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I splashed my laptop

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KatyMac Wed 01-Jun-11 07:35:20

with peach juice, about a tablespoonful

I turned it upside down, turned it off

What do I do - other than cry

KatyMac Wed 01-Jun-11 08:18:31


KatyMac Wed 01-Jun-11 10:21:06


KatyMac Wed 01-Jun-11 18:13:59

Can anyone help me at all?

TrinityIsAShreddingFatRhino Wed 01-Jun-11 18:15:42

did it stop working when you did it?

or did you turn it off cause you expected it will?

I threw half a glass of vodka and coke on mine and didn't relise till the morning blush when I turned it on and when freaky but I turned it off for a few days and it was fine


TrinityIsAShreddingFatRhino Wed 01-Jun-11 18:16:10

and you poor thing, noone was here this morning to hug you

usualsuspect Wed 01-Jun-11 18:17:51

my ds spilt beer hmm on his

a few of the keys stopped working but otherwise its fine

he uses a wireless keyboard for it now

Paschaelina Wed 01-Jun-11 18:20:38

I killed my laptop last autumn with a whole cup of tea. The advice I got was to take the battery out, stick it in the warmest driest place in your house (I used the airing cupboard) and not attempt to start it for a minimum of 48 hours.

Unfortunately I had just got it too wet and it fried, but you might find its ok if its only a teaspoon. The problem you've got is the juice is sticky and sweet which could be a major problem. The sugar really gets to the internal parts.

Before you attempt to start it, try the keyboard. If it sticks at all, dont start it, you will damage the motherboard. If its not sticky, try it and hopefully it will be ok.

Good luck!

BTW NetworkGuy gave me lots of helpful advice it might be worth PMing him.

KatyMac Wed 01-Jun-11 18:21:46

I turned if off because I thought I should

I have been using DD/DH's crappy one all day

I want mine back but I don't know if it's too soon to turn it on

I had to set up my emails on here & I have 4983 emails and only 228 are supposedly spam (& most of them aren't)

Paschaelina Wed 01-Jun-11 18:22:40

stick the whole computer somwewhere warm, with battery separated i mean, not just the battery blush

Paschaelina Wed 01-Jun-11 18:24:48

shock how many?

leave it at least another whole day. If you start it while theres the slihghtest chAnce of being damp you WILL fry it.

apols for typing as bouncy bavby on lap

KatyMac Wed 01-Jun-11 18:26:02

I've taken the battery out; the keys seem fine

It's been in the conservatory all day (since 7:25)

Will I survive another day

Paschaelina Wed 01-Jun-11 18:36:12

Well you on here is surely more important than DH/DDs needs? wink

I'm currently on an 8 year old crappy laptop which has no battery life so is permanently connected to the wall. It takes an average of half an hour to warm up from scratch and the casing is cracked.

The laptop I killed was less than 6 months old, my mum had bought it for us.

I haven't had the courage yet to tell her its gone. We sold it on ebay for spares for £82.

KatyMac Wed 01-Jun-11 18:56:18

I feel very lost with this laptop; it's newer than mine & so is the software

Sympathies to you about yours

Paschaelina Wed 01-Jun-11 19:21:03

Thank you, I am in mourning.

KatyMac Wed 01-Jun-11 19:38:54

I should think so too

I miss my laptop; I wish I hadn't been a pratt

Paschaelina Wed 01-Jun-11 19:52:56

If it dies, you can claim on your household insurance if you have accidental damage cover. Apparently it's quite a common claim. We didn't, stupid really, why else do we pay out each month if not to use it?

KatyMac Fri 03-Jun-11 08:43:52

It's in the computer shop being 'looked at'

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