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Got laptop wet...

What needs to be replaced if it can be fixed at all?

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  • Mon Sam Aug 03, 2007

    ok, i tried turning it on for the first time after 1 week of waiting for possible water to dry up. (advice i got from friend) as a result, small white smoke started to appeared and burnt smell occured. fearing i was about to start a fire, i yanked the battery out. (not sure if that was good idea or not) took laptop apart and to no surprise at all found burnt spots all over the motherboard. so my question is now, besides the motherboard and keyboard, do you think that everything else is ok? I hooked up the harddrive to my pc and it works fine amazingly.

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All electronics is destroyd by dirty water, or saltwater, any eletronic attched to it, may not be destroyed exept from, if it is directly attached to that component that went defekt, by if the comonent do lead power as higer voltage than it usuaky was ment to supply! Therefor, a harddrive, is NOT directly connected, therefor it may in 99% of the time, not be affected, allso sutch as videocards, soundcards and others! Caus this components draw its voltages directly from the powersuply, not via mainboard!

Posted on Aug 04, 2007

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    Cato Andre Pettersen Aug 07, 2007

    Solution #2 ???

    This is NOT a way to do things,
    as the pc do NOT stand the sun-light,
    it says in this manual, that you should avoying having the pc in direct sunlight as this will destroy the LCD and plastic!

    This pc is in shape that it do only work as spareparts!

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Hi In water spilled cased as in u case best method is dry up the laptop in placing in sun light. Mostly your Keyboard , motherboard and memory modules are affectyed in liquid spillage cases. From 5 years expereince in DELL systems

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If it does not power on the motherboard and the keyboard should be replaced. If it got wet with anything but water it usually has a corrosive action over a period of time so it could be worse. We have seen systems get hit by cola drinks and it ate the circut etchings off the memory modules as well as the motherboard.

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