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# 243252 3-Dec-2018 17:17
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My friend has said they spilt since water in their laptop and it won't turn on (no lights when plugged in.

I'm assuming it's dead but before I give them the bad news can I just get some tips on how to check for certain.

I've held down power button.
Taken out battery (plugged in mains)
Hard drive still works, as I've removed it and tfrd data.

Is there anything else I can do?
Bit reluctant to take to shop for them to charge $$ just to say it's dead.
Toshiba p50

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  # 2138658 3-Dec-2018 17:18
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Plugging in mains was a bad idea.  


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  # 2138660 3-Dec-2018 17:21
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gehenna:

Plugging in mains was a bad idea.  



Why? It's no worse than having the battery inserted.




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  # 2138667 3-Dec-2018 17:26
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I'd remove the battery as soon as possible, tip out as much water as possible, and put the laptop into the hot water cupboard for 24 hours or so. This needs to be done as soon as possible after the spill. From the way you've posted I suspect this didn't happen.

Then reinsert the battery and try to reboot it, assuming the battery has sufficient charge, or use the power supply, and try to reboot.





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  # 2138676 3-Dec-2018 17:32
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Sorry I should have specified that the water damage would have happened some time ago.

Not sure how much water. Couldn't see any damage/rust on the mboard.

If it's just a battery then could buy a replacement, but don't want to buy one if totally dead.

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  # 2138686 3-Dec-2018 17:47
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It sounds dead to me. If it won't come on, whether battery or mains, and there is no response of any kind, like LEDs, and it is dry, then the motherboard is probably fried. Was it on when the spill occurred, or did anyone try to switch it on while still wet? That could certainly kill it.

 

 





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  # 2139953 5-Dec-2018 15:44
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Hmm Im sure I posted a reply to this.

 

 

 

From what you have said it sounds like its dead. Plus I found out that it was on when some water from a bucket was spilt onto it.

 

 

 

I might offer to buy the hdd from it, does anyone know the going rate for a second hand 2.5 1tb hdd?

 

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  # 2139960 5-Dec-2018 15:58
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33coupe:

 

some water from a bucket was spilt onto it.

 

I might offer to buy the hdd from it, does anyone know the going rate for a second hand 2.5 1tb hdd?

 

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Likely a major short somewhere, Its  toast... your friend is lucky you were able to get the Drive and Data out....

 

If its a HDD rather than an SSD its worth probably between $20-$50

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2140854 6-Dec-2018 22:16
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Charge the battery in a similar model.

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  # 2149489 22-Dec-2018 22:08
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The RAM should be recoverable & has some value, as does the LCD panel & charger.

Seeing as it’s been sitting round broken for some time, your friend is likely past the emotional loss stage & any return from the write-off will be welcome.




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