I dropped a drink on my keyboard

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Hi my name is Sam and was wondering if you could help me, I recently (last Friday) dropped a cordial drink on my keyboard which then soaked through. It will not power up but the DVD driver and fan will start under DVD mode (button on top near power button). Please could you give me any advice on cleaning the insides as I have been quoted £100 to get it clean which I don’t have?

Unfortunately, liquid spills are very unpredictable and any part in the laptop could be damaged. Even a part not affected by the liquid directly could go bad. A liquid spill diagnostic is expensive because the laptop must be completely taken apart for an inspection. In 99% it is not enough just to clean the system board or the keyboard; the entire part must be replaced. I think if you can fix your laptop for £100 it is a good deal. Some companies charge $120 just for the diagnostic and the price doesn’t include parts or labor charges.

46 Responses

  1. thank you so much for your help ^^

  2. Laptop Freak

    @ KC,

    is there a possibility that even after cleaning the motherboard the laptop still wont work?

    Yes, it’s possible. It depends on the damage. If you see a lot of corrosion, most likely cleaning will not work.

    and is it a really bad thing if the motherboard gets damaged?

    It means you’ll have to replace the motherboard and Sony motherboards aver very expensive. Probably it’s better to buy a new laptop.

  3. @Laptop Freak
    i’ve read the article in link.
    is there a possibility that even after cleaning the motherboard the laptop still wont work? and is it a really bad thing if the motherboard gets damaged?

  4. Laptop Freak

    @ KC,

    i recently and accidentally spilled iced tea on the lower left hand side corner of my sony vaio laptop including the touch pad. it took a while for me to turn it off, then before i could remove the battery the screen turned weird, it was filled with different colors, and then it died. i’ve drained and dried it overnight and it wont turn back on. is it really broken or is there a way to bring it back to life once more?

    Sounds like the motherboard was damaged.
    Check out this post: http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2011/08/17/fix-laptop-after-liquid-spill/

  5. hi! i recently and accidentally spilled iced tea on the lower left hand side corner of my sony vaio laptop including the touch pad. it took a while for me to turn it off, then before i could remove the battery the screen turned weird, it was filled with different colors, and then it died. i’ve drained and dried it overnight and it wont turn back on. is it really broken or is there a way to bring it back to life once more?

  6. Hi I recently spilt milk (with sugar) on my Dell Inspiron laptop. It was only a little bit of milk on the mousepad, it started beeping and making static noises and then I turned it off immediately and left it to dry for a week. It works perfectly fine now, BUT my speakers appear to be damaged! Any advice would be great. Thanks

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