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Bios Beeping, CPU Usage Spikes, and more! Please help!


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pridefall

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Hi there, first time ever coming to a forum like this for help, so please bear with me.

I'm currently using an Acer Aspire 4530 laptop, running Windows Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 2. My processor is an AMD X2 Dual-Core QL-62, 2.00GHz.

Two weeks or so ago, I accidentally spilled a small amount of water on my keyboard, which caused the computer to freeze and then shut down. I immediately did my best to dry and dry it -- basically I put it in front of an industrial fan on high -- and, lo and behold, it turned back on again after a few minutes or so...Only to give me a list of problems, as follows:

- The top left side of my laptop, near the escape button all the way down to the CAPS lock becomes increasingly hot after a half hour or so of use, where it never used to do so. The fan still works, and nothing's started to melt yet, but the heat is still present.

- Screen tearing randomly appears at the bottom and top of the computer screen, and vanishes just as quickly. The colors range from orange to green.

Lately -- as in, starting yesterday -- I've also begun to experience the following:

- The computer randomly acts as if I'm holding down CTRL + R, to the point of making it impossible to open webpages because it keeps automatically refreshing them. This problem presented itself after a few hours or use, and went away after I turned to computer off and let it rest for an hour or so.

- The CPU usage randomly raised and lowered fast enough that I couldn't physically keep up with the numbers, and programs that I was using -- firefox, windows explorer, and task manager -- would leap around from using up the least memory to the most about as fast. This problem stopped about the same time the CTRL + R issue stopped.

- 9/10 times, the computer will no longer turn off automatically, as in, selecting SHUT DOWN causes the computer to restart completely. Only holding down the power button completely turns it off.

- Whenever I turn it on after turning it off in this way, I get a series of continuous beeps -- more than ten -- before I'm thrown to a black screen asking me to choose which operating system I want to use. The computer then boots normally, without further beeping.


Any and all help would very much be appreciated! I'm also wondering if it would cheaper to just buy a new laptop at this point.
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Neil Jones

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Unfortunately with any kind of liquid damage and spillage into a laptop, they have side effects such as these.
It sounds like you've damaged the keyboard matrix, which if you was to take the keyboard off and turn it upside down, you'd see a circuit board of sorts, aka the matrix. Obviously, this won't like liquids.

The other issue with liquid damage on a laptop usually, in the long run, they turn out to be fatal, because even if you get all the water out while it's wet, it'll still corrode. When it reaches this point it'll be board damage which will write it off at that point.
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Hi, if you want to check out your laptop here is a link on how to disassemble it...

http://aspiregemston...full-guide.html
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