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Hi, I have a VAIO model PCG-6L1L. Some liquid was spilled on the keyboard and the next day the LCD and the connector for an external screen is not working. The laptop seems to bootup just fine I just can't see anything. I was told the video chip on the motherboard was bad and since it is soldered on I have to replace the motherboard. Is this true and do you have this motherboard? Todd

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