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I dropped a beer on my near new laptop. It had a white screen, after a while it stopped glowing white, but the on off button light flicked rapidly, until all power had drained, there is no battery eject option, so put it in front of heater. Keys work ok, i think it's completely dry. Plugged in the power and I get a flashing light power light, not the solid as per usual. Is there a chance it will work or are these signs of terminal velocity?

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@Xn--009h 

urn the laptop OFF -- and do NOT turn it back ON!!

Here are some tips on dealing with liquid damage: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/you-just-spilled-water-or-coffee-on-your-laptop-heres-what-you-should-d...

However ... it's most likely that SOME damage was done, regardless of how quickly you turned off the laptop and what you did afterward. The key problems are only the surface and almost certainly, more damage was done than that.

The ONLY way to know for sure is to take or send it to an HP Service Center and pay a LOT of money for them to run full diagnostics on it, and after that, to disassemble it to repair or replace any damaged components.

And, if the motherboard is damaged, the cost of repair can easily exceed the cost of replacing the laptop -- because (as far as I know) liquid spill damage is NOT covered under the warranty.

Since you live outside the U.S., here is a link to HP Service Centers, by Country/Region: https://support.hp.com/in-en/service-center



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