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I left my laptop in the car for 3 days- now it won't start up.

I left my laptop in the car- in the freezing weather ( it was in a carrying case) and I picked it up yesterday and the laptop was damp. I dried it out, but it still won't boot up. Is it hooped? OMG I hope not. HELP!

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How long did you let it dry?

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

  • jcolton_11 Dec 31, 2008

    The first thing with a damp/wet electronic device you want to do is remove the power source(unplug it and/or battery) to prevent it from and short. try to open the device up as much as possible to dry it. Best place to dry it is over a heat register(furnace vent). Give it some time(day or two). This had worked for Laptops and cell phones. A friend of mine dropped his cell phone in a toilet(clean toilet, lucky for that). I told him to keep it off, remove the battery and let it dry by a heater, not letting it get hot, just warm. and the next day it worked perfectly. Clean water doesn't corrode that much and is a poor conductor so if you dry the device quick, you chances are good. But also is you're playing around with it while it's soaked, trying to get it to turn on, then you are increasing the odds that it would be damaged.

  • jcolton_11 Dec 31, 2008

    Also, how is it that it got so damp inside a car?



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