Well, it finally happened. I knew it would, ... to me, ...someday. It happened last night. I got home from work really late, about 10PM. My wife placed some pizza and a glass of juice in front of me. I bumped into the glass. It poured itself, literally, poured itself, into the laptop. An entire glass of cranberry juice went into the laptop. HER laptop which she dearly loves.
I unplugged it as quickly as I could. Of course, it has an internal battery, so it kept running. I pulled the battery out. It went dark and quiet.
I wiped it off. I tipped it on end to let the juice drain out. I shook it to get more juice out. I didn't know what to do. I could imagine all that juice and sugar drying out all over everything. I decided to run some water over it to flush out the juice and sugar before it dried. It seemed to work, in that after a few tries, the water ran out clear. I set it aside, on end, to let it dry out inside.
After drying overnight, I set it in the sun this morning for a few hours to warm it up. Then, I brought it into the house and put the battery back in. The fan comes on full blast but that is it. It is dead.
Can it be resurrected? What should I do? Should I disassemble it and clean the parts? Should I take it to a shop for repair?
Should I look at this as an opportunity and just shop for a new laptop?
lololol! melinapayne, that was funny.............. and completely wrong.
melinapayne & all,
After nothing more than a little more drying time, the computer has completely recovered. I am very gratified and relieved and so is my wife (happy wife, happy life).
I am still concerned about things like the DVD drive and the HDD. Because it is functioning, I assume the HDD was not affected. The DVD has yet to be tested. Any residual stickiness in a mechanical drive,...