Spilled a drink onto laptop. Used Wondows Recovery and System Restore -Mouse problems
Posted on 2014-02-06
I stupidly spilled some liquid onto the keyboard of my laptop (Win7 Pro/64). I immediately shut it off, turned it upside down, let it drain, then used some canned air to dry it off.
I waited two weeks, and when I turned it on I got a blue screen before Windows loaded.
I waited two more weeks (today) and used the Windows Recovery option. Windows loaded, and it asked whether I wanted to run System Restore - which I did.
Everything seemed fine on restart, until the touchpad began to act weird. I could move the cursor around, but couldn't click on anything. A restart made it work for a little while, then the same problem would crop up.
I installed a wireless mouse, and had the same symptoms. I haven't tried a wired USB mouse yet.
Another clue is that if I log off, the mouse will click on the login page, but once Windows is loaded... same problem.
Device Manager shows no driver problems. Is reloading Windows my only option? Or should I send it to Dell after imaging the hard drive