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Spilled milk on laptop - won't hold charge now and backlit keys acting strange!!


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#1 sodomojo

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 09:59 PM

Spilled milk on my laptop, and it shut itself off. My dumbass decided to hit the power button a couple times, turned itself on and back off immediately each time so I must have shorted it.

 

So I opened up the bottom to let it dry out and later it was able to turn on again. Everything works fine now except for the battery. It doesn't hold a charge anymore - battery LED is lit and the taskbar says XXX until fully charged, but the percentage kept dropping until where it sits now at 3%.

 

The interesting thing is some of the backlit keys were/are acting strange. There are three keys that are part of the keyboard that have their backlit on when activated - wifi, function lock, and caps lock. Wifi light still works fine (it was on when the spill occurred), fn lock light was initially super dim but after a few hours now seems to be about as bright as normal, whereas the caps lock light remains very dim when on. Thing is the backlight for the rest of the keyboard works perfectly fine when activated.

 

This all must be connected to the charge issue, but anyone have any idea what the strange lighting might indicate? Hoping the issue is isolated to the battery and not any greater charging circuitry.

 

Dunno if this is worth mentioning but with the bottom open, I figured I might as well clean the insides with some compressed air. I doubt this was the cause, but on the off chance it did, I'll leave that info here as well...


Edited by sodomojo, 17 September 2017 - 10:00 PM.


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#2 Just_One_Question

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:05 PM

Great that you have decided to clear your computer. I suggest leaving it dismantled in a roomy place overnight and then putting it back together. The lights should go back to normal, probably, but not certainly, when everything has completely dried out. By the way, if your battery situation doesn't improve after 1 week, it 99% means that it is toast and you'd have to get a new one. Good luck, friend!:)






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