|I spilled about a table spoon of liquid on my Dell Inspiron 6000, immediately turned it off, removed the keyboard and cleaned it off, then put everything back together.|
I used it for an hour afterwards, then a strange crackling noise came from the speakers. The noise would come on periodically so I turned it off.
When I restarted I got a blue screen saying "memory parity error". I restarted again the blue screen was gone, and it tells me a NIC adapter is having problems, and asks me to press (S) to shut it off. When I tried pressing 'S' it didn't respond (more like it froze), so I restarted again.
This time I can finally boot into windows. But now my 'new hardware found' wizard went berserk, and kept on telling me there is new hardware found, non-stop. I had a look at my Device Manager and noticed the following had exclamation marks on it:
-OHCI compliant IEEE 1394 host controller
-intel pro/wireless 2915abg network connection
-Ricoh R/RL/5c476(II) or compatible cardbus controller
-SDA standard compliant SD host controller
All of the above showed an error message saying "this device cannot find enough free resources that it can use".
At the time I realized:
-my soundcard was not working (+ the volume control speaker icon disappeared from task bar)
-I lost the wireless internet functionality (Intel PROSet unable to detect a wireless adapter, and also my wireless profile under Network Connections is gone)
-my SD card slots on the side of my laptop not working
I let it sit for a night and turned it on again the next day, and the soundcard magically seems to be working again, while the rest of those devices are still showing the same error message in Device Manager.
I tried booting into the BIOS by pressing F2 at startup, but it gives me a black screen. I tried pressing F12 for boot menu at startup, it takes me to the selection page, but when I touch any key on my keyboard it freezes. I thought I may have a faulty keyboard so I tried doing it from a USB external keyboard, however the results are the same.
So now I have a Dell laptop that can:
1) boot into windows with a few device not working
2) freezes when booting to bios or bootmenu
Where can I narrow down the problem? Is there something else I can try?