Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sat 19 Apr 2014, 15:36
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware
So I spilled water on my notebook....
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]  
Author Message
Loko

Joined: 28 May 2012
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Mon 28 May 2012, 13:37    Post subject:  So I spilled water on my notebook....
Subject description: Yes, I'm a moron
 

My problem seem to be that the electrical signal from the keys to my notebook are not working as intended anymore. Some keys do not respond to input whereas others return multiple keys when pressed, some keys just suddenly get an unstoppable desire to be pressed down continuously. The mousepad still works fine.

Is there any way I could "reset" the keyboard so to speak?
Any way I can disable the keyboard?
I´ve tried plugging in a wireless keybord, but the notebook couldn't detect it. Is there a tool I can use to diagnose any problems and help me get that working?

Íḿ using 5.28 luicd puppy

Thanks for any help you may give me. Puppy linux is pretty awesome Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Flash
Official Dog Handler


Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 10665
Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Mon 28 May 2012, 14:13    Post subject:  

Was it just clean water or was it dirty or sugary? How much water? Was the keyboard saturated or was it just a bit wet? Did you remove the battery right away to prevent electrolytic corrosion, and leave it out until you were sure the keyboard was dry? What did you do to dry it out? How long did you wait before putting the battery back in?

If it was clean water and you instantly removed the battery when the water spilled on the keyboard, there's a good chance it will work if you thoroughly dry it out before replacing the battery. It takes longer than you might think to thoroughly dry something like a keyboard. The best way to dry out any trapped water that remains after you give it a good shaking is to get it pretty hot (40 C at least) for several days. Again, without the battery.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Loko

Joined: 28 May 2012
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Mon 28 May 2012, 14:23    Post subject:  

Flash wrote:
Was it just clean water or was it dirty or sugary? How much water? Was the keyboard saturated or was it just a bit wet? Did you remove the battery right away to prevent electrolytic corrosion, and leave it out until you were sure the keyboard was dry? What did you do to dry it out? How long did you wait before putting the battery back in?

If it was clean water and you instantly removed the battery when the water spilled on the keyboard, there's a good chance it will work if you thoroughly dry it out before replacing the battery. It takes longer than you might think to thoroughly dry something like a keyboard. The best way to dry out any trapped water remaining after you give it a good shaking is to get it pretty hot (40 C at least) for several days. Again, without the battery.
Clean water, some water but not satuated. Id say half full cup. I did not remove the battery, but placed it top side on a heating unit for about an hour. I had some contacts on email that I needed to get into contact with. It seemed to work well for everything save the keys. Its a samsung N150Plus, with the battery at the bottom behind the fully functional mouse pad. I dont believe it has taken any damage.

Ill try heating it without the battery.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Flash
Official Dog Handler


Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 10665
Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Mon 28 May 2012, 14:26    Post subject:  

Keep us posted. Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
puppyluvr


Joined: 06 Jan 2008
Posts: 3142
Location: Chickasha Oklahoma

PostPosted: Mon 28 May 2012, 15:09    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
Put it in a bag of uncooked rice overnight.....

_________________
Close the Windows, and open your eyes, to a whole new world
http://puppylinuxstuff.meownplanet.net/puppyluvr/
Puppy Linux Users Group on Facebook

Puppy since 2.15CE...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
Karl Godt


Joined: 20 Jun 2010
Posts: 3860
Location: Kiel,Germany

PostPosted: Mon 28 May 2012, 17:00    Post subject:  

remove all screws you can remove to let the humidity vanish and not condensate .
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0518s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0082s) ][ GZIP on ]