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Water damaged Acer laptop pop.


Jock1e
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Just a quickie.Son in law got offered a Acer laptop that had water damage.

All I know is that is it only uses half the screen.Whether it is just a small picture in the middle bottom half or top half I don't know

Would that just be the display needing reset or something to forget.

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Woolwell

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Forget - where else did the water damage?

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Jock1e

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The house that it was in.

It still starts but just fills half of the screen.

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Jock1e

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Sorry that was a bit quick it was general house damage due to flooding or burst pipe.

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northumbria61

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It still starts but just fills half of the screen.

Perhaps when the water level drops you will get a full screen!

Sorry Jock1e Just my little joke. Perhaps it hasn't fully dried out yet and may return to normal working when it does.

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Jock1e

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No it has been drying out for about a month now so I would imagine all the water has gone or it would not start at all.

The screen is intact with no cracks so has to be something inside.

Would a damaged graphics card if it has one cause that sort of problem.

I have never been inside a laptop before so was thinking along the lines of getting it see if I could fix it,If not just strip it to see how easy or hard it is.

Probably get it for £10-£20.

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Jock1e

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Ok I will see what happens no doubt if I get it I will be back.

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Woolwell

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IMO it's with zero. Another thing to consider is if as a result of the house damage and there was an insurance claim that wrote the laptop off then technically the laptop could belong to the insurance company.

There are many things that could have been damaged internally.

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Jock1e

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Woolwell

I was thinking about that as well but was thinking more of spare parts if I cannot get it to work.

It cost me £45 recently for a new hard drive for My Grandaughters acer laptop.So even if it is no good some parts may come in handy.

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Woolwell

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The hard drive could be fine and seeing as you get a small screen with data it is probably ok.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Hard drive memory and DVD drive are probably all that's worth salvaging.

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