So, basically I was being a clumsy idiot and I spilled some chicken noodle soup broth on my precious inspiron 1520 while I was using it.
Before I managed to shut it off, it started playing audio through the speakers as opposed to the headphones I had plugged in, but otherwise it was still running when I powered it down.
I took out the battery, unplugged everything, and held it upside down and let the liquid all drain out.
After it was done draining I let it sit for about an hour and then completely disassembled it, removed the heatsinks, fan, drives, cards, etc...
and except for the area where the media buttons were, almost everything was dry, even the things directly below the keyboard, the area around the audio jack, and in the area the liquid drained from .....
I just spilled a large pepsi all over my 9300 and called tech support and they are having me send the laptop to the depot and then said I should get it back in 5-8 business days. Do they even have the parts laying around to fix my laptop? The thing won't even power up anymore. The tech had me remove the hard drive from the laptop and even it was still a little damp! That means that even if they do fix the laptop and I get it back in say 2 weeks, if the hard drive doesn't work when I reinsert it I have to wait another several days for a replacement hard drive!
Dell Inspiron 15.4 inch i1525-119B laptop computer. It worked fine since it was new (not used much), but suffered spill damage (small amount of water spilled on the keyboard) and now will not power on. The keys do not stick, and function fine. The DVD drive pops open when I push it, like normal.
A few indicator lights will come on when I hit the power button, and the fan turns on, but that's as far as it goes. It has another 3 months left on the warranty but spill damage is not covered and I assume they will know what happened if i send it in for repair
last night I spilled some water ( ) on my recently bought dell studio 17 laptop. It was mostly over the mouse finger pad and a little over the space bar.
It was turned on and plugged into the wall. The screen froze an nothing worked. I unplugged it from the wall and unplugged the battery and tried to tip the water out.
I left it in a tilted position overnight. It still wont turn on but when the battery goes on the white light on the side turns on.
Anyways I just wanted to get some advice on what to do. I called the Dell tech support but they were closed. If i send it in how long does that usually take and how much should i expect to pay for this type of problem?
so today i was driving and i braked abruptly and i had a can of sunkist in the rear seat. it flew to the back of my seat and exploded all over my Probook which was on the floor of the rear seat. i know that the laptop is spill resistant, but thats only on the keys! my laptop got soaked all around and in between the lid and the keys.
so i let it dry a couple hours [it was in hibernate] and now when i press the power button and it lights up for a couple seconds and goes off.
A few weeks ago I spilled green tea (no milk or sugar) on the desk around my Acer Aspire 5920 laptop. The tea went into the back left quarter of the machine, mainly through the ventilation holes and the ports on the left side. I removed the battery, drained the liquid, and let the machine dry out thoroughly. Since then the machine has worked fine. However, it occasionally makes strange noises, especially on start up. It's a fizzing/popping noise, in short bursts, like static. It sounds as if it's coming from the loudspeaker.
does anyone know the machine well enough to diagnose the fault? Only the components in the back left quarter of the machine got wet. Could there still be water in there? Is the noise a sign of a serious problem? What can I do to fix it? As I said, the spill happened several weeks ago, and, apart from the noise, the machine works fine.
I have a dell e1505 for 3 years my adapter finally gave out. Dell is selling my old adapter for $70 something. I was wondering if non brand adapters will ruin my computer and where to find these adapters for cheap.
i've been given a Dell Inspiron 1525 with water damage to repair.
it doesn't look like a lot of water has gone into it, there's some marks on the metal parts of the internal frame and a little bit of rust marks on the top of the dvd writer drive. There was some corrosion/rust on a couple of the chips which i have cleaned and scrubbed off.
When it's plugged in, the blue battery led comes on, when left on both the power light and the battery light come on aswell as the light under the power button, But it doesn't boot and the fan doesn't start.
at one point the fan did spin but only for about 3-4 seconds and went back off.
Hi this is my first post and I just had a question about a replacement for my e1705 through complete care. I left my laptop outside and it poured and I completely forgot about it.
I haven't talked to dell yet but I'll definitely be covered if I have complete care correct? Also I've been reading that sometimes you don't get the same laptop back and you get a replacement.
What are the chances that I'd get another e1705 since I have accessories for it already that I like (bluetooth adapter that I'm hoping isn't ruined and an extra battery) or would I get a newer laptop since the e1705 has been discontinued? Also how long am I going to be without a laptop? I did a search but I wanted some answers for my specific case.
I have a concern about possible heat damage to my Dell XPS 1530. I had my laptop in its case, turned off, in a metal locker at work. When I came to work one day they had been having problems with the heating system in the building, and my office was very hot, probably about 100 F. I don't know how long the office had been that hot, but possibly all night. The locker may have gotten even hotter, since it's near the radiator.
When I took my laptop out of its case, it was very warm to the touch. I stupidly turned it on and began using it while it was still warm, in the hot room (although I had opened the window and the room was starting to cool down). I read afterward that it should only be operated in an environment up to 95 F. Now I'm worried that I might have damaged it, although it seems to be working fine. How can I tell if any damage was done? The laptop is a Dell XPS 1530. (This all happened a few days ago.)
Would it be worthwhile to have it inspected to see if any damage was done? Or would it be better just to continue using it and see if any problems pop up?
I have an issue on my 8 month old HP HDX18 laptop....my 3 yr old son was watching a video and accidently spilled 1/4 glass of water on the laptop.
The lappie shut off and wouldn't turn back on. I quickly disconnected it from the wall and removed the battery. Then I opened up the case up, took apart the mem, HDD and left it outside in my backyard today to dry up and then put everything together and booted up. Laptop boots up usual now BUT the wireless/volume are disabled. Some of the arrow keys are also not functioning normal either. While its obvious its not a total h/w failure, I have some doubts on the mobo/keyboard.
I do have the HP warranty but I'm pretty sure it doesn't cover water damage.
Hp will allow you to purchase accidental damage coverage for up to one year after purchase.
Does anyone know if there is a grace period? ie... amount of time from when you buy the extra coverage to first time you can utilize it? anyone have any feedback as to whether it has any eclusions or fine print that an average consumer should be aware of ?
I recently spilled some mountain dew on my mbp. I turned it off and wiped it down and it works fine except the spacebar and a couple other keys are sticking down and dont have a good mechanical response. Does anyone know how much it would cost to maybe clean under the keys or replace them?
Plugged the monitor into my laptop DELL Inspiron 6400
Installed the samsung monitor drivers and Magictune ask to reboot
LCD on my laptop went blank (back light is on, no picture displaying)
Incompatible Video Controller at Diagnostics
Native resolution 0 by 0 at bios
Unistall everything samsung magictune drivers and software, uninstalling and reinstalling the graphics drivers. Tried booting in safe mode and doing all of previous said steps.
The laptop does not even display a picture when booting up (BIOS, Post, Windows Loading Screen, etc.) in the internal lcd screen only on external samsum lcd monitor.
Tried switching from CRT/LCD multiple times with the new monitor connected and disconnected.
I think it was a casuallity and I already change the inverter NO FIX at all
I dont want to replace the full LCD display from Dell as support say, I want to Sansumg pay for it IF YOU HAVE A SIMILAR PROLEMB PLEASE POST HERE, It doensn't matter if you already fix the problem by replace your LCD from Dell or by yourself.
My computer is about a year old. When I turn it on, it will Go to the home screen & then it will go to a blue screen with a message that says a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to the computer. Technical Information: STOP: 0x0000007E .How can I fix this so I can get back on to use my computer?
My 2 year old spilled juice on my new laptop about 3 weeks ago, and now when I power it on it goes to the boot screen, the blue bar doesn't finish loading and it turns off. Ok, today I was just trying things. It's 3 buttons at the top right of the laptop, if I hold the middle one the computer will boot, stay on and I can do everything as normal. But if I let that button go, it turns right off.
I'm planning to purchase this warranty plan but I'm wondering if it is global. I live in Canada so I'm wondering if I bought this in the US, would it work in Canada as well. In other words, would I be able to use warranty in Canada even if I purchased it in the US (my laptop is from the US as well)?
i drop my hp 6803s not much damage done but it says bootmgr is missing i have done some start up test when i do hard disk test smart check-passed short dst-failed ,when i try and boot from the disk it dosnt work or maybe iam not waiting long enough for it took work i waited over an with like dark drak blue screen then the mouse comes up then i wait more and still nothing.
My Inspiron 5521 warranty has expired a month back and now suddenly my laptop shows a message saying your battery has encountered a permanent damage during startup...The battery bar shows the mesage plugged in , not charging message and when i disconnect the ac power adapter my laptop shuts down...I tried updating my BIOS to A12 but it did not work...What is the problem here..Do Dell companies manufacture products which last only upto the warranty period or what??
I bought a sony vaio laptop a little over 2 years ago. I never had a problem untill about 4 monthes ago. I got the "blue screen of death". It said something about the BIOS but would never stay on long enough for me to totaly read it. I went to Best Buy and asked if they had any ideas.
The guy said to contact Sony and get a recovery disk, so i did. I ran the cd but half way through it I got another blue screen that read:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time youve seen this stop error screen, follow these steps: Check to be sure you have adequate disk space .....
I found a small U-like crack around the bottom near the AC connector and the hinge are intact with the bottom housing.
I did not notice it was there after 10 days of use. Once I found it, I called Sony Customer Service to discuss about it , and I was connected to Tech Support for Repairing this unit. (I decided not to return it for credit since I already returned 4 Z690s for keyboard lifting issue for two, high-pitched noise, cosmetic damage and I got sick and tired of returning the VGN Z690)
here are some pics for the cosmetic damage (it is small but noticeable) and keyboard. [url]
Once the laptop arrived in the repair center, they gave me an estimate of $161.40 for replacement of bottom housing.
I should have sent it back for repair but I gave the repair center one last chance and tried to save some time on placing new order. I received the laptop on April 20th.
But high-pitched noise started to cry out for my attention... which did not existed before the repair.. I sent it for repair on 22th and it is still being diagnosed....
On my Pavilion dv6, a file (mobogenie/nengenie.dll) belonging to the Windows 7 system has been blocked by the anti virus/malware programn due to malware infection of this file. That is as it should be. However, pc peformance has been decreased (resources run out after 1 hrs use, lagging) as a result. What do I do? Do I have to recover Windows 7 or have clean up of my hard disc, and how?