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Michelle, Computer Support Specialist
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I have an asus X553m laptop. I spilled a lot of soda on it.

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I have an asus X553m laptop. I spilled a lot of soda on it. I dried it the best I could and turned it over. It still worked later that day but now two days later turned on. Is it ruined
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Michelle replied 5 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be the expert working with you today to help and resolve the problem you have posted.

is it turning on or not?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
After two days I tried to turn on but there is no light on my laptop
Expert:  Michelle replied 5 months ago.

how did you dried it and did you open the laptop to dry it up.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I used a hair dryer as well as turning it over (upside down)
Expert:  Michelle replied 5 months ago.

soda contains sugar and caffeine which dont get dried up till it open and cleaned with isopropyle alcohol. The stcikyness remains and the moisture as well which must have fried the main motherboard and the keyboard.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I take it that it is ruined
Expert:  Michelle replied 5 months ago.

No it may not completely be dead you will have to take the laptop to a repair technician and get it repaired may be only the keyboard is fried and the computers shuts itself down as soon as it detected a short circuit you may have to only get the keyboard replaced.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Will this be expensive?
Expert:  Michelle replied 5 months ago.

Get the laptop checked from a repair tech he will tell you the estimated repair cost and if its exceeds $200 then you may opt for a new laptop.