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04-30-2022 02:31 PM
Hello, I screwed up and spilled a glass of wine on my gaming laptop. I had immediately shut it down and removed power, etc. After about a month of sitting I tried booting it up and it was on for about an hour before shutting down again. This happened a few times, now it won't turn on again. I cannot see any damage to the board and the power button still comes on.
04-30-2022 02:54 PM - edited 04-30-2022 09:03 PM
Yea, that was too bad. What I would do is this: your next step is to disassemble your laptop and wipe every part down with a cloth moistened with (at least) 90 percent isopropyl alcohol.
For disassembling, you will need specific tools that can be found in laptop repair kits. Please be advised that this process
can will be time-consuming and will require lots of patience and caution, but with the right info, you can do this.
The disassembly process depends on the laptop model. Check if this YouTube tutorial matches your laptop: (136) HP Pavilion Gaming 15 (15-ec0000) - disassembly and upgrade options - YouTube.
Another option is to take your laptop to a local computer service center for professional assistance/repair.
I personally would take it apart and clean as described, but I don't know how comfortable you are taking your laptop apart and reassembling it. Spilling aqueous solutions on a laptop can cause serious damage.
If you were to give it a shot and clean your laptop and you still observe issues such as a problematic keyboard, poor screen display, strange sounds, etc., document all these anomalies and report them to a professional repairer.
Hope this is helpful.
05-01-2022 12:15 AM
Liquid damage is notorious. It might require a costly professional to resolve, I would attempt cleaning it myself but more as an educational experience. You might resolve it by getting rid of corrosion, but in worse cases you might need to figure out which components are damaged & replace them.
Here's some footage of a Mac-repair guy fixing some liquid damage, note that he has to pull up schematics and trace back the faulty voltages. If the schematics are provided this is not that hard to do, all you need is a multi-meter and patience. However, most manufacturers refuse to provide schematics and will probably continue to do so until forced to.
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