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Distorted sound - Acer 5602WLMi

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After a drink was spilt on a keyboard, I turned the laptop off and let it dry for couple of hours. Then it was working fine, but after 15mins the sound become distorted (kinda buzzy). On both: internal speakers and SPDIF output. Looks like sound card....
I have no warranty so wanted to open it but dont really know what to look for, as sound card is integrated...
Any suggestions???
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Difficult to say where the sound circuitry is located. I would visually inspect the board and remove all residue of the water damage. The logic board needs to be cleaned or replaced. The part is available on common auction websites so you can try the repair yourself. There are also independent Laptop Repair places that will try a clean up Laptop Repair NYC.

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U will see a 1.1/2cm small squire chip on motherboard which may have many pins. more than 20. clean this area this may help u.

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