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VAIO laptop doesn't boot

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March 24, 2014 11:30:58 AM

I own a Sony VAIO VPCEB36FG and i am facing a problem lately after my laptop came back from the repair shop ( i accidenlty spilled tea on the keyboard) and since then the laptop doesnt start in one go. I press the power switch,it lights up,the fan makes noise,the battery indictor works but the HDD indicator doesn't blink. Then the fan suddenly starts spinning fast for a few secs and the laptop shuts down without even the screen lighting up. I was until yesterday able to boot after 7 or 8 unsuccessful attempts and the i used to get the startup repair reconnendation which i always skipped. but now it wont boot at all. Ive spent 3 hours trying to boot windows but nothing happens. Same black screen and fan noise for few secs. I installed windows 7 SP1 a week before the laptop went for repairs. I am even skeptical if that installation was a successful one so i think that messed up my system. I really hope its a software problem. What should i do?
Plz HELP!
P.S : also my laptop battery is at critical level. Could it be the battery thats causing the problem?
**UPDATE** : i removed the hard drive and used it in other Laptop and it worked perfectly. Booted without any errors,data was intact,so i guess i can safely eliminate the HDD or OS problem from the list. Could it be the BIOS or something hardware related.?
Btw my laptop is 4 years old.

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March 24, 2014 1:40:40 PM

Could be a number of things. I would take it back to the shop. It worked before they had it, so I would say they didn't fix it.
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March 25, 2014 2:45:55 AM

Thanks.
I took it back to a technician and am expecting his reply by tomorrow. Will update this post accordingly.
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April 1, 2014 9:22:33 AM

Now the technician says that my display chip needs replacement. I dont see how that is a reason my laptop is not booting up. I mean if there is something wrong with the display it should atleast let me boot with black screen but i cant even boot.
What now?
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a c 254 D Laptop
April 1, 2014 10:13:49 AM

Hi, if you spilled some liquid on the keyboard, depending of the quantity, the liquid could reach the motherboard and with time the liquid could short-circuit a component. This is what you have right now, the laptop shuts down to protect the components. Now, you have to get it repaired.
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April 2, 2014 7:31:38 PM

Hi. Do you mean the motherboard would need minor repairs or a replacement?
The replacement is not an option coz i'd rather buy a new laptop than paying $200 for motherboard replacement
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a c 254 D Laptop
April 2, 2014 7:53:46 PM

I don't know if you need a new GPU, I didn't troubleshoot your laptop, maybe the liquid can be clean up, and the laptop will function after. Only a technician who has the motherboard in his hands can determine what is the problem from the liquid.
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