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fried computer desktop - September 24th 2020, 02:07 AM

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I don't know what happened but I am not at the best luck with my days recently. sigh. The night before yesterday, I was drinking some hot tea while doing some homework and I accidentally spilled the hot water into the running desktop station. The monitor screen immediately flashed and I rushed to unplugged the pc to prevent for further damage. I dried the motherboard, graphic card, and the battery with hair dryer. Yesterday morning, I tried to plug it back in and the monitor just won't turn on and the the computer keeps turning on and off by itself.

Anyone might have an idea of what's going on and what I should do next? like what parts might be damaged? It is really frustrating.
   
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Re: fried computer desktop - October 1st 2020, 09:59 AM

A couple of questions...

When you say battery, are you using a laptop or a desktop computer?
When you used the hair drier, was it blowing hot or cold air?


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Re: fried computer desktop - October 1st 2020, 12:18 PM

Any more details about it? When you say screen flashed, can you remember what it shown?

You've mentioned the battery, so that signifies it's a laptop, but do confirm if that's the case.

The best thing you can do right now is to unplug it completely (if it is indeed a laptop, remove the battery) and get it to a specialist who can maybe salvage something.

If it's just the battery that's dead, getting a new one should be all that's required (assuming it's a laptop).

However if a motherboard got hit as well, I'm afraid you shouldn't expect good news. Even if you managed to drain it, its likely the initial blast was more than enough to kill it (and if it wasn't, the turning on and off propably was).

Absolutely do not try to turn it on by itself anymore. Motherboard be damned, but if the supply unit got splashed as well, starting it is incredibly dangerous.

As mentioned, get it to a repair shop. Maybe something can be salvaged.


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