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User Info: Star_Nuts

Star_Nuts
4 months ago#1
I spilled water on my laptop yesterday and after letting it dry, it's surprisingly working. Internet works and now I'm curious what else I should test. What are typical issues with water damage?
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User Info: Cryptarch

Cryptarch
4 months ago#2
If any of the buttons on the keyboard have stopped working.

User Info: d_parker

d_parker
4 months ago#3
Not to be a downer but don't get too excited.

My stepfather dumped tea on his laptop, it worked but there were a variety of key issues that popped up later on after we thought all was good.

Hopefully you dodged a bullet.

User Info: Knighted Dragon

Knighted Dragon
4 months ago#4
Well, step 1 is not booting it until you've let it sit for a while and fully dry out with a bag of rice. . . you're kind of late on that part now, so there's nothing you can really do now, any damage was done the second you turned it on without letting it dry more. Hopefully it dried out over night, but most people usually give them a few days at least to be safe
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User Info: Dragon Nexus

Dragon Nexus
4 months ago#5
Knighted Dragon posted...
Well, step 1 is not booting it until you've let it sit for a while and fully dry out with a bag of rice.


Pretty sure that's an urban legend. All it does it get rice all over your electronics.
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User Info: mucloud

mucloud
4 months ago#6
You can buy parts separate they will have a small plastic like tab if the motherboard is not fried just take it apart and replace it.
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User Info: CursedPanther

CursedPanther
4 months ago#7
Dragon Nexus posted...
Knighted Dragon posted...
Well, step 1 is not booting it until you've let it sit for a while and fully dry out with a bag of rice.


Pretty sure that's an urban legend. All it does it get rice all over your electronics.

The point is to have some sorta desiccant to help speeding up the drying process, rice just being one of the many easily accessible natural form of it when you don't have real desiccant packs with you.

And with some actual common sense, you obviously don't merely spread the rice across whatever electronic product you need to dry up. That's just f***ing dumb.

User Info: ApexMjolnir

ApexMjolnir
4 months ago#8
Dragon Nexus posted...
Knighted Dragon posted...
Well, step 1 is not booting it until you've let it sit for a while and fully dry out with a bag of rice.


Pretty sure that's an urban legend. All it does it get rice all over your electronics.


No... You leave the rice on your keyboard overnight. The Rice attracts Asians that fix your PC while you sleep. (this is an old joke but still funny)
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User Info: Damaged7

Damaged7
4 months ago#9
That joke was considered funny at some point?
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User Info: Dragon Nexus

Dragon Nexus
4 months ago#10
CursedPanther posted...
The point is to have some sorta desiccant to help speeding up the drying process, rice just being one of the many easily accessible natural form of it when you don't have real desiccant packs with you.

And with some actual common sense, you obviously don't merely spread the rice across whatever electronic product you need to dry up. That's just f***ing dumb.


Also common sense, rice is a seed which is not porous until it's heated in water, so the dry, solid rice covered in starch will absorb only slightly better than leaving it to dry in the open air.
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