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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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sorry i pressed enter b4 i could post
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so this is what happend
a projectile was aimed at me (the ex with an empty beer can)
as i was supping thy half empty can thy projectile thon smacked thy half empty 1
and as the beer flowed over thy keyboard i learnt from past mistakes

DO not turn of lappy and expect it to start up
leave it on turn it upside down and bash the keyboard GENTLY
IF at this stage thon lappy is still alive
let it be on all night
and if the bugger goes of pour a small measure of methalated spirits over the defiled area
lappys can still survive and so shall we
thx lappy fans
regards...dave




posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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Ummmmm Turn it off.

Let it dry out for a few days....

or if you have some mechanical skills look for a PDF on how to take apart your laptop and dry it up yourself..

Why would you want to leave it on....

The liquid will cause a short within the circuitry of your hardware.

Liquid = continuity
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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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Dispose of dead lappy and buy a real computer
load Linux and divorce ex properly.

Remove keys from undesirablee x's possesion.

Problem Solved.



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 04:30 PM
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What the....nevermind....hmmm....interesting!

I am guessing this is in the grey area because...well I am not sure why...I am lost...poor laptop...and damn the bad luck I guess!



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 04:31 PM
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I tripped on my laptop cord and spilled sweet tea all over my laptop. After that happened, my keyboard never worked the same again. Every time I go to start up it though, it goes BEEEEEP. Never stops. So, annoying. So, I keep pounding on the keyboard until it stops and then continues on to the windows screen. But, I have to use an external keyboard now.
The guy who looked at, said if it's water then, I would be fine and it would dry out on it's own, but, if anything that has sugar in it, expect it to have a problem after it dries out and when you go to restart it again. Good Luck.
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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 04:31 PM
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Good luck, hopefully nothing major was damaged. Chances are if the laptop is still on, you may have dodged a bullet. If something were going to short-circuit, I'd imagine that it probably would have by now.

In any case, I spilled a Pepsi on my laptop 2 years ago, immidiatly flipped it over, then cleaned the inside pieces. It works a bit funny ever since, but atleast it works.

So how do I avoid such problems like this now? I stopped drinking Pepsi. Coke only for now on



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 04:36 PM
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leave it on turn it upside down and bash the keyboard GENTLY





This is quite profound...


MODS - I know the OP is a personal story, but the content is such that it should be moved to the Survival Board…we can't just let this information slip thru the cracks.





posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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I once made a fair bit of side-cash off these very type of instances. Granted, I would have to strip the laptop down into its many dozen pieces, but its easy enough to repair.
Notable is that this is only really necessary for sugar based spills. Water will dry easy enough on its own without much of a problem. Just towel it down best you can.

Item One: shut it down, pull the battery

The rest:
For the tech-savy, take all 9000+ screws out (or at least thats how many it will feel like you are taking out), pull the hard drive, memory, any additional cards out, then begin disection. Take it all out, every last piece.
Make up a vat of hot water with just a bit of plain old dish soap dropped in.
Very VERY carefully rub each and every piece (circuit boards, hardware, casing, etc) with a lint-free cloth dipped in the water. This removes the sugary compound and leaves a nice clean surface behind. Inspect each part under suitable light at many angles before signing off on it as being "clean".
Once clean and dry, put everything back together and fire it up. You should not notice hardly a twinge and it will last years longer than just turning it over and dripping dry.

I would caution the words CAREFULLY and SLOWLY throughout the process. The keyboard and the monitor are attached by short, fragile ribbons that will tear very easily if handled roughly.
Oh, and if you are a rookie at this, you might want to make a diagram of what goes where and at what stage or putting it back together will be like trying to get that square peg through that round hole.

Cheers!



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by wheresthetruth
I once made a fair bit of side-cash off these very type of instances. Granted, I would have to strip the laptop down into its many dozen pieces, but its easy enough to repair.
Notable is that this is only really necessary for sugar based spills. Water will dry easy enough on its own without much of a problem. Just towel it down best you can.

Item One: shut it down, pull the battery

The rest:
For the tech-savy, take all 9000+ screws out (or at least thats how many it will feel like you are taking out), pull the hard drive, memory, any additional cards out, then begin disection. Take it all out, every last piece.
Make up a vat of hot water with just a bit of plain old dish soap dropped in.
Very VERY carefully rub each and every piece (circuit boards, hardware, casing, etc) with a lint-free cloth dipped in the water. This removes the sugary compound and leaves a nice clean surface behind. Inspect each part under suitable light at many angles before signing off on it as being "clean".
Once clean and dry, put everything back together and fire it up. You should not notice hardly a twinge and it will last years longer than just turning it over and dripping dry.

I would caution the words CAREFULLY and SLOWLY throughout the process. The keyboard and the monitor are attached by short, fragile ribbons that will tear very easily if handled roughly.
Oh, and if you are a rookie at this, you might want to make a diagram of what goes where and at what stage or putting it back together will be like trying to get that square peg through that round hole.

Cheers!


haha lol
first lappy i stripped was a dell d500 m/b fault
bye the way thon lappy tis seeming to be running a-ok
buttons starting to stick



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 09:22 PM
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Originally posted by facelift
reply to post by davesmart
 


leave it on turn it upside down and bash the keyboard GENTLY





This is quite profound...


MODS - I know the OP is a personal story, but the content is such that it should be moved to the Survival Board…we can't just let this information slip thru the cracks.


hahaha
love your dry wit
bloomin keyboard stiking now
somehow some porn was clicked by this self thinking keyboard
at the wrong bastardo time
ty b




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