ok so like i spilt milk on my computer and it wokred on and than the screen died, it will turn on but the screen is fully black no light at all. SOmetimes it will turn on than instantly turn off. i tried takeing out the battery and draining the static energy ( hold down power button while its off w/o battery ) its a gateway nv 52 laptop, how much would geek squad cost to fix it i live in MA
You messed up by turning it on after you spilled the milk into it. When electronics get wet, all the circuit pathways that are wet make contact with each other, and when that happens, the electronics on the board can burn out. Chances are, since you did not take the laptop apart and properly dry it, it is still wet inside. Plus, dried milk leaves a sheen that may conduct electricity. I would remove all the doors on the bottom of the laptop, and place it in front of a fan for an entire week, to make sure there is ZERO wetness inside it, then test it. If it’s still not working, then the board is fried. In the future, if you ever spill anything on something electronic, IMMEDIATELY remove power to the device and do your best to insure that the components inside are dried before you turn it back on.
As for taking it to Geek Squad, Geek Squad sucks…not only in pricing, but in quality of service. You’d be better off calling around and finding a better price. Either that, or it’s time to buy a new laptop.
Written By WEOIII
NCT, NST Certified Network/Computer Technician