Yesturday I spilt a whole glass of water on my laptop

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Hi Everyone,

Bad news for me :cry:

Yesturday i spilt a whole glass of water on my laptop :cry:

Then it went all over the keyboard, and i'm very mad as i just bought it in january for x-mas money.

Then when i turnt it bck on and it didnt work the mouse or keyboard i was saving from last year september then i accendently spiltt he drink.

so i have to use my hp pavilion 7806 grr , with windows me as the os.


Any one know if i can solve the problem, before i take it to the repair shop and waste all my pocket money..?

Thankyou very much,

I still hope to use Ozzu at school and my local library, i'm gonna sneak on it at school he he.

So if anyone could help please please i would appreciate all help i can.
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Let someone else fix it, laptops usually require special special (not a typo) tools to be worked on. Take it from me, mine has a big crack in it from when I tried to fix it with a hammer. :oops:

//Edit: Never said I was taking it apart and puting it together, just " fixing " it :wink:
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Hee hee, I've done that before, but luckily, you're probably ok.

Click here it's been done before.

//edit: of course this depends on your level of confidence taking things apart and putting them back together so they work: hammers are generally not so good for that! :)
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heh.

Thankyou person :oops:

Its just i've got all of my Homework and stuff on it :P

Do you think i could do it.. I'm actually quite good of taking things apart, say becuase i took my big electric car and put it back...

As you were saying that cleaning fluid, is there any stuff i can use in the home.. or anything

Thanks for replying much appreciated.

David.
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Well, probably, just keep the hammer away from it. The other post describes the way it should be done.

When it happened to me I just turned the laptop upside down over a heat vent and let it dry like that overnight. Next morning, everything was fine. Couple of months later, the main board died, (which may or may not have been related), but it was covered under warranty.

I think you might find contact cleaner at a hardware store, but like the other post said, make sure it's safe to use with plastics!!!
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Never said I was taking it apart and puting it together, just " fixing " it

LOL :)
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Unless you don't need that homework any time soon I still say let a professional do it. :?
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Well does your laptop have any ps/2 ports for a keyboard or mouse? maybe that will fix it for the time being. If not I know there are mouses that have usb connections, and I am assuming that there are keyboards that do too.

Maybe you could try that before you stick your laptop into the microwave to dry it out
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Yeah, you have to judge your own ability, and you don't get to come back and say "you said I could, and now I pooched my laptop and it's all your fault"

"Proceed at own risk" comes to mind.

I know you're joking about the microwave, but make sure you say that you're joking, because there are some people who won't think before they do just that. :)
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oops, sorry....thought I added j/k


well j/k

metal + microwave = fire
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Yay,

I opened up the whole laptop :P

Wow, so many circuits and stuff lol...

I blowed inside some warm air... and wiped some bits out... Also saw my built in wireless centrino technology... funky! :P

It booted up correctly with no key stuck or everything i've re-booted 2 times now to make sure it wont faint! :)

Thanks also for the others posting many thanks,

i'll try to make it up to you sometime lol :oops:

Well, thats me back on Ozzu...

Thanks once again..

David.

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Thanks.
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I took some shots, of the insides or well a bit...

i'll post the links when i get some time..

Got some science revision to do...

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very good story david. It started out so tragic, but it seems all
is well now. Good work sir. :D
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:thumbsup: Like they say, you don't get experience until right after you need it!
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My better safe than sorry advice fails again :lol:
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nice....i guess you didn't use the microwave then?
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I love these little experiments, water & electronic's :twisted: I'm glad it worked out for you David :D The keys won't stick with water but beer will make them stick :twisted: enjoy :D
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yeah, if it didn't that would have been some really expensive water
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Heh,

Nah i didnt choose to use the microwave lol!
I dont even like microwaves or have one , neither my mum dont like the food or our kitchens full of other things he he,

But thanks everyone for helping ;)

David. :-)
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lol, some computers suffer so much ;)
i've only ever spilt milk on a keyboard, lol never worked again, oops ;)
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I am really happy for you !!
its probably sucks that you laptop is round . the thing that you paid great deal of money for it!!

well look on the bright side ! (very little bright side but still bright )
know you know how to fix a laptop that a some water spilled on it !
you sew what is inside the laptop and you will be careful for the next time!!



thanks for your time !
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I wouldn't be sure you're out of the woods yet.

I've known many people who had their cell phone dunked into water. After it dried out, the phone worked just fine, no trouble. Then, one to two weeks later, it gets buggy. After that, it dies.

I hope you don't experience something similar, but I'd say while it's working you should back up everything.
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It seems that Ozzu members are prone to either spilling water, milk or beer on their keyboards/laptops. I have even spilled milk on my keyboard once (disgusting). I took the entire keyboard apart and washed it out good and put it back together. It was like new again :)

Anyway you might check out all the posts from members who have done something similiar. Seems like many have good outcomes once they try to fix it (if you ever have this problem, do at our own risk):

http://www.ozzu.com/general-discussion/water-laptop-help-t19514.html
http://www.ozzu.com/hardware/spilled-beer-laptop-what-t18754.html
http://www.ozzu.com/hardware/spilled-water-laptop-and-will-not-work-can-fix-t1353.html
http://www.ozzu.com/hardware/fixing-soaking-wet-computer-t20320.html
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I imagine what probably happens is that if there is some remaining water left on the circuitry, it conducts electricty from one component to another and effectively frying it out.
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T, G, B keys will not work following have been splashed with ice tea. Is there anyway I can fix this at home w/o taking it into a computer repair shop? If so please give me detailed instructions designed for those of us w/o an MIS degreee. I have a Toshiba laptop. Thanks!

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