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Acer S3 391 Coffee Damage - Dead


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#1 Spent5

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:55 AM

Hello,

I recently acquired an Acer S3 391 Windows 8.  Apparently got a cup of coffee with cream spilled on the keyboard..

It was a Friday and was left alone for the weekend and Monday morning it would not boot or light up.. nothing.

 

Please help me to decide if it's Battery issues or maybe a motherboard?

 

Since the battery is internal I'm thinking it could be both.

 

I have taken the back off.. smells quite good I must say :)

 

I have disconnected the battery and tried it just plugged in.. what could I try to fix this Laptop.

 

thanks I'm Spent



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:19 AM

Most likely the coffee reached the motherboard and it shorted out. I have handled several of these in the past- only one had severe enough leakage to fry the motherboard. Best thing to do (if you want to repair) is to completely dissemble the laptop and look at all components carefully. Your hard drive, DVDROM, RAM, and WIFI card (if you have one) should be OK, but do a close inspection to be sure. Then take the part number on your motherboard and do a search on Ebay for a replacement.

 

EDIT: Before doing so I would also mount the hard drive in another system (as a secondary) and make sure the short didn't fry it as well.

 

Good Luck!


Edited by Netghost56, 17 September 2013 - 08:19 AM.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:34 AM

First thing NOT to do when you spill liquid in a system....power it up.  Take it apart, clean/dry the components, unplug/clean all connectors, then cross your fingers.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:40 PM

I should charge extra for the ones I have done- four coffee spills, one soda, and a bottle of tattoo ink. Don't ask. :huh:



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:45 PM

Hi,

 

Thanks for all the replies.. I will head off to ebay I think..

 

for now I will get the data off of it.. never saw a ssd.  didn't know they were so small..

 

Thanks to Everyone!






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