[conspire] laptop that got pineapple juice in the keyboard
echerlin at gmail.com
Sun Jun 6 18:27:50 PDT 2010
Thanks, everybody. I'll let you know how it comes out.
On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 20:57, Luke S Crawford <lsc at prgmr.com> wrote:
> 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
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>> > 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....
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