|12-07-2005, 12:01 PM||#1|
Member (8 bit)
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Overland Park, KS
Soda + Laptop = Problems
A friend of mine spilled soda onto her laptop & now it does not seem to be working. Is there a way to go in a clean it out or should they just pull the hard drive & transfer the info to her personal pc?
From what I understand it will not power up at all. I told her to wait a few days for it to dry out & try again.
I told her she may have to purchase an adapter to get the files transferred over to her pc. Can anyone recommend a good one to use?
This may be in the wrong forum, and for that I apologize.
(and no I am not the "friend" )
|12-07-2005, 12:10 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
It's probably permanently screwed. If the soda got to the hard drive circuit board, it will most likely be shot too. About all you can do is start ripping it apart and seeing what is good and what isn't.
-At Ford, quality is job #1, job #2 is making them explode. ~Norm MacDonald, SNL News
-Switching to Glide..Balancing in my head..inside of me...
taking the glide path instead.
|12-07-2005, 01:01 PM||#3|
Member (9 bit)
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: pittsburgh pennsylvania
we had a girl come into work that dumped an entire 32 ounce cup of soda right onto her laptop keyboard
she had the common sense to turn it off right away
we cleaned it out (about a 16 hour process and a lot of qtips)
and it worked perfectly fine when we were done
this is probably more luck than anything
sometimes it will just short something and that will cause it not to work
and once you get everything cleaned it will
sometimes when it shorts it fries
then stuff doesnt work
best bet is to take it apart and clean it with most qtips water will do fine if you allow it to dry when you are done
be careful and take your time and make sure you draw or take pictures of how it goes together as you take it apart
laptops can get very confusing to put back together
(i always seem to end up with extra screws)
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