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Q: Coffee spill

To make a long story short...I spilled a cup of coffee on my dresser were my laptop sits. It went underneath and a tiny bit on the keyboard. I cleaned it off the best I could and continued using my pc. After about half an hour it just shut off, when i finally got it to reboot and try to put my password in, sometimes it logs 2-4 of the same letters even though I only press the button once. Other times it tried logging in while I'm still typing. Any suggestions on what I could do to try and fix this? ...Hairdry it, take it apart? My friend said I should clean the keyboard by disassembling the laptop but I'm not quite sure how to do that...any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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A friend gave me her HP Pavilion dv6-6c35dx Entertainment PC after she happened to spill a small amount of coffee on the keyboard. I'm not sure what steps she took but it will not display anything on the screen now.

Since it was only 6 months old she sent it to HP and they notified her that liquid spills were not covered so she asked them to return it.

When you power up, the lights come on the keypad, the power light is showing, the hard drive light is lit and you can hear it loading windows (at least I think). I've taken everything out, and put back together but there is still nothing displaying on the screen.

My question is how do I know if it's a keyboard issue, video card issue, motherboard issue, combination or more?

A:Another coffee spill.......what next?

When you spill something in a computer a lot of damage can be caused.Even a small amount of liquid can damage the motherboard.I think it should be taken somewhere to see what was damaged and how bad and if its even worth fixing.

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To make a long story short...I spilled a cup of coffee on my dresser were my laptop sits. It went underneath and a tiny bit on the keyboard. I cleaned it off the best I could and continued using my pc. After about half an hour it just shut off, when i finally got it to reboot and try to put my password in, sometimes it logs 2-4 of the same letters even though I only press the button once. Other times it tried logging in while I'm still typing. Any suggestions on what I could do to try and fix this? ...Hairdry it, take it apart? My friend said I should clean the keyboard by disassembling the laptop but I'm not quite sure how to do that...any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

A:Coffee spill

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so long story short my laptop spent the night in a coffee spill. Good news is it was only about the size of a United States quarter, maybe 2. It was working fine for about half an hour then the screen went out. The keyboard is backlit and there is an indication to show when it is on. So I know that it?s on, but the screen isn?t working. Is this something that I can fix myself, get fixed by a professional, or is it a lost cause? If I can still get it fixed about how much will it run me? I?m a high school with no money. The attached image is of the inside of the laptop it is a Dell Inspiron.

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Yesterday I spilled about a cup of coffee with milk (no sugar) on my Pavilion DV6. The spill was directly on the keyboard. My laptop I'm guessing short circuited by itself too quickly for me to turn it off first. I'm not very good with hardware and whatnot so I'm not sure if my laptop short circuited but about two seconds after the spill the screen and all lights died so for now I'm assuming that was a short circuit.

I immediately removed the battery and tried my best to tilt my laptop in a way that would get as much of the excess liquid out as I could. After, I used a hair dryer's cold setting on the laptop for a few minutes.

I then (now I realize, stupidly) tried putting the battery back in and immediately pulled it out again upon hearing ominous soft popping noises from below the keyboard.

I left the laptop to dry with a fan overnight and took it apart this morning. I took off the back "ProtectSmart" cover, the keyboard, and the CD drive to clean under them with rubbing alcohol as best as I could.

After leaving it to dry for a few minute I tried putting the battery back in. This time I heard no noises and am unsure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing...when I plug in the charger the battery light flickers for a half second then dies out and after I pull the charger out the light comes back on for about two seconds then dies out. My laptop did not boot up so I tried the holding the power button down with the battery out tri... Read more

A:Coffee spill on laptop...

Likely not. If it's a newer model, you can try taking/sending it in for service.

Otherwise, I'd pull the HDD (to save your data), and buy a replacement.

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Hi community! Yesterday, I accidentally spilled coffee (no sugar and only a little bit of milk) in my ThinkPad T430.it was plugged in the charger, and as soon as I spilled coffee the computer shut down (the coffee reached the bottom of the screen)I took off the battery and the keyboard, cleaned a bit and now the computer is drying.when I opened there was coffee around but apparently it didn't reach the mother board. I am almost sure it won't turn on again due to the fact it instantly shut down when the coffee touched the keyboard.However, I Hope you can give me more positive views on my computer's situation? Is there any chance to save it?  ThanksNymsai 

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Good Day, I need assisstanc with fixing my keyboard. I accidently spilled sugary coffee on the keyboard, thereafter a drained all the liquid out of the keyboard and computer. the computer is now working but the keyboard is not working as the keys are sticky.  How do i remove the sugary substatance from the keys without damaging the keyboard. Thank you.

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About 48 hours ago, I spilled coffee (w/ cream and sugar) on my keyboard while the power was on. I immediately turned off the laptop, wiped it dow with napkins, and turned to laptop upside down to enable draining. This model laptop has an internal battery for those unfamiliar, so I unfortunately could not remove that.  I left the laptop in a position for where air could flow through it (aided be a fan), and left it in such a way for ~40 hours.  This morning, I finally gained access to laptop tools, so that I could disassemble the the laptop and clean what I could with 91% isopropyl alcohol (not the ideal 99% I see recommended, but I don't think this is a major issue). There was residue visible on the metal beneath the keyboard, as well as a small amount on the battery. All of which was cleaned off with cotton ear swabs dipped in a bit of that rubbing alcohol. I reassembled the laptop, gave it a couple hours to let the small amount of rubbing alcohol to dry off, and tried booting up. Fans spin loudly for ~30 seconds, screen remains blank, no beeps or whatever emit from the laptop, and the power light remains on w/out blinking. The fans and laptop itself turned off after that 30 second period. I then tried hitting the "Novo Button" or "One Key Rescue", and this resulted in a blue menu popping up allowing me to start laptop in one of 4 modes. I tried clicking up or down to scroll through options, however those keys didn't work. Clicked "Enter" ... Read more

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okay, so i am pretty darn annnoyed with myself for this but like the saying goes shit happens! (excuse my language) so i spilt a little bit of coffee on my keyboard 2 nights ago and yesterday the laptop was fine, howevere as the day progressed on i turned back on my laptop to find that all the keys had messed up now my keyboard works but on a couple of the letters it comes up with more than one letter...especially shift it comes up with a different number :S i was thinking maybe take out the keyboard and cleaning it, but how that is done i havent a clue haha. i have a sony vaio its model name i think is vpcee3eoe i got it not more than a month ago and ive already mucked it up, i am usint a different keyboard right now and i dont want to do that anymore. does the coffee go aay after a while or will iit be sticky forever? the computer is running fine just need a keyboard clean. anyone know how to take out the keyboard to clean it?

A:coffee on a keyboard

Try this and cross fingers
I spilled water into my laptop, how do I get it working again?

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My wife spilled coffee on the computer. In the few days since, she said it's been shutting down by itself. Last night was the first chance I had to take a look at it.

OS: Windows 7
Power Supply: Ultra X-Finity PSU
Motherboard: Mach Speed Matrix P4M800

- Turned computer on, and it prompted to go into Repair mode. Appeared to finish, then suddenly the machine shut off.
- I unplugged everything and opened case. None of the liquid appeared to have reached any of the electronics, just the case and cords (all dry by this time). I cleaned the case and cords, checking the plugs for any contamination. Any contact only appeared to be to cords, not plugs, and not to any electronics.
- Plugged keyboard, monitor, and power cord in and started computer. Received message that CMOS didn't have time or date. Entered CMOS, fixed both, saved and exited. Windows 7 then loaded normally. I was able to log into the main admin profile. Ran all diagnostics I could find. Everything appeared to be working normally, including getting online. The machine was on for 20 minutes without problem.
- Turned off and unplugged all cords, then reassembled case and plugged all cords back in.
- Turned machine on. Immediately there were two quick beeps, followed by five short beeps and the smell of burning rubber. Quickly turned machine off.
- Opened case, but could see nothing that showed where smell came from. Unplugged all but power cord, then pressed On button. Again, the same series of beeps. T... Read more

A:Coffee & Computer = Bad Mix

grendel25 said:

Somehow, I've got a bad feeling about this.Click to expand...

I'd agree with that. If there is only one bad component it may be possible to just replace that part, but the trouble with liquids is they have a knack for getting all over the place, and you'll probably wind up having to replace the machine. What you can probably do is to remove the hard drive from the damaged computer and put it in the new one. That way you'd at least keep your data.

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Apparently, the nice white keyboards for the G5's don't like coffee! Yes, I managed to spill coffee, with cream and sugar, on the lower left corner of the keyboard! The keys work but after I typing any 2 letters the "q" sticks and is unstoppable until I hit the Delete key. I can back up to her I started: as soon as I start typing the process picks up where I stopped it: what can do to in sure the the keys are clean and not sticking, any suggestions?


A:Keyboards and coffee

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Hello, 4 days ago I spilled coffee on my notebook and yesterday my notebook stopped working! When I turn it on the included image appears! I sent about 10 text messages to that number but, but no redeem code was sent to me!
Please Help!

A:Coffee malware

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How can I control and device control relating to me on the network during computer programs and it is Alra?asa?
Note that I used the router for cafe

A:Help for the owners of coffee shops???

i'm sorry, but i don't understand your question.

you have a coffee shop and what do you want to do?

and what is 'Alra?asa'?

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Yep, I really did it. A full mug of steaming black coffee with sugar! Not the smartest thing I have ever done
I immediately turned the keyboard up-side-down and shook it then hit the kill button on my UPS, then put the keyboard, still up-side-down, in front of the fire and left it there three hours.
When I tried it the next day it still worked, but now some days later keys are beginning to stick and some keys have a different feel.
Is it possible to take it apart and clean the sugar deposit I must have left behind? Or maybe there is something else I can pour in to clean it?
Last resort, of course.... buy a new one.
Any suggestions?

A:Solved: HELP! Coffee in keyboard!

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One of the users at my school discovered on Friday that her laptop had been sitting in a small puddle of coffee for most of the day. The memory slots are on the bottom of the machine (Compaq Presario 1625 laptop).

When I opened the bay, the RAM was wet with coffee and I could see that coffee had gotten through the plastic coat onto the MotherBoard. I took the RAM out and let the machine sit open (to dry out) for the weekend. Is there any hope that I can revive this machine without buying new parts?

I tried to power it up yesterday (after one day of drying) with no luck. I hear a click from the speakers when I plug in the power cord, but the LCD for the power doesn't show any activity, nor will the machine even pretend to power on.

A:Laptop Sat in Coffee - Lost Cause?

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Do the new HP Envy 17 inch laptop intel core i7 with 4 GB graphics 1080P have a membrane beneath the keyboard to privent spills from entering the laptop itself.   Any help here would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you

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Hi everyone
I couldn't believe my coffee had spilled out unto my trusty Fuji 2650. It was soaked. I slowly turned it around and around letting coffee run out of it. Then I hung it in the center of a large cardboard box with a small light bulb heating the air to about 20 degrees above room temp for a about 10 days to dryout. Hopeing that all remaining liquid had dried up, I then popped batteries in it and..... Wow, it works. ( At least in most normal functions)
The only big problem is the lens looks like a very very dirty windshield in my car.
So what do most use for cleaning. No camera store within 50 miles. How about Q-tips and distilled water? I searched this camera topic but only came up with 3 posts in which factory supplyed cleaning fluid was mentioned. Isn't distilled water as safe as anything else? I hope... I can't be the only dummie who got a camera soaked?
Thanks all. agpilot

A:Clean coffee from lens??

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I think I may have a virus on my computer, as the cd dvd drive is acting like it is possessed! The tray goes in and out all the time, and of course it is unusable.

Below the the HJ report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:40:17, on 12/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PifSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\Intel(R) Quick Resume Technology\ELService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avmailc.exe
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A:coffee cup tray virus?

Looks like you guys are really busy.

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HELP!! My daughter just spilled coffee on her laptop and it doesn't work. What can she do? How can she retrieve her files? She's frantic as she was working on a paper due tomorrow. It's a Dell 500m, if this helps.

A:Spilled coffee on laptop

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Hi i am having trouble deleting morning coffee. I didn't know how it got there. I researched it and viruses can get in please help me!

A:deleting morning coffee

try opening the Addons menu from the Firefox toolbar .. look for Morning Coffee and see if there is an uninstall button.
Otherwise check in Windows add / remove programs for an uninstall button.

It's basically just an addin or extension to firefox .. as to how secure it is, I just don't know.

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Hey, I'm going to shy away from putting in too many hardware specs at first. Suffice it to say I built my own computer. Last October it quit working and after much troubleshooting I replaced the motherboard. It works fine, mostly. Here's a snapshot of what I'm running. I'm using a GIGABYTE GA-880GM-D2H board with 4 GB of ram and an AMD Phenom II X2 550 processor clocked at 3.10 GHz, never been overclocked. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. Here's what's going on.
Here's what's going on. I turn my machine off at nights. First thing in the morning I start her up and check my news and stuff. Every morning after being up for about 5 minutes the computer will shut off like it lost power and automatically begin restarting. It does this like 2-3 times and then it will literally run ALL DAY with no problems. Do I need to give it coffee?
Here's my suspicions. I know it's not the PSU because I have a brand new spare and the computer shuts down with either one installed. My prime suspects are 1) thermal grease applied incorrectly, 2) cpu cooling fan failing, 3) electrical wiring in home maybe causing fluctuations (I would need a battery backup that would smooth out the electric flow). The reason I question the thermal grease is because I've reapplied it 3 times already and whenever I do that, the computer stops shutting down like this for awhile. Since October when I installed the new board, the computer has gradually been shutting down like this more and more. ... Read more

A:PC crashes in the morning...needs coffee?

Are there any BSODs?


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Hey there , about 4-5 hours ago I spilled a third of a cup of coffee onto my laptop , the keyboard got soaked , but it really wasn't an enormous amount of coffee , I unplugged the charger and can't do the same with battery because it's attached , few seconds later it shut down automatically ... I lay it sideways and a good amount of liquid came out and now it's fully dry or almost but it nor charges nor it turns on .... what am I supposed to do ? Let it sit for couple of more hours or take it to a technician ?

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OK so some pages come out too small to read when I'm browsing, but generally they can be enlarged with Control +.

Not so entering queries in to Search: the font is too small and being in the bottom corner of the screen too makes it no easier.

I've set my display etc to a custom setting but that also make no change to Search.

Does a way exist to get a larger font to view?
Is there any method to make search queries and results show in a more convenient and comfortable part of the screen?

I live in what may be hopeless anticipation,

A:Nor coffee either..Windows Search... font

Bottom right of IE page near clock, increase the percentage.

Right click on desktop>personaalize>display

DPI Display Size Settings - Change

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I just spilled a little coffee on my brand new HYPE wireless keyboard. It was working perfectly before but now the middle letters(y,h,b,g,j) don't respond. And neither does the back space. I wiped it off asap,but sadly it didn't help. I went on my favorite goto for help and the only advice I retrieved was use a blow dryer, or take it apart and clean the inside...but I see no screws on it?? and I'm a lil nervous to use the blow dryer. Please help. I know it would probably be easier to buy another one,but this ones only been used 2 days.Thanks.

A:Please help..I just spilled coffee on my wireless keyboard.

Was it black coffee or did it have cream and/or sugar?
That can make a big difference on how much residue adheres to and dries inside.

Instead of just wiping it off, you should've turned it upside down and gently shaken it and allowed as much coffee as possible to drain out.
Setting the portable hair dryer on its coolest setting and blowing air onto that keyboard while it was upside down may have helped.

You're fortunate it's an external wireless keyboard(which can easily and cheaply be replaced) and not the built-in keyboard of a laptop(which could've been difficult and expensive to repair/replace).


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I just reinstaled my XP operating system and it came pre installed with microsoft office. When i open it, it wants a product key. the product key is still on the back of the laptop, but it won't accept that product key. What shuold I do now?

A:Solved: Microsoft office needs coffee

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Actually the maltese dog wanted affection, jumped up on desk knocking a fresh cup of delicious coffee (no sugar, no creamer, just black coffee) over into the laptop.
Laptop Inspiron 17-5000.
The laptop boots fine but the keyboard and mouse seem lazy.   BUT, when it comes up to the login screen, I hit the first letter of the password and the first letter goes repeatedly across the box for the password.  
Example: b turns into bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb...
The unit was thoroughly dried out.    Should I take it apart, I do know how, and clean it with alcohol?   Or does expert experience show that it is a lost cause?   I have recovered the data on the hard drive.  No problem there.
Or should I re-install the O/S?  Which I should try before trashing.
Thanks,  Darryl

A:Dell Laptop Drinks Coffee

I would remove the keyboard, and rinse it with  under fresh water.
I would then "shake" the water out ( take it outside and swing it around.
Blowdry with cool air and let it sit for a couple of days.
If that doesn't work you can buy new keyboards on eBay for about $10 and a used touchpad for about $7.
good luck.

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Hey guys Anyone got a clue when Lenovo might start delivering Lenovo Tiny with Coffee Lake processors?  Thanks in advance! 

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I saw that there's a similar post about water below, but since this is coffee (awful, awful coffee), I thought it would bear asking again.

I got a call from my girlfriend today -- she spilled coffee on the keyboard of an Acer Aspire 1300. It worked for a couple of minutes as she started to clean up the mess, but when she picked up the laptop, it turned off. Hopefully it's because she tripped the power cord and it didn't just short out.

Not knowing to power-down, she tried to power on the laptop. The indicator lights all came on and there was a whirring noise (either the fan or the hard drive, not sure), but no start up. That's when she called me and I told her to unplug everything.

So, she unplugged everything, cleaned up what she could find on the keyboard, took the battery out (no liquid in there) and used a hair dryer to try and get rid of some of the moisture. The CD drive was open a bit, so there's a chance something got in there.

No repair shops in town are open (it being a Sunday, and tomorrow being a holiday). I'm looking for advice to give them: is there anything else that can be done for now? The Acer laptops don't have easily removable keyboards (so no cleaning under there), but the keyboard looks pretty well-fit (meaning that maybe the coffee didn't get down there).

I suggested they leave it until tomorrow afternoon, and try powering it up again then. Is there anything else that can be done in the meantime? Should th... Read more

A:Not water, but *coffee* on Acer laptop

well if you are good with computers i would say take the laptop apart and check to see if there is coffee in there. but if your sure i would wait some time for it to dry and then try and turn it on. sounds like there maybe be an issue with something. good luck.

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Java. I'm not tech.savvy enough to understand exactly what Java does or how it does it. However, it is on my computer and I wonder:

1) do I need it

2) what risks does it pose

for instance, I saw this statement on threat:
"...The best advice for users right now is to disable Java entirely as soon as possible."

So I would welcome expert comments on this topic, including what I would miss if Java was disabled.

A:Java - nice coffee but what about on computers

Unfortunately, the term Java is used to refer to:
as well as Java (the programing language)
as well as Java (the virtual machine)
as well as Java (the software platform).

JavaScript poses some danger - so people use a browser like Firefox and an add-on like NoScript that allows them to select which websites they wish to trust to run JavaScript on. (At least I hope I got that info right, I've no personal experience with NoScript.)

It is the virtual machine that you should decide about. The blackhats have found many flaws in the way it runs and have been able to do some pretty nasty stuff to your computer without you ever clicking ok to anything.

My suggestion it to uninstall the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (may show up as "Java [TM] 7 Update 5") and see if you come across any websites that you normally frequent that tell you that you must re-install it. Then you can decide if it is worth the risk.

Some say that having JRE installed is safe as long as you stay away from "bad websites" - but even "good websites" can be compromised by the blackhats.

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Actually the maltese dog wanted affection, jumped up on desk knocking a fresh cup of delicious coffee (no sugar, no creamer, just black coffee) over into the laptop.
Laptop Inspiron 17-5000.
The laptop boots fine but the keyboard and mouse seem lazy.   BUT, when it comes up to the login screen, I hit the first letter of the password and the first letter goes repeatedly across the box for the password.  
Example: b turns into bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb...
The unit was thoroughly dried out.    Should I take it apart, I do know how, and clean it with alcohol?   Or does expert experience show that it is a lost cause?   I have recovered the data on the hard drive.  No problem there.
Or should I re-install the O/S?  Which I should try before trashing.
Thanks,  Darryl

A:Dell Laptop Drinks Coffee

I would remove the keyboard, and rinse it with  under fresh water.
I would then "shake" the water out ( take it outside and swing it around.
Blowdry with cool air and let it sit for a couple of days.
If that doesn't work you can buy new keyboards on eBay for about $10 and a used touchpad for about $7.
good luck.

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Hi all...

I don't think my issue is specifically Vista related, but that is the OS that is in use on this system, but if any mods feel it more appropriate in a different forum after reading it, by all means please move it for me!

This is actually for a customer for the company I work for (which we will end up refunding but still want to resolve - so there is no personal gain other than to hopefully get rid of this headache I am getting!)

....Started off with good intentions to get a system running a little nicer and have had some adverse effects that have stumped me so here I am!...I have searched this and many other forums so far with no success so crossing my fingers here!

I would say I will try and keep it short but there is a lot of info I want to put down to help save obvious questions being asked and answered. To start the system in question is a HP Pavillion desktop 6??? series, running Vista x64. Ask if you need anything else.
The main issue is that the system will no longer get on the internet by itself. What I mean by that is, if I uninstall and reinstall the network adapter from Device Manager, it lets me get online, but as soon as I restart the computer it loses that ability. It is connected through a switch and a wireless bridge to a other wireless router. It shows a local connection to the network, which was set to public, but have tried changing to private, just in case, no change. Anyway, all of these components have been power cycled to ensure th... Read more

A:Desperately need help asap! - you may want to graba coffee first!

For starters, remove N360 completely -

NIS/ N360 Removal -- jcgriff2.com

Any other anti-virus, firewalls installed?

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Hey all,
I am a registered user of Coffee Cup gif animator BUT I don't like the latest 7.0 version...
Can anyone help me find the old 6.2 version?

A:Where can I find an OLD version of Coffee Cup Gif Animator

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HiI spilled my coffee on my keyboard. I made all the appropriate steps and i would like to know if it can be fixed by warranty.. I bought it only a month ago.

A:Spilled my coffee on my laptop's keyboard

Broom97 wrote:HiI spilled my coffee on my keyboard. I made all the appropriate steps and i would like to know if it can be fixed by warranty.. I bought it only a month ago.Hi, Your option is either send it to a local tech shop or send it to HP. Problem is water spillage including coffee is not covered by hardware warranty. IF you decided to send it for repair to HP, MAKE SURE TO TELL THEM IT IS A COFFEE SPILLAGE so it will be tagged properly. My friend back then sent his computer for repair because of coffee spillage. After a couple of days HP repair sent it back to him with a tag stating that the package is contagious. He then found out that HP repair center thought it was a urine spillage and sent it back (For hazardouz precautions not knowing that it is indeed a coffee spillage) Note: Coffee spill could smell like a urine in the long period of time.

"Education costs money; so does Ignorance"If my post has helped you, click the Kudos Thumbs up!If it solved your issue, Click the "Accept as Solution" button so others can benefit from the question you asked!

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I have a HP Notebook N5340 which has just had coffee spilt on the keyboard.

I am wondering if anyone here has a service manual or any experience with dismantling one of these machines.

The whole machine needs to be dismantled and cleaned as there was sugar in the coffee as well.

I have removed all the screws in the base and at the rear where the connectors are and the front of the case is separating, but the back of the case where the display is located is still firmly held together. There seems to be some screws (on the top of the case) under the bottom edge of the tft display, but I will need a very special screw driver to get these out, as the gap between the display and case is very narrow.

I am not sure how to remove the keyboard either.

If any one here has any experience servicing a HP Pavilion N5000 series notebook, or has a service manual for same, I would really appreciate your reply.

John Hannaford.

A:Coffee spilt on Pavilion N5340 ##**!!!#!

Hi aussieland,and welcome to TSG.See if this site will help.


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there is a coffee icon in my monitor. . . .

they say it's a java application...

i dont know how to get rid of this.....

can anybody help me?? . . .



A:Coffee moving icon in monitor

well most of us have java installed because certain websites need it - I looked at a web site yesterday and suddenly the java icon appeared, when I clicked away from the web site the icon disappeared, which is what should happen. Are you saying that you have the icon permanently on display even if, eg, you are not on the web? If so I guess it could be in your start up folder. Click start, run, msconfig and click on the start up tab. If you see something about java and it says (something like) /os boot, take the tick out of the box by it. Then come out of all of that back to the desktop and reboot, and see if the icon still appears. I wouldn't delete the java program off of your computer totally as some web sites do need it, but I can't see that you need it to start with your computer.

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 When 'Start' the computer does not come on. Removed battery, removed the AC conection-  On 'Start' got a test table. Once shut down, cannot resart.  

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Alright, let me first say I made the fatal mistake of having a drink near my laptop early the other morning. Disaster struck and my computer was hit with some lukewarm java. I cleaned i up, and started it up again shortly later, everything was in working order. A short time after that I tried starting it up and got a white screen of death on boot. Long story short...the screen went out and now everything is barely visible (very very very dim), I've heard that this could be a problem with the "backlight". My other problem, which I believe is OS related is that when I boot up I get this screen that says something along he lines of press f1 to resume or f10 for startup. Pressing f1 gets me an "unsupported wireless adapter, system halting message", while f10 gets me a PhoneixBIOS screen. On the BIOS screen if I move over to tools, HDD test, then short test and run it, then reboot my computer, windows XP launches fine on the next reboot. However, it seems that everytime I start my computer I need to do this test. Also, seems if I take too long to reboot after the test (i.e. I walk away from the comp.) I got that F1, F10 screen again.

If anyone knows the problem or how to fix this from happening and could help I'd greatly appreciate it. (Any info. about the screen not working would help too, although I believe thats a hardware issue entirely)


A:Spilt coffee on computer...Problems now when booting

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Hi all,

I'll start by saying that I'm not a regular Windows user, so please go slow with me.

My wife spilt an entire cup of coffee onto her laptop today. She immediately pulled the battery and power but its going to take a few days to dry out properly and really assess the damage. In the meantime I've pulled the disk and put it into my kid's laptop - its an identical model.

When I boot, it gets part-way through the boot then hangs for a few moments before blue-screening. The blue screen only flashes briefly before the system goes back to POST. If I start in safe mode the hang occurs just after CLASSPNP.SYS is loaded.

I worked through the Startup Repair dialog. The first time it very quickly decided it wanted to go back to a restore point, so I let it. This did not fix the problem. The second time it worked for over half an hour before deciding it couldn't do anything to help.

I then tried the instructions listed here:

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

The sizes for DEFAULT was ~225Kb, SOFTWARE ~57Mb, SYSTEM ~13Mb. SAM and SECURITY were both 24576 which is an order of magnitude smaller, but at this point I figured I had very little left to lose so I tried it (I still have the backup of course).

This didn't help - it still blue-screens.

The critical thing at this point is to retain the data. It still appears intact when I look around with the recovery prompt, so I think its ok for now. I'd be quite happy to reinstall except that it will wipe the data to do so, and ... Read more

A:Help repairing system after a coffee-related accident

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

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Alright, first things first:- It's a G40-80, model 80JE- Windows 10 Home Single Language 1803- Intel i5-5200u- Qualcomm AR956x Wireless Adapter So, here we go: I spilled coffee all over my laptop. I was using it and having some coffee (no sugar, no sweetener, nothing at all, just coffee) and the glass fell on my keyboard. I turned it off, put it over another chair and left it there with no battery for 2 or 3 hours. Enough time to make it stop leaking coffee (and to leave a mark on that poor chair). Back at home, I unmounted it: keyboard, cooler, and top cover all apart, only the body (with motherboard and screen left untouched. Chips removed (wireless adapter, SSD and Ram memories). All clean up, left all pieces inside my car during the following day to dry what was left and I coudn't clean myself. Back at the office, all things put together again, the computer turned on (yay!), but after a minute or two, the screen went crazy, so I unmounted it again to find that the thermal past was long gone. Bought a new one, applied and finally the computer got up and started running. Except for... Yeah, here came the tragedy, I checked the Event Log and it's all crazy there. In a short way: processor speed is limited (error 37), I can't connect to any wireless internet conection (both WiFi and Bluetooth return errors, I'm using now a USB Thetering) and others things that I really dislike. But at least computer is on (Yay!) and I'm using it right now (Yay!) But I... Read more

A:Spilled coffee on my laptop, and it's back to life but...

Coffee is really bad - both acidic and conductive.  You can try to take it apart and clean with pure alcohol, but I doubt you will be successful.

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y700 laptop. I accidently spilled some coffee on the keyboard, it's 100% ok but some of the keys are sticky/hard to push. Any advice on how to fix this? Thanks.

A:Keys are sticky after I spilled coffee on the keyboard

The only "fix" is to replace the keyboard.

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Earlier today I managed to splash some coffee on my keyboard. The computer didn't turn itself off which hopefully is a good sign but I did turn it off almost immediately after the spill. Unfortunately I was at the university library when it occurred so the most I could do was clean the coffee off the top of the keyboard and flip it to tablet mode so that the keyboard was facing down. None of the keys feel sticky either when pressed. I also spoke to HP Support and they told me to wait 12 hours before booting it back up since we don't know the extent of the damage, IF there is any damage (fingers crossed). Now that I'm home, I was wondering if there were any other precautions I should take? Like opening up the laptop and cleaning off the inside of the keyboard? Removing the battery? I'm still sort of panicking and the laptop is barely a week old so any help is super appreciated.

A:Splashed coffee on my HP Spectre x360 keyboard

Hi,How much coffee was spilled? It is a good idea to remove the battery. In my opinion if the coffee wasn' too much you will have no real problems with computer as the top cover and keyboard are one integrated part. It isn't simple to change the keyboard on the device because you need to disassemble the whole PC and replace top cover and keyboard, as you can see in service manual (however this integrated part does offer more protection against accidental spills).  http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05309326 Basically you need to wait until the coffee completely dries and then you can clean the keyboard with technical alcohol or ethil alcohol using cotton swabs. You can also pop off keys, but they can be difficult to pop on again. You could disassemble the pc and clean the keyboard and top cover, but this doesn't seem necessary. Let me know if you need further help,DavidItaly

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dropped iphone 3gs in coffee, now itunes will not recognize phone at all. i plugged another iphone in with same usb so i know thats fine, any way to get it to recognize? phone is also displaying a message trying to turn it on to airplane mode all the time. my mom doesnt know how to fix anything and needs help. help! thanks

A:iphone 3gs dropped in coffee, now itunes does not recognize

Regular or Decaff ?

Water and electronics rarely mix well together as well as voiding your warranty the phone may be unusable.
But thats not what you want to hear.
First is the phone now completely dry ?
(it really needs to stand vertically in a warm dry place for at least 2 days)

Second if it is then try a hard reset.
To perform a Hard Reset, press and hold the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons on your iPhone simultaneously for 5 to 10 seconds. After a few seconds the Slide to Power Off notice will appear, ignore this and keep holding down both buttons. In another few seconds the device should abruptly turn off, followed by the Apple logo and a reboot. Now release the buttons. If your iPhone remains powered off, wait about 15 seconds then boot the phone by pressing the Sleep/Wake button.
Try to connect itunes again.

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I used to be able to connect to wifi at local coffee shop with their network key but they switched to a link instead. I can connect by using my email address on my phone but link doesn't come up on computer and I can't connect to the network. Please help

A:Windows 7 Coffee House Wifi Connection

Have you talked with the Coffee House staff?

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Hello friends, here are my requirements

A coffee shop has a small network, with three computers for their customers, wireless access for their customers, and five computers in their office. Currently, everything is on the same network, which involves a hub, wires trailing across the floor, and a wireless access point. Employees often use the wireless accesses for business purposes. Explore ways for the coffee shop to improve their security. Explain to the owners why subnetting would be helpful, and demonstrate how you would subnet their network. Explore ways of dividing the public and private parts of the networks. What network design or designs would be appropriate for the coffee shop?
Any ideas? on network topology? Any help would be appreciated. I was thinking just using a business class router and having two subnets, one for public wifi AP and one for private use for employees and POS.

A:Setting up a simple coffee shop network

So this is homework?

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I work at an independent coffee joint and I was mulling over an idea for customers.

I'd like to have a local wireless signal broadcast a link to somewhere on the internet (whether it be for a coupon, news, or just sending people somewhere they'd hopefully enjoy), and I'm not sure how to go about doing that. We do provide free Wi-Fi already, and we have quite a few old computers and routers laying around from the publishing firm upstairs. The idea is that the link itself is only accessible from inside/close to the shop (wherever I link them to they can access anywhere, of course), in order to get people to come by and check what's posted.

Is this doable? Are there any safety precautions I should take to avoid abuse/hijacking?

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