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Water spill on keyboard

About 4 tablespoons of water fell on keyboard. Ran diagnostics - keyboard key was shorted/stuck and sending code with typical beeping. I removed keyboard and attached external keyboard which works and no more beeping. All other diagnostics in extended format are OK. Laptop upon booting goes to Win XP OS then typical black screen with cursor only but stops at this point. Loading XP beyond described above does not occur nor desk top screen shows up. Wanted to run recovery disc but do not have one.

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Hi KCJC,
normally what I recommend to do first is open up and take Motherboard out and blow it with hair dryer and expose it to sun for 6 hours(wholeday) to let it dry properly ...coz with every of my customer who don't do but claim that computer work fine will soon have problem in future due to oxide (coz under some IC or chips its still wet and it takes time to become oxide and when it does that mean short circuit).So
Incase anymore question you can post here.
goodluck,takecare.

Posted on May 24, 2008

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