netbook charger accidentally soaked on water

May 8, 2011 at 05:26:04
Specs: Windows 7

My emachines netbook chrget was accidentaly soaked on water for few seconds. We dried the outside but how can we tell if the inside is not wet? Or will the water would really penetrate inside? We, unfortunately canb't open the charger to supposedly blowdry it.. I'm afraid to connect the charger to the power outlet because it might get damage further.

Any information about this would be gladly appreciated.

Thanks a lot.

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May 8, 2011 at 06:58:41
I would think the charger is water a point.
Since you cannot open it, you have nothing to loose by plugging it in to an outlet.
I would use the gfi plug in the bath room or kitchen.
Do not plug it into your computer until tested.

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May 8, 2011 at 15:07:28
Thanks worldlibrary,

I'll just giveit a day or two before plugging it in, hoping that the insides would dry up by itself.. Thanks for the info.. I would assume that if in case I'll plug it to the computer and the charger would got short circuit, it won't affect my netbook, right?

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May 8, 2011 at 16:10:58
I think he said, "Do not plug it into your computer until tested."

You see that little red or green light? It is NOT water tight. It is in position by pressure only. I'll bet water stays in it for months. Has to do with atmospheric pressure (water heavier than air) and moving air to evaporate the water. How do you move air inside the box you can't open? Slowly. Takes a long time for the atmospheric highs and lows to perform that operation. Then you have to worry about corrosion / oxidation!!??!?!?

I'd buy a new one. Why risk a netbook, notebook or ??? for a power supply? Consider it lost. Or take a chance, if you feel really lucky.

IF you feel exceptionally lucky, drill a hole in the top and bottom to let the water out....<LOL>

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