There once was a laptop that went for a swim… [Image]


…Or at least that is what I imagine happened for it to end up like this. Now I just need to figure out why the keyboard survived. Anyone have a better explanation? Let us know in the comments below!

[via yeahlikethis]

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  • Coyote

    I would have guessed it was frozen at one point and it caused the LCD panels to separate, only a guess but the showflakeing the screen seems to have done is new to me.

  • Seamus McSeamus

    “There once was a laptop that went for a swim…”

    Sounds like the beginning of a limerick, to me. Most of the ones I know have rhymes for Nantucket, though.

  • Electronics can survive an immersion in water, so long as there is zero power being used, which means even the battery can’t be inside it, and you thoroughly dry it out before powering it up again. Even after drying it out I would wait 24 hours before putting power back into it for safety and pack it in freshly popped popcorn during that time (helps absorb moisture).

    Believe it or not, salt water is less damaging under that circumstance. Best yet is after drying it, disassemble and use a zero residue cleaner spray to be sure.

    The number of layers involved in a liquid crystal display are probably the culprit here. Either water got into the layers, highly unlikely the way they are sealed but possible, or thermal shock caused them to separate forming air bubbles. Unlikely I admit, but that’s the most likely alternative I can think of and it fits the look of the screen. I’ve never seen it to this extent though.

  • Frank Carreira

    I’d love to know where they got that very realistic screen saver.

  • davidroper

    Nooooo. A WAV file does not need water…

  • Peter

    Near the top of the image it reads “Windows…”. That could mess things up ;)