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  LAPTOP ibm thinkpad r40 series - will not even turn on 
 
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Wendel Hullihen Nov 11, 2004, 07:48pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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This thing looks shot to me - it is an ibm think pad.

My gf brought it over, and claims that she spilled a little bit of water on it, and then hair dried it ?????, lol --- and it hasn't worked since and she don't know why


anyhow i firgure the water has something to do with it - but when you turn it on, the machine never really kicks on, the battery charge thing comes on and stuff, but the power supply never boots it and the fans never come on

So i am wondering if it could be fixed -- it sounds like the power supply may be shot, but i dont know if anything else would cause it not to turn on. So does anyone know anything to try

thanks


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Ken LaDere Nov 12, 2004, 06:16am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: LAPTOP ibm thinkpad r40 series - will not even turn on
Really depends on How much liquid and whether or not its isolated to one area. If it took a bath and was turned on its probably toast! Circuit boards dont fend off fluids well when theyre on..

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jw wish May 07, 2006, 02:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: LAPTOP ibm thinkpad r40 series - will not even turn on
All liquid spills can be a problem to deal with. It does sound as though the GF tried to turn it on before it had fully dried. Most laptops must be disaasembled and left apart for days. I would not use a hair dryer as either heat or static may damage the board, and if used without disassebling it first you will just move the liquid around inside. Sometimes the keyboard must also be replaced because of a plastic backing. Any other liquid will require much more work because of sugars and acids. I have seen juice, soda, wine, beer, coffee, yougurt, water and more. If you have just spilled something throw anything within reach to soak it up and run for the TP (toilet paper). It is highly asorbent and will soak up alot of what may be floating in the keyboard. Next do not flip it upside down. If you spilled alot pull out your battery, DVD, hard drive. Then tilt it towrads one of the openings to let any excess liquid drain. Clean as much as you can with out flipping it around. Unless you live close to someone who will attempt to clean it for you. Let it sit still for at least a day to dry. While this will not stop it from harming your laptop. It may aid in the cleaning, and possibly saving your data. Even laptops the have a short on the motherboard can be repaired in most cases. Note any type repair or cleaning sucess will depend on the type of liquid, the amount and where it traveled. Last if you want your laptop to run again, try to refrain from trying it "Just see if it works!", it may even turn on only to fail a minute later. If you need help with it you can reach me at:

James Wishnia
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*Note every laptop is different and the advice given is only a general example. All advice given is not ment to suggest any outcome. Anything you attempt after you spill liquid on your laptop is "at your own risk"




















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>> Re: LAPTOP ibm thinkpad r40 series - will not even turn on
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