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Spilled water on my laptop it wont turn on,what do I do?

Spilled water on my laptop it wont turn on,what do I do?

A glass of water was knocked over spilling on to my laptop (Compaq Presario cq62) keyboard. well I turned it upside down so the water could spill out then I turned it on to see if it worked and it did BUT when I was trying to type in my password some buttons wouldn't type and some would, well when I tried to delete it wouldn't delete instead the delete button would add a letter each time pushed. So I took the battery out n turned it upside down and it stayed like that over night, well now we tryd using it but it wont turn on at all even if the charger was plugged in to it ,the laptop wont even turn on make any noise or lightup . what should I do or dos anyone know what could be the main problem!

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Guest [Entry]

Amanda, the main problem could be the repeat attempts to turn it on. I strongly suggest that you remove all power sources, like battery and AC charger from the computer. Once that is done, disassemble it using the service manual from here. Clean all the parts with +90% isopropyl alcohol. Check for any burnt or charred, or missing components. When it is properly cleaned, re-assemble and re-evaluate for any damage. Right now the number one priority is the cleaning to avoid further corrosion damage and to prevent any shorted circuitry. Hope this helps, good luck.
Guest [Entry]

Hi if you spill water on Laptop, its very easy to get rid of it. I put my keyboard side to a very close distance from my heating panel. it should be upside down. after 10 hours i turned it on, and its working perfect.
Guest [Entry]

"First step you need to take is remove power cord and battery. Water generally contains ions which act as a conductor. Without electricity, your electronic components can not short out. It may be too late but it may salvagable.

Second step is remove the screws and all covers from the back. Laptop needs to be open and all components need to ""breath"". The reason for this is water tends to evaporate. If the water vapor has no place to go it condenses back on your components. It needs to evaporate away from your components (aka: in the atmosphere).

Now place the laptop in the sun for a day or two (depending on how much water you dumped on the laptop). You can speed up the process with a hair dryer if you are impatient but I would not recommend it.

After two days in the hot sun, pop in the battery and see whether it boots. If you components were not shorted, you should be ok. If they were damaged, try an external keyboard. It should work. Good luck and let me know what happens. Keep in mind that it is imperative that you do not have any electricity running to the machine from power cord or battery while it is wet."
Guest [Entry]

Hi I would like to ask help . my brother spilled water on my ASUS X540U laptop .. I tried to follow thr YouTube tutorial. Removed the charger, wipe off the water on the keyboard, let my device stand on its side and then used blower and waited for 3 hrs but it is still not working … please help me.
Guest [Entry]

I had the same water problem, i spilled water on it, on 2 occasions and once i replaced the key board. it was fine..
Guest [Entry]

"Calculate the hours it will take to disassemble and reassemble the laptop to clean & etc and then compare or analyze that hourly amount against what you think your time is worth hourly, then add in the possible cost of a new keyboard and cost(s) of any extra parts maybe needed plus installation time and calculate again. (same as above). Compare the above cost(s) against the price of the laptop you are attempting to fix (remember it’s an attempt, no guarantees that will solve the problem).

1 - Write down cost of 1 - fixing and labor

2 - Write down cost of 2 - New (same) laptop or better.

1 minus 2 or 2 minus 1 = Your solution.

No disrespect at all to the FIXIT team, you guys are for real, and have been very helpful in most if not all problems posted…..

but on this issue,

Sincerely and best of luck,

Mr. Been there"