My son spilled only a small amount of tea on the keyboard. knowing what could come out of it, I turned it off right away. After cleaning and drying for a few hours, i turned it on, and managed to a couple of times. The next day I tried to turn it on again, and as it was displaying Bios info, I saw one of the flat cables under the keyboard melt slightly. I turned it of right away. This cable is one of the two coming out of the panel over the keyboard, to be exact the left one, from the on/off button to the motherboard.
Bought the cable online, and still does not work. I CAN hear the computer turn on, the lights are all as usual, and boot and even go into windows, but I cant see anything on the screen. I have seen a really really dark and dim shadow of the boot, even the windows logo, but its almost invisible.
I can fix this myself if I could figure where the issue is. A replacement motherboard is around 150$ but I do not want to throw the money if that's not the issue.
I tried to connect to a external screen, but nothing comes out on that one either.
And to make things worse, the only service partner for my area is Best Buy!!!
Ok, so I stripped the pc down to the bare minimums. Only motherboard, one ram and screen connected. I can see the pc booting on an angle, I see the HP logo and then "no operating system found", but the screen does not light up. Its like there is no light or illumination on the screen. What could it be?