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post Jul 17 2010, 07:55 PM
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As some of You may know (and experienced) we had some VERY hot weeks in Sweden.
So last night Hell broke loose and I have NEVER experienced thunder & lightning so close.
First I thought that my house been struck by the lightning, then I thought my laptop was......
But it appears that it just have been drowned in water, since I have it on my porch.
Normally, it doesnt rain on my porch, but the wind must have blown in a lot of water on it.

So the best I could came up with was to fry it in the oven - and gosh - now it works again, but it took
some 15 hours to dry it up..... (at 45 degrees) smile.gif
So now I just have to dry the other stuff as well - eg. my soundcard & some pedals......

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post Jul 17 2010, 08:00 PM
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QUOTE (Staffy @ Jul 17 2010, 06:55 PM) *
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So the best I could came up with was to fry it in the oven - and gosh - now it works again, but it took
some 15 hours to dry it up..... (at 45 degrees) smile.gif
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Gratz smile.gif - sometimes gentle ambient heat works well - had to do the same thing once to a mobile phone that went thorough the washing machine. Best of luck with the rest.

Deep fat frying doesn't work though wink.gif .


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post Jul 17 2010, 08:20 PM
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woa dude! i'm sorry to hear that.., good luck saving the other things!


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post Jul 17 2010, 08:37 PM
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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Jul 17 2010, 09:00 PM) *
Gratz smile.gif - sometimes gentle ambient heat works well - had to do the same thing once to a mobile phone that went thorough the washing machine. Best of luck with the rest.

Deep fat frying doesn't work though wink.gif .


Deep fat frying only works on women and calamares......... laugh.gif
But I have done this numerous times before, since I always accidentally is pouring coffe over the keyboard, and it works every time! smile.gif

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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Jul 17 2010, 09:20 PM) *
woa dude! i'm sorry to hear that.., good luck saving the other things!


Oh, I think I'll manage to do that as well, but the computer was the most important since I got bookmarks to all the great lessons here smile.gif
This is just "Studio C", so the soundcard was a quite cheap one, and the pedals will be alright, I think...

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QUOTE (Staffy @ Jul 17 2010, 08:55 PM) *
it took some 15 hours to dry it up..... (at 45 degrees) smile.gif

The rain passed by here some hours ago and I could swear I heard and evil laugh with it... Maybe your laptop would have dried a lot quicker in the microwave owen unsure.gif


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post Jul 17 2010, 11:40 PM
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Wow. Close call. I don't think I would've put it in the oven.


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post Jul 18 2010, 01:13 AM
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Smart thing with the oven, I wouldn't dare to do that, but if it works, great smile.gif Glad to hear you solved the problem smile.gif


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post Jul 20 2010, 01:27 PM
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Can't believe what you done! biggrin.gif
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post Jul 21 2010, 08:20 PM
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Staffay thats a great story man! How come your laptop didn't burn out in the oven? Very cool thing to do (you saved 500$+ investment) smile.gif


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post Jul 21 2010, 11:32 PM
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Yeah, glad to hear it worked smile.gif

My girlfriend once had her cell phone fall into water, and she googled for a solution which happenned to be letting the phone rest in rice for a night. Worked like a charm!, it seems the rice absorbs humidity pretty weel from electronic devices. Go figure smile.gif

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QUOTE (Pedja Simovic @ Jul 21 2010, 09:20 PM) *
Staffay thats a great story man! How come your laptop didn't burn out in the oven? Very cool thing to do (you saved 500$+ investment) smile.gif


500$ ?? This laptop was like 2500$... I've done this a lot of times with keyboards, the trick is to use 40, max 45 degrees...

Unfortunately my E-MU 04/04 and my Logitech wireless keyboard went to the rats.... sad.gif

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QUOTE (Fran @ Jul 22 2010, 12:32 AM) *
Yeah, glad to hear it worked smile.gif

My girlfriend once had her cell phone fall into water, and she googled for a solution which happenned to be letting the phone rest in rice for a night. Worked like a charm!, it seems the rice absorbs humidity pretty weel from electronic devices. Go figure smile.gif


Yeah, thats sounds perfectly ok in my ears since rice is absorbing water, but that would have been a LARGE bin of rice for my lap-top. Thx. for the tip though, I will remember this. (since I dropped some mobiles in water as well... tongue.gif )

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post Jul 22 2010, 05:13 AM
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Great to hear you got it working.. reminds me of doing the same for my first ever walkman that I drowned in water. smile.gif


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