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Laptop died after milk spill...please help...

Q: Laptop died after milk spill...please help...

Well,as I have decided not to kill myself, yet, here is what happened. I accidentally spilled hot chocolate milk on my laptop keyboard. Toshiba satellite A505 S6981

I didn't know at that time, one week ago,that I had to take the battery out..I just took the ac power off...instead I did it like 4 hours after, in the meantime I put the laptop on a side in order to let the most quantity of liquid outside the laptop.

Then I dissasembled and clean it with isopropilic alcohol, and let it dry open for several hours. After that I reassembled, it boots but sometimes said :battery disconected, a few minutes after, battery showed 100 percent full, and then battery disconected again.
So I turn it down, and try to boot...and never went on again. It shows two system icon lights (outside) the power light and the battery light, both on and white. But it wont boot.

When I disassembled it I looked for the cmos battery and I realized it is one of those soldered ones.....urggg

What I wanted to do was to change the cmos and see if it by doing that the pc boot again. I don't know. I am lost, and have no money to take it to a repair center.

What would you do? Should I consider it dead or do I have some hope?.......thanks

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My grandson spilled a glass of milk on the keyboard of his laptop. I had him turn it upside down and remove the battery. He left it sitting this way for a couple weeks. That was about a month ago and so far, it seems to be working fine. I'm wondering if there is anything I should do to try to clean out any dried milk?

Thanks for any advice.

Peg
 

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salamo alikom

Some milk on laptop
Some milk spilled on the laptop on the left side. Anointed well left him 2 days without work, and sometimes open a little know if it works or not. Initially disrupted the entire keyboard, but after two days he worked laptops but left alt key does not work so far, is there a risk on the device. How can this key reform


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A:some milk on laptop

Any time you spill liquid on a laptop that is running, you risk major circuit damage (unless the keyboard area is sealed).

You would have to be able to clean out the area beneath the key to see if there's any damage.

If the keyboard has a circuit layer beneath it, and that got shorted out, you would have to replace that.

Removing laptop keyboards is not an easy thing to do, as there are often hidden screws and/or pins, and there is always risk of damaging the thin connecting ribbon cable.

The way that these problems are generally fixed is disassembling the laptop to remove the keyboard, if sticky substance was spilled, washing the keyboard in warm water, letting it dry for two days, and reassembling it.

Apart from that, there really isn't anything else you can do. If you're not comfortable doing this yourself, you should see if there are any laptop repair places around that can do this for you -- but it's going to cost somewhat to have this done.

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My little boy has spilt milk over my Toshiba G20 laptop it is still working except the 2 buttons at the front of my touch pad also my DVD writer is not reading any disks and when I eject the disk it comes out slowly the DVD drive does not have a tray it just has a slot I have tried to open the back but when I remove every screw it won't separate. I got round the button thing by disabling my touch pad. Is it expensive for a new DVD writer to be fitted.

Jeff
 

A:Laptop doesn't like milk

Since you can't get the thing open yourself, you should take the machine to a repair shop and have them clean it out thoroughly. Without cleaning, when mould and corrosion kick in you may face far more serious issues than those you are having now.
 

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I have a HP ProBook 4430s laptop that my school sent me so it is very important for me to have it(since it is the only one I have and my 2 daughters decided that they wanted to pour a whole glass of milk all over it. It was in hibernate and I wiped all the milk off that I could and left it alone to dry out. A mistake I made was that I didn't turn it off all though I did unplug it from the charger. Anyways about an hour later when I left the room the laptop was in, I guess my daughter wanted to check the laptop out and turned it off. I let it sit for about 3 days and then I started to clean some of the milk off but I didn't take it all the way apart. It still does not want to turn on, I push the power button and it does nothing. I have started to take it apart all the way and cleaning all the milk off so my question is am I wasting my time because the milk is just about everywhere and it is taking me a long time. If there is a good chance that cleaning the milk off will fix it then I will continue on cleaning the milk off and if it is possible what is the best thing I could use to clean it with. I have a manual giving me step-by-step instructions on how to take it apart but nothing on how to clean it and what not to touch. So if anyone can help me that would be awesome because if I can't fix this laptop then I can't finish my college classes that I'm taking online and it is very important to me and my family. Thanks a lot
 

A:PLEASE HELP,milk poured on laptop and now won't start up!!

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Well, I'm a fairly accident-prone person, and this characteristic was well-manifested as I spilled milk on my laptop (while it was on) - including the keyboard. I quickly wiped up what milk I saw, but certainly didn't reach all of it. Everything was fine for a while, but soon some keystrikes of one character produced two or three characters. One character now produces the date and time. I then restarted (as I was unsure if the milk was the problem since the computer has other problems). Of course, nothing changed.

This Micron was bought used without manuals. Out of warranty. Windows 98.

How should I proceed?

If I don't make this corny joke, someone else will: Yes, I am crying over spilled milk.
 

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Around 7-8 hours ago, I spilled some milk tea on my laptop. it was only a splash on the left side. I immediately took off the charger and battery and dried the tea off. I then flipped it upside down like a tent to let it drain for a while. Now I reinserted the battery and it turned for a few seconds and shut off. I reconnected the charger, it showed the light which indicates charging but didn't turn on except for a few seconds. I also put it out in the the sunlight . could that have caused it to overheat?
 

A:Spilled milk tea on laptop, turns on for few seconds

It's probably been damaged by the liquid. However, you can try putting it into a large bag and completely submerge it in rice for about 2-3 days. Then try to repower it on. If it still doesn't work, it's probably toast.
 

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Hi,
I spilled something on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 5160). At first it would only turn on for half a second now the computer turns on (green lights on and fan is on), but there is no display and no sound (such as a beep or the windows chime).

Help
 

A:Spill on laptop

Take it to a repair shop and let them give you a price estimate. The diagnosis work will probably be sth like $100-$200

Assuming that miracles don't happen.. At minimum you will need to have the motherboard replaced. In additon, keyboard, power supply, hard drive, battery, pretty much anything that could have been shorted out or corroded. You are probably looking at a repair cost of $500-$1000
 

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HiSpilled tea on laptop now won't turn on it is less month old. What do I do?

A:Spill on laptop

Spills not covered by standard warranty. What model, please?

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Hello everyone, i have a laptop that sucked up some water through the bottom. Not sure how much got up in there, but now there is no power. No power with just battery or just AC. Push the power button and nothing happens. I removed the Ram Hard drive and battery and let sit for a few days and still nothing. Did the motherboard just fry or possibly the CPU? Its a HP Omnibook xe4600. Thank You.
 

A:Water Spill with Laptop

not even the bios came on. nothing. flatline. to me that says, fried mobo. that thing is dead mate. if i were you, i'd get a new mobo and see if the other parts are still working. and if you can't determine that, or do it easily, then ask a professional to test the processor and the graphics chip and other parts. if they still work, you can save some money and just get a new mobo hopefully. otherwise...you're kinda screwed.

by the way...if you can, try to avoid hp. they are seriously going down in terms of quality and warranty support. gateway, lenovo, acer, and a few other brands are now the way to go.

but that's a side note...yeah...get a new motherboard first. sorry about that...not exactly a very pleasant thing to have happen to you, let alone to have someone tell you what you feared most....i wish you the best.
 

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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 guys, i need a solution to my laptop.i ordered my laptop in November which makes it not up to 3months with me. The issue here is that i accidentally spilled liquid on the laptop keyboard and i immediately turned the upside down so that the liquid could come off but I noticed that it had already spread to the screen. i don't know what to do  as the shift key is becoming sticky but the laptop still works fine with no issues except for the sticky keyboard and the liquid mark on the screen.  Any solution provided would be helpful

A:Liquid Spill on Laptop

For the long term, It will need to be cleaned. A liquid, especially one containing sugar can be quite lethal to a notebook or desktop PC. I highly recommend that you do not use the notebook until it is repaired. Contact HP for warranty service. http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty/

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Earlier this morning dr.pepper spilled all over my laptop. AT first it was fine ( should have turned it off immediately) but then the screen went black and eventually the power went off. Since then I have taken everything out, dried all parts, and tried to turn it back on. The power is now on but the screen is completely black. I noticed when i took the keyboard apart there was a wire coming out from the screen thats not connected to anything. Not sure if thats a problem, but im just putting it out there. Please give solutions on how to fix it! Obviously if it can go on its not completely fried
 

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Hi!I spilled juice on my desk and the juice traveled to the bottom left of my laptop where the vents are. I powered it off immediately and unplugged it. The battery was not attached to the laptop at that time. After wiping away the liquid on the case with tissue and a bit of isopropyl alcohol, I opened up the bottom and inspected to see if there was any leakage. There was no liquid found inside the laptop. To be sure, It's now drying in front of a fan. Any recommendations or advice to possibly salvage my laptop?

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Katara93 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about liquid spilled on your laptop and wanted to help. Best thing to do right now is NOT turn on the laptop.Here are some steps you should take:  You Just Spilled Water Or Coffee On Your Laptop - Here's What You Should DoGood Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I wasn't sure what section to put it in.
I've just recently spilled water on my laptop keyboard. It wasn't a lot and I instantly got paper towels to help clear it up after I quickly turned the power off.
I made sure to keep cleaning with the towel and pressing on the keys gently to put more water out for it to be absorbed.
It's turned on fine, and so far I've not noticed any keyboard issues.
Will my laptop be fine, or should I do something else just to make sure?
The water mostly spilled on part of the speaker, the power button, and a few of the keys. There's no water anymore and everything feels dry, and like I said it was a small amount of water.
 

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I accidentally spilled water on my laptop with Windows 7. Is it salvageable?
 

A:Windows 7 laptop - water spill

Turn it upside down, take out the battery, disconnect any peripherals and/or cables, and open it up.

Leave it this way for 48 hours.

After the 48 hours, plug in the charger cable and try to boot the machine up.
 

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Can I get a tool that plugs into a USB port for sound?

A:Liquid spill on laptop now sound is gone

Hi, There are many USB-Sound adapters around, such as:      https://www.startech.com/au/Cards-Adapters/Sound/USB-Audio/USB-to-Audio-Converter-External-SPDIF-Sou...     http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-2-0-to-3D-AUDIO-SOUND-CARD-EXTERNAL-ADAPTER-VIRTUAL-5-1-CH-MIC-Headph... Regards.

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My wife spilled half a glass of water on the laptop Toshiba 7020ct.
she cleaned it up.

after this incident the keys are typing the wrong letters for eg. if i
type H i get G and some times two or more letters for the same key.

She says she has pressed the keys vigorously during the cleaning i was
wondering if she activated some key or compressed some key which is
causing the problem.

i cleaned the keys by removing the keys but it did not help

I noticed some thing else when i switch on the computer it gives me a
message saying update EC / KBC . Where can i find this and how do i
update

I can use external keyboard and mouse with out any problem.

I am a computer illiterate please help

thanks in advance

Manohar

email address

[email protected]
 

A:Water spill on laptop - keyboard problem

Go here and see if this will help ya out.

http://www.notebook.ee/forum.php?openID=385&dcurrent=2004-06-30+20:34:19

Good luck.
 

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All the keys arnt working except for a, b and a few others... help! I turned the labtop to the side and wiped it down...

A:several keys not working after liquid spill on hp g6 laptop

Lilly20100225 wrote:All the keys arnt working except for a, b and a few others... help! I turned the labtop to the side and wiped it down...There's not anything you can do other than replace the internal keyboard OR use an external keyboard.  Hopefully, the keyboard was the only part that was damaged by the spill. If you want me to locate the part/price for you, please post your HP Product Number (P/N) so that I can be accurate.

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Hi everyone, I think I'm out of luck here. Let me explain what happened in detail.

I have a laptop which model is pretty similar to the MSI GT80 Titan, except it's sold and built by CyberPower PC. And no, they aren't the problem. I was playing a game two days ago and I spilled Kool-aid over my keyboard. It mainly hit the leftmost side, so naturally I didn't really panic because I thought that the keyboard (because it's mechanical) wouldn't be able to get into the components. I kept playing after the spill but then I decided I should do something, so I wiped it off and took it apart.

I cleaned it all up, and nothing managed to get into the core components. I wait a day, boot, and the keyboard is a bit broken. I grab a blow dryer and I revive it apart from sticky keys. So, I use the straw method to fix them, but in the process I may have shorted out the red LED strip above the keyboard. No big deal, right? I guess not. Another day passes, today, and I notice the escape key is still sticky so I perform the straw method again. I dry it via blow dryer, take off the back cover, blow dry that for a while, and then proceed to unscrew the whole bottom cover to expose some of the keyboard to check for more damage. In the process I pull up near the battery, it moves up, but that's no surprise, because it sits on a metal frame that holds it up. So I inspect the keyboard, it looks fine, and I screw everything back together.

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I spilled about half a cup of water on my laptop keyboard. Immediately unplugged, soaked up visible water with towel, propped laptop upside down to let the water drain out. At first, in my frantic state of mind, I thought I should leave the battery in to keep the fans running and blow evaporated moisture out. Read an article that said I should take out the battery, turned around, and saw that the screen had gone black. I took the battery out. I now have it propped upside-down with fans blowing on it from above and below.

I've read some articles, but they just tell me what to do right away. What I really want to know is, assuming I get it all dried out, what are the odds that the laptop will be okay? I mean, it's just water, not coffee or soda or anything.

UPDATE: Just checked the ingredients on another bottle of the same water. Purified water, calcium chloride, and sodium bicarbonate. Hopefully residual calcium chloride and sodium bicarbonate will not destroy my computer over time.

A:Chances of a Laptop Recovering from Water Spill?

I think the odds are pretty good. Just let it dry naturally for a few days.

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HELP!! I spilled some Mike's Hard Lemonade on my HP G6 keyboard last night. I immediately turned it on it's left side (in the direction of the spilled-on keys so as not to spread the mess) and dried it off with paper towels. Now, this morning, the F, G, and Backspace keys aren't working. Nothing happens when I press them. I don't feel any "stickiness" when I press the keys and everything seems to be dry now. I've watched some YouTube videos on how to REPLACE the keyboard but I'm wondering if I should take the keyboard off as is shown in the videos and just clean it or something. I'm afraid to take it apart and ruin it (it's only 6 months old!!) or make the warranty invalid but I don't know what else to do. Does anyone have a tip for me? Thanks

A:several keys not working after liquid spill on hp g6 laptop

Hey PhancyNancy,  I'm so sorry to hear you had a spill! It's always a terrible "stomach in your throat" feeling.  You may be able to take it apart and clean it without voiding the warranty. I'll need to know your full product number to know whether the keyboard on that particular model is considered "customer replaceable" (in other words, can you remove it and put it back on even just to clean it, without voiding the warranty). You can find your product number on the bottom. It could be abbreviated 'P/N'.  Hopefully it is only your keyboard that is affected. It's tough with spills because you can always see the effects that spills have on some components in the computer and they may not fail immediately, but could fail in the future. You did the right thing though by putting it on its side. Let me know your product number and I can give you lots more information on part numbers and replacement procedures if the keyboard is "customer replaceable".   

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Sorry if I didn't post on the right section.

So basically I spilled liquid on my laptop keyboard and now it doesn't work anymore.
I turned it upside down for a while, I blow dried it and yeah at first it worked but after like... 2 minutes it stopped working forever! Guess the liquid short circuited the keyboard.

Should I just send my laptop in to some store and get it fixed?
Or should I remove the keys (which sounds really complicate and a delicate work)
Maybe I should uninstall the keyboard driver and re install in?

For more info I'm using a COMPAQ Presario v6000

***P.S: The weirdest thing is that when I open my laptop, it makes a loud beeping noise and then I kinda freezes on the startup screen (shows COMPAQ, and tells you to press ESC for config)
So I press ESC hoping it works and yeah it does. I press ESC again and windows starts up.
-> Does it mean that only the ESC button on my keyboard work?
Thanks!
 

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I have the Acer Aspire E15, and recently I spilled milk over the keyboard and some keys don't work, including the powerbutton, aka the only power button on the whole laptop, is there a way to turn it on without it, or atleast a quick way to fix it, or long way either is fine I just want to turn it on.

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i spilled a glass of wine on my dell xps. i seemed to have done all of the right steps by shutting it off, removing battery, cleaning keyboard externally but then i noticed some keys were still sticking so i took it apart, with manual carefully, and there was only a wee bit of spots on the keyboard internally so cleaned with alcohol. all seemed well but when i reassembled the monitor isn't working. i can hear that it is starting up and working properly but the monitor is black. i was very careful with the cables, i didn't remove them or anything...does anyone know what could be happening?

thanks.
 

A:Saved laptop from spill but after taking apart monitor not working?

The LCD requires two cables, one for power, and the other the display connector.

It is likely the display cable which is probably ribbbon style, has come out of the back of the LCD's circuit connector block.

Either that, or one of the inverter leads has been slightly pulled out of the connector block and isn't making proper contact.

My advice would be to strip the display surround off, and remove the plastic trim running across the top of the keyboard and then check all the connections and with it in pieces, run it up again.
 

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I spill water on my laptop earlier it showes automatic repair preparing, and its restating again againwhat could be the problem can i do it myself or i need to go to shop?

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I wanted to "give back" and try and help someone else after getting so much good advice from this forum.

Last Saturday night I was working on my Acer 7750 laptop that I got back in April, I was on Facebook and just waiting for a pizza to be delivered, I had a full solo cup filled with Diet Coke and a good amount of ice sitting a bit further back from my laptop, but next to it, when suddenly I thought I heard a car door slam, and knowing that I have to put my dog away before I answer the door, I jumped up quickly and my hand hit the glass of diet coke, and suddenly before my eyes diet coke was flooding the center of my keyboard, I grabbed my laptop up quick, unplugged the adapter, and flung the pop off my laptop, grabbed paper towels and started blotting up the evil liquid. I got it as dry as I could and then shut the lid of the laptop, and placed the laptop on a chair since the pizza man was knocking on the door, neglecting to take out the battery. I was very upset figuring I just killed it, there was enough pop on the keys to believe it plus several years ago I had killed my hubby's laptop with the same substance and it immediately died.

As soon as I paid the pizza guy, I grabbed the laptop and I tried to type something and it was working fine. I STILL did not remove the battery, just shut it off!! I wrongly thought I was out of the woods so I happily ate pizza. About a half hour later I went back to my laptop and to my horror my keyboard was now typing gib... Read more

A:Solved: My Acer 7750 Laptop SURVIVED a Diet Coke Spill

If you ever do it again take the battery out and quickly swill the keyboard with a little distilled water to wash the sticky coke away, Clean distilled water will not usually harm electronics providing there is no power until it has completely dried out.

Sticky drinks will leave stuff behind when they dry out so it is better to swill them out with (even) clean rainwater if you haven't got distilled water
 

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I'm in a complete PANIC right now because this is my work computer and I don't know how to get my email now.

Here's the deal: My old laptop died. Deader than dead. Won't even boot. I'm on another laptop now and I need to know how I can set up another windows mail account and, most importantly, transfer all of my email, contacts, etc. from my old windows mail.

Please help! I can't lose my emails and contacts!!!!

I had my old computer backed up with carbonite.com and I **think** my mail should've been back up. I hope so. If not, am I screwed? I'm lost. Somebody help please.

A:HELP!!!! Laptop died. How do I transfer Windows Mail to my new laptop?

If you used Windows Mail, it is just a matter of setting that up on your work computer, which mail provider did you have set as default mail handler ?
For example, i use Windows Mail, but, i have comcast.net set as my default mail, so, i can go to Tools, accounts, and go through those tabs after the default mail is selected. So, without putting your whole email here, what comes after the @ in your email address, mine is @comcast.net.

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Hello All... This the second post about this particular Notebook computer. See this thread
for the hardware details.

My question regards something that happened since then. After installing the SP2 update from CD, I proceeded to download the remaining Critical Updates from the M$ site. Got about halfway through the 57 downloads (but not yet installed). This morning when I turned the laptop on to continue the update downloads, the unit would not boot. In fact it would not even POST. The power LED turned green (normal) and a repeating clicking noise would sound about every 5 seconds. Sounds similar to the sound when attempting to access a floppy disk (but not from the floppy disk drive). LCD screen was black. My best guess is power supply or mobo...

One additional bit of info... I had removed the Li-Ion battery about 3 days prior to this and have been running on AC power. Operation seemed OK.

I'm reasonably proficiant with Desktops, but this is my first goaround with a Laptop. Any insight would be appreciated.

Raybro
 

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I got an old laptop as a gift, and after using it for a month, it gave me a stop error when rebooting (nt32.dll I think....). Being lazy, I decided to re-install Windows, hoping this would clear up the issue.
Strangely, the installation process took 24 hours and more and half way though, the computer simply went dead. It won't even respond now when I press the power button. I've kind of given up on it, but just out of curiosity it there anything I can try to do to fix it that doesn't involve using a soldering iron and immense amounts of techie training

Thanks!
 

A:Laptop Died

My best guess is that something overheated and fried, motherboard or cpu. That's a long time to leave it during an install procedure.
 

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Hi i have a compaq presario cq56 hp laptop and it suddenly died on me it boots up to a black screen and the caps light flashers once continually and the f12 button is on solid orange

I read that the CPU is not functioning is there a fix for this and how

Thanks

A:Laptop died

If your CPU has died the only fix is to replace it.

This video shows you how, but you need to research exactly what you can replace it with first.

Do a search on Google for that.

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Model: Toshiba P200D-139
OS: Vista 32-bit

Im not sure where to start, but generally speaking, my laptop has died. I turned it on yesterday and it booted fine and it allows me to login, but after it finishes loading, the screen just remains black with the mouse on screen. When I hit Ctrl+alt+delete, it does take me to the 'task manager, change password, log off, etc.' screen but when I log back on the screen remains black.

Few things worth noting:

1. In the months that I have owned it, I have never turned the laptop off but simply close the lid which puts it sleep mode.

2. Two days ago, it started overheating, and I mean serious overheating. I put my finger on the exhaust vent and I dont think I could have kept it there for more than 5 seconds or it would have been seriously burned.

3. Decided to turn the laptop off to give it a rest and when I booted it up the following day, I encountered this problem.

4. Even if I use safe mode, it doesnt work.

5. Had the option of doing a system restore when starting up the 5th or 6th time and it took me to a screen which looked like the windows NT interface where it looked as though a restore was going through, but upon restarting when instructed to, nothing happened.

Now prior to the stuff, I hadnt downloaded anything and I hadnt changed any settings and I definitely didnt mess around with the System 32 folder. I cant think of anything else except the overheating which could have cause this problem.

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A:My laptop died... Help!

Try over in the Laptop forums: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f108/

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My HDD died so i decided to change it with an old laptops hard drive, nothing seems to be wrong at first but i have noticed that
even the driver manager wont recognize my graphics driver/card and its showing up as standard VGA graphcs driver adapter, I have tried downloading the drivers for the in built graphics card which is a nvidia geforce 410m but the installer does not recognize it in the laptop, i also noticed the operating system the harddrive had is an 32 bit whilst the old HDD had 64 bit ... ( please i'm really desperate for help my laptop is a sony vaio vpcej2b1e , the hard drive im using now is also from a toshiba laptop, so its showing as toshiba instead of 'sony'.

p.s. anyone who helps me, will get a free drawing ;-; !! < graphics artist :<
 

A:Help please! :( HDD died so im using an old laptop on new..

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Alright, I got home today from school, went to turn on my laptop, and this is what happened. It is an Acer 2304LCi. I have all of my progamming stuff on it for the telemetry for microboard at school. I can't lost this laptop! Okay, so I plugged it in, dead battery, and hit the power button. The green power led turns on, the hdd light comes on and stays on. You can hear the cpu fan for about 3-5 seconds, and then it dies. You can hear it try to read the cd drive, and you can hear the hdd running, but there is no video! No external or anything on the onboard LCD. I don't know what is wrong. I have tried removing and replacing, Ram, Hdd, and CPU. What do I do? I can't lose it!

Thanks to whoever can help,
~Mike
 

A:Help!!!! My laptop died! What do I do?

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I was installing Windows 7 onto my laptop (previously vista) and install seemed to run smoothly (went past asking about.. PC name, network etc) but after it said it was preparing for first startup, nothing boots. After restarting.. besides the startup Acer screen, there is only a black screen with a blinking underscore at the top left. Whats happening :S?

I've tried F2 and running a setup but it just shows me some specs and such

Btw it has 2.0 Ghz + 2GB ram x__x

A:Laptop...died?

A clean install I am assuming right? Also is it the RC download from Microsoft? If a clean install than try to install seven again. If an upgrade than a repair install should fix it

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Alright. So, just a few minutes ago, my laptop died. I was sitting on my bed with my laptop in my lap. I was looking at some word documents and about to start working on a paper when there was a click noise and the laptop just shut off. I tried turning it back on and got nothing. I tried putting in the charger and got nothing. I tried taking out the battery and leaving in the charger and got nothing. The thing is just dead and won't turn back on. My first suspicion is that it could have overheated while in my lap (possible not getting enough air flow), but it's never done this before. Any suggestions?

PS. No BSoD. Just 'click' and off. No luck trying to boot. Getting nothing.

A:Laptop Died

When I first started reading my first thought was , you shouldn't have put it in your lap...
The clicking noise suggests a hard drive issue to me, but this shouldn't prevent the system from posting or powering on at all. I would remove the battery and the ac adapter overnight, and just let it rest, it may decide to function again in the morning.

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When I was shutting down my laptop the other day, it cut off rather quickly instead of doing the whole shutdown routine. The next day, I couldn't get it to come on. The battery in it is extremely week and when I noticed the little green light on the A/C adapter wasn't on, I thought that maybe the A/C adapter had gone bad and because the PC was plugged in but not receiving power, it didn't give me the low battery warning and just lost all power and shut down. I ordered a new A/C adapter which arrived today. When I plugged everything in, the laptop still won't turn on.

A couple of questions here:
If the battery is very week to dead, would the power from the A/C adapter alone run the PC?

Any other suggestions on what this might be?

Also, if I can't restart this laptop, is there any way to get the data from the hard drive or is it lost?
 

A:Laptop Died

Usually you can run laptops without the battery conncted. Depends on your exact model of course. You can try just removing and reconnecting the battery too.
 

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My girlfriend has a Panasonic Toughbook CF71, whilst using it last night the screen just went black & seemed to be shut down apart from some lights, power & a couple of others... I will try & explain if need be.

It would not start up & was making no running noise, we took the battery out so that it had no power, put it back in to start up again, flicked the power switch but nothing happened apart from the initial bleep & these 3 lights coming on, the HD didnít sound like it was spinning up, a totally black screen.

Can anybody help, she has her Phd thesis on it!!!!!
 

A:Laptop seems to have died

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Hi, I have an Alien Ware m14x r2 and last night it completely died on me. Its 2 years old. The strange thing is the power cord has a blue light on it. It is lit when indicating it has power and unlit when it doesn't. When I plug the power cable in the light comes on indicating power, however as soon as I plug it in to the laptop it goes out. I have not been able to power it up since. The battery had a full charge at the time also. I have been praying its not the mother board. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
 

A:HELP! Laptop Died!

Alienware M14x R2 (Dell support site for that laptop)

Note: If you go here and enter the "service tag" number or "express service code" number for your laptop, it'll bring up the Dell support site that's assigned ONLY to your laptop.

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The other night my cousin spilled milk onto the keyboard of her laptop. It seemed ok at first, just a few stuck keys. We turned it over and let it sit all night waiting to let it dry out. Well, the next day, it turns on, there's visible power lighting up an led and the fans go, but the screen stays blank.

When you start it, the fans are normal, but then ten seconds into boot up the fans quite. Maybe that's normal, maybe not.

I plugged it into an external monitor and it's still just blank.

It's an acer aspire 5100 laptop. What should I do next?
 

A:Spilled Milk

phaedo5 said:


What should I do next?Click to expand...

Probably dig a hole. Computer components and liquid don't play well together.
Check your warrantee.
 

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My computer just picked up something. When I do a google search www.search-milk.net will pop up briefly on my screen then redirect my browser to a web page I didn't click on. I did a system restore but it's still there. AVG will pop up that a black hole (?) threat was blocked. Yahoo search doesn't redirect. Any ideas?

A:Searchi-Milk.net

Sounds like a Google redirect Virus...

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62-209, just bought it in the end of June, and it has already met a possible death. So, I need help.

My toddler decided this morning that everything (me, the cats, my sleeping husband, and also my laptop) needed to drink from his bottle. I had gotten up to grab the phone and within that few seconds, my son got about a tsp of milk on the keyboard of my laptop. I turned it off to dry it off. I thought nothing of it honestly, as I've had laptops work after having 32 oz of pop poured on them (ex husband did that... to try to ruin my Toshiba I had a few years back... it lived).

I restarted it and everything went fine, but when I got to the desktop, it was acting like multiple buttons were being pressed. So I turned it off and tried wiping it off again. I let it sit vertically and open in front of a fan so it could dry a bit more.

When I went to turn it back on, this time, it went immediately to a system repair. Okay, fine... Nope, not fine... It proceeded to make the annoying hum that computers make when say you're pc is frozen and you're hitting keys (I hate that noise... but usually it's only a quick noise... this time it was on going). I let it run the repair and it went to my desktop again (took 20 minutes). Again, the keys were spastic and it shut off on its own.

I turned it back on and it did the system repair, nothing... I tried again, and it went to do a system restore. After the system restore, it went to the desktop. ... Read more

A:Spilled Milk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8leHJxqrfk

That is a link to dismantle a Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop; follow the instructions it should be the same (if you're wanting to take it apart and clean it for yourself). When cleaning it just take precautions, and use common sense). Personally, I've never took apart a laptop to clean it; but I'm assuming it wouldn't be much of an issue.
 

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But I don't know what it is. Last night, I was trying to discharge my battery to see how much life it has left. It shut down suddenly, and I thought it was normal, so I plugged in power and left it off so it could charge. This morning, when I turned it on, it took me to the Windows Error Recovery page, and now there's a minidump. The message given to me upon log in was "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown". Something of that sort. Does anyone know if that was supposed to happen?

A:Laptop died with an error

The dump file is a STOP 0x124 error - that's a hardware error that's reported to Windows by your CPU.
Since you were trying to drain your battery I wouldn't be too concerned about it - and would wait to see if you get another under normal operating conditions.

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Hi,

For the last month, I've been using an Acer 8473T travelmate laptop.

Even though it's old, it's brand new (was an ex-business laptop that was never unboxed).

It's worked perfectly until just now. Never dropped.

I was working a document, then put it to sleep. I woke it from sleep, and the screen won't come on. I took out the battery, plugged it into the power-but the screen still won't come on

It turns on (screen stays off) & the fans come to full power.

I've tried (nothing worked):
Plugging it to an external display (hdmi)
Discharging the capacitors power by pressing power off without the battery
Removing the ram, using in dif slot
Removing the hard drive
What's left to do?
 

A:New laptop died-no cause/reason

On most laptops, some of the function keys are used to switch to internal/external monitor amongst other things. Are you sure you haven't pressed one of those??
Also try the dim/brightness.
 

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Hi guys - I'd appreciate any thoughts on the following

My laptop has died - in the middle of using it, the screen went black (but powered), then the power to the screen went off. Couldnt do anything, so turned it off. Now when I turn it on the screen does not power-on, and the hard drive light doesnt flick. Is this a HDD problem? I cant tell if it is spinning up, because the cooling fans come on immediately I press power. As it stands the machine is unbootable - on power on, the light comes on on the laptop and the CD drive, but thats it.

Suggestions on diagnososis, prognosis, anything, would be good!

Cheers

Paul
 

A:Laptop fallen over and died

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I'm on a student exchange in China...my laptop is my connection to everything, school, home... I CANT LIVE WITHOUT IT!!! BUT, today I turned it on and the screen is almost completely black. I can just vaguely make out the icons on the desk top but it seems that the screen is no longer lit. I am able to hook it up to a monitor and see the screen but I don't have access to a monitor most of the time, I had to borrow that one..... A friend told me he had this problem and it was a operating system issue, but I realize it might also be hardware too... It's difficult to get computers fixed where I am so, my questions are:

Could there be a simple solution that I have not checked yet? Any suggestions?
If it is the light, is there any point in trying to have it fixed or is it difficult and expensive?
If I kick it, is there any chance that will revive it? (just kidding)

It is a Hewlett Packard Pavilion N5415
Running Windows EX Home Edition
AMD Duron Processor

Am lost in China without my laptop! Yikes!
 

A:Laptop Screen Died!! Seriously Need Help!

Sounds like the Back-light or Inverter for the screen......not sure what the laptop cost but most of the time it cost effective to just get another laptop. the part is not too expensive but installing it takes an expert.

You can tell it is the back light by shinning a flashlight on the screen and you can see all the Icons etc.
 

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