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ksun91
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T420 Power botton flashes-Possible water damage

It rained really hard today and the backpack I thought to be water proof is only water resistant. When I took the laptop out, it seemed that only the left and right sides got wet from the bottom of the backpack getting wet and water leaking from the top. I dried off the water on the outside then booted it up but does not turn on, only the power button flashes. Is there any hope to saving it?

 

Thanks

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Re: T420 Power botton flashes-Possible water damage

Well, you had a nice laptop; let us see if you will continue with it.

 

What have you done with it since your last post? Bear in mind before I know what you have done,

 

DO NOTHING MORE. The below are just examples, no more.

 

Battery out?

Tried to restart?

Up side down?

Anything else?

 

In the meantime, go to a store and buy some (6) boxes of rice. Eg Minute Rice.

 

Repost when you are able.

 

Regards,

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T 410s, WIN 7, 128 SSD, 64 Ult.


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Re: T420 Power botton flashes-Possible water damage

ksun91,

 

Listen to the man, he has a good idea here.

 

Dave


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Re: T420 Power botton flashes-Possible water damage

Thanks Dave, let's see if my ideas float. (no pun intended.)

 

 

First things first:

 

Water & electricity do not belong together. Never power-up any device "to see if it works"; it probably won't,

 

and you might just destroy the electronics by doing so.

 

What a computer is, is a tool. Tools require proper storage. To my mind a back pack is just marginly better than

 

a paper bag in that there is no protection from accidental contact through the soft enclosure. Water proofness

 

should be of a concern as well. When I have mentioned the following during a previous post, I was taken to task

 

for the suggestion of the purchase of a Haliburton case or something similar. Rembember, fine tools require

 

fine storage. (My T410s resides in a fitted Haliburton bought used on Craig's list! - $50.00!)

 

So!

 

 

One method is to procure/make a cardboard box into which four inches of rice is placed.

 

Remove the battery, hard drive, along with anything in the Ultrabay.

 

Suspend the fully opened laptop an inch above the surface of the rice do the same for the

 

removed parts,and tape the box closed.

 

(You don't want the rice or it's dust to enter the laptop/other units.)

 

Keep in a warm and dry, not humid place.

 

Three, maybe four days it should be dry.

 

 

Good luck,

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I love my LENOVO.
T 410s, WIN 7, 128 SSD, 64 Ult.


I do not work for LENOVO.

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