OK, so i'll keep it short and precise. Having always been unlucky around computers I just managed to add to the agony by this time spilling a big mug of hot tea all over the keypad. I can't blame the leopard that leaped towards me from the bushes. No I was not in the jungle. Was just playing far cry 3. Immediately took off all the devices connected. Swiftly pulled out the battery and turned the laptop upside down. Soaked all the tea with a soft cloth. All this happened in a minute. May be even less.
After that I dried the laptop under the sun. Then put it under a fan for hours. 24 hours later I turn the laptop on and to my delight window loads up and all seems perfect. But just a couple of minutes later, the screen starts showing snowy lines along with a general lime green tint. I immediately turn the laptop off. I let it dry for another 24 hours. There was no apparent effect on the performance of the laptop apart from the display issue.
ok, so this morning I turned it on. Everything went perfect. Played far cry 3 for hours. Then turned the laptop off . A couple of hour later I turn the laptop on and guess what?. The laptop display is not working. I connected it to an external monitor and all's well. Even played far cry 3 for some time just to make sure graphic card is all OK There seems to be no effect on laptop performance. here is what I did -
1. Shined a bright light on the screen to see if its something to do with the backlight. No. No image on the screen. Its plain black.
2. Took the battery out. Held the power button down for 60 seconds. Still no progress. Tried it 5 times. Still not working.
Now I have a double confusion.
1. What could be the issue?
2. 9 months warranty left but its clear to me that warranty does not cover spill damage. It cannot be hidden either as the keys are all sticky ( some of them). The keypad can only be taken off from the inside. Opening the laptop voids the warranty. So, what am I left with here? . Already faring bad in the finance department and now this.
P.S - I forgot to mention that I had to re-install AMD drivers after I booted the laptop first time after connecting to ext display.. This however is a known issue with the latest driver (13.1). So, I am assuming it has nothing to do with what happened. Its probably just a co-incidence that this happens at teh same time. As I said earlier, no problem relating to graphics or processing at all.