Sunday, September 19, 2004

The Pepsi Syndrom

Very early this morning, the unthinkable happened. My very large glass of Coke toppled over right on to my laptop filling the unit to the brim. I quickly pulled the power chord and yanked the battery, but it was too late. Coke was pouring out of the bottom, and was pooled around the keys.

I dismantled the notebook as much as I could, and left it out overnight. This morning, I plugged it in and turned it on - nothing.

But this afternoon, after pricing out new units and deciding that I did not need a notebook... I plugged the unit in again and it turned on!

A little finagling of the hard drive, and it even booted.

And so far (only time will tell) it seems to be working perfectly. The keys are stiff - and will probably start sticking in the next couple of days. But I have already bid on a replacement on eBay so that should be easy enough to repair.

Moral of the story - don't drink and click!

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