I recently had a critical blunder, and my laptop has completely stopped functioning.
I spilled my water within my bag on a recent plane trip, and it got all up in the laptop (I picked it up at the end of the flight and it had to drain out of the laptop for a solid 15 seconds, it was flooded) I disassembled it completely and did my best to dry it out and then reassemble it. This did not work. I now have no life in the laptop except for the intrusion lights being on when the lid is open. The power button won’t light, and it won’t even give me the error code on the side.
I should mention, in tandem, last night (before the airplane flight and the flooding) I couldn’t get the laptop to boot. It would light the power button and give me error codes, which are as follows: white, green, green, green, red, green, green, green, green, red, red, green, green, orange, green, green, green, green, green, green, green, green. If I’m deconding that properly it’s a failure of the CPU to enter different power states and therefore a failure to boot, but it’s now secondary in the reasons my laptop isn’t working.
I noticed when putting the laptop back together that one of the pins on the battery connector had become bent enough that it wasn’t making contact, and the connector couldn’t seat all the way. I haven’t opened up the laptop in a while, so I’m really not sure when this happened, but it could be to blame for the failed boots (except that the laptop was working on Friday, so who knows). I bent the pin back and I believe that the battery is now making proper contact, but without the rest of the system functional I don’t have any way to test that.
The system will not respond to power delivery, and fails to do anything excepting the aforementioned intrusion detection lights, which blink red when the laptop is open.
I thought that maybe it was the CMOS battery, because I know people have had issues with it in the past, but it’s at 2.6 volts, which is probably enough?
The real reason for this post is to ask for help. I know something needs to be replaced, but I don’t want to have to buy anything more than what would get my laptop running. I’m looking for someone in the Salt Lake area who also has a framework laptop that could help me troubleshoot the issues by switching out parts. I know it’s a big ask, and not without risk of damaging the other machine, but I really could use the help.
I do have a pre-order in for a Ryzen mainboard, so if the mainboard or the RAM are the critical issue, I might be able to wait, but I would prefer to know before the Ryzen gets here if I need to replace anything else.
The “Late Q3” timing of the ryzen mainboard might also be strenuous, as I am going off to college in mid-september and really need a functional laptop at that point.
I know most people won’t be close enough, or maybe not willing to volunteer their framework as a tester for my dubious parts, but any input might help, I’m not sure what to do next.