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Old 21.03.2011, 12:46
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Laptop repair - Zurich

My story is very banal - unfortunately a glass of wine has been pored on my laptop, and now it is quite dead. The most important issue is to save the hard drive which contains some important information. Anyone can help and\or know where can I try and repair my laptop? How much can this all cost?
I believe that the laptop is worth no more than 400 SFR - it is a 2.5 year old Acer machine, which has been purchased fro 1000 SFR.
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Old 21.03.2011, 14:22
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Re: Laptop repair - Zurich

Chances are your data is fine. I wouldn't try and turn the laptop on again and have someone who knows a bit of about computers have a look.

The hard disk can easily be taken out and connected to another computer (with appropriate adaptor cables). From there, the data can be transferred.

Laptop is probably knackered (broken).
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Old 21.03.2011, 14:31
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Re: Laptop repair - Zurich

Symptoms ?

Sometimes laptops have a spillproof membrane under the keyboard, you might be able to get a can or two of foam cleaner and flood the keyboard with cleaner which may clear the error...

If not, and the wine has hit the Motherboard etc and shorted/fused major components, replacement will be cheaper than repair.

Chances are the HD is fine, remove it , and clean any residue. You can then put this into another laptop to use as is , or put the drive into a USB 2.5" SATA docking station attached to another laptop/PC. You can then drag and drop what you want off the old drive onto a new/replacement drive/PC.


Search for "Digitus DA-70546, USB 3.0 Docking Station, 2.5"/3.5" HDD" at digitec.ch - 55CHF.


This happens so frequently to our forum members , I should rent my docking station out If you are stiill stuck, PM me and we can make a plan.
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Old 21.03.2011, 15:17
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Re: Laptop repair - Zurich

Thanks for you posts. I don't have any experience with hardware, I am afraid to damage the HD while opening the laptop, thus I would rather give it to some pro or someone who has more experience with hardware...
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