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I have a laptop that had coffee spilled on it and now it will not boot up, even to the BIOS. All that happens is the screen is black with a blinking cursor in the upper left. I have googled this a lot, and almost every solution is using a repair disc to fix the boot sector, but I can't even load anything because I cannot get into the BIOS. Which is more likely, a faulty motherboard or RAM? I don't have any backup RAM at the moment so I really do not know what to do as far as testing goes.

I fix desktops as a job but I don't get too many laptops, so I don't know if the same principles apply here.

I assume the MBR is not the problem just because of the fact I can't even enter the BIOS.
Edited by ikillerzi - 7/20/11 at 6:17pm
    
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I think you fried the motherboard. If the RAM wasn't working, you'd most likely be getting beeps or an error message. But since no text, or sounds are coming up, it's probably the mobo.
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Western Digital caviar blue 1TB 7200RPM Western Digital caviar blue 320GB 7200RPM OCZ Solid series SSD 60GB 6Gb/s Some Sony DVD/CD drive 
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XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 liquid-cooling Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Ubuntu 11.4 Viewsonic 27" 1920x1080 
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