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I Have A Problem With My Acer Laptop (Not Sure What Model)

by moodyblueskid / April 16, 2013 10:02 AM PDT
Two days ago, I accidentally knocked over my cup of root beer on my Acer laptop keyboard, and did all the necessary steps (wait for it to dry for two days, etc...). Today, I started my laptop, and it was working fine, except it was a little bit slower than usual. I thought it was nothing, and went on. Later, it seemed to have froze. So, I tried to reboot it. When I turned it back on and went to the home page, there were no desktop icons, but there were still icons pinned to the task bar, but the waiting symbol came up. So I waited for five minutes, and nothing changed. I restarted it three more times, and did the same thing. So later, I went on the internet, (on this desktop computer), to see if I could find an answer. Someone said to go to safe mode, so I did. Now, it just brings me to the "Starting Windows" page, and just keeps doing this over and over again. I have no idea what to do, but I don't want to lose it. My parents payed $400.00 for it. They said they will never buy me another one ever again. I am just SO stressed out over this.
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That's liquid damage for you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 16, 2013 10:07 AM PDT

I suggest you check your warranty since some like Asus have spill coverage. Some companies like Apple do not cover liguids. The only good news is that I usually can save the user's files by pulling the drive into some USB case.

Sadly this is how many learn about liquids and electronics. If I repair such a machine it's usually a new motherboard and keyboard.
Bob

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How far did you go with the recovery?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 16, 2013 10:15 AM PDT
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I Waited Two Days
by moodyblueskid / April 16, 2013 10:21 AM PDT

I only waited for two days, because I have no idea how to take a computer apart, and put it back together. I am not too advanced when it comes to things like that. Also, the warranty expired a while ago.

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Unless you did the final cleaning.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 16, 2013 10:28 AM PDT
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I'll look into it.
by moodyblueskid / April 16, 2013 10:46 AM PDT

I'll look into it.

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