03-27-2012 12:10 AM
03-27-2012 12:21 AM - edited 03-27-2012 12:21 AM
A little update
After 3 days drying I somehow got my laptop started for 2 times. It's a little weird, the thing I did.
I plug in the power cord, and the battery. (the battery doesn't matter since it was empty and the charging is working, i am sure). The touchpad chip or whatever installed on the plastic top was connected. The keyboard was connected. I tried to power on the laptop. SInce there was no response I detached the keyboard and accidentally detached the touchpad connection (it was loose). Then the laptop suddenly started. I was able to get into system and everything worked just fine.
I turned off the computer and tried to "swipe" turn on it again, using the toucpad connection (cable, gold finger or whatever). It worked two more times and no longer worked. Once the laptop started, it was stable and a warning appeared on the boot up saying the sticky keyboard, which I then detached to allow boot up.
This situation is close to one I read online that you can use the tip of a multimeter to swipe quickly over a particular part of gold finger on motherboard to power on the computer if you don't have a keyboard.
My conclusion is that the motherboard might be still working, just needs to be cleaned or the power circuit needed to be fixed. I still don't know why it booted up like this and what exactly was wrong with the entire system. But it gave me much confidence!
Again, THANK YOU for all folks helping here. I really appreciate your advices!!
03-27-2012 12:51 AM
Thanks for coming back to let us know your issue was solved dearie
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03-27-2012 07:26 AM
03-27-2012 07:39 AM
I still feel that ur lapy is not fully dry.
Mine drunk a whole budweiser !! still working with some hiccups
let it dry with RICE (leave rice in handkerchief on top of MB) one day more.
03-28-2012 11:51 PM
Did rice work well? I am just afraid it get inside the mother board and cause other problems.
I am afraid I could not handle achohol well to clean the motherboard so I decide just open it and let it dry for several more days to see if it works.
03-28-2012 11:54 PM