[conspire] laptop that got pineapple juice in the keyboard
Luke S Crawford
lsc at prgmr.com
Sun Jun 6 17:57:53 PDT 2010
You can speed drying time by using rubbing alcahol. I periodically
remove my keyboard from my laptop and submurge it in rubbing
alcahol for a few hours. It dries quickly. You can get a big
thing of 99% pure alcahol at fry's for cheaper than you can get the 99%
stuff at the drugstore, so that is what I use.
the same procedure should work for the rest of the laptop, though
I would not submurge the hard drive, and yeah, dissassemble it first.
Ross Bernheim <rossbernheim at speakeasy.net> writes:
> I agree with Bruce that disassembly is required. Remove the drive and
> recover any files you need.
> Clean the the board with steam distilled water and a toothbrush. Be
> sure to rinse with more
> of the distilled water before leaving it to air dry. After it has air
> dried, put in a closed container with some
> rice for a day or two to remove any remaining moisture.
> Re-assemble and see if it powers up as normal.
> Good luck.
> On Jun 6, 02010, at 12:59 PM, bruce coston wrote:
> > Get the drive out , recover file . Or abandon it and survive without
> > the file . You may want to use the goodness of extra pure water to
> > clean stuff , like the industry , but it's expensive . Only consider
> > the data recovery pro if truly desperate . Possibly sell the parts
> > online as it's hard to isolate the failure without a known good
> > machine for all part swapping . - good luck as I fear you may need
> > it - Bruce
> > ,,...m: Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [conspire] Juice in keyboard
> > To: conspire at linuxmafia.com
> > Message-ID:
> > <AANLkTilVId9or5IUWaab_z6uxgSZBO24MydulEiaGl53 at mail.gmail.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> > I am trying to decide what to do with a laptop that got pineapple
> > juice in the keyboard. It functioned with a few stuck keys for several
> > days, then stopped booting into Linux. Enough of the circuitry
> > functions so that the hard drive light comes on briefly when I turn it
> > on, and I can shut down normally with the power button. I don't know
> > whether it can be fixed, or whether I will have to get the hard drive
> > taken out and mounted elsewhere. I am open to questions and
> > knowledgeable suggestions. Jokes that are more funny than painful are
> > also acceptable.
> > Almost all of my files are backed up, except for one that I turn out
> > to need as soon as possible. I have another computer with Linux....
> > _______________________________________________
> > conspire mailing list
> > conspire at linuxmafia.com
> > http://linuxmafia.com/mailman/listinfo/conspire
> conspire mailing list
> conspire at linuxmafia.com
Luke S. Crawford
http://prgmr.com/xen/ - Hosting for the technically adept
http://nostarch.com/xen.htm - We don't assume you are stupid.
More information about the conspire