Yes I know this is an all to commonly posted thing, but oh well. My hinge broke on my powerbook g4, so I didn't have it closed and spilled pepsi on it. I wa spissed at myself, and I am an idiot. But that won't help me now. This happened a long ass time ago...like 6 months. BUt here's the deal.
As soon as I spilled the pepsi on it, I soaked it up with paper towels and the like. The computer still worked, but the keys were sticky. Fine. Then about a week afterwards it died. I would turn it on and nothing owuld happen...it sounded like it was starting up, but nothing on the screen. Shit. Guess I am gonna go buy a new computer. I take it on a trip to see my bro, show him the problem, turn it on and BAM, starts up like it was never broken. WTF? So it works for another few months. Then one night it starts running r...e....a....l....l.....y slow. So I turn it off. Come back in the morning and try to boot it up, gets almost done with the progress bar, then it just stops. So I tried resetting it...same thing. Turned it off and left it for a while. Tried later, now it doesn't do anything. That's where I am today, it's been like 3 months. If I insert a CD and try boot up, it just has a flashing system folder icon. If I go into the thing so that it shows what discs I can startup from, only the inserted CD shows up, otherwise nothing.
Is this the logic board? Hard Drive? Both? Any help is very much appreciated[/i]