soda is in it too)
Clean the plastic case with a tooth brush and soapy water (dish washing liquid)
And get a plastic container big enough to hold the main board.
Fill said container with either Isopropyl Alcohol or methylated spirits.
Dunk mainboard in the container and soak for 1/2 hour,
gently scrub clean with a clean toothbrush.
repeat as needed until all of the visible gunk is gone.
leave case and board to dry for 1 week no less.
or conversely buy a new laptop.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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