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Oops.. Do I need to buy a new screen?

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Hi there, last month it was my birthday, and unfortunately my laptop was sitting below a table with a glass of champagne on it. Basically, my dad knocked over the glass, all over the (open) laptop.

It got mopped up as best as it could, but stupidly it got left on. A few hours later, a 2px wide vertical line of green and a 1px wide vertical line of blue (next to it) appeared, on the left hand side of the screen, and it's been like that ever since.

I haven't taken it apart yet, but I was wondering - does this sound like I'll definitely need a new screen? Or can I just take it apart, make sure it's all dry, then leave it in the airing cupboard for a period of time?

Thanks very much.
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A new screen may or may not fix this, it could have damaged the GPU..

Where did most of the liquid go? Through the keyboard or on the screen?

PS, I'd suggest backing up everything important while it's functional and either selling it "as is" or trying to tear it down to see if anything is burnt on the motherboard (darkened spots along the circuitry where liquid could have shorted something).
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A new screen may or may not fix this, it could have damaged the GPU..

Where did most of the liquid go? Through the keyboard or on the screen?
It's absolutely not GPU damage since the issues are isolated to specific areas.

I would take the laptop apart and clean the ribbon cables/PCB. Sound like the only some of connectors are compromised. Check if there is any residue or lingering liquid.
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