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    Unhappy Soggy laptop.

    Haven't been able to log on for a couple of days, due to work & my prepaid internet card running out, but yesterday, we had a big rainstorm while I was out shopping/collecting littl'un from school. Sadly, the windows were open & by the time I got back my computer desk & laptop were in a pool of water.

    Laptop is now behaving rather erratically. It keeps saying it's on battery when it's plugged in & then going off (due to 'low battery'). I hit keys & it ignores the fact they've been hit. Anything I can do at home, or does it need to go to the repair shop? Bear in mind I'm a tech-idiot. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    I hit keys & it ignores the fact they've been hit. Anything I can do at home,
    hit the keys harder, and more often.

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    Water damage - it's knackered.

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    You have had some bad luck with computers haven't you?

    Have you ever thought to buy a manual typewriter?

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    something similar happened to my brother when his little boy poured water all over his laptop
    and he used a hairdryer to dry it out worked ok after that

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    Leave it out in the sun, maybe some little ants will go in and fix everything. Hairdryers about the only DIY thing to try

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    I'm pretty sure if you turn it on while it's still well you're knackered.

    I might be wrong.

    Put it in the microwave for ten minutes, NR - see what happens.

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    turning it on before it was dry was the problem.

    it might still be ok if you leave it off and let it dry - as long as the water was just fresh water it should leave no conductive residue when it is dried

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    Good suggestions with the ants and the microwave but if by any chance they don't work then get one of these military grade beaut's.



    You can drop it in the bath, let your roof cave in on it and it still won't give up.

    But don't type the password in wrong 5 times or it will explode

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    Bet you can't play Halo 3 on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex DeLarge
    Put it in the microwave for ten minutes, NR - see what happens.
    I'm sure Scamp can tell you!

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    Soggy laptop is the same as soggy biscuit.

    many's the time i've stickied up my keyboard whilst websurfing and enjoying www.teakdoor.com

    A toothbrush and some brasso does the trick.
    Last edited by PleaseDaddyDont; 30-05-2008 at 11:33 PM.

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    Somebody ban this [at][at][at][at]

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    If it's only the keyboard, plug in a desktop keyboard (cheap) until the lappie's one dries out. Worked for me and I spilled wine on mine when KW said he was marrying someone else for the 20th time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    Worked for me and I spilled wine on mine when KW said he was marrying someone else for the 20th time.
    hmmmph

    actually NR, if its wet will never be the same again, but yo MUST take it to shop ASAP.

    or it will begin rusting inside and really get fcked.

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    Let it dry out.

    Then take it to an electrical repair shop and ask them to look at it.

    Thais are great at that stuf

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    ^Try and get all your porno off it first in case they are a bit nosey

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    Here's link to video on saving Mobile Phones that have been soaked, you could try the same with any other electronics.

    http://www.video.news.com.au?vxSiteId=164be818-84c2-4715-b29e-2db589f12564&vxChannel=frontPagePicks&vxClipId=109 4_288883&vxBitrate=300

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    or it will begin rusting inside and really get fcked.
    if you take what the " amateur electronics tech " says with a grain of salt it may rust.

    if it was claen fresh water it will be ok if it just allowed to dry with out having power - pop the battery out also

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    turning it on before it was dry was the problem.

    it might still be ok if you leave it off and let it dry - as long as the water was just fresh water it should leave no conductive residue when it is dried

    And the prize goes to Balders. No probs tonight. Everything as normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    You have had some bad luck with computers haven't you?

    Have you ever thought to buy a manual typewriter?
    Yeah,

    One got stolen & one got rained on. Neither would have happened to a manual typewriter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    Quote: Originally Posted by kingwilly or it will begin rusting inside and really get fcked. if you take what the " amateur electronics tech " says with a grain of salt it may rust. if it was claen fresh water it will be ok if it just allowed to dry with out having power - pop the battery out also
    i guess so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    If it's only the keyboard, plug in a desktop keyboard (cheap) until the lappie's one dries out. Worked for me and I spilled wine on mine when KW said he was marrying someone else for the 20th time.
    Snap!

    I read you post looking on the shelf with the dismembered laptop c/w destroyed keyboard (removed) and exit fan (modified), caused by addition of red wine, in turn caused (no doubt) by some KW pap. The unit still operates only by external keyboard and Heath-Robinson airflow device...

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    Bugger, bugger, bugger!

    Hate to admit it, but am typing this in an internet cafe (but a nice one with a tasty cappucino & a lovely smell of baking, not one of DJ Pat's ones) because the bloody thing's gone tits up. It'll come on, go as far as displaying my screensaver, but no icons & go no further.

    I think a trip to the repair shop is needed. Bugger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    I think a trip to the repair shop is needed. Bugger!
    hope they can fix it.

    sounds like it might have well and truly died.

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