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#1 alilujah

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 09:48 AM

Hello, 
Yesterday I accidentally spilled liquid on my Lenovo IdeaPad p580. (one of those flavor packets you mix with water) I drained it and let it dry and when I was wiping it down, it shut off. Today, there are 2 lights on and it's making that noise it makes when you open it, but nothing happens. The lights that are on, are the battery light (orange) and the power light (white) I have it plugged in right now and it doesn't seem to be charging or anything. I tried hooking it up to another monitor to see if maybe the monitor was out but it didn't work. Most of the liquid got on the keyboard. I'm not sure if any got inside anywhere else. But I took the back part off (where you can see the circuits and the bottom of the disc drive) and it didn't look like any liquid got in there. I'm thinking maybe if liquid did get in it was through the ports on the side. 

Is there any hope? I'm already getting a new laptop. I just want it to work enough to be able to get pictures and videos of my daughter off of that laptop...I'll be super bummed if all those pictures are lost. 
It seems a little better then it was yesterday, but it's still not doing anything, but maybe with time it will start working again?? Maybe???



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 10:23 AM

There is a good chance of you pulling the HD, they usually make it through an episode of getting wet.  You will need a remote enclosure to hook up via USB to get your files off, later the drive can be cleaned and used as a back up.


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 10:29 AM

There is a good chance of you pulling the HD, they usually make it through an episode of getting wet.  You will need a remote enclosure to hook up via USB to get your files off, later the drive can be cleaned and used as a back up.

Thank you for the reply!! Are remote enclosures expensive? Is that what they are called in the store? (so I know what to look for)



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 11:09 AM

They run from $20 to 50/60,  Being as you use it only for retrieving and storing you do not need a fancy one, if you intended using as a full time unit the I more than highly recommend one with a cooling fan similar to the type I use.  I have heard several uncooled units killing drives!  Cooled one run right at $30, to me well worth the price.
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/301596698282?ul_noapp=true&chn=ps&lpid=82

 

http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/external-enclosure-hard-drive-fan-or-no-fan-192359/


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 01:20 PM

If you have any skills, disassembly, cleaning and drying could return the unit back to operation.



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 02:59 PM

FWIW:  You don't need an external hard drive/enclosure...all you need is a hard or a system, along with Something Like This .  The converter cables are a lot more inexpensive than the enclosures...are not complicated...and mine (I have 2) are without problems.

 

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 03:38 PM

Heres one with molex ac power adapter. Here






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