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Old 21-09-2013, 14:05
cbe21ok
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I have had a Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop for about 4 years and had no problems with it at all but last weekend i managed to spill half a glass of white wine slap bang on the middle of the keyboard. I turned it off, wiped it and turned it upside down for a few hours and the next day i thought i had got away with it as it seemed to be OK. Sadly the last few days it seems to be getting slower, the DVD will not work anymore, error messages keep popping up when i start it up and some files i have saved will not open.
Is it worth taking it to the local shop to see if it can be fixed or it time for a new laptop?. I think i probably know the answer but just thought i would ask you good folks for advice.
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Old 21-09-2013, 14:35
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Because of the age you might be better off getting a new machine
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Old 21-09-2013, 15:03
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Is it worth taking it to the local shop to see if it can be fixed or it time for a new laptop?
It may not be worth spending money on but have a look at some guides to dismantle it, you may be able to see the spillage and dry it out better.
A couple of nights ago my son managed to get milk into his PS3, he blamed the cat !!. His GTA5 stopped working and the disc came out smeared with the milk.
I didn't hold out much hope but followed a guide and removed the blu ray player was able to lift up the cover and give it the hair drier treatment. It has been working fine since and as a bonus I got rid of some dust in the PS3.
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Old 23-09-2013, 18:24
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Have you tried the trick of puttng it in a box of dry rice? Someone I know managed to resurrect their IPhone that way.
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Old 23-09-2013, 18:59
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Have you tried the trick of puttng it in a box of dry rice? Someone I know managed to resurrect their IPhone that way.
That can work for plain water but might not be so effective for other liquids.

The big problem is the residue that gets left behind when some liquids dry out. In that respect water is the best liquid to spill over your laptop if you feel inclined to give it a drink for whatever reason.

Tea and coffee in my experience are the worst followed by fizzy drinks. But ideally whatever you spill should be mopped up as soon after the spillage as possible. Try to clean any residue while the spillage is still liquid. Once it's had a chance to dry out it can be a hell of a job cleaning it up. I have at work 400 quids worth of printed circuit board someone destroyed by spilling tea over and didn't tell anyone about for a week!

And almost as bad is trying to power up the device before the spillage has been thoroughly cleaned and dried up.
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Old 24-09-2013, 16:00
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with laptops you should always immediately remove the battery too.
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