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 ...
19th October 2012, 09:29 AM #1
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!!!!
19th October 2012, 09:37 AM #2
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
19th October 2012, 09:42 AM #3
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!
Originally Posted by sted
19th October 2012, 09:43 AM #4
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.
19th October 2012, 09:51 AM #5
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
19th October 2012, 09:55 AM #6
The only possible positive outcome of this is that you cremated a Nicholas Cage DVD.
Originally Posted by british_government
19th October 2012, 10:07 AM #7
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.....
19th October 2012, 10:15 AM #8
never dealt with any spillages on equipment. but i did find a spider in a pc case once.
19th October 2012, 10:15 AM #9
I'm sorry but Con Air is the best film ever made. Fact.
Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx
Thanks to EvLPhenom from:
19th October 2012, 10:19 AM #10
In which the consummate performer Nicholas Cage plays a truly excellent Nicholas Cage. I rest my case.
Originally Posted by EvLPhenom
19th October 2012, 10:20 AM #11
Veering wildly back on topic, you can have what you want if you pay for it...
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Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 19th October 2012 at 10:21 AM.
19th October 2012, 10:24 AM #12
I have seen these actually, drive over them in a mini, 1 day in a school I bet they could be broken.......
Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx
Latest case was white 3 sugars, stickiest laptop ever, caused by coffee anyway!
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
19th October 2012, 10:25 AM #13
Maybe they are trying to get new laptops out of you..
19th October 2012, 10:32 AM #14
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention one of them was only 4 weeks old, luckily the one that survived!
Originally Posted by apeo
And this just popped up in my emails!
19th October 2012, 10:45 AM #15
Whatever it is, it seems to be spreading.. I say cull them to save the rest of the herd
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