Question about Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook
My son spilled just a little bit of water on his Dell E1505 keyboard. He saw a message flash on the screen Halt . . . but was turning it off as fast as possible and didn't not the whole message. He turned the laptop over to drain water immediately and held it that way for six hours or so. He knows to wait at least 24 hours before turning it on. Unfortunately he is on an island off of Africa. He doesn't have a screw driver to open the laptop. How durable and water proof is this laptop? He didn't spill very much water, but is very worried about turning it back on.
Any thoughts about what else he can or should do?
It's impossible to say if any damage was done. I know he does not have tools, but here's a link to the Dell support site for the 2200.
Maybe he can pull a McGiver and find something to loosen a few screws.
If it was me I would do the following. I would remove anything that can be removed without tools: battery, CD-ROM, any PCMCIA cards, etc. If he can find some way to pry off the bezel at the top of the keyboad according to the instructions that would be good too. If he has a hair dryer he should use it, but I would just sweep it back and forth without heating any of the plastic parts too much. Waiting about 24 hours is a good idea if he can stand the suspense.
I want you to know that I don't get paid for giving suggestions on this site. It's a peculiar hobby I know, but I like trying to help. The problem with replying to a question like this is there may be no solution. I see these kinds of posts and then nobody responds because we're a an informal competition to see who can solve the most problems. At a minimum I hope you'll find this information helpful and rate it accordingly, but mainly I hope your son's computer is OK. Please let me know how it works out. Good luck.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
Let it dry out for a few days in the Most moisture Free Place he can find. Two may be Three days to be safe, Then is should have dried out enough to work again, There pretty durable with spills, If its a newer E1505 It should have a spill protector under the keyboard. I think he should'nt have any trouble with it, If he just waits a few days everything should be fine
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
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