Late last year, I spilled a substantial amount of soft drink onto my 9400.
It was under completecare, so the Dell tech came round and replaced the motherboard, keyboard and touchpad...he just cleaned everything else with isopropyl or something.
That was about a week before my warranty ran out....but the laptop was working fine, so I had no problem.
Now, a few months later, I am getting a lot of blue screens and errors all related to my video card.
I decided to open her up, clean the heatsink and fans and replace the AS5 on the CPU & GPU.
When I took the heatsink off the GPU (7900GS) I noticed a LOT of corrosion on several of the components on the GPU...obviously from the soft drink.
Now I know my warranty is out, but should my GPU have been replaced at the time, considering it was under complete care?
Should I be able to get it replaced by Dell now? I have emailed them, expaining the situation, to see what they can do, if anything.
I spilled coffee on it last night and am sending it in to the depot for their review to see if it can be repaired/replaced. Absolutely won't power up at all, no lights coming on or anything. Glad to have complete care, I bought the warranty for an extra year after it was going to expire after 3 years last September. I'll let everyone know what happens with this. I love this computer, it has served me very well so far for 3.5 years.
I have been using a microfiber (the ones you use on cars) but its not as good as a lens cleaner or the little naps that come with some HDTV's to keep the high gloss black fingerprint proof without scratching everything up.
I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this. But I recently picked up a malware called AntiSpyware Soft I assume through the wireless connection. I have no idea how to remove it, although it becomes less harmful when run in safe mode and when you disable the lan settings in internet explorer.
Is there a free way of removing it that isn't super complicated?
I just noticed today that the "8" key of my notebook's keyboard has gone soft. I has lost that clickiness and the return response is not as tactile as it used to be or as other keys still have. When I press "8", it doesnt even feel like I touched the key. Otherwise, as of now, it is still working. I hope I made clear the issue I am having with the key.
My question: Is this key about to go bad? Any solution for fixing it? If cleaning is needed, how do I clean it?
I just hope I wont have to replace the whole keyboard for the issue if the key stopped responding altogether.
I just bought this laptop 2 days ago. (on bestbuy). Out of the box, there was this soft scratchy noise from the HDD constantly ( with pauses now n then). I was not able to find any solution online. I tried different power plans and no change.
Bought mine AOA150-1049 from newegg, it did not come with a soft sleeve case. When i have to RMA it, they want me to return the case which i never received. Their inspection department claimed there is one included which is not true in the box i received from them.
Wouldn't you know it, I have been clumsy as can be today; I spilled three drinks. The first two were no real big deal, but the last one was right on the top of my 1420! Before I could do anything, it shut down and I don't know if it was in my mind or what, but I thought I could hear faint sizzling. Now I'm waiting for it to dry only so I can confirm I am hosed. Looks like I am stuck with a minimum of $200 for a new motherboard provided I haven't fried anything else. What a crappy end to a day...
So I was appying AS5 onto my processor and trying to clean things up and get a good application (Right now i'm overclocked to 2.8 and it says I'm 37 C) So I'm glad that it worked out.
But anyways I accidently knocked over my bottle of Isopropyl Alcohol 91% onto my motherboard and the left hand corner of it got about 3-4 tablespoons worth. and I think it might have gotten into the socket board. I was worried as I should be. But cloth dryed all of it and then put it back together and it wouldn't boot up. Just the Green Light Flash.
So I then re-opened it and let it air dry for a few mins and tried my best to clean out the entire motherboard and then I booted it up again, and it worked.
So I suppose I was very lucky, but I'm curious as to how close to disaster was I? and should I be using 100% Isopropyl?
The m1710 is now running great, and with this CPU upgrade I think I'm going to keep my M1710 for a little longer, I really like it.
I threw up on my XPS M1730. When I jumped up to grab a towell, I spilled almost half of a 12 oz bottle of Guinness Extra Stout into the computer. I called Dell, and they told me I would have to send it to the depot for repairs. I got the box and sent it in today. I was just wondering how long it usually takes for them to fix and return the computer to me.
I received my Dell Studio 1737 only a few hours ago and the immediate problem I've found is that Fn+F10 and the eject soft touch button don't eject a CD whilst in Vista. They work fine in the BIOS or Diagnostics Utility but don't work when the machine boots up into Vista.
BIOS is showing as A04 and the latest available on the Dell Drivers website is A02
I accidentally spilled some water on my laptop this evening. i dried everything out and everything seems to be working fine..except for that my left "Ctrl" key is acting really weird. Something is making it seem like it's being constantly held down (although it physically isn't). The only way I can disable this is through the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows XP. But after hitting the particular Ctrl key, it goes back to being held down again. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Or is this something that wouldn't cost too much to repair?
Was searching for the water on my desk last night and completely knocked it over on my inspiron 1520 (was still on). I immediately disconnected all the power and air dried it with a fan. Now it won't boot when I turn it on and I noticed that the fan doesn't turn on either.
My friend have spilled like a 1dc water on my keyboard, but in that second I lift it up and I think all the water have flown out, but Iam not sure...But nothing happened.It didnt turn off by himself, so i turned it off aftewards.
I put in on the ground(keaboard face to face ground), then I used hair drier and i left it like this for one day. then I turned it on and everything works. now is the 5th day and it is working like ussual
My wife spilled Mt Dew on here laptop (hp dv4t), all over the keyboard, I quickly grabbed it, and help the power button to shut it down, turned it upside down and let the pop drain out, let it sit for a few days, and now it works fine... Except... Half the keyboard is now sticking, Im wondering if the whole keyboard will pop off in one piece, or if the indivizual keys pop off easily enough.
My friend in the Netherlands spilled coke on his laptop. We're not sure how to remove the keyboard and can't find any instructions on how to on the internet. It's the weekend so he can't take it to the computer shop till monday. Anyone know what he should do to prevent further damage?
It is probably out of warranty. When i call Acer with the S/N and SNID they can't pull up any info anyway so.....
the glass of wine poured onto my laptop, right where the plug inserts into the laptop. I heard a crisp snapping "zzz" sound, and all went blank.
I quickly opened up the laptop, and dabbed as much wine up as possible. Unfortunately, I saw the liquid swish around the CPU / Fan and about the motherboard. After drying out the motherboard as much as possible, I plugged it back in, and hit the power button.
At first, the laptop turned on! (thank god) Then the green power light on the hinge started to blink, and the laptop hibernated, and turned on again... repeatedly. I turned the computer off... and that was its last breath of life (i hate you god).
Since then, I have not been able to turn it on. Does this spell the end? Is this a massive short in the motherboard? Is it even worth repairing? I called Sony and 'Water damage' repair costs at the minimum, $700.
around a month ago i spilled some iced tea in my laptop. first i thought it was gone, but then i dried it out and it mostly works. i turned it on within the 24 hour period, but it mostly works.
it boots up and i can install the OS. problem is that whenever i move the touchpad it's like the left mouse button is always clicked and it's a constant select on everything i scroll over. i tried replacing the touchpad and using only a USB mouse but it doesn't work.
new touchpad does the same thing and USB mouse won't work in the OS. it will work during installing the OS, but once in the OS it stops working.
couple of days ago i spilled a whole cup of milk-n-tea on my laptop (spanking new macbook, 2.4Ghz, 4 gb ram) and the whole liquid went inside the macbook. It was running at the time. so i quickly turned it off, gave it a good shake for five seconds, and had to leave it and run for work. i cam back, fired it up, and its working alright! thats good, in fact i'm using it right now. but... they keyboard is no good. it feels like having some bubble gum under some of the keys. it is really annoying and i can say its unusable. if i send it to apple, will they fix it under warranty ( for free)? if i have computer accidental damage that covers this kind of accident, do i send my computer for fixing then claim the insurance? or do i report it and they handle it?
night before last a cup of water spilled over my keyboard. I quickly picked laptop up, dried it upside down then left it running. About an hour later I went to type something in and realised the keyboard wasnt working. I turned it off and took the battery and power supply off.
The next day I turned it back on and it was coming on but the keyboard still not working (if you press one key then another key would be pressed and 6 and w were pressed the whole time) so then we lifted the keyboard up and dried the area underneath with a hairdryer- only saw a few drops of water. Then tried turning it bakc on and it would come on but the keyboard still not working.
Then few hours later I tried turning it on again, and now, although the green light comes on and it sounds like it's gonna start, the screen is completely black.
I have an HP DV9700 notbook and water got spilled on the keyboard. I turned the notebook off immediately and unplugged it. Then let it dry for a day. The next day I turned it on and now when I press some keys the wrong thing happens such as when I press backspace Internet Explorer will switch to full screen or when I press the spacebar it will do a space and put a period in the spelling.
My sister is 14 and she spilled a full glass of water on her Macbook keyboard. It shut off automatically. I took out the battery and turned the laptop upside down. I tried to aim a hair dryer at the vents, and now it is just sitting still drying out. It is showing no sign of life.
So a friend of mine spilled coke on the left side of my unibody mbp with built-in battery. It still works now after 4 days but the q,w,a,shift, capslock, tab,`,1,2,3,4,esc, and all f-keys are very sticky. The battery indicator button also doesn't work. Should I fork over the $1300 to get my entire laptop fixed by apple for $1300 (and have my applecare warranty back in effect) or try to clean it myself with distilled water and a toothbrush? This computer is 11 months old.