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PC got wet - dried it - now will not boot up.

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#1 NYDingbat


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:24 PM

Hello all!


Got my laptop - running Windows 7, well it was anyway - caught in a sudden deluge a few weeks ago - it was only out there for a minute and was still on and working.  I dried it - perhaps doing more harm than good - and at first I could get it into safe mode but couldn't implement the fixes you fine folks provided me as my left mouse button and several keys weren't working. I was going to just replace the keyboard and touch pad assembly, but one of your esteemed colleagues on the hardware side of the house was optimistic, advising that I set it in a warm, dry spot to let it dry - had it there at least 10 days.


Current status - I tried booting it and got the screen with the option to launch the recovery tool - I chose that and the screen was navy blue for about a half an hour.  Just for fun I rebooted and chose the resume Windows normally to see if I could at least get to safe mode.  Welp, I've been staring at the Windows startup screen and logo for about a half an hour as well now.


Is this fixable or should I just hurl on to the burn pile and get a new machine?  (I hope not the latter - I've been unemployed a loooonnnnggg time and couldn't afford it!)


Thanks in advance for your time and expertise!

Edited by Platypus, 29 July 2013 - 07:22 PM.
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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:31 PM

my guess is, without being there and actually seeing it, its probably toast. You should be able to salvate the hard drive and memory be my guess, but Im guessing its toast, but it wouldnt hurt to bring it into a computer shop and have them look at it.


In the future, if something like this happens, immediatly power down the machine, remove the battery, dry it off best you can, and let it sit in a warm dry area for a day or 2, before attempting to reboot.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:59 AM

I was afraid of that.  Ah well.  I'll look around for a reputable repair outfit here.


Thanks again!

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