It sounds very likely that you blew one or more components related to the charging circuit. That's not definitely very bad news. If you can find a competent repair shop, you may be able to have the charging circuit repaired. I highly doubt it's the battery itself. Hopefully the damage is limited to only the charging circuit and not anything to do with actual processing.
You have two separate issues. One is the lack of charging which may be related to a single component such as a voltage regulator. The other problem is the AC light staying on. This is usually an I.C. which may have the voltage regulation built in. I would certainly try to get this repaired. It isn't the type of repair where timing issues and flaky performance result from the repair. Nevertheless, the charging circuit is probably a portion of the main board itself. So the repairs are delicate with little room for error.
If you are really lucky, it could be an on board fuse or sacrificial land. Sometimes when a micro fuse blows, the device will show a trouble indication of an LED remaining on or lighting when it shouldn't be lit, as indication of trouble. The sizzling may be water hitting a hot device or heat sink inside. You probably won't be able to locate the fuse itself. I've seen very thin traces (lands) on the PC board, meant to sacrifice itself rather than burn out components. I hope you are really lucky. If not I hope you are just plain lucky regarding the laptop.
As a word of advice. If this or something similar happens again, immediately turn it off, unplug it, and pull the battery. It may be too late anyhow, but it won't hurt and may prevent further damage. Best of luck to you.
Hi, so I have an Asus X53E notebook, running Windows 7. About 10 minutes before I had to leave for work 2 days ago, I spilled a cup of water on the left side of my laptop. This is where the AC adapter plugs in. I panicked, turned it on it's left side to drip while soaking it up (the keyboard) with some paper towels. I swore for like five seconds of silence I heard something make a burning out sound. I unplugged the adapter as an afterthought and noticed the battery charging light would stay on even though I unplugged it. I had to leave so I just left it with the screen open, upside down on my couch. I came home later and took out the keyboard but saw no water or liquid spots at all. I used some compressed air to clean the fan since I had it opened anyway.
Now my problem is this: When it's plugged in and it says "plugged in, charging" with the battery light on, when it's plugged out it still says "plugged in, charging" with the battery light still on. It stays on until I plug it out, turn off the notebook and take out the battery, and put back in the battery. Then the battery light is finally off, until I plug back in the AC adapter then it's back on permanently again! But the battery is stuck on the same percentage, it is not charging at all.
So I go online and try a method that a lot of people say to do when the battery isn't charging. Plug it out and let it run the battery dead, then plug back in the battery and let it fully charge then turn on back computer. My battery was stuck at 40%, I let it go down to 0%, usually by 5% the notebook would have already saved and shut down but since it was "plugged in, charging" it let it go down to 0% stayed on for another three minutes then shut down with no warning. I left it to charge overnight after that. A day later and my battery is still at "0% available (plugged in, charging)"
Another suggestion was to update the BIOS, I downloaded it from the Asus website but, lo and behold, Winflash won't allow me to update the BIOS without the recommended at least 30% battery, while plugged in. I'm at a loss now. I ordered a new battery (A32-K53) but I'm afraid that isn't the problem and maybe I'll end up having to get it fixed, which is a last resort as I'm saving for another two semesters of university come September. If there are any suggestions or possible speculation as to what the exact problem/issue is and/or how I could go about fixing it, I would be very grateful. Thank you for taking the time to read my long post!