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General Chat Thread, Coffee and Laptops in General; I have worked in my school for 6 years now and until last week had, suprisingly, never had a staff ...
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    Coffee and Laptops

    I have worked in my school for 6 years now and until last week had, suprisingly, never had a staff laptop with coffee spilled on it. Now we have had 2, one totally dead and one that we left to dry and actually still works, all be it smelling of tesco's finest roast!

    How common is this? Do we just had a particularly clumsy set of staff this year?


    Also, I post safe in the knowledge the worst thing I have ever done was spill a pot noodle onto a desktop keyboard, which still works today!!!!

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    ive had one where mile was spilled in it worked fine still but staff member wanted a new one as it smelled (well dont spill milk on it)
    best one was recently a staff member had a tea light/candle on table with laptop opened laptop up and burned right through lid and screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    best one was recently a staff member had a tea light/candle on table with laptop opened laptop up and burned right through lid and screen
    Ha, my girlfriend had candles lit in front of the dvd player, opened the drawer to change the dvd and went to find one, dvd drawer had opened over the candles and was not in a very good condition!
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    Food and computers don't mix. I've had several laptops with coffee spilled on them and this can wreck the keyboad. I once spilled a carton of orange juice into my Compaq keyboard. This made the keys very sticky and they would often stick down when pressed. I didn't junk the keyboard. It has a really nice feel to it. So I took it apart, put all the keys in a pillowcase, tied it up and ran it through the washing machine. They came out sparkling. I cleaned the membrane with meths. Five years later I'm still using it.

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    Coffee is often recoverable... as long as it's black no sugar.

    Cuppa-soup however is instant death!

    It's pretty common I'm afraid

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    Quote Originally Posted by british_government View Post
    Ha, my girlfriend had candles lit in front of the dvd player, opened the drawer to change the dvd and went to find one, dvd drawer had opened over the candles and was not in a very good condition!
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    The only possible positive outcome of this is that you cremated a Nicholas Cage DVD.

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    I seem to remember being told that one of the acceptance tests for computer equipment for Nimrod aircraft was that it should continue to work after having a thermos of coffee poured into it.....

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    never dealt with any spillages on equipment. but i did find a spider in a pc case once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    The only possible positive outcome of this is that you cremated a Nicholas Cage DVD.
    I'm sorry but Con Air is the best film ever made. Fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvLPhenom View Post
    I'm sorry but Con Air is the best film ever made. Fact.
    In which the consummate performer Nicholas Cage plays a truly excellent Nicholas Cage. I rest my case.

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    Veering wildly back on topic, you can have what you want if you pay for it...

    Dell Latitude XFR & ATG Rugged Laptops | Dell

    Laptops for the military or oil rigs may have half a chance of surviving schools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    Laptops for the military or oil rigs may have half a chance of surviving schools.
    I have seen these actually, drive over them in a mini, 1 day in a school I bet they could be broken.......

    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Coffee is often recoverable... as long as it's black no sugar.
    Latest case was white 3 sugars, stickiest laptop ever, caused by coffee anyway!

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    Maybe they are trying to get new laptops out of you..

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    Quote Originally Posted by apeo View Post
    Maybe they are trying to get new laptops out of you..
    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention one of them was only 4 weeks old, luckily the one that survived!

    And this just popped up in my emails!
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    Whatever it is, it seems to be spreading.. I say cull them to save the rest of the herd

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