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Liquid poured on my laptop - PC Desktops

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    c r May 11, 2010

    was it beer, coffee, water, milk or a what?

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Alright, the problem is obviouse, Imasuming you have turned it off.

Remove keyboard, usually you have to pop off the plastic bracket and remove a couple screws underneath or on the bottom of laptop to remove keyboard.

Soak up any water or moisture.

Leave the keyboard off for a couple of days in a dry place as well as the laptop.

Remove the battery as well.

If the laptop didnt short out when the water fell on it, then theres a good chance its alright once you dry everything out.

After 3 days or so, and you know its all dry, put back together and give it a try.

If it shorted out when the water fell on it, then the laptop is probably a gonner. You should be able to salvage the Hard drive, RAM and CD Drives.

The mother board is what would go out if water shorted it, you may be able to replace the mother board and it may work fine. It up to you if yo want to try.

Good luck.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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Put it in a warm and dry place for a few days. If that doesn't help open the Laptop and clean and dry it out as much as you can. Here's a guide on how to disassemble a Laptop. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to pay to have a service do it for you there are third party Repair Services.

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Remove all power including the battery.
Open the laptop
lay it face down to dry out
Pray very hard.
After about 2 hours reapply the power
try to start the laptop
Good luck. most will work again but there is a big chance it won't

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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No matter how careful you may be, knocking a cup of coffee or spilling a glass of soda over your keyboard may happen. This does not, however, mean the end of your keyboard. If you act quickly, you may be able to fix your wet keyboard to avoid any corrosion of its electronic components or any short circuit which might render it unusable. By following a few recommendations, you should be able to fix your wet computer keyboard.

Unplug the keyboard from your computer immediately after the spill to avoid any corrosion or short circuit. If you spilled water over your laptop's keyboard, turn your computer off by clicking on "Shut Down" on "Turn Off" in the start menu, unplug the power supply and remove the battery. Turn the keyboard upside down and shake it to remove most of the water from it. Take a hair dryer and set it to its lowest temperature setting. Use it to dry any water which might remain under your keyboard's keys. Wait at least 12 hours before plugging your keyboard into your computer again. If your computer is a laptop, wait 12 hours before turning it on again. For Other Liquids Disconnect the keyboard from your computer immediately after the spill to avoid any short circuit or corrosion. Turn your computer off by selecting "Shut Down" or "Turn Off" in the start menu, remove the battery and disconnect the power supply. Place paper towels on a table, turn the keyboard upside down and shake it over them to allow most of the liquid to fall down. Take a few clean paper towels and wipe the liquid off your keyboard's keys. To clean between the keys, you can also use cotton swabs with just a little bit of water. If the liquid which you spilled over your keyboard contained a high amount of sugar, such as soda or sugared coffee, you might have to remove some of your keyboard's keys to clean the surface under the keys with paper towels or swabs. You can do so by lifting them gently with a screwdriver or by using a key remover, which you can find in some IT stores. Wait at least 12 hours before using your keyboard again. If your computer is a laptop, wait the same length of time before turning it on again. How to Clean Your Keyboard http://www.tucows.com/article/684 Fix Computer Keyboard Problems http://technologyandinternet.blogspot.com/2007/10/fix-computer-keyboard-problems.html

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How To Clean Laptop Screen With Household Products?


<p><b>Cloth</b> - Only use a 100%-cotton cloth that is soft and absorbent, either an old T-shirt, sock, or Turkish towel. Make sure you're not using a cotton/polyester blend that contains stiff filaments which can scratch an LCD's surface.<br /> <p><b>Note:</b> Paper towel or facial tissue should never be used because they contain wood fibers, also hazardous to LCDs, and definitely are not how to clean a laptop screen. Also remember to never use a dry cloth on your LCD monitor. Dust particles moved around with even the softest cloth could create scratches.<br /> <p><b>Liquid</b> - The best way to get a really clean laptop screen is to use isopropyl alcohol, containing 91% pure alcohol, with 9% de-ionized water, readily available at any drugstore or supermarket. It's perfectly safe for use on electronic equipment and LCD screens because it evaporates quickly and does not leave a residue. The lesser strength isopropyl alcohol 70% is used primarily for massage and muscle pain.<br /> <p>A 1:1 solution of distilled water and isopropyl alcohol 91% can be used to clean a laptop screen that is not heavily dusty or soiled with greasy fingerprints. Vinegar and distilled water in a 1:1 solution can also be used for light cleaning.<br /> <p>Certain household liquids should never be used on LCD's. These include ammonia and tap or mineral water, which leave permanent white spots and streaks. Household window cleaners should be avoided because they might contain ammonia, or other harmful chemicals which also can cause irreparable damage.<br /> <p>Another caution is to never spray a solution directly onto an LCD. Always spray the liquid on a cloth, only enough to moisten it slightly, and then apply to the screen in gentle, counter-clockwise motions.<br /> <p><b>How To Clean Laptop Screen With Special Cleaners?</b><br /> <p><b>Kits</b> - Micro-fiber cloths and anti-static solutions are packaged together and sold at office supply or electronics stores. The special solution leaves a slight film that protects a clean laptop screen, repels dust and smudges, and keeps it clean longer. The liquid should be sprayed onto the cloth, which only needs to be slightly wet, not dripping, when applied to the screen. There's a slight disadvantage to these kits. Certain solutions cause streaking, so it's best to do a little research before investing in this method.<br /> <p><b>Micro-fiber</b> cloths can be purchased separately and used with isopropyl alcohol 91%, and/or distilled water. Whether using the complete kit or the cloths alone, make sure the packaging designates the product is ''safe for laptops and LCD screens."<br /> <p><b>Anti-Static Cloths</b> - Many computer manufacturers, when asked how to clean a laptop screen, recommend anti-static cloths made specifically for cleaning without liquid of any kind. These cloths are formulated for advanced optical technology and are considered the best way to clean, polish and protect a laptop screen. Even greasy fingerprints can be buffed off using these cloths, readily available at electronics or office supply stores.<br /> <p>Similar cloths are made for cleaning camera or eyeglass lenses, and these can be found at any drugstore, optometrist or camera shop. Anti-static cloths are the quickest and easiest solution when you want the most advanced and easiest method to both protect and clean a laptop screen.<br /> <p>The above options offer a variety of easy and safe ways to care for your LCD monitor. With simple maintenance on a regular basis, a laptop screen will last for many years.<br />

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British Airways Hand baggage policy information


British Airways Hand baggage policy information

You can take advantage of our generous free hand baggage allowance, which you take onto the aircraft with you. There are size and weight limits that apply.
Hand baggage allowance
  • You are allowed one piece of hand baggage plus a laptop or handbag.
  • A 23kg (51lbs) maximum bag weight applies and you must be able to lift the bag into the overhead lockers in the aircraft cabin unaided.
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  • Your main piece of hand baggage is up to the dimensions 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in), including the handle, pockets and wheels.
  • Your bag must fit into the bag gauge, available at the check-in area.
  • Your laptop or handbag is up to the dimensions 45cm x 36cm x 20cm (18in x 14in x 8in), including the handle and pockets.
  • Your laptop or handbag must fit under the seat in front of you.
Your maximum number of hand baggage items
Number of hand baggage items Passenger Type of baggage allowed Weight Adults and children(aged 2 and over) One bag
and
One laptop-sized bag, handbag or briefcase 23kg (51lbs).
You must be able to lift the bag into the overhead locker unaided. Infants (under 2 years) One bag (for items your infant may require during the flight) You must be able to lift the bag into the overhead locker unaided.Musical instruments
  • Small musical instruments may be carried as hand baggage if they are under 126cm (50in), as part of your free hand baggage allowance.
Restricted items in hand baggage Governments and local authorities may impose restrictions on what you are allowed to take on board with you and what you pack in the baggage that you check in.
European countries The EU rules apply if you are travelling from any airport within the EU, including the UK, and if you are travelling from Albania, Croatia, Iceland, India, Kenya, Kosovo, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Switzerland and Ukraine, irrespective of your destination.
Specific restrictions on liquids
Restrictions on the quantities of liquids, gels or pastes are:
  • they must be held in individual containers not exceeding 100ml
  • the containers must be carried in a separate, clear-plastic, zip-top or re-sealable bag
  • the bag must not exceed 20cm x 20cm (8ins x 8ins) in dimensions
  • the bag must not exceed one litre capacity
  • the bag must be completely closed
  • the items must fit comfortably in the bag
  • the bag must be x-ray screened separately from other hand baggage at airport security points.
You can purchase duty-free liquids at the airport or on board if your journey is wholly within the EU.
For other journeys and destinations, you should refer to the specific country restrictions.
We advise you not to purchase liquid items in duty-free shops until you reach an EU airport.
USA and Canada Restrictions on the quantities of liquids, gels or pastes are:
  • they must be held in individual containers not exceeding 90ml (3 US ounces)
  • the containers must be carried in a separate, clear-plastic, zip-top or re-sealable bag
  • the bag must not exceed 20cm x 20cm (8ins x 8ins) in dimensions
  • the bag must not exceed one litre capacity
  • the bag must be completely closed
  • the items must fit comfortably in the bag
  • the bag must be x-ray screened separately from other hand baggage at airport security points
  • before boarding, secondary searches may be performed if you are carrying liquids.
Duty-free goods containing liquids may be carried, provided they are purchased after the security screening point. We advise you to pack any duty-free liquids in your checked baggage where possible.
If you are departing the US or Canada, your duty-free liquids will be delivered to the boarding gate or pick-up point in the secure area in a Sealable Tamper-Evident Bag (STEB).

Australia If you are travelling from London Heathrow to Sydney and transferring through Bangkok or Singapore or if you are making direct domestic connections in Sydney:
  • you can purchase duty-free liquids at the arrivals duty-free shop
  • you can purchase duty-free liquids on board the aircraft
  • if you are transferring through Singapore, you can purchase duty-free liquids at the airport duty-free shop, which will be delivered to your gate in an Australian government-approved Sealable Tamper-Evident Bag (STEB)
  • any other duty-free goods containing liquids cannot be carried into Australia.
If you are making direct connections in Sydney to international destinations, you will not be allowed to carry duty-free goods containing liquids through any security checks. However, you will be able to make purchases at the departure duty-free shops.

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Got liquid spill on lap top keyboard, lap top works fine,but some keys do not work, any suggestions!!!


Hi there,

Almost every laptop keyboard ever produced (or so it would seem) is available new as a part on eBay. It's where I buy all mine. SInce you don't mention the model of laptop here, just got to ebay's main page and in the search box type your laptop model followed by the word "keyboard". Most of them there are around $10 while others range up to $25.

Keyboards are usually just about the quickest and easiest part to replace on a laptop.

Best Regards,

Marcus

Sep 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Water spill, mouse on the fritz


Hi there,
honestly, the only thing you can do, or have done, is to disassemble the laptop, get inside and look at the connectors and components. Sometimes the liquid causes corrosion, and some cleaning with alcohol can clean things up.

This is surely hardware, not an easy software fix.

Other times, cables or connectors can be replaced. I have had the keyboard go bad, the touchpad, the cables to the power strip by the power button, and even leak down into the ram, and corrode the ram contacts.

All were fixable, so it is possible. The key is to get deep inside and check out where the liquid flowed, and examine the parts. A good shop that knows laptops can help.

Apr 13, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I've spilt coffee on my laptop and would like to ask if there's any way of getting it out other than taking it to the work shop?


you can try and clean it yourself
eventually your going to get corrosion in the laptop from the liquid.
#1 RULE NEVER EAT OR DRINK AROUND YOUR LAPTOP
I would take it to a repair shop so it can get a proper cleaning and maybe prevent corrossion

Jan 24, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Left mouse key on laptop isn't working unless pressed really hard or tapping on it.


hello sir
if you have enough technical experience about opening the laptop then you can solve this problem yourself
the problem is physical in this case means your laptop's mouse lkey may got damaged or there is a dust in it

open your laptop's back case and remove all parts oneby one you have to reach to mouse
then cleane up that switch with any switch cleaning liquid available
if you dont have one then yo can use pure petrol (take care that its not mixed up with oil)
but if you are not a technical person then avoide to do this and kindly contact any repairer
thanks

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defaulting as in date / time ?.... if that is the case ensure that you have put the bios battery back in correctly.... or replace the battery.


Robert

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I bought my laptop in march in July it just quit working sent it back to Toshiba I have the warranty. they tell me it will be fixed and back to me in 7-10 days 23 days later I get a call from Toshiba...


Personally, I wouldn't pay them 425.00 to fix 'damage' that you KNOW did not occur. Call them back and tell them that their assessment is incorrect and you expect them to honor their warranty and fix your laptop and get it back to you pronto. If not, you will contact the Better Business Bureau as well as the Attorney General for your state. If that doesn't get you anywhere, tell them to send it back to you without repairing it. Now, tell me what happened when it just quit working. It's possible we may be able to help you.

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