My cat knocked a glass of water on my DELL Inspiron 6000 around Xmas. Now the computer will turn on and than go immediately back off. I have done the following:
Completely disassembled and let everything 'dry' out overnight
Was able to hook up the laptop's hard drive to my desktop system and pulled data off of it; doesn't that imply the hard drive works?
Tried reassembling and with and without the battery started it up with the same results: buttons for power, number lock, cap locks lit and than went right back out.
I could not find any visible signs of damage; no burnt signs; no smell; no melting....just won't work!
I started looking at a replacement motherboard but for around $180 I'm not sure that's really the solution to fixing it.
I appreciate anyones ideas on this.