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  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Funster

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    Have spilt wet stuff into wife's laptop - can anyone help as to how it can be dried out? It was liquid from a dehumidifier, not just water so don't know if anything can be done. Help please!
     
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    you is gonna die son,start:pray::pray:
     
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    I'm sure you'll get some advice soon, but initially disconnect the battery and under no circumstances try to switch it on.

    Somewhere warm and dry (airing cupboard) for a few days may well cure your problem, people have suggested a few days in a bag with dried rice (i would try this after a few days in the airing cupboard.

    Providing you haven't tried to start it up, there is a chance that the electrics aren't fried.
     
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    Hope you havent turned it on. :eek:

    Open the lid and slip it, over a towel, over a radiator for a couple of days.
    You'll only know if its totally dry when you turn it on.

    You can open it up (take the back off) and get a hairdrier in for an hour of two and cross your fingers when you turn it on
     
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    RIP laptop....I speak from experience and a very expensive glass of prosecco on a MacBook Air keyboard!!!!
     
  6. Tricky Dicky

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    Unfortunately, wife turned it on before we realised what had happened! Thanks for all the comments, am trying the things suggested but fear it may end in the purchase of a new laptop. Any recommendations for that?
     
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    Take it apart and clean the PCB and keyboard membrane with PCB solvent cleaner or methylated spirit.
     
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    Oops may aswell bite the bullet and join the throngs at sales and get a new one! Hope all useful stuff was backed up:(
     
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    As long as the liquid didn't get on the hard drive board you can take the hard drive out and get the data off it.
     
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    That'll pass the time while waiting in the queue for a new one.

    Mrs tricky dicky turned it on.

    Instant death.
     
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    Get a plastc bag, half fill with rice, and seal the laptop in. Leave it in the bag for at least 3 days, this should get all moisture out of the machine.

    I'm not say it will be ok but this is a tried and tested way of removing moisture from electronic devices.
     
  12. Tricky Dicky

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    Hi just bought a new one it was that or live in shed for the next year or so.thanks for the help.
     
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    You must have been unlucky. There's been all sorts spilt over my MacBooks over the years with no obvious ill effects.
     
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    Isn't the 'liquid' from a dehumidifier just water? What else can it be?
     
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    It's not the moisture that does the damage it's all the contaminants in it.
     

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