Water Damaged Motherboard

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Chameleon, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Chameleon

    Chameleon Guest

    Hi there -

    I've got a Dell Inspiron for one of our office laptops and the
    motherboard went bad. Dell is telling me it has liquid damage but I am
    pretty sure no one has ever spilled anything on it.

    The laptop worked on Saturday and was not touched until Monday
    morning. It was powered down and then on Monday morning, it would not
    turn on. It's under warranty from Dell and was sent in.

    I have researched rust from leaky capacitors but Dell told me this is
    probably not the case. Also, have considered humidity as the culprit.
    There are really only a couple of round spots from the photod they
    sent and then one area that has a patch of small rusty dots.

    Anyone have any experience with this?
    Chameleon, Jun 9, 2008
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  2. The term is Liquid, check on your cleaning service personnel. Back when
    cases were made of lesser metals. I saw one office that had CPU towers
    sitting on the carpet, (no footers, I don't know why). They had a problem
    with lint and carpet fibers being sucked in and rust on the bottoms of th
    case from the carpet cleaners who were to lazy to move or elevate the CPUs.
    Kevin Childers, Jun 10, 2008
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