This happened to me with an old Gateway SOLO 2150. Sorry to put it this way, but unless you're ready for some really techy stuff I think your laptop is zapped. I think you now have 3 options:
1 - Sell the laptop for parts on eBay (properly done you can still get a significant amount of money, esp. for the screen and maybe CPU, RAM, hard drive, dvd-rom, etc, depending on what was damaged)
2 - Buy parts on eBay to fix your notebook. Hard to find parts are readily available at pretty low prices.
3 - You can of course send this to Toshiba, but personally I don't think it's worth it.
Hope this helps
My notebook is a Toshiba Satellite M45-S355. Model is : PSM40U-073001. It has a Pentium M 173, 1G Ram, XP Home, 120G memory, 15" screen, which is fine.
Iknow the notebook is under warranty but I have already been around this block with a different Toshiba that I spilled Tea on and they said it would cost $700 for a new motherboard and it was under warranty also-they saw a little bit of tea inside the notebook only- because I took each keys off the keyboard and cleaned then thoroughly and snapped them back on. I chosee not to get the mother board for that one and it is doing fine so far.
This one, however, is not. It will only boot up to the very first screen that has Toshiba on it.None of the keys or mouse work now either. Like I said, it is under warranty, but they won't cover it if you do something yourself to damage it-I did not have the money after the hurricane to buy that part of an extended waranty..and I desperately need my computer.
Does anybody have advice for me? Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks a lot!