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    It was soaked in water, won't power up...any hope for recovery?

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    oh.. that's rough.

    as with any electronic device that is wet, don't try to power up, take battery out, and put the device in rice (dry, and uncooked lol) give it atlease 24 hours and reassemble, remove all the rice from the orifices, and try to power up. oh and praying should be in there somewhere.
     
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    It's a laptop, how much rice? It was soaked with power off....hoping it will recover. Too much data lost :(

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    basically put the laptop in a big tupperware container or mega zip log bag. tape off the holes you don't want rice getting into. and completely submerge it in rice (it's ok rice is cheap) you may have just shorted out the internals, so maybe if that doesn't work pull the HDD and try to recover data off of it.
     
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    I'm not putting it in rice

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    okay, just my 2 cents. you can try whatever you like, i have successfully saved cell phones with the rice method and would definitely (carefully) try it with a laptop. it just sucks all the moisture out of the device
    Dry out your soaked gadgets in rice
     
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    Seriously, it's a laptop..I got rice for two

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    The rice thing does work... Idk if your tech savy ot not but I would also reccomend taking out the HDD and RAM and drying them seperate.

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    Get your laptop bring it outside, flip it and leave in sun, for about 10 mins till its pretty hot (But not too hot!) And then crazy as this seems put in your freezer or another really cold place for a few mins then, turn on it will work i know this because me & my friend were playing outside for about 10 mins and we joked around and put it in freezer for like 5 mins and it then worked we where like ftw? This isn't a 100% way to fix it worked for my alienware.

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    5 pounds of rice and when your done send the rice to Africa ...
    Laptop fix and you feel good about feeding 30 lil african kids!

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    ... That works somewhat also lol.

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