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Fan Won't Stop and Computer Won't Start

I have an Acer Aspire X3200. We had a juice spill in the grate right above the fan. I took off the cover, unscrewed the fan, took off the metal guard above the VGA card, cleaned everything carefully, including the area around it, put it all back together, and as soon as I plug it in, the fan runs full blast and the computer will not turn on. I think the motherboard may be fried. Any suggestions? It's our only good computer for the kids.

Also, I don't think this affects anything, but one of the screws to the metal guard above the VGA card got lost during moving. I don't think that affects anything, though.

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I'm taking it into Best Buy, we got that protection plan thing. Also, it could be the VGA card. I still need help if anyone has it.

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Loose screws, well until you find it, there is no safe place for a loose screw by/on/near the PC.

Next, while you attempt to clean the PC of the juice, its not a 100% done deal if results are less than expected. The problem maybe because of that. The sugar of the juice will conduct electricity quite well and do what it shouldn't if that is the cause. The results of the spill are still present. Cleaning was done directly or by whatever possible access and if so, what cleaning materials were used? Also, the PC should have been left to dry out and check to see if the juice or whatever possible damage was present before turning-ON. Alas, the protection plan may not cover this type of accident(maybe it does) but again, they could waffle.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Water was the only cleaning material used. That and a paper towel and a cotton swab. It was left out to dry for over 24 hours, and I checked, and I could not find any juice.

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