01-05-2009 08:03 PM
Yes the CMOS battery looks like a watch battery, often covered in insulating plastic of some type like typical shrink-wrap tubing, with a couple wires coming out that lead to a socket they plug into. It is also possible the battery is bare and sits directly in a socket on the mainboard, but either way it should be easy to identify when you see it.
Waiting longer is probably a good idea, as is setting the laptop sideways (with the screen open) and pointing a fan at it with all the rear panels and drives removed, so if there is any remaining liquid it has more of a chance to dry out. If the liquid weren't water, even the dried residue could be conductive in which case if the laptop still malfunctioned, the whole thing would need disassembled and the appropriate solvent used to rinse away the residue thoroughly before drying again.
01-26-2009 08:08 PM
02-07-2009 06:18 AM
Motherboards randomly frying???? Hmmm sounds familiar.
There is a (n apparently) known issue regarding some models of HP laptop whereby the motherboard fails due to fhe GPU overheating. The link barely scratches the surface of people with this problem. Do some of investigation of your own (HP Support seem generally ignorant of the matter). Check to see if your model and P/N is listed. When checking the P/N make sure you are in the right region of the HP website, different regions have different covered P/Ns. If you find your laptop is covered ask HP support specifically about the "One Time Extended Warranty" to hopefully get the ball rolling in the right direction.
11-05-2012 10:48 AM
hi, i spilt a bit of water on the keyboard. i have a hp dm1 notebook.
i had the notebook off when the accident happened so i left it to dry. after 1 month i reently tried turning it on. there was no power at all. the charging light turns from white to orange with the battery in, and it stays white when the battery is taken out.
when the ac cord is in and the battery is out, on attempting to turn it on, 2 lights on f11 and f12 flash ornage.
anyone know what this means??
05-07-2013 09:37 AM
Your warranty will not cover water damage.
It is considered accidental damage and would be part of an extended warranty.
Here is a link to a phone number to call HP and see what repair options they may have for you.
Let me know how everything goes.
Have a good day.
04-25-2014 10:05 PM
but my laptop was working fine I cleaned it with cotton and tower and still it was working so I didn't react and started playing game but 5-7 mins it turn off itself i tried to turn it on but still it wouldn't turn on ...guys help me what should I do