Question Laptop working but screen black after spill

Dec 23, 2015
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My HP Pavilion was the unfortunate victim of a spill yesterday. After doing what I could to salvage things in the situation (turning off immediately, draining away what I could, and not powering on within 24 hours), the laptop itself is turning on without apparent issue but the screen remains black.

I've plugged in an external monitor and tried following every method I could find for switching the display over, but without success so far.

I've had it for long enough that I've been intending to replace it for some time now, so my main priority is retrieving some personal data not in my most recent backup.
 

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I suggest you leave the unit unpowered until you have another unit to work with. the data should keep on the drive assuming its not damaged, but to check you need another unit.
you can remove the storage device and attach with an external adapter, HDD or SSD it should just plug into a USB port via an adapter and you can get the data from the HDD/SSD at your leisure.
 

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