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    Brand NEW laptop

    Brand new laptop.. just lost. I bought a new toshiba laptop just couple of months ago... yesterday, a cup of wine was spilled on it...It does not turn on anymore... i do have a garantee but obviously it doesnt cover liquid spillage...
    In any case, i disassembled it yesterday (took me more than 3 hrs... ), cleaned it as much as i can... and I am sending it back for repair... I am pretty much sure they will find out about the wine... but I wanted to try my luck?
    Did anyone had a similar experience?? were they able to repair it?? I cant beleive it was a brand new laptop... 40M...

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    This might be a genuine insurance claim, depending on your deductable etc. Mind you, "small" claims can up your premium....

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    Guys?? This post should also be in the Lounge section.

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    Should have bought a mac!

    I once poured a cup of coffee into my iBook (not on purpose!). Incredibly it survived unscathed after I ripped the battery out, and gave it a quick rinse. I did wind up having to replace the keyboard though...
    Memory loves time

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    My dad had this problem but with coffee.... 4 day later the laptop was working perfectly except he had to change the keyboard....

    Also one day my cell phone went in water and I buy a new one.... 4 month later I plugged it back and it was working perfectly...

    Wilko

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    Extended service agreement

    I have an extended service agreement with my laptop vendor and I was told that they will fix ANYTHING for the next 3 years. I drop it on the floor? They fix it. I step on it, they fix it. Coffee in it, they fix it, etc. I was told this specifically. I never broke it, so I've never tested my service agreement.

    They might very well fix it. Don't despair just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronydr
    Brand new laptop.. just lost. I bought a new toshiba laptop just couple of months ago... yesterday, a cup of wine was spilled on it...It does not turn on anymore... i do have a garantee but obviously it doesnt cover liquid spillage...
    Let me ask you...."what the hell were you thinking drinking wine (or any beverage) near your laptop computer? This is a no-no!! (as i'm typing this, i have a bottle of Gatorhade next to my mouse...lol).

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    Unhappy wilco26?????????

    Quote Originally Posted by wilko26
    My dad had this problem but with coffee.... 4 day later the laptop was working perfectly except he had to change the keyboard....

    Also one day my cell phone went in water and I buy a new one.... 4 month later I plugged it back and it was working perfectly...

    Wilko
    Uh oh, is Wilco26 my eleven yo son?????
    Memory loves time

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    Take it apart and spray it with electronic contact cleaner. The worst thing you can spill into a keyboard is anything with a high sugar content. Sugar is highly conductive and will bond to the circuits. If you're lucky a good cleaning will fix it. With a laptop, remove the battery before cleaning.

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