Originally Posted by Vocality
Well, I know what I'm doing the rest of the night. Thanks for the quick suggestion!
I've got two laptops to fix that I just havent had time for, one needs the power bricks adapater resoldered and the other just needs to be hooked up to an external screen (screen supports are broken)
Not including my LCD that has a popped cap that I need to fix.
Gah... so many electronics and not enough time to fix them!
(and I need a soldering iron)
Originally Posted by Boyd
I 'believe' not sure that the CPU is perfectly functional because its protected by the CPU fan from the top and motherboard from the bottom. I also 'believe' (and might be wrong) that the PSU is damaged and if replaced the laptop might get back on its feet. good luck with trying to fix it.
not an option to send it to dell?
The CPU is most likely fine, and the PSU PCB or the MB could be damaged if power wasn't cut immediately when it got wet. Hell, I don't know much about laptops, but it could just be a popped fuse or damage prevention mechanism if the laptop gets wet.
In this situation it would be considered "physical damage" and not under warranty, but that depends on dells warranty procedure and if the laptop is actually still under warranty.