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wet laptop! what now?

Seije

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goddammit! yesterday I was drinking lemonade, about to check my email and being a dumb stupid ass I spilled an entire cup of it onto my laptop,,it went everywhere, luckly I saved the speakers cause they cost a lot, the burner cause it cost a lot too, but the laptop got soaked through the keys and the bottom was a bit wet...and this is fucking lemonade, it's gonna get all sticky and shit....I tried taking most of it apart and drying it out with qtips..the manual said let it air dry 24 hours on it's side....any suggestions?
I'm sure this happened to others, if not, I feel real stupid right now cause I probably killed a laptop that I got from my grandfather who passed away last august...if u need the make, it's a dell inspirion 2650, in case neone is willing to help, I'm not expecting any though...oh and everyone can call me a dumbass cause I think I deserve it, I don't know what I was thinking
 

The_DEAL

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Seije said:
goddammit! yesterday I was drinking lemonade, about to check my email and being a dumb stupid ass I spilled an entire cup of it onto my laptop,,it went everywhere, luckly I saved the speakers cause they cost a lot, the burner cause it cost a lot too, but the laptop got soaked through the keys and the bottom was a bit wet...and this is fucking lemonade, it's gonna get all sticky and shit....I tried taking most of it apart and drying it out with qtips..the manual said let it air dry 24 hours on it's side....any suggestions?
I'm sure this happened to others, if not, I feel real stupid right now cause I probably killed a laptop that I got from my grandfather who passed away last august...if u need the make, it's a dell inspirion 2650, in case neone is willing to help, I'm not expecting any though...oh and everyone can call me a dumbass cause I think I deserve it, I don't know what I was thinking
muhahahahahha
ok now that thats over
take it to bestbuy
 
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pour water on it, i'm dead serious

it won't do any worse damage than the lemonade did and it should take down some of the stickiness
 

Paul

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we had some water spill in a friends laptop a few years back. generally the manufacture won't cover ANYTHING since they know its liquid damage. i ended up taking the laptop apart to dry it out and let it sit under a fan for the day, then left it for a few more days... i got it to boot up fine, and to this way it still works.... though it never seemed to run the same so i ended up getting her a desktop to use.

i'd totally recommend gumercules' suggestion, though you may wanna open it up before just dumping water in ;)

MAKE SURE YOU DON'T TURN IT ON FOR A FEW DAYS OR THE WATER WILL FRY IT
 

Bullshyt

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I'm sure to get better answers, you could go to g4TechTv they could give you more detailed answers about what to do.
 

Bullshyt

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Not against water damage or at least that's what I've heard.
 

Paul

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Bullshyt said:
Not against water damage or at least that's what I've heard.
that's correct

they do not cover water damage under any warranty i have ever seen
 

pimpyobitch

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Just reformat the hard drive and say some virus destroyed yuor os, therefore you will get a new one.
 

Paul

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generally with laptops they require you to send the whole thing in.... and trust me... water damage is VERY noticeable
 

Bullshyt

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When all that happens, it tends to be a major pain in the ass.
 

Seije

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thanx

i think i finally got it too work. i know some on comp. so i opened ii up and cleaned i ou. sill open hough and he t won't work oh wait got it. i took all the keus off so sorry about spelling the b isb bbbb stibcking though, maybe tommorrow it will e better, oy..i just don't wanna spend lots of money on this..fuckin did it myself. always cost cheaper that way
 

MaxPower

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pimpyobitch said:
Just reformat the hard drive and say some virus destroyed yuor os, therefore you will get a new one.
No, because they'll just reload the OS.
 
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haha

sux to be u, but wouldn't u say that's a rather odd family heirloom...
 

Seije

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it's a nice laptop, runs hell of lot faster than my dads computer, plays games better and everything, my grandfather got it like two years ago, so it's pretty new I guess, and my grandmother thought it would be nice to give it to her first grandson entering college which I started at the time he passed away, no conspiracy though, even though I needed one..but they live louisiana which I'm visiting in the future, I live in good ol ohio, where the weather changes constantly and yet the allergies stay the same
 

The_DEAL

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so its runnin winders for rednecks huh???
 

Seije

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it works

I got it running again, it's pretty stable now
but a couple buttons seem sticky, especially the 'b',

I thought about the water flush thing, but...I'm not gonna wait like a week for it to dry and hope it still works, I'll just try to clean the keys
 

DropAcid

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Call Dell and find out if you have complete care warrenty. If so just tell them what happened and they will take care of you. If you didn't buy complete care, I would take the notebook apart and clean it. If the keyboard keys are still sticky order a new one they are 20-30 bucks I think and it only involves removing two screws to replace. Takes all of about two mintues.
 

Bullshyt

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Well, even with the minor mishaps, at least your laptop is working again.
 

Paul

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Seije said:
I live in good ol ohio, where the weather changes constantly and yet the allergies stay the same
Where in Ohio if I may ask?