Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:27
So, my Son (Just over a year) decided to grab a tea from his sisters hand and during their fight for control of the tea, some splashed out onto my laptop.
Right away it shut off, and the power light started to flash. All the power-up lights would flash then turn off, then a couple seconds later would turn back on. As it is now, it is still doing the same thing, and it's only for like a second they turn on. There is no beeps or display changes. And sits in the loop of lights flash for a second, then stop then start.
My thoughts are it's either the PSU or the MOBO.
What I know:
Power button works (so lead to Mobo is fine)
Lights work, so Mobo has power to send to lights/leads
Fan does not always spin when lights flash on (however 1/10 times it does)
What I have tried:
Remove the HDD's -> Same result
Remove A Stick of RAM -> Same Result
Removed the CMOS Battery -> Same Results
I've opened up the entire back to ensure no Tea left
I've removed the keyboard and exposed the MOBO I see no shorts/burn marks.
I've removed the top power bar panel and cleaned up a bit of tea
There was tea on the mobo (not much), I cleaned it up, there was tea near the fan/power button I cleaned it up. Currently I have it open with the keyboard and components removed to air it out (I have it covered to stop dust). If it does the same in the morning, I will contact HP however.. it's out of Warantee and I am hoping someone here might have some suggestions or ideas before I go and spend money to fix it.
I would rather pay to replace parts than buy a new one as it is a DV7 with dual 500gb hdds, Core i7 processor, geforce discreet card, 6gb ram. So it's a solid laptop and worth the money to fix if need be, but the less I have to spend.. the better obviously.