Questions tagged [water-damage]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-1
votes
1answer
19 views

Hardware damage due to sweaty hands

I know that sweat has minerals similar to those of water and I know that those minerals can cause corrosion to components/circuits regardless of whether they are on/off. Is there a real danger when ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Monitor has power but no display after water damage

The story starts simple, I was just drinking some water when I accidentally flicked my bottle all over my 2nd monitor, water dripped down into the bottom of the screen when the settings menu kept ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

How to stop keyboard input on Windows 10?

Today, I spilled water on my keyboard. When I wipe up the water, I have to smash all the keys and by typing the keys it messes with the stuff I am doing on my computer. Is there a way to make it so ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

dell xps water damage - keyboard not working

My daughter spilled a small amount of water on her XPS 13 9360 keyboard a few weeks ago. The keyboard stopped working the next day. The backlight comes on, but none of the keys work. I purchased a ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Spilled water on mouse, now it shows battery level even when it's off

As the title suggests, I spilled a little bit of water on my Logitech G900 mouse, and it works 100% fine, except that it's showing battery level even when I turn it off. It's only supposed to show ...
0
votes
0answers
229 views

Water Damage on PC what is broken? Motherboard is still Lighting

after a long session someone spilled a Coke/Whiskey drink onto my PC, as i just replaced the PCU, the wall was still open (i know.. i know) before the question came, after i realised ist 5 secs the PC ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Accidentally sprayed water on desktop computer monitor [duplicate]

I was drinking water while watching something and something funny happened and I spit water all over my monitor, which is one used for desktops. "Nothing" happened instantly but I quickly ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Proper way to remove saliva from motherboard [duplicate]

Saliva came into contact with my CPU. I cleaned the majority off with 99% isopropyl alcohol, but shelved it for later. Now I am once again in the process of cleaning it, as the motherboard I bought to ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Lenovo G510, beep sound 6-2-2. No bootable device found

I spilled water on the laptop Lenovo G510. The laptop automatically shut itself down and I plugged out all the connections to it thereafter. Then I used hair dryer to dry everything for an hour. Also, ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

I spilled tea on my laptop and now my touchpad isn't working [duplicate]

I was sitting in my bed and left my computer to the side, and I accidentally knocked over a cup of tea I was drinking earlier, I'm pretty sure everything on my computer works except the touchpad. The ...
0
votes
1answer
133 views

Laptop battery still charging but won’t turn on after sitting in a case that had water dripping on it over the weekend

I left my computer at home for the weekend and when I got back a water pipe in the ceiling had broke and was dripping over my laptop which was inside of a cover. The cover was completely wet but the ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Mouse button doesn't work on laptop after liquid damage … but only in Windows?

Silly me spilled coffee on my laptop (ThinkPad T61). It wasn't a like literally pouring a stream of liquid onto it, but enough for me to remove the keyboard, palm rest and battery, and let it sit ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Operating system bootup screen freeze, IT guy says it is the CPU

I spilled some water on my hp elitebook 8460p. after I left the laptop for couple of hours the laptop used to only show keyboard lights when power on then after using reset keyboard shortcut it booted ...
0
votes
1answer
477 views

A Milk spilled to my PC, is it stil possible to save it?

Got an accident this morning, my daughter glass of milk spill to my tower PC. As soon as it happen I disconnect the plug and open up my tower case. Trace of milk can be seen in my CPU, GPU card and my ...
0
votes
0answers
641 views

Serial Number Missing From Board

I have a problem with my HP ProBook 6570b Notebook laptop. I was drinking a beer and accidentally spilled beer on it. The beer amount wasn't that much, it was just as much as a spoon can take. I ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

My HP 745 G5 won’t turn on after water spillage [duplicate]

I spilled water on my laptop (HP 745 G5) and I switch it off after 30min and next day it won't come on but it has sound and it's not charging I need help what should I do
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Can I clean corrosion inside my keyboard by washing or soaking?

I have an Apple wired (external) keyboard (model A1242). Some small amount of water was spilled on it, and the Z, X, C, V, B, N, M, and left command keys were rendered unresponsive. All other keys ...
1
vote
1answer
210 views

GRUB is running but OS not booting, RAM could be defective

My laptop got slightly water damaged and, before I learned it was a really bad idea, I tried turning it on to see if it was working. What happened was the following: I pushed the power button and it ...
-1
votes
1answer
121 views

Some of the EPS power connectors in my GPU is broke [closed]

Yesterday I accidentally spilled a few drops of water on my GPU (MSI Geforce gtx 970 4 gb). Since that my computer short circuit everytime I power on my computer with my GPU pluged in, but works fine ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Can a water damaged motherboard or power supply ruin a functional CPU?

I found half of a desktop on the side of the road the other day. It included a 430 watt power supply, DVD r/writer, ASRock B250M-HDV motherboard, Pentium g4560 CPU, as well as a case with both side ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Water-damage computer [duplicate]

My child poured some water in my computer. The computer did not blow up or anything like that, it just lost connection with monitor. I shuted it down. I opened it, cleaned it without taking apart and ...
0
votes
1answer
774 views

How does a computer with water damage continue to work? [closed]

I have observed that computers (phones, laptops, desktops, etc) with water damage do not always completely stop working. They can have intermittent issues such as freezing, random shut downs, etc. I ...
0
votes
1answer
674 views

Spilled water into my desktop tower

I have a 2011 Acer windows 7 home desktop with monitor (Acer Aspire X3990). The monitor sits up on a desk and the desktop on the floor. There was a cup of water right beside the edge that was beside ...
0
votes
0answers
401 views

Cannot log in with VeraCrypt + Windows 10

So yesterday I fall glass of water and a bit of them fall on my laptop. As I realize what I have done, monitor blink twice and I push my turn on/off button, however I have set Sleep function for this ...
0
votes
1answer
610 views

Harddrive recognized by BIOS but not by OS (possible dead drive)

So someone threw water on my laptop, as a result, the laptop lost power (no lights of any kind blinking either anymore). I disassembled the laptop and found quite a bit of water laying on the ...
1
vote
0answers
129 views

Moisturized laptop makes clicking noise — without HDD, main fan stopped

I have an Acer Aspire v5 121 laptop (netbook) what I've got moisturized. The keyboard isn't working but it worked from the USB mouse. I switched off completely but without keyboard I can't switch it ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

Is it possible to limit the rate of key strokes on windows?

I damaged both my keyboard and mouse and when I now press certain buttons, they get pressed twice or three times in a couple millisecond interval. Is there an option in windows that disables such fast ...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

Laptop keyboard isn't working after coffee spill

This happened to one of my friends. He spilled coffee in the keyboard of his laptop, a Dell Inspiron 15 7568. I immediately suggested to remove the power adapter, and the battery. The next day he ...
0
votes
1answer
190 views

LCD Screen laggy and ghosting following water damage - what to do now

A friend of mind spilled water on his screen. After letting it dry out for a few days, we turned it on. Turns out, the screen is damaged and is now laggy and there is a trail whenever any motion ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Some keyboard Ctrl+[key] combos not working (+ left Ctrl water damage)

Yesterday I had a couple of raindrops (really very little) land on my laptop's left Ctrl key, which I promptly wiped off the keyboard's surface. In short order, the signal from the key got locked on. ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Arrow keys seem stuck after water damage

A few days ago i spilled water on my laptop. I got it fixed and it works fine except for the fact that my arrow up and arrow left key seem stuck sometimes. This always happens when I use one of the ...
0
votes
1answer
356 views

Water Damage to desktop tower but not turned on

I just spilled a lot of water onto my desktop which seeped through the fan vents on top of the computer. everything got drenched in water graphics card, ram, motherboard, psu hdd, ssd. i have not ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

Can saliva destroy my computer?

Usually when I am working with the computer's internals, I have to speak clearly and loudly so that whoever I'm working with can hear me, with my head pointing down. However, sometimes this causes me ...
2
votes
1answer
128 views

Cat knocked milk into desktop gaming pc

About 15 minutes ago my cat jumped on my desk and knocked my glass of milk which was about 1/6 as full into my desktop. My reaction time was quick and I managed to rip all of the cables out of the ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Spilt coke on my lenovo laptop any chance for it to get fixed? [duplicate]

I spilled less than half a cup of coke on the right side of the keyboard. At first all the keys were working. Then, when clicking "w" it types "2" and some other keys stopped working. I dried ...
-3
votes
1answer
73 views

effects of partial Coca Cola exposure on Lexar flip-drives and Cruzer Glide [duplicate]

I had three Lexar Micron flip-drives and one Cruzer Glide on my desk when I spilled some Coca Cola and about the bottom one-quarter of each flash drive was immersed in the cola. All of the Lexars were ...
-1
votes
3answers
97 views

Computer switches off main power supply?

Ok so I managed to pour water all over my keyboard, mouse, monitor, and power boards. I've dried everything up, everything works except my monitor has water inside it making a little patch (i've ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

Water spilled on my laptop's keyboard [duplicate]

Friday night, the night before a long day of travel, I spilled water on my laptop just before I was about to close it down and put it in my bags. I waited a few minutes before fetching paper towels to ...
1
vote
1answer
625 views

Laptop keyboard juice spill, certain keys don't work with brand new keyboard

Some juice was spilled on my laptop keyboard N61 JV. Once it dried out, a bunch of keys stopped working. After replacing it with a brand new, some keys still don't work around a particular region, ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Could a CF card submerged in sea water for a few days still work?

The title pretty much sums it up: What are the chances of a Compact Flash card that has been submerged in sea water for a few days still working? The card in question has a pretty expensive licence ...
0
votes
1answer
350 views

Artic Silver ArtiClean on motherboard

So I think I messed up today. Because I was experiencing severe fps drops on my three year old Alienware m14x r2, I decided to clean it out with compressed air and repaste the thermal paste (with IC ...
2
votes
1answer
566 views

Coffee-damage via USB?

EDIT - Turns out coffee got into the case through the top fan... dripped down the back of the motherboard... Ho hum.... This morning my cat decided to chase absolutely nothing across my desk. This ...
0
votes
0answers
992 views

Laptop won't start properly after I spilled water on my laptop?

Usual story: accidentally spilled water (just water, thankfully!) on my laptop - dried it out as best I could, left it overnight in front of a fan to drain and then the next day, took it apart to see ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Is a sleeping laptop more likely to be damaged by water than if it were shut down? [closed]

I’ve always wondered if shutdown is “more safe” than sleep when it comes to water damage for a laptop. For instance, if my drink spills on my laptop while it is off, I would expect damage to be ...
1
vote
0answers
625 views

Acer Aspire Keyboard Issue

5 days ago I spilled some water on my laptop computer. The only problem I had was the keyboard was not working correctly. I removed it and everything underneath was dry, as the keyboard comes out ...
0
votes
1answer
139 views

Laptop not powering on

Two days ago, I was hurrying to an exam and had to walk in the rain, resulting to my backpack getting rained on. When I got home, there was a tiny amount of water on the side of my laptop, but it didn'...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Accidentally got a little bit of water in uninterruptible power supply outlet; just let it dry, or trash it?

So, I had some water in my home office, I know that wasn't very responsible, but let's not point any fingers here. Long story short, a bit of water ended up spritzed onto some of the actual plugs of ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

I spilled water on my laptop and left it there for a day

I spilled water, it was around 9cm in diameter, on my laptop. I didn't know what to do so I just unplugged the charger and left it there, without removing the battery and turning it upside down cause ...
0
votes
1answer
470 views

Constant beeping

My computer has a problem with beeping. I'll first tell you how it started: One night I decided to watch a cartoon, and I took some water and food with me to eat while I watch. I fell asleep and when ...
2
votes
1answer
339 views

Broken laptop screen?

So my friend poured some tea into his laptop, and the screen looks like this: Even in the brighter areas, the colors are not exactly right. He took the laptop to a "tech", who said it's the inverter....