I spilled water on my Sony VAIO laptop. (The model is PCG-K10 if that helps. I think it's about 4 years old. It got a new hard drive in July 2006 due to a Trojan. Everything else on it is an original part.)
Here's what happened: After it got wet, it shut down on its own. Firefox was open and it asked me if I wanted it to save the information about the pages that were open (so that it would open them up the next time). I don't remember what else it said, as it took me a few seconds to realize what had happened. I didn't click anything, it just turned off. Then, (stupidly, I know now) I tried to turn it on a couple times. I forced the shut down when I didn't see a picture and then repeated that once more, forcing the shut down again. Then, I took out the battery and turned it upside down. The battery had a few spots of water on it. I wiped out the inside of the battery compartment, but don't remember it being that wet.
When I turned the computer upside down, no water poured out. At some point, I wiped off the keyboard and base, but the whole thing was so horrible that I don't remember when I did that. Maybe before trying to turn it on again or sometime around then. So, now it's sitting upside down with the battery compartment open and I have a fan blowing on it on low setting. The battery is out still and it's not plugged in anywhere.
Is there any hope of it recovering? When should I try to boot it up again? If the laptop is fried, is it likely that my data on the hard drive can at least be saved? I unscrewed the cover where the hard drive is and didn't see any water. I unscrewed a couple more covers and on the one next to the hard drive, there may have been a drop there. I put the covers back.
It's still drying (about 3 hours later) with the fan on it and I haven't tried to re-boot it.
Is the fan the right idea? I've read differing ideas about that. I don't know how to remove the hard drive (something else I read could be done).
What, if anything, should I be doing now?
Thanks very much.
Edited by AshS, 17 November 2008 - 04:16 AM.