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Author Topic: My computer is..err...playing possum?  (Read 2711 times)

ericthered

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My computer is..err...playing possum?
« on: October 21, 2008, 11:40:28 PM »
Eeeeegggghhh...my computer worked fine last night. Turned it off all proper and normal like. Turned on AC, went to the land of Nod. Woke up this morning to find that my desk was slightly moist, water from AC I figure, and it was under the computer. The computer had been closed, to no water was on the keyboard but, as I tried to turn it on, it was completelyt dead. No response whatsoever.  llllllllll llllllllll llllllllll
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Re: My computer is..err...playing possum?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008, 08:08:51 AM »
I hates ta tell ya this, Erc, but when ya been drinkin', ya ain't real discriminatin' about where ya go pee-pee. I seen it myself... bibibibibi
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Re: My computer is..err...playing possum?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008, 10:31:44 AM »
I had a similar experience (glass of beer tipped onto laptop).

Perhaps the first thing to try is leaving it in a well ventilated place for two or three days to thoroughly dry out. That worked for me - although I had to get a new keyboard fitted.

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Re: My computer is..err...playing possum?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 04:35:03 AM »
Ventilation worked. Although I am not sure I actually dare turn it off again.
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Re: My computer is..err...playing possum?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008, 04:43:12 AM »
How about moving it so it isn't under the air conditioner???  aoaoaoaoao
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Re: My computer is..err...playing possum?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2008, 01:31:51 AM »
Might be a good idea to back up your data before anything else goes wrong.
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