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02 September 2008 @ 09:50 pm
Great is my suckitude: I may have killed my laptop :(((((  
Posted from my iPhone:

I reached over to grab a fork and tipped over my glass of orange spritzer (OJ + seltzer). Right towards my laptop, which was on the table next to me. (It was a late, lowkey dinner -- just my husband and me; Meghan was already asleep for the night). Not a whole lot of it got on the laptop, but when I tried to use it 10 minutes or so later, it was dead. Now it's plugged in and the "sleep" light is flickering like crazy, as are the Caps Lock and Num Lock lights (and the fan keeps fading in and out). Not good! I can't get it to turn on -- all I get is the flickering lights. I'm hoping it'll improve as any little bits of OJ (which was the pulpy kind) dries; the flickering lights are better than no lights, which was what initially happened. But I have a bad feeling about this.... :(((((((((

The only silver lining is that I had backed up the computer a few weeks ago, when some sort of cache problem with Firefox had started making my OS go crazygonuts. The Genius Bar dude at the Apple Store fixed the problem (it took over 2 hours to get everything fixed up!), but I am now REALLY glad I had backed up, because this might just be the end. The other good thing is that I've wanted a MacBook Air for a while now (I currently have a 4-year-old PowerBook G4), so a new computer would be nice. But these are not the circumstances I wanted to buy one under.

:( *crosses fingers and waits*

Well, this'll make me to to bed early tonight. That's a good thing, I guess. I hate typing on the iPhone.
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Spicedogs: OhNo!-GKspicedogs on September 3rd, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
OMG, was this your subconscious way of attempting to get that computer after all?
Miss Sophia: Rufus - *sigh*miss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
I dunno, but it's now making me thankful for the whole mess of a few weeks ago, because had I not backed it up, I just might have been having a MAJOR nervous breakdown right now. It would have been BAD. But divka (see comment below) is giving me SOME hope right now.
(no subject) - spicedogs on September 3rd, 2008 02:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - miss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 02:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
again with the blarg: awcrapdivka on September 3rd, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
I spilled a 20 oz. diet coke on my laptop a year or two ago. I turned it over, drained everything out--and then I read that you should get the battery out of it. Then let it sit and dry.

I'm typing this on that laptop now--and there was no problems by the next day. Although it was doing the same flickering light thing yours was before I yanked the battery and let it sit overnight.
Miss Sophia: Gryffindor Braverymiss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
Oh dear god, you are giving me some hope!!! The juice didn't go anywhere near the battery, but all the same, I'm following your advice. The battery is now out, and the computer is unplugged. There wasn't nearly enough liquid to require draining -- I had only wiped the computer off, and that appeared to take care of the mess. I even tried turning it over, and there was nothing sloshing or coming out. There was far more OJ on the table...so maybe I'm in a good position for a full recovery??? Well, I'll let it sit overnight and see what happens.... Thanks for the beacon of hope!!!!
(no subject) - divka on September 3rd, 2008 02:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - miss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 02:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - divka on September 3rd, 2008 02:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - miss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 02:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - divka on September 3rd, 2008 11:52 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - miss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
jenn: alan readingso_severus on September 3rd, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
glad you backed it up and the airs are so pretty

Miss Sophia: Srslymiss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
If I hadn't done the backup, I'd be in an ambulance, having a nervous breakdown, right now. And god, yes, the Airs are soooooo nice!!! You can get refurbished ones for a few hundred bucks cheaper, but with the same warranty, so I'll probably do that...but I hope it doesn't come to that!
(no subject) - so_severus on September 3rd, 2008 02:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - miss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 02:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - miss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 03:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
alabastardalabastard on September 3rd, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
Oh dear ... good thing you backed it up.

Of course, being Malfoy, it's a great excuse to get a new computer.

Miss Sophia: Ooh Dracomiss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
Oooh, am I a Malfoy now? :D
(no subject) - alabastard on September 3rd, 2008 08:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - miss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - alabastard on September 4th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
Lucretia my reflection: lj multiple reasonsagameofthree on September 3rd, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
Eeek! I hope it's okay once it dries. :S
Spicedogs: awesomespicedogs on September 3rd, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
Wow, because that icon is the most awesome icon ever. May I snag it?

Edited at 2008-09-03 02:38 am (UTC)
(no subject) - agameofthree on September 3rd, 2008 02:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - miss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 02:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
st_aurafinast_aurafina on September 3rd, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
Isn't that the worst feeling, watching liquid drip out of your computer? If it's any consolation, my laptop had a cup of tea upended onto the keyboard, and lived to tell the tale, eventually.
Miss Sophia: Srslymiss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
The thing is, it didn't even drip, because not all that much got into it! But, of course, it's not like it was listening when I was trying to tell it that the OJ barely touched it. Luckily, like yours, it is alive and well once again, phew! (I think "eventually" just might be the key word when it comes to these sorts of incidents!)

Yay for indestructible electronics!!!
I am not a number; I am a free man!arxev on September 3rd, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
Eek D: When that happened to me I had to get a new motherboard. Hope yours is okay!
Miss Sophia: Writing with Quillmiss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
Aiya! Luckily, my computer has lived to tell the tale (although it looked for a while as if it wasn't going to). There's no way replacing a motherboard would have been worth it. Siri-hubby says that would have been $800 -- may as well buy a new computer at that rate.
The Fizzy Champagne Princesspuredeadthingy on September 3rd, 2008 09:25 am (UTC)
Aw, the only liquid-related mishap to happen to me is spilling hot chocolate on my iPod...
Miss Sophia: Chinese Fireball Ooohmiss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
Did it live to tell the tale?
(no subject) - puredeadthingy on September 4th, 2008 08:06 am (UTC) (Expand)