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dirty computer causing system logoff+shutdown?

by ts5223 / December 22, 2012 1:57 PM PST

Hi. I had my computer out tonight when my dog knocked over sweet tea. A little got into the fan vent, and it doesn't spin now (though it starts to try when I startup). I left it out to dry for half an hour after removing the battery (computer was already turned off). Water damage is out of the question. Computer runs fine, even asks me to save my Word document so I don't lose my work when it forcibly logs off and shuts down. My best guess is that fan area is sticky, needs some cleaning before it runs fine. How should I go about doing this? Should I pay for someone to do this?

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by pgc3 / December 23, 2012 1:22 AM PST

Since this must be a laptop and it sounds as if something (liquid) got into the system and has obviously created an issue, I'd suggest taking it to a competent tech facility, laptops are tricky to work on, unlike desktop units that you can basically just pull apart to troubleshoot.

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by ts5223 / December 23, 2012 6:06 AM PST
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Thanks. Ill probably them take it apart and clean it, its probably sticky up in there, as well as apply some thermal glue, as that could have been dried out or washed out in the spill. As I said before, it shows no signs of water damage, when on, the computer runs smoothy before it automatically shuts down.

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