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Laptop screen is weird after water spill but external monitor is fine

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#1 Mitargreste


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 03:53 PM

Hey all,
I recently spilled some water on my laptop, I took the battery out immediately and removed all the parts(ram, hdd, etc) to dry. After making sure everything was fully dry I tried turning on. The screen is fine for the boot logo, but then starts jumping between being a screen or solid red green or blue, a checkerboard pattern, or being plain white. When I plug in an external monitor through vga, I can use the laptop as normal through that with no problems whatsoever. I was wondering if anyone had any input on what the problem might be or how to remedy it. I'm running Windows 10,and I have already ran a RAM test which came up with no errors. Thanks :)

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#2 bc0306


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 07:13 PM

try  backing up all your files and resseting your laptop

Don't even think about it if your not sure

#3 mjd420nova


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:40 PM

That display weirdness is a short in the interface cable to the display element mounted in the lid.  Most likely where it plugs into the main board.

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:57 PM

Your description suggests the unit may have gone into LCD burn-in mode, does it operate anything like the 45 second mark in this video?

Burn-in mode is a factory setting that isn't often well documented - we might be able to discover something from the brand and model of the unit.

Edited by Platypus, 05 May 2016 - 10:30 PM.

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 10:39 PM

Had issues with spillage like these before , Laptops , Mobile Phones , and my own Phone dropped in water.


Turn off Immediatley , Strip , and disconnect any Cables ,wipe clean then ,  i sit them on top of a my Gas Heater , flat metal top , to slowly dry out over 3-4 hrs.


Reconnect all Cables , assemble , and Powerup , 80 - 90 % of the time all good , if not new hardware req or specialist to look at.

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