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Couple of days ago, i spilled a good amount of soda on my laptop. A good amount that when i put it aside and then moved it, there was soda under it.

Now the problem is that i didn't handle the situation right. Oddly enough, when i spilled the soda, i tried powering it off because the keyboard is spill resistant, and when i thought i turned off, it was actually running for about two minutes. After that i turned it off, then after a while and before cleaning it, i tried running it (stupid me), it powered up, but it didn't show an screen.

After that, i left the laptop for a whole day to dry, then opened it and cleaned it up. I tried running after that, but when i click on the power button, the power button led goes in and out quickly, then after some seconds it come back again, and after some more seconds, it turns on then off. I left it like that for a couple of days, and then i tried running it again. The same thing happened, only this time it worked. While working on it, i noticed that the screen seems a little off. One time, it entered standby and when i tried to woke it up, the screen kept black while everything else was running fine.

After a couple of days of using it, i connected the laptop to an LCD screen via HDMI. The screen went black, and i almost could see the icons on the screen, Its like there is no backlight (i am just guessing). After that, the screen never worked again. After that i opened the laptop again to make sure that the screen cable is connected. Everything seemed fine.

Can anyone tell me what is the problem and how to solve it?
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Originally Posted by yauhya View Post

Couple of days ago, i spilled a good amount of soda on my laptop. A good amount that when i put it aside and then moved it, there was soda under it.

Now the problem is that i didn't handle the situation right. Oddly enough, when i spilled the soda, i tried powering it off because the keyboard is spill resistant, and when i thought i turned off, it was actually running for about two minutes. After that i turned it off, then after a while and before cleaning it, i tried running it (stupid me), it powered up, but it didn't show an screen.

After that, i left the laptop for a whole day to dry, then opened it and cleaned it up. I tried running after that, but when i click on the power button, the power button led goes in and out quickly, then after some seconds it come back again, and after some more seconds, it turns on then off. I left it like that for a couple of days, and then i tried running it again. The same thing happened, only this time it worked. While working on it, i noticed that the screen seems a little off. One time, it entered standby and when i tried to woke it up, the screen kept black while everything else was running fine.

After a couple of days of using it, i connected the laptop to an LCD screen via HDMI. The screen went black, and i almost could see the icons on the screen, Its like there is no backlight (i am just guessing). After that, the screen never worked again. After that i opened the laptop again to make sure that the screen cable is connected. Everything seemed fine.

Can anyone tell me what is the problem and how to solve it?

Um, well you answered your own question, The problem is you spilled a good amount of soda on the laptop, as for fixing it, the only way is to tear it completely apart and clean any leftover soda residue off of components with a q-tip and some 99% isopropyl alcohol.
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So is there actually a chance that this might fix it. I mean since it was working then suddenly stopped
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So is there actually a chance that this might fix it. I mean since it was working then suddenly stopped

possibly, at this point what do you have to lose?
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