spilled water on my laptop

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Perris Calderon, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ya, I take my dad out for breakfast on sundays, and bing

    I snagged it right away, turned it up side down, pulled the battery out...now I'm giving it a blow dry

    I've been looking for an excuse to get the amd 64 in a laptop, so I'm almost hoping this one is ruined...be a shame though, it's about two years old and still runs better then anyone's new machine...even desktops

    and now that I have my msn tool bar all configured, I have to do that all over again if it's ruined

    anyway, any suggestions how long I should wait before I fire it up?
     
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    leave it overnight is a warm area, then fire it up and hope :eek:
     
  3. Moonwraith

    Moonwraith Moderator Folding Team

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    bit of a comparison.. but i jumped in a pond (read: fell) with my phone.. (sorry, closest i could compare this to heh) in my pocket. I left it in the airing cupboard for a night, worked fine. I'd say maybe over night should do (if it wasn't an amazing amount of water)

    Hope it works!
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Ouch, hope it survives man. Just don't turn it on until you're absolutely sure it's dry. Open it up if need be, and see that there's no moisture inside.

    If you do end up having to get a new machine, you might still be able to get the data off your existing hard disk.
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ya, opened it, blew dried it, then stuck it on the floor in my car, turned teh heater on and took a two hour drive.

    I'm on it right now

    SUCCESS!!!

    thanx guys
     
  6. Moonwraith

    Moonwraith Moderator Folding Team

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    great news :) Glad it works mate

    If it's wet, heat and hope. S'damn useful.

    (p.s. - Shame about not being able to use the amd 64, maybe next time eh? heh)
     
  7. NetRyder

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    Good to hear, perris. :D
     
  8. delta4s

    delta4s BLACK HAWK ALOFT

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    pity 'bout the 64 ;)
     
  9. Elektro Slime

    Elektro Slime Harware Guru

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    wow a water cooled laptop! lol
     
  10. leave it at least a day to be 100% sure