Fans not kicking on, and other issues
Tea was spilled and the fans sucked it into the machine. Right before it died, the fans were running full bore. When trying to restart, it would show the start up screen (Apple with spinning loop) but after a few second of trying it would go black.
I could start it off the start up disc.
I ran the hardware test which came back clean.
I disassembled the guts of the machine looking for crud. Found a little on a connection. Re-assembled the machine.
It started and worked (I was surprised).
However when shut down again, it would not restart, went back to original behavior.
I zeroed the HD and reinstalled the OS.
It worked. Everything seemed fine.
Used it last night for the first time. We were watching movies off of it which makes it heat up (heavy on the graphics card).
Once it was hot it 'black screened' for a few seconds, by 'waking it' it would come back, then 'black screen' then come back....could have done this all night.
When it wold come back I could tell the fans were not running (it was very hot).
I removed the battery, plugged it in, held down the power button until it started.
Now it will stay awake for ~3 seconds then go to sleep. I can wake it up but it only lasts ~3 and goes to sleep again.
I don't know if the fans wok because it will not stay awake long enough to heat up.