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My daughter spilled her drink in the keyboard and now the computer won't boot up? Is the hard drive ruined? After I try to dry it out will it re-boot?

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A spilled drink on a laptop keyboard is usually pretty serious. Especially if it was a drink that had sugar in it (such as soda). If the laptop was running when this happened, you are probably out of luck. Most likely the hard drive will be ok because they are enclosed in a metal casing that should have protected it from most of the liquid, but that's not a guarantee. The motherboard or something on it such as the RAM is most likely the problem. Letting it dry out might help if it was only water spilled on it and it was not turned on at the time. The good news is, if there was any important info on the hard drive, you should still be able to retrieve it by taking the hard drive out and hooking it up to another PC. The bad news is, you will most likely need a new laptop. Several companies make USB connectors for laptop hard drives so you can connect it to another computer. Depending on what type of laptop you have, the hard drive is usually located under a panel on the bottom which can be removed by a couple of screws. If you need more help, just let me know what type of laptop you have, what exactly it does when you try to turn it on, and if you want to try and save the data on your hard drive.
It needs some air. It wont work if u start it as it would be short circuted. So dont start it. Call service man, and ask some assistance
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