Dell laptop fail to display after being dropped in water

June 12, 2012 at 23:30:02
Specs: Windows vista home basic service pack 2, pentium m 2ghz/2gigs
my Laptop dropped in water, and when i found it i remove the battery and waited for almost 2 weeks to try switching it on but it fail and no response since then, please help

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#1
June 13, 2012 at 02:02:21
That is a job for a qualified tech. You may be lucky and be able to retrieve files etc from the drive but I suspect the unit is toast. ( soggy toast ) .

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
June 13, 2012 at 09:50:45
Water used in the construction of computers is very clean water. It is like de-ionized water.

Normal water leaves residues.

Also not all parts can be dropped in a lake.

One might be able to take it apart and use distilled water and a blow dryer to try to fix it.

If it was powered on when you floated it, then it may never work again. Even some standby status is just like powered on.

Hang up and live.


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#3
June 13, 2012 at 16:03:00
The mboard is always powered in some places even when the computer is not running as long as the main battery is installed.


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#4
June 14, 2012 at 11:11:27
Hello,
My name is Shanku and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell. As per your statement the laptop fell in water and it is not powering on. It seems to be a no power, no post issue. It is considered as an accidental damage and probably there might be a need to replace the system board. In order to help you better I would like to know whether the laptop is in warranty or the warranty has expired. If the laptop is in warranty what type of contracts is there on your system? And which country did u purchase the laptop from?
Please reply back so that we can provide you better solutions.
Thanks,
Dell-Shanku Mukherjee

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#5
June 14, 2012 at 11:15:44
I would also bet the hard drive needs to be replaced as they are not hermeticaly sealed. There is a small breather hole in them.

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#6
June 14, 2012 at 12:46:13
The onboard cmos battery doesn't have enough power to wreck any circuit.

Hang up and live.


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