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Spilled Tea: Dodged a Bullet!

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The story:

I was at a cafe a couple days ago with my Tea. English Breakfast. Hot. Relevant to the story is that I got it in a disposable cup and had a plastic lid on it.

All was well until I was distracted and carelessly knocked my plastic cup over, spilling my tea across the keyboard and monitor! eek.gif

I reacted pretty much instantly - yanked the power cord, started shutdown, turned the laptop upside down to try and drain the water out from my keyboard. As soon as shutdown finished, I dropped the battery out of the laptop and began trying to paper-towel out the worst of the liquid.

The aftermath:

After cleaning up and making sure things were as dry as I could get them, I cautiously plugged the laptop in (sans battery) and fired it back up.

Amazingly, almost everything worked! Even the battery began charging up again just as it was doing before.

Except... my mouse touchpad. The mouse pointer was all buggered! frown.gif After trying just about everything (including purposely playing an MKV to make the CPU and GPU work really hard to try and dry out the laptop's insides faster) I ended up giving it up as a bad job and using my keyboard for everything. Inefficient, but it did the trick.

Same story a day later.

Then, this morning, I fired up my laptop, and to my utter joy my touchpad was back to normal! biggrin.gifthumb.gif

Boy, did I ever dodge a frakkin' bullet! And I also have to give props to HP for whatever design they picked for this laptop, because however they worked it, it surely contributed to this laptop's marvellous complete recovery to normal. thumbsupsmiley.png

And that's why this thread title says "Dodged a Bullet" - I was having visions of all kinds of expensive repairs, or what-have-you, but it seems like things are all right! coolsmiley.png
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I had a similar experience about a year ago. Okay, so I have a water cooled haf x that is on the ground next to my desk and one night really late I had a glass of water and spilled the whole thing on top of my computer. I freaked out and unplugged the power and hauled the 50 pounds out into my living room. I opened it up and miraculously, there was no water on my gpu, cpu, mobo, ram, hard drive, or anything else. I don't know how but on top of the haf x there is this metal grill and I had a radiator on the top with 6 fans so that must have stopped all the water (All the fans still work fine). So yeah I got really lucky.
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Nice.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by All3n View Post

Nice.

Tell me about it. The only casualty seems to be that my battery discharges more quickly now when power is disconnected, but I can live with that.
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Soo, how much cursing was done when the tea spilled?

Haha, glad things worked out for ya. thumb.gif
 
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