Well, just hold on a second before you do that ………maybe........ just maybe, it can
sugar content in soft drinks, orange juice (a real killer!), coffee, tea,
eggnog or whatever, turns the keys into
sticky, useless, non-functioning push buttons. So, perhaps if you can get rid of the
molasses, maybe the machine isn’t the total ‘write-off’ you immediately
quickly when the spillage occurs and hit the
off button! Don’t worry about closing down programmes correctly; let’s
just get the power off as fast as possible before the combination of
electricity and liquid 'fries' everything inside. Turn it upside
Follow that by
pulling out any wi-fi/modem/printer leads, telephone line connections, or other
Now eject the battery from
the laptop, locate and remove the hard drive and carefully wipe both
clean and lay to one side. Remove any video/graphics/sound cards
that you have plugged in and do the same with them.
Dump the laptop into a bucket/sink of water
(the base part, not the screen).
gawd! What did he say?"
(frightening, isn’t it?)
around a little, then take it out and repeat the dunking into distilled
water. About a gallon of that will suffice to wash off the salts
and impurities of
the ordinary water you’ve just had it in.
your drowned computer out and give it a shake, turning it this way and
that, so that no pockets of water remain inside. Turn it up
on end and stand it somewhere safe to
‘drip dry’ for a day. When no more water is seen dripping from the
casing, put your laptop in a warm place, an airing cupboard would be
fine, and leave it for 24/48 hours to ‘cook’. Don't blast
it with a hot air gun, or any 'heat' settings of the wife's hairdryer.
When you are sure that it is
completely dry, replace the hard drive and battery, cross your
fingers and turn the laptop on. IF it works, then you can try the
mains power lead.
lot of luck, you may just see it come to life again - and without any
sticky keys. Your total loss will have been a cup of coffee/coke,
your temper, some
sleepless nights and of course, your sanity.
you will have lost your computer, your e-mail and internet capabilities,
banking details, any mapping or navigation software you had installed
(and not backed up) and probably all your other important 'can't do
without' files. But
then again, you lost all that when your computer got high on coke.
Remember?...... it was about the same time that the crew, or better half, started
calling you a ‘moronic dipstick,’ while you rushed around knocking the
kids over, treading on the cat and yelling, "sh*t,
someone get me a cloth."
have you got to lose by giving SonyToshibaFujitsuAcer and Microsoft a swimming
lesson? A couple of days ago, you were going to dump it
overboard and buy a new one anyway!
Alternatively, you could wait until you are able to find a competent
repairer of sugar fuelled keyboards and take it to him. The expert will
then take a bucket of water, a gallon of distilled water and…………well,
you know the rest.
above method fails to revive your machine – don’t blame me! I got this
information from a little guy wearing a striped t-shirt and a beret, who
was carrying a string of onions round his neck whilst riding a bike
through Brittany……go see him!
above does work, then of course it was all my idea and your generous
contribution to my sailing funds will be much appreciated!