Originally Posted by CBrooks
Definitely do this. I had a laptop that had water spilled all over it.. And crazy enough it seemed like it knew it had water in it because the 2nd day all it would do is turn on with the fan going full blast (no post or anything) and the 3rd day it booted up like nothing happened.
The laptop still works fine a month later
today would be the second day so if this happens then it would work tomorrow. I speak incredibly optimistically of course since you probably knew what you were doing in the event of the spill. These were kids using it with no adult home and they spilled the water then the computer goes off, immediately try powering it up again then again then it sits 3 hours plugged in with the kids not trying to clean it up or do anything, then she gets home and tries powering it up then calls me.
You probably dealt with it the instant it happened without immediately trying to power up
Originally Posted by foothead
For now, make sure nobody attempts to power it up again. After a day and a half, chances are that there is still water in there.
And who killed their laptops for free replacements? That is blatant fraud.
I watched to very good examples of this last year one was a chick who spilled juice on her friend's laptop but it could have been easily repaired by a repair shop but she had warranty so they went out to the parking lot and jumped on it several times and ran it over with their car then returned it.
The other was a bunch of guys taking a working laptop throwing it off the roof of their house then throwing dumbell weights at it off the roof and then throwing it out of their moving car at 60mph and then claiming they did it because they hated vista then returning it.
I can't find either since they were from 2008 and youtube has remodeled several times since then and they have disappeared
Well I have the laptop with me now and I am finding it hard to believe that it was water that got spilled because most of the keys do not come back up right away as if sticking to something. It still doesn't turn on at all even though completely dry I took the back panel off to see if there appeared to be anything wrong there and there doesn't appear to be.
The real story of what happened to it is that the kids had a babysitter with them and that was who spilled something on the laptop. The babysitter tried to pin it on the little girl Terrible babysitter. So I think what we are going to try and do is take it back and see if it can be fixed or replaced under extended warranty at staples If not the babysitter is being held liable for it and will have to pay half.
Another thing is that my dad wants the data off the hard drive but I do not really know how to go about doing that since the thing doesn't power up also I do not want to risk voiding the warranty by tinkering inside it. While I had the back panel off I could not figure out how the hard drive even comes out. there doesn't appear to be any screws holding it in yet it feels like its held in there pretty good.
The exact model of the laptop is acer extensa 5620-6747