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What happens if you put a laptop in a freezer

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March 30, 2010 11:04:26 PM

ok so im a super computer geek
to the max.. and people come to me to fix their computers for software problems..
So i got this laptop and left it updating for the night after i restored it from a crash.. black screen of death..
so anyway the morning after i went to check on the laptop and i almost burned my fingers off.. it was super hot. so i was like omg im gotta shut it down
so i did,
i shut it down and i wanted to cool it down quick.
so i grabbed a huge plastic bag and put the laptop and charger in it with the battery removed.
So i double tied the bag so the moisture wont get in. i it in the freezer at -6 degrees for about 3 hours.. (i know i know.)
so then i took it out the mag and regardless the laptop had some frost on it when i ran my fingers across the screen.
i remembered how lcds have like a liquid in it i think.. and this scared the crap outta me because again the computer is not mine if it breaks... so right now im wondering if i should wait till the moisture clears up before i turn on the laptop because its proly all in the internals right now.
What the hell do i do?
Really need some help here

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March 31, 2010 9:09:57 PM


let the laptop come to room temp, and make sure all the water is drained out then try to start it. if it starts then your good. now if the display doesn't work, the LCD is gone

not much you can do about it sorry unless you buy a replacement screen
March 31, 2010 9:10:00 PM

Never ever ever ever put a laptop in a freezer. Doesn't matter what you wrap it in.


ok, now onto damage control...

let the laptop sit for 3 ROOM TEMPERATURE. Don't turn it on at any point.

after 3 days have passed, turn it on and let us know what happens.

Be prepared to turn it off quickly if anything seems odd. AKA take out the battery, have it attached to the charger and be ready to pull the plug...
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April 1, 2010 12:04:07 AM

Thank you guys so much for your support. I left it out for 3 hours and turned it on
and all went well
im never putting myself through that crazyness again lol
THank you So very much it ran up just fine thanks so much =)
April 3, 2010 1:09:08 AM

all I can say at this point is "woah" like joey from ... is it growing pains...??? lol....i know i know off topic but still "WOAH" ROFL
September 22, 2011 3:29:38 AM

I would just like to say that I am an avid fan of freezing my laptop.

I do it at least once a week.

It gets really really hot and shuts off so I do what I can, which is freezing it.

What other solutions are there?