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#1 copperdog

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 12:02 AM

It's probably hopeless but I figured I'd give it a shot. I've got a year-old Toshiba laptop, a Satellite M45-S265. I was an idiot a couple days ago and spilled water on the keyboard, so I unplugged it, took out the battery and set it upside-down and left it alone until today, basically, when I called a computer tech service guy in to take a look at it. So he got here and it booted up okay, no real problems apart from some key sticking with the keyboard... then he opened it up to look to see if there's any internal damage, didn't see anything. Then he reassembled it, and now it won't turn on. The blue connection light comes on when I connect the power source, but when I press the 'on' button, nothing happens at all.

I'm wondering what could possibly be up, and if there's anything I can do. As far as I can tell, he didn't actually do anything to it that would mess up its insides - he just looked at it. There was some dust in there and it's still there since I didn't have any canned air to get rid of it, but that was it. He said there was a good chance that the water didn't actually get past the barrier between the keyboard and the machine's guts.

Any advice, or am I screwed?

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#2 Wildabeast

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 04:27 AM

Have you called the guy back up and told him? Maybe when he put it back together something came loose. I once had a laptop that would not start. I opened it up, had no idea what to do, closed it back up and it worked. For a couple of days....
Sad to say, it's gone now.
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Posted 15 October 2006 - 09:34 AM

I agree - sounds like opening it up caused the problem. Have the guy check it out again to see if he can fix it.
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Posted 15 October 2006 - 09:42 AM

a quick silly test
- take out the batery
- plug in the mains
- turn on the computer

actually I don't know how many times I have done that for people
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Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:20 AM

Cool tip fleamailman! I'm gonna keep it mind (I don't know nuthin' 'bout no laptops Miz Scarlett!) :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 October 2006 - 05:59 PM

Thanks, guys. I tried removing the battery and unplugging and replugging, but no dice. I've got someone coming over again tomorrow to look at it, hopefully.

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 11:45 PM

Try replacing the battery.




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