PC had something spilled on it and after I cleaned it out it freezes while loading bios
Posted on 2008-10-07
I have been working on a laptop that had something spilled on it (soda or beer) and after thoroughly cleaning all parts of it with alcohol swabs and letting it dry out, I powered it back up and it freezes while its loading the bios. its a gateway 6460 and I dont know where I stand with this thing, I have spent a good amount of time cleaning it out. The screen is fine, and as far as I know the hard drive memory and processor were not affected by the spill, but as I already said, it starts to boot but then locks up while the bios is loading, there is a progress indicator that gets about 3/4 complete then it just sits... if anyone has any ideas what I could try I would appreciate it. I am just working on this system and was not the one who spilled on it, the EU didnt give me much info. I think they tried and turned it on while it was still wet but I dont know, and I dont know if it was spilled on while it was on or off but after cleaning it all up, now I know that it wont get past the bios.. ask questions and I will do what I can, I have another 6460 that has other problems but I suppose I can try and mix and match parts but both of them seem like the problems they have right now are due to motherboard issues so I dont know if swapping parts would really pay off. any advice will be gladly taken, Thanks!