Water spill on Asus X51L Tags: Asus Laptops Last response: May 12, 2010 1:43 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share Mylo23 May 8, 2010 2:03:35 PM Hey guys, Yesterday I spilled a little water over the right side of Asus X51L keyboard. I buffed the water off and later tried to power on the computer, and it worked. However, today when I try to boot it, it freezes on the first screen before BIOS (Asus logo). If I hit the power switch and keep pressing the F2 button, it gets to the part where it lists IDE drives, displays American Megatrends logo etc. But I can't get it past that screen. I tried disconnecting the hard drive, but then it warns me about boot device not being present. What could be the fix to this, any advices for DIY repair here? Should I try to format the drive or something? More about : water spill asus x51l buwish a b Ĉ ASUS a b D Laptop May 10, 2010 6:05:25 AM It can be hard to tell what was damaged by the water. It could be the motherboard, hard drive, etc... Your best bet is to take it to a repair center and see if they can tell you anything. anonymous1 a b D Laptop May 10, 2010 3:22:38 PM will it boot without the keyboard connected? do you have a spair to swap? Related resources SPILLED WATER ON LAPTOP, GETTING NEW PC - Forum Recovering notebookm after juice spill - Forum Windows 7 or Windows 8 for a gaming build? - Forum Help! Soda spilled on tower. - Forum Last few questions about water -cooling ... - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer donovands May 10, 2010 3:47:15 PM here's some good advice for when any electronic device gets wet. Remove the battery. Disassemble the unit as much as is possible. Remove all visible moisture. Spray metal components with WD40. Leave in a dry environment for a few days. Switch on. Mylo23 May 12, 2010 1:43:16 PM I took the hard drive from another laptop and plugged it in the water spilled one, and it stops at the same point as it does with the original drive. The hdd from water damaged laptop works in the second laptop though, boots up fine and everything... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumLiquid cooling kit water spills in PC. ForumPrimochill Ice Spilled on Motherboard = What's the Problem? Forumhelp a noob with water cooling ForumWater cooling Set-up ForumASUS X79 System Design Contest Round 3 ForumAMD Overclocking Club ForumTwo days ago Forum$4k Gaming Rig ForumHow to clean the water off a motherboard? ForumCrysis 3 Open Beta Performance Thread ForumBombproof Builders Desk.....Build ForumLaptop memory question ForumRe: Asus G73JH-A2 ForumSound not working? Brand new asus g60vx? ForumASUS G73JH OPENED More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !