09-08-2011 08:09 AM
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?
09-08-2011 05:44 PM - edited 09-08-2011 11:43 PM
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.
Tried to restart?
Up side down?
In the meantime, go to a store and buy some (6) boxes of rice. Eg Minute Rice.
Repost when you are able.
09-08-2011 07:05 PM
09-08-2011 11:37 PM - edited 09-09-2011 04:47 AM
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!)
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.