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Old Sep 11, 2005, 01:23 PM   #1
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Unknown liquid on m PB

So I wake up this morning and see that my Powerbook isn't asleep like it should be, screen saver is locked, so I go over and try to wake it up. Nothing. Then I notice a huge puddle covering my desk. Basically my PB was sitting in it. Its an odorless liquid(seems to be water) I immediately unplug everything from it and take the battery out and begin cleaning it off. Take off the door to the RAM compartment, a bit of moisture around the edges, nothing inside. keyboard and top aren't wet. Screen has a bit of splatter on it.

I gave it a bit of time to dry and tried to turn it on, and got loud fans and nothing else. Screen stay black. Right now its sitting in the sun and drying a bit if it got inside.

Help! Why isn't it booting up?

I don 't know what the liquid could be either. The only thing on my desk thats a possibility is my Axe can, which is still intact, no leaks. An the liquid doesn't smell like Axe.
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 01:24 PM   #2
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Seminal fluid from a wet dream?

Just kidding. Is your roof leaking, or do you have rowdy housemates?
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 01:45 PM   #3
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Seminal fluid from a wet dream?

Just kidding. Is your roof leaking, or do you have rowdy housemates?
I checked the ceiling, no leaks. Only one guy there last night and he was in bed. I know he didn't spill anything on it either.
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 01:46 PM   #4
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Anyone have some ideas on why it won't boot up?
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 01:50 PM   #5
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Anyone have some ideas on why it won't boot up?
Does it turn on? If it doesn't there's a high likelinhood that it shorted out.

Last time I checked, PBs didn't have blatters. Do you have any pets?
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 01:52 PM   #6
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maybe you should check the haunted PB thread.

but.. that mysterious water... weird!
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 01:56 PM   #7
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Does it turn on? If it doesn't there's a high likelinhood that it shorted out.

Last time I checked, PBs didn't have blatters. Do you have any pets?
No pets. The only possibility is that Axe can, and there are no leaks on it. But there were those splatter spots on the screen looking like they came from the can. The lid was on though...

Its obviously getting power, and the screen and stuff was working before I turned it off. When I press the power button, I hear fans. And the power lights and stuff. But no screen action.
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 02:03 PM   #8
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If it from the computer it's either the battery, or the screen (liquid crystal).
Unless you had your laptop modded and it's liquide cooled .
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 02:10 PM   #9
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Condensation?
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 02:22 PM   #10
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If it from the computer it's either the battery, or the screen (liquid crystal).
Unless you had your laptop modded and it's liquide cooled .
Battery works. Its not that. The screen was showing a picture when I woke up, it was my screen saver, just the image was stuck.

And condensation, I don't think so. The desk was the only place that was wet. And there was ALOT of this liquid.
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 02:36 PM   #11
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The desk was the only place that was wet. And there was ALOT of this liquid.
Has your PB surfed into the Apple Store lately? If so, it was probably drooling over the idea of having an iPod nano to sync to ...
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 02:48 PM   #12
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Somebody must have spilled something by accident, tried to clean it up - woke the PB, and left. After time as PB went to Screen Saver mode, liquid has gotten inside and shorted your PB.
Do you by any chance walk in sleep?

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Old Sep 11, 2005, 02:49 PM   #13
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Somebody must have spilled something by accident, tied to clean it up - woke the PB, and left. After time as PB went to Screen Saver mode, liquid has gotten inside and shorted your PB.
Do you by any chance walk in sleep?
Haha, nope, no sleep walking here. My dad thinks someone came into my apartment and spilled something on it. Which I'm starting to believe.
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Haha, nope, no sleep walking here. My dad thinks someone came into my apartment and spilled something on it. Which I'm starting to believe.

Hmm you don't have any enemies do you? ;

That really sucks though I hope you get it resolved.
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 03:01 PM   #15
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Hmm you don't have any enemies do you? ;

That really sucks though I hope you get it resolved.
No one that I can think of.
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 11:15 PM   #16
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SO what does it mean when only the fans come on when I hit the power button?
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 11:50 PM   #17
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set it out under the sun, disassembled so that the water can evaporate from the circuit boards and when it's dry, try it again. I took my camcorder on a vacation and used it for 6 hours in pouring rain, getting water under the LCD and eventually the whole thing stopped working. I freaked out but let it dry for the next few days and all the functions returned to normal.
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set it out under the sun, disassembled so that the water can evaporate from the circuit boards and when it's dry, try it again. I took my camcorder on a vacation and used it for 6 hours in pouring rain, getting water under the LCD and eventually the whole thing stopped working. I freaked out but let it dry for the next few days and all the functions returned to normal.
I lost all my links. Wheres an online guide for taking it apart?
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Old Sep 12, 2005, 12:17 AM   #19
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My roommate thinks I fried the logic board since it won't boot up. How much is this **** gonna cost me?
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