help my baby knocked coke into my laptop :(

37 replies
Found 15th Sep 2008
i thought it had just gone on the screen so i wiped it of but now i have turned the lappy on its all weird colours,sort of like negatives of photos
do u think i should just turn of and let dry and it might be ok

37 Comments

Its Possible But Coke Can Desolve Metal So I Would Get It Cleaned Proffessionaly

Leave it powered off. Turn it upside down so the keyboards facing down, leave it like that for tens minutes that way the majority of the coke will dribble out. Then put it in the airing cupboard of some where thats quite warm for 24 hours and fingers crossed you might get away with it :thumbsup:

Get the hairdryer out.

A baby using a laptop.

Man, that's one smart kid.

Original Poster

omg how am i going to cope without it
thanks for all the help
may speak to u all in a day or 2

I managed to spill it over the ram on mine (still cant work out how as its underneath) I blotted it up with kitchen roll (after turning off of course) and I removed the ram stick and wiped the rest of the sticky mess with a alcohol wipe or three before cleaning the ram itself, left it half hour and re-assembled it and all is good now. Mine went into the display problem like you described too, if its beyond repair though does your house contents insurance cover it? Ours does with no excess too as its under the home entertainment & computers catergory that we pay around a fiver a year extra for so we have no excess on them, it also covers mp3 players, mobile phones and laptops etc out of the house for loss or theft with no adverse affect on the next years premium.

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snowtiger;2972565

Oh dear edjaned ... doesn't sound good !Seems lots of people have done … Oh dear edjaned ... doesn't sound good !Seems lots of people have done the same, maybe have a look here to see what others have done .. GOOD LUCK HUN :friends:http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/49993-20-coke-laptop-inspironhttp://bodclan.org.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=3157



oh no
i feel sick
i have turned it on,im on it now

Banned

And the moral of the story is:-

never have drinks of any kind near a pc, especially alcoholic ones

Hold on we are assuming the coke is the sticky brown liquid type, if its powdered just blow any thats left out and leave it the rest of the day to chill out and come back down to earth, it may be grouchy tomorrow doing cold turkey and have a bad comedown so pop a temazipam in the CD drive to help with the cold sweats etc. It will be ok though and recover ok, if its just the once rehab shouldnt be needed, just keep it away from Amy Winehouse and Pete Docherty in future. I toild you they was bad news.

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harlzter;2972604

I managed to spill it over the ram on mine (still cant work out how as … I managed to spill it over the ram on mine (still cant work out how as its underneath) I blotted it up with kitchen roll (after turning off of course) and I removed the ram stick and wiped the rest of the sticky mess with a alcohol wipe or three before cleaning the ram itself, left it half hour and re-assembled it and all is good now. Mine went into the display problem like you described too, if its beyond repair though does your house contents insurance cover it? Ours does with no excess too as its under the home entertainment & computers catergory that we pay around a fiver a year extra for so we have no excess on them, it also covers mp3 players, mobile phones and laptops etc out of the house for loss or theft with no adverse affect on the next years premium.



yeah i think its insured
its one of them that i got free when i signed up with utility warehouse so i think its insured with them
it cant be much that got in it.i just went to make boys breakfast then i came back to see he had poured the can of coke onto floor

Banned

if your on it now, then it must be ok

Original Poster

csiman;2972622

And the moral of the story is:-never have drinks of any kind near a pc, … And the moral of the story is:-never have drinks of any kind near a pc, especially alcoholic ones



i know
its all my fault
i had left the can there last night when i went to bed
typical really as i normaly put them in the kitchen b4 i go up

steevieboy4u;2972567

Leave it powered off. Turn it upside down so the keyboards facing down, … Leave it powered off. Turn it upside down so the keyboards facing down, leave it like that for tens minutes that way the majority of the coke will dribble out. Then put it in the airing cupboard of some where thats quite warm for 24 hours and fingers crossed you might get away with it :thumbsup:



that works well with water but coke is bad lol its the sugar and stuff u need to watch for!:thumbsup:

Original Poster

sassie;2972641

if your on it now, then it must be ok



its usuable but the screen looks like negatives of photos
and has vibrant colours in places
all the smilies are blue and the screen is black but writing is white

Original Poster

what was weird was when i initially turned it on it was okay but then the screen started flashing then it went like this

Original Poster

just read to wsh the laptop under warm water
i dont think i can risk that

Don't stress. My daughter "fed" some blackcurrant squash to my computer. It blew up. I then claimed on my household insurance ( no claims discount virtually non existent for household insurance). The engineer came within a few days and within a week.... a new faster, better computer. Job done

edjaned;2972632

i just went to make boys breakfast then i came back to see he had poured … i just went to make boys breakfast then i came back to see he had poured the can of coke onto floor



He was drinking coke for breakfast???? :shock:

edjaned;2972690

just read to wsh the laptop under warm wateri dont think i can risk that



If you do that just make sure you take the battery out first :thumbsup:

Banned

edjaned;2972659

its usuable but the screen looks like negatives of photosand has vibrant … its usuable but the screen looks like negatives of photosand has vibrant colours in places all the smilies are blue and the screen is black but writing is white



then get off it, and do as steevie has suggested - lol

Original Poster

ok i have to go
i will need some coke to get me through the next couple of days without my laptop
going to run my lappy a nice warm bath now

edjaned;2972719

ok i have to goi will need some coke to get me through the next couple of … ok i have to goi will need some coke to get me through the next couple of days




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http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/4964/cokevc4.jpg

Customs Detects Drugs Hidden Within Laptop … Customs Detects Drugs Hidden Within Laptop (Monday, September 15, 2008) Wales – Customs officers arrested a female Monday for transporting narcotics from the Wrexham hidden in her laptop computer. During secondary inspection officers noticed that the passenger was carrying a laptop that had been tampered with. The laptop was X-rayed and further examination disclosed substances hidden in the computer. Contents of of the sticky substance field-tested positive for Coke. A total of over 3 grams were seized with a street value of approximately 2p.The passenger arrived on board a National Express Coach and is a citizen of Deganwy, North Wales....Police say a major kingpin as now been removed from the streets and estimate that approximately 17 million people in the UK alone are victims of the sweetened carbonated drinks trade each year......



lol........

1st , Insurance
2nd if you get a new lappy can i have that one off you , Our pc still keeps switchiing off all the time

Banned



Morning Harlzter, :roll::thumbsup:

Maybe you could sue Coca-Cola, as according to their advert "Things go better with Coca-Cola things go better with Coke" !

Too late now but if it had been me I'd remove battery, switch off power adaptor but leave plugged in. Then press power switch to ensure I removed all traces of charge, before unplugging adaptor.
Then with hand sprayer filled with water, spray entire assembly several times to remove tracesof coke.
Find somewhere warm to place it (e.g. airing cupboard). Then leave for at least 24 hrs to make sure it's completely dry.
That way there shouldn't be any damage.
But guess it's probably too late now as something appears shorting, although still maybe worth trying as you don't have anything to lose.

DLM;2972937

Morning Harlzter, :roll::thumbsup:


Morning m'lday DLM:p

edjaned;2972659

its usuable but the screen looks like negatives of photosand has vibrant … its usuable but the screen looks like negatives of photosand has vibrant colours in places all the smilies are blue and the screen is black but writing is white


the invertor is goosed:)

My daughter spilled vodka & coke (mine not hers) over my keyboard and it never worked properly again, even though i dried it out straight away... kept doing random things like jumbling up letters and turning the PC off when you pressed 'O' or 'P'... Easier to replace than a whole laptop though...
Good Luck with yours Edjaned...

raptorcigs;2972564

Its Possible But Coke Can Desolve Metal So I Would Get It Cleaned … Its Possible But Coke Can Desolve Metal So I Would Get It Cleaned Proffessionaly




Say what??

No it can't

put a claim in on the insurance if it doesn't work properly coz doubt, when dried, it will be ok

sancho1983;2978015

Say what??No it can't


Errrm it can, maybe dissolve is too harsh but it can corrode metal which is a form of dissolving of the surface.

Have you not seen how good a toilet cleaner coke makes? It Really cleans them well, the same with old coins:thumbsup:

Coke is a very acidic drink even though it tastes sweet. I used it for cleaning some old brass fire accessories with and its better than any commercially available cleaner.

So it sort of corrodes the surface a little. That doesn't mean it 'dissolves metal'

I've tried the toilet cleaner thing and it never seemed to work. The best hing i've used coke for, apart from drinking, is cleaning blackboards, gets rid of all of the old chalk marks, brings it up as new

Original Poster

its far worse now keyboard or mouse not working and screen looks far worse
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