[TriLUG] OT - cleaning laptop after coffee spill
william at trilug.org
Sun Dec 19 13:11:10 EST 2004
You *will* buy another ThinkPad even though IBM is selling its PC division
to Lenovo? Anybody know about their design quality compared with that of
(this post does not reflect the opinion of my employer, which manufactures
hardware for IBM...they think this is an excellent stategic move for all
On Fri, 17 Dec 2004, Ed Hill wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-12-17 at 15:32 -0500, P. L. Charles Fischer wrote:
> > I had Sprite in my IBM A20p. I took it apart and used distilled water to
> > wash off the motherboard and keyboard. I then let it dry for two days. This
> > will work best if the spill has not dried. There are still a few keys that
> > need more cleaning, but it has been working for a year.
> About a year ago, an entire large coffee landed smack in the center of
> my ThinkPad A22p's keyboard while the machine was running. My heart
> skipped a few beats!
> I turned it off and carefully wiped off all the surfaces using a
> slightly damp cloth and a slightly damp Q-tip. Then removed and cleaned
> the Ultrabay CDROM and wiped off everything with dry napkins and dry Q-
> tips. And finally gave the machine two hours to air-dry.
> Two hours later I was back to work using it. And I've had no hardware
> problems with it since.
> Good luck with your your laptop cleanup!
> ps - Yes, I *will* buy another ThinkPad when the time comes.
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