I spilled water on my laptop and bricked it.

I spilled water on my laptop and bricked it. Is there a way I can access it through another laptop or at least recover data from the internal hard drive?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yes

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It is MacBook?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      no, it's a Dell I use for work

      >spilled water
      >bricked
      do you even know what it means? fricking kiddy, it's repairable

      i'm kind of technologically moronic

      Remove storage and read with external dock. Mount the cloned image virtually and recover your files.

      Also what does bricked mean to you? Does it power on with no screen? No power at all? Stop posting anime girls for a second and provide a real damage report.

      I get the POST screen and then it goes black
      I can't access anything physical right now because I don't have the screwdriver for it

      Just trash the old drives and rewind your clonezilla backups and external copies to them. Should be a work of 10 minutes.

      If you need help with rsync or xcopy I can teach you. For partclone and dd it is just full auto anyway.

      Anon please speak english I am just a dumb zoomer
      v. cute cat though

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I feel bad for you, he's saying some vaguely related nonsense to frick with your zoomer ass

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        physical is your only backup method now, you have to get the drive out and connect it to another system then copy everything over. Stop turning the thing on over and over again until it dries out as the damage occurs when electricity is running through the components and water shorts them so you could just end up damaging it further.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >t's a Dell I use for work
        If your work provided the deal you need to do nothing but call your work it department now. Don't mess with it yourself.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          nah I bought it for myself, started work with it after. i have it insured so cost isn't the issue, it's the fact that i have ~6 months of data on it that would be a pain in the c**t to redo

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Your data is most likely fine. The tl;dr is the component inside the laptop that stores your data is just unaffected and just sitting in there still. What that component is depends on the device. It's either gonna be a 2.5 inch SSD or a M.2 ssd though, most likely.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, it's soldered.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >spilled water
    >bricked
    do you even know what it means? fricking kiddy, it's repairable

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Remove storage and read with external dock. Mount the cloned image virtually and recover your files.

    Also what does bricked mean to you? Does it power on with no screen? No power at all? Stop posting anime girls for a second and provide a real damage report.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just trash the old drives and rewind your clonezilla backups and external copies to them. Should be a work of 10 minutes.

    If you need help with rsync or xcopy I can teach you. For partclone and dd it is just full auto anyway.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    cute. how do I get girlfriend like her?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Install one local model thing and download satania from chub.ai

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    once spilled water on keyboard
    first days: pressing one key would press multiple of them
    later on: half the keys simply didnt work, i copy pasted the space character, V, X, etc for multiple days
    i ended up buying an USB keyboard

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      very cool, except I literally do not get past the POST screen. so pressing keys does nothing.

      cute. how do I get girlfriend like her?

      be chuuni and moronic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Had laptop that I used so much the keys started breaking and not working. I used autohotkey to remap unused keys to the broken ones. So I was using shit like right control for h, pause/break for k, etc. I got so used to it that I had to relearn when I eventually got a new rig.

      Pic isn't quite its final form but you can see how well loved this little guy was. The paint absorbed into my skin

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What eastern BLOC country is this? I love these aesthetics.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I see, still good bedsheets.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    First remove the powersource from your laptop like the battery and internal battery. Then take out the harddrive and look on your desktop computer with a ssd reader if your hard drive still works. For recovering deleted files you can probably use TestDisk.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      will do, thanks anon

      physical is your only backup method now, you have to get the drive out and connect it to another system then copy everything over. Stop turning the thing on over and over again until it dries out as the damage occurs when electricity is running through the components and water shorts them so you could just end up damaging it further.

      yeah I understand, I just can't give updates on physical removal in this thread right now. I forgot to mention that this happened yesterday, I turned it off immediately and hoped that things would be fine but clearly not. right now it's in a garbage bag with a dehumidifier just in case that helps.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        As a rule with tech usually I would wait at least 3 days of drying out before attempting to turn it on and in general, try to remove storage asap. I have had an old mp3 player go through the wash like well over a decade ago and to this day the thing still works but only because I never turned it on for like 7 days after it happened and gave it a chance to dry up

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I figured a day would be alright since I dropped a phone in the atlantic once and it worked after a day.

          Probably seek professional options of recovery at that point. Maybe other anons know better but I would assume the only chance then is to get the board working or unsolder the storage to recover it

          damn. recovery is expensive as frick.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the laptop; if the storage isn't soldering in then recovering data is SUPER EASY and basically trivial unless you encrypted it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      apparently it's soldered in my model of laptop, what do?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        UH OH
        What's the model

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          actually I might have misspoken, I'm not sure if the XPS13 has a soldered hard drive because some search results seem contradictory. regardless, what should I do if it is soldered?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Probably seek professional options of recovery at that point. Maybe other anons know better but I would assume the only chance then is to get the board working or unsolder the storage to recover it

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    every laptop I've ever encountered over the last 20 years has a removable hard drive

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You've only ever encountered Thinkpads and business laptops?

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