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TaylErnRock
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Yoga Ideapad 13 Coffee Spill, Disassembly, Internal Cleaning, and Subsequent Issues

About 48 hours ago, I spilled coffee (w/ cream and sugar) on my keyboard while the power was on. I immediately turned off the laptop, wiped it dow with napkins, and turned to laptop upside down to enable draining. This model laptop has an internal battery for those unfamiliar, so I unfortunately could not remove that. 

 

I left the laptop in a position for where air could flow through it (aided be a fan), and left it in such a way for ~40 hours. 

 

This morning, I finally gained access to laptop tools, so that I could disassemble the the laptop and clean what I could with 91% isopropyl alcohol (not the ideal 99% I see recommended, but I don't think this is a major issue). There was residue visible on the metal beneath the keyboard, as well as a small amount on the battery. All of which was cleaned off with cotton ear swabs dipped in a bit of that rubbing alcohol.

 

I reassembled the laptop, gave it a couple hours to let the small amount of rubbing alcohol to dry off, and tried booting up. Fans spin loudly for ~30 seconds, screen remains blank, no beeps or whatever emit from the laptop, and the power light remains on w/out blinking. The fans and laptop itself turned off after that 30 second period.

 

I then tried hitting the "Novo Button" or "One Key Rescue", and this resulted in a blue menu popping up allowing me to start laptop in one of 4 modes. I tried clicking up or down to scroll through options, however those keys didn't work. Clicked "Enter" causing me to boot device normally. All seems to be well for a few moments - the laptop screen is on and brings me to my home screen, but some issues becoming immediately clear: touchpad does not work; only the enter key works; touch screen interface is nonresponsive. The screen is correctly displaying my last session of Windows, however I'm not able to interface in any way besides clicking Enter.

 

I have tried holding Power Button for 20 seconds and then turning back on, but it reverts back to the fan spinning madly for 30 seconds, and the Novo Button/One Key Rescue still ends in same result. 

 

Looking for input on what I should do either diagnose the issue or ways I can try remedying the problem. Any other advice, input and query are welcome.

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Re: Yoga Ideapad 13 Coffee Spill, Disassembly, Internal Cleaning, and Subsequent Issues


@TaylErnRock wrote:

About 48 hours ago, I spilled coffee (w/ cream and sugar) on my keyboard while the power was on. I immediately turned off the laptop, wiped it dow with napkins, and turned to laptop upside down to enable draining. This model laptop has an internal battery for those unfamiliar, so I unfortunately could not remove that. 

 

I left the laptop in a position for where air could flow through it (aided be a fan), and left it in such a way for ~40 hours. 

 

This morning, I finally gained access to laptop tools, so that I could disassemble the the laptop and clean what I could with 91% isopropyl alcohol (not the ideal 99% I see recommended, but I don't think this is a major issue). There was residue visible on the metal beneath the keyboard, as well as a small amount on the battery. All of which was cleaned off with cotton ear swabs dipped in a bit of that rubbing alcohol.

 

I reassembled the laptop, gave it a couple hours to let the small amount of rubbing alcohol to dry off, and tried booting up. Fans spin loudly for ~30 seconds, screen remains blank, no beeps or whatever emit from the laptop, and the power light remains on w/out blinking. The fans and laptop itself turned off after that 30 second period.

 

I then tried hitting the "Novo Button" or "One Key Rescue", and this resulted in a blue menu popping up allowing me to start laptop in one of 4 modes. I tried clicking up or down to scroll through options, however those keys didn't work. Clicked "Enter" causing me to boot device normally. All seems to be well for a few moments - the laptop screen is on and brings me to my home screen, but some issues becoming immediately clear: touchpad does not work; only the enter key works; touch screen interface is nonresponsive. The screen is correctly displaying my last session of Windows, however I'm not able to interface in any way besides clicking Enter.

 

I have tried holding Power Button for 20 seconds and then turning back on, but it reverts back to the fan spinning madly for 30 seconds, and the Novo Button/One Key Rescue still ends in same result. 

 

Looking for input on what I should do either diagnose the issue or ways I can try remedying the problem. Any other advice, input and query are welcome.


Hi TaylErnRock and welcome to the community,

 

Its the suger thats the major issue, You will need to replace the keyboard as the will be mostly dead. Best way to test is disconnect Keyboard and Touchpad from the Mainboard and plu in an External Keyboard and mouse.

 

Hope this help you and let us know how you get on


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