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February 20, 2013 1:30:23 AM

My puppy peed on my laptop while it was closed and go it on the top of the laptop. The screen started to go crazy and losing video. I hooked it up to an external monitor an that seems all fine as all the video shows up fine on the external monitor. The backlight on the screen is still on but the screen is still blank. Is the screen shot?

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a b D Laptop
February 20, 2013 1:37:14 AM
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neemo6 said:
My puppy peed on my laptop while it was closed and go it on the top of the laptop. The screen started to go crazy and losing video. I hooked it up to an external monitor an that seems all fine as all the video shows up fine on the external monitor. The backlight on the screen is still on but the screen is still blank. Is the screen shot?

turn the laptop off ..water and power dont mix...take the keyboard and open it up and use a blow dryer on low..cold/marm to try and dry out the laptop..give the laptop a few days to dry..
a b D Laptop
February 20, 2013 1:38:50 AM

If I had to guess based on info given, then I'd say that it's probably shot, but I can't guarantee that. Still, like smorizio said, you should keep it powered down with the battery and charger removed until it's dry. Give it a try after it's dry (you might also want to make sure there isn't any residue if you can).
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February 20, 2013 1:55:07 AM

Since you have powered on the laptop without cleaning it out first, there is a good chance that you have some corrosion. Power that thing down and don't power it on again until you have had it checked out and thoroughly cleaned up. Dog pee is not just water. There are many other compunds in it (including ammonia and salt) and some of those are corrosive even after it dries. There is a good chance that your display is permanaently damaged so don't expect too much.
February 20, 2013 2:09:39 AM

lord have mercy lol, how did that manage to happen, and since urine is roughly 90 % water, theres a good bet its kaput. Lol dog pissed on laptop XD
February 20, 2013 2:28:23 AM

ask the dog why he did it
February 20, 2013 2:34:07 AM

Water is not conductive just saying. But urine is because its full of ions. You should have rinsed the laptop with alcohol or something and then allowed it to dry for a few days before turning it back on. But since you turned it on, its too late now.

Pee on the dogs food for revenge.
a b D Laptop
February 20, 2013 2:37:44 AM

Azn Cracker said:
Water is not conductive just saying. But urine is because its full of ions. You should have rinsed the laptop with alcohol or something and then allowed it to dry for a few days before turning it back on. But since you turned it on, its too late now.

Pee on the dogs food for revenge.



Water has to be very pure to not be conductive. IDK if even 100% pure water is totally non-conductive. Otherwise, stuff like dropping a toaster in a bath tub wouldn't kill someone taking a bath.
February 20, 2013 2:42:56 AM

blazorthon said:
Water has to be very pure to not be conductive. IDK if even 100% pure water is totally non-conductive. Otherwise, stuff like dropping a toaster in a bath tub wouldn't kill someone taking a bath.

Water from the tap is not even close to pure water. They add chemicals to it.

Pure water is a very poor conductor.
February 20, 2013 2:46:05 AM

So would the screen be bad then? Since it all works fine w/ the external monitor?
February 20, 2013 2:49:28 AM

Azn Cracker said:
Water is not conductive just saying. But urine is because its full of ions. You should have rinsed the laptop with alcohol or something and then allowed it to dry for a few days before turning it back on. But since you turned it on, its too late now.

Not completely true. Pure water is slightly conductive. Urine contains many compounds such as salt which increases conductivity by several orders of magnitude.

But conductivity is by far not the only problem. A huge factor is corrosion which damages board traces.

In any case, that is one dumb dog.

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Pee on the dogs food for revenge.
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Actually that isn't such a bad idea :pt1cable: 

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Otherwise, stuff like dropping a toaster in a bath tub wouldn't kill someone taking a bath.

That's more of a myth more than anything...
a b D Laptop
February 20, 2013 3:05:37 AM

smeezekitty said:
Actually that isn't such a bad idea :pt1cable: 

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Otherwise, stuff like dropping a toaster in a bath tub wouldn't kill someone taking a bath.

That's more of a myth more than anything...


http://mythbustersresults.com/episode19

USA outlets are something like 120V AC and toasters (as well as other heating appliances) pump a deadly amount of amperage. It is not a myth. I've read that bathroom outlets and kitchen sink outlets can have additional protection to prevent shock in water, but that's not present in most outlets, especially in older homes.
February 20, 2013 3:09:03 AM

Distilled water is non conductive. But ANY little foreign object can transfer charge to it. That is why it isn't a smart idea to submerge PC's with it.. (Vet grade mineral oil is the best for that stuff). The US Navy tried it before, just pumped water out of the ocean and distilled it. Guess what happened to their PC's? Anyways I would've soaked it in rubbing alcohol of the highest grade then stuck it in rice and hope for the best. GOOD LUCK!
February 20, 2013 3:09:56 AM

A friend of mine just informed me that his dog did once also pee on his laptop and he fixed it by licking off the pee (REALLY WORKED NO JOKE)
a b D Laptop
February 20, 2013 3:10:52 AM

Azn Cracker said:
Water from the tap is not even close to pure water. They add chemicals to it.

Pure water is a very poor conductor.


That was my point.
February 20, 2013 3:15:22 AM

blazorthon said:
Water has to be very pure to not be conductive. IDK if even 100% pure water is totally non-conductive. Otherwise, stuff like dropping a toaster in a bath tub wouldn't kill someone taking a bath.


Azn Cracker said:
Water from the tap is not even close to pure water. They add chemicals to it.

Pure water is a very poor conductor.

To be specific, distilled water is non-conductive.

Also, as mentioned already, the screen is shot since you continued to use the laptop. If you absolutely need that screen working you'll have to send it in to Dell/HP/whoever for repair.
February 20, 2013 5:05:55 AM

seriousgamer said:
A friend of mine just informed me that his dog did once also pee on his laptop and he fixed it by licking off the pee (REALLY WORKED NO JOKE)

I think that washing it out with very clean distilled water might be better (believe it or not).
The chemicals on the tounge are once again somewhat conductive (which is why it hurts so much when you touch voltage to your tounge)
a b D Laptop
February 20, 2013 5:12:50 AM

It's probably too late by now but sprinkling rice over the wet areas is pretty effective in soaking up the liquid.
February 20, 2013 6:11:39 AM

Realistically I think the screen is shot. It had liquids in it and than powered on and damage was done. The ability to salvage the screen is probably over now. What I do is remove the screen from the laptop and just use it as a desktop now. Just remember to switch to external monitor when you power on.
February 20, 2013 2:26:04 PM

i think I'll just replace the screen if it's shot. I'm going to give it another shot tonight after letting it dry some. The dog is a 10lb puppy still not much pee was on it and not even noticeable when i opened it up.
February 20, 2013 2:31:35 PM

seriousgamer said:
ask the dog why he did it
all jokes aside that really sucks :(  I hope all works out.
February 20, 2013 2:54:09 PM

Another good piece of advice...
Don't leave your valuable laptop on the floor where an untrained puppy can go pee on it!!!!
You wouldn't leave your car parked in the middle of the street overnight and expect it to be there in the morning....
A little common sense goes a long way....
a b D Laptop
February 20, 2013 3:28:22 PM

1) Disassemble remove battery and CMOS battery.
2) Immerse in distilled water and agigtate for 15 Minutes (Screen and Laptop).
3) Buy some alcohol (preferably the 90 % (vs the 70%). Replace water with the alcohol and repeat step 2.
4) preheat oven to 150 degs F. Turn oven off. put disassembled Laptop in oven for 2 Hours.
5) Wait over night and reassemble
6) try it - Most likely not a good chance, but worth a try.

Uric Acid (PEE)) is Highly conductive - Just try peeing on an electric fence. So most likely you have shored out circuits. Yes corrsive also as all acids are.
.. Powering it on with out doing steps 1->6 is the worst thing you could have done, even after letting it dry out.

Bath water is conductive, Add soap and it becomes Highly conductive. No diff between acids and alklines.
.. The skin is realtively high resitance 100Kohms+, Body fluids are conductive, when you pass an electic curent thru the body, the cells heat up, burst causing the resistance to go lower, this continues with more cells rupturing decreasing resistance even more - utill you are classified as a DEAD short.

Distilled water is not conductive utill:
A) The Potential difference becomes high enough to break the Hydrogen and Oxygen molecular bond.
B) you add a substance that ionizes, ie soaps, minerals, table salt, acids ect

Although I do not recommend tap water, you really could use it as first rinse, followed by Alcohol. Distilled water is only 98 cents @ walmart.
February 26, 2013 11:03:10 PM

Replaced screen. All good with the world.
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February 26, 2013 11:29:58 PM

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