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FraidyMan

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I had one of those days yesterday - I knocked over a cup of tea and it spilled onto my Compaq a900 keyboard. I pulled thepower plug, shut it down with the power switch, and pulled the battery. I disassembled to the keyboard and switch cover, battery out, hard drive out, mem chips and everything out, and dried the unit over a hot air vent for 24 hrs and re-assembled it. The battery is fully charged, and the pwr supply is putting out its rated voltage.

BUT there are no power lights at all. Not on the power connector, not on the case, and pushng the power button does nothing. I have tried a few of the witchcraft cures on the hp forum ( push power button for 30 secs, put battery back in, plug in ac cord, utter oaths, etc) to no avail. Where do I look from here?

Edited by FraidyMan, 03 March 2011 - 10:25 AM.

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The liquid will have probably shorted out something on the board. Realistically it's almost certainly going to be a write-off.

You may do as well to claim off household insurance if you have accidental damage cover.
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Thats sort of what I thought. I'll order an new mb from eBay and try that - its $100 bet and if we are right, it saves me $500 to replace it. Thanks
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