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pommy

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09-06-2009 11:24 PM

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Hi Guys

well what a day worked allday on a sunday not good then came home to invoice a client and what do you know muggings here spilt coffee on to his lap top were ALL my business is done all my pictures and ref’s are stored now the dam thing won’t work.
Yes i have hard copies but i’m due to give a presentation of work on Tuesday and i was kinda hoping just to take my lap top well i hope you guys had a better weekend then me

One sad pommy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 09-06-2009 11:28 PM

Bad News it could happen to anyone. I hope it comes back to life for you.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 09-06-2009 11:36 PM

If the data is really important, you can remove the hard drive and take it somewhere to back up to DVD or another hard drive. Most likely if it isn’t turning on you’ve fried something in the power circuitry and would cost more to fix than replace

-- San Diego, CA

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 09-06-2009 11:58 PM

Oh my!

There is a good chance it will come on once everything dries out. If not, as interpim said, copying the hard drive should be no problem.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-06-2009 11:59 PM

you can get a usb adaptor to plug the drive into another computer to recover data if you prefer to do it your self

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#5 posted 09-07-2009 02:57 AM

My wife dumped her coffee on her HP laptop (2 mo old) When it dried up only 2 keys didn’t work. Then more. HP wanted $900.00 to fix it when it cost $500.00 to buy it.

I bought a replacement keyboard for 29.oo and fixed ti myself.

If the sun shines in your area, put it on the dashboard to bake it dry. Take out the battery, before you do that.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#6 posted 09-07-2009 02:59 AM

The newer drives are ESATA and are not an IDE drive so make sure that the adaptor that you buy matches your drive.

I’m getting ready to do that for my son-in-laws computer that the power circuit died and so we are trying to salvage the HD’s

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Mike

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#7 posted 09-07-2009 06:27 AM

It is not so much the moisture as the sugar, cream, and coffee itself. You can soak your keyboard in soapy water to clean it as long as it is dry when you hook it back up. The Curcuit boards can get wet as long as they are dry.

It is you LCD that probably not make it through getting wet.

Wal Mart has the ACER 10 inch laptop for under 300.00 Cheaper than fixing.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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pommy

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#8 posted 09-07-2009 06:56 PM

thanks guys i’m back up and running LOL….......

dam thing just had a hissy fit

andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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Innovator

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#9 posted 09-07-2009 07:13 PM

Never fun when that happen, sorry for the troubles.

After my hard drive failed and it cost an arm and a leg to get the data recovered I started using a service called Carbonite backup up my data. It is automatic and fairly inexpensive. There are others that do the same thing, I used them because the guy that did the data recovery uses them for his stuff.

Rob

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#10 posted 09-07-2009 07:14 PM

Wow Pommy…..........what did you do? Just let it dry our? Glad to hear you are up and running.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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