User spilt coffee on his laptop - so he put it in the oven to dry it out...
By - smarthawk
Patient: Doc, my head hurts
Doctor: *shoots him in the arm*
Patient: WHAT DID YOU DO?
Doctor: Does your head still hurt?
10/10 cannot argue with results
Patient: Doc, my arm hurts
Doctor: *shoots him in the head*
Doctor: That'll be $1,000
Searches corpse for wallet...
I've always wondered what happens when doctors can save someone. Like if the surgery didn't work and I died on the operating table do I still have to pay for the surgery? Does my family have to pay for the treatment that didn't work? What if I have no family? Does the hospital just take the L and call it a day?!
The hospital literally claim your land and house. My elderly neighbor died a couple of years ago and the hospital took ownership of her house and put it on the market.
Is that technically grave robbing? It sounds like legalized grave robbing.
Probably but since corporate hospitals are benefiting from it and making richer people richer it’s okay.
Death is their business and business is good
No, the assets to your estate to settle your debts.
Grave robbing is removing bodies after burial. This isn’t that.
No that's body snatching. Grave robbing is removing valuables from the dead. So in a metaphorical sense, it is grave robbery.
Ah of course, not sure what I was thinking there.
Found the Rogue
It actually worked! You crazy son of a bitch. You actually did it.
Ffs you made me spill coffee on my Thinkpad lol
Put it in the oven. Someone did, and all the coffee spill was gone
It actually worked! You crazy son of a bitch.
Ffs you made me spill coffee on my ThinkPad lol
Sell it to Neil Breen
Architect, producer, director, sound engineer and cinematographer Neil Breen?
Is it in an owen already? This is going full circle.
Looks like X1 Carbon, it is well sealed and most likely the 'user' needn't do anything as no liquid penetrated the mobo. Still, I would be interested in the fate of this machine, wonder if keyboard replacement suffices or was it actually fried inside.
Yeah it's a 2016 X1 Carbon. It was probably fine before being cooked.
Test it. I’m sure it still works, just needs replacement keycaps
I doubt it because they probably set it hot enough to melt the solder and cables.
Solder needs at least 200 c to melt (the leaded stuff anyway, lead free that is used in a machine like this is higher) while the ABS plastic keycaps only need about 80c to deform. I doubt there is much, if any, damage beyond the keyboard.
My oven can go more than 200°C
I think we'd see even more obvious damage if they had.
Proper solder with lead should melt at 183 c, so definitely doable in an oven.
Leaded solder hasn't been used in consumer electronics for ages. Lead-free melts around 210-215°C, so still doable; my oven goes to 280°C.
I've a T470 that my kid vomited over. Rinsed the keyboard under the tap and left it to dry. Still goin strong almost 4 years later...
It should ressist because of the mil specs, i would anyway try a warranty ticket ;)
Do the X1s have the spill-proof keyboards? I remember that being a selling point when we deployed Lenovo out when I worked at a hospital. Imagine if this user had to do nothing and still managed to mess it up.
The motherboard can take it without a problem. But I worry about all plastic pieces.
First thing on my mind as well. Thinkpad should be fine. Once spilt a glass of beer over my new jobs T430 two weeks in. No problem whatsoever. Apart from being the new guy who constantly has a faint smell of old beer hanging around him ofc.
What has to go through someone’s mind to do something like this.
Likely, they drive a car. And sometimes these people have children... it’s scary as fuck
I've put wet electronics or plastics in the oven to dry them, too.
At 70C. Not after preheating my oven to make a roast.
I’ve only gone up to 70c but I’ve done this multiple times for a few hours each time. I removed the cmos, memory, and hard drive and everything still worked just fine.
Dunno if I believe you. I remove the CMOS, RAM, and hard drive from my computer and it doesn't work so good.
Seems to shitpost well enough.
You have to drizzle it with olive oil before roasting or else it'll dry out too quickly and burn.
Circuit boards can be put in the oven at near 200°C I've fixed my graphics card like that plenty of times, but it shouldn't be more than ten minutes.
Either you replied to the wrong comment or you didn't get my joke. <3
I'm idiot and I didn't get your joke, lol
Not an idiot, it's an easy one to miss. lol.
With all that removed, it should run fine. Most problems are caused by those items.
Hotter dries it faster.
Same people that dry their clothes on their oven door and either set the place on fire or get CO poisoning
Wait, I definitely wouldn't do this because of the obvious fire risk, but why would having the oven on with the door open be riskier from a CO exposure standpoint than with it closed? I want to make sure I'm not unwittingly doing something else unsafe.
Ovens are designed to run with the door shut. The combustion process is less efficient when the door is open, as it changes the airflow patterns. This, coupled with the burners running for more extended periods of time (since it's heating a room, not just the interior of the oven, and will never get up to temperature) leads to a significantly raised risk of CO poisoning vs a closed oven that is used properly.
You guys have gas ovens? All ovens I've seen runs on electricity.
Yes gas ovens exist and they are popular
Gas ovens are pretty common
Gas ovens was pretty common. I'm in EU, I'm not sure if I could buy gas oven in last 10 years even if I wanted to
They're definitely still a think in the US
Lived in Vienna for several years in several flats.
In half of them (everything built before seventies) there had been gas ovens and gas heating for water and room temperature.
It really depends where you are living.
And gas ovens are the second best to cook. Only induction is better.
You're confusing ovens with hobs. Ovens are for making cakes and bread etc and hobs are for pans, pots etc. You are right gas hobs are probably the best for cooking, however for baking electric oven with forced air circulation is the best.
They make convection gas ovens.
Its an oven with temperature control, if its accurate thats really all there is to it. Not really a point to calling one better or not.
Yeah, you are right. I mixed them up.
But still, in all my flats in Vienna where I had hobs, there also had ben ovens. ;)
I only used them to bake up some frozen pizzas.
Ours are usually a combo with both stove and oven and we call those Ranges. Yes, I have a gas range and will never go back to electric
Hobs yes, ovens no from what I've seen.
And even now the hobs are seen less frequently.
> Gas ovens was pretty common. I'm in EU, I'm not sure if I could buy gas oven in last 10 years even if I wanted to
I'm in EU too and we have a gas oven. If your country doesn't use nuclear power your electric oven is polluting way more than a gas oven.
Well if you live in a country that burns gas to make electricity and have a gas pipe going to your home, a gas oven is waaay cheaper to operate than an electric one.
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for that.
I was coming back around to answer and you have beaten me to it. Probably more eloquently too!
Oven door open should allow a better supply of oxygen so less CO produced. I think it's more running the oven for longer that usual resulting in a buildup.
It's about the flow of air. The oven will have a dedicated intake so fresh oxygen goes past the burner in a way that makes a consistent flame. If the door is open, then that can disrupt the smooth flow and cause the flame to burn inconsistently, which is what causes CO instead of CO2.
What chemical process makes CO when running an oven?
We're talking about the same thing right? The ovens in your kitchen with a big metal coil that heats up?
That would be an electric oven. I was referring to gas ovens
i can't lie my dumb ass was very concerned for my health for a second because sometimes when our old house gets too cold we turn on our ELECTRIC oven and tilt it open a-bit for a little extra warmth. good to know haha.
From a fire safety viewpoint, not a super safe thing to do. But you gotta do what you gotta do
And vote. Don’t forget vote.
Yea I see these people on the road every day. Not a fucking clue what they're doing and their eyes glued to their phones.
These people vote.
That is why we have Joe Biden and his VP.
What do you mean sometimes? The dumber they are the more kids they have.
And for maximum points, they homeschool their herd too
Everyone know you put it in rice....... Then bake it.
Delicious. Finally some good food.
The nipple seems intact
It's a Lenovo. I think it's fine.
Can’t believe he didn’t burn his nipple
I see what happened here. Customer most likely set oven to 350 degrees when, for laptops, the proper temp is 250. Common mistake.
*145 and you’ll be fine. 250 will melt the solder
Thanks for the clarification
It’s done on dying graphics cards to prolong the life of them just a bit longer. It’s pretty common.
Wow I didn’t know that. Thanks for sharing.
Same with old xboxes, but for that, people would wrap a large towel around it to make it overheat and hopefully re-solder something that broke. It worked some of the time, and trying was better than just having a broken xbox.
Oh I forgot about that! That was the 360 not the original right?
Yep. People would get the red ring of death and then smother their xboxes back to life lol
Maybe the GPU needed to be reballed.
Not everyone should be allowed to handle expensive electronic.
Or just electronics
Or cars. Or children. Or animals. Or knives. Or, in some cases, spoons.
I mean a lady died from a metal straw. Can’t be too cautious
But i mean, if we start prohibiting idiots from using one thing, wed have to start including tons of things. Then howami sposeda get my 9 kids to church?
Say what you want, but these idiots provide us with job security.
I had a user try to tell me a daycare kid threw there sippy cup at the laptop. I don't know any daycare kids that drink straight black coffee but that's what it 100% smelled like when I opened it.
Stupid. Should have used the microwave for high tech devices.
What do you think babe, Popcorn or Baked Potato?
Cries in /r/thinkpad
I'm sure his line of thinking when something like; If 180 deg will dry it out overnight then 500 deg should only take about an hour.
Damn that looks like a Thinkpad too. Thinkpads typically have a removable keyboard piece with a rubber stopper underneath to prevent liquids from reaching sensitive components. It was probably fine. At the most he just needed to buy a $15 replacement online. That being said, this man doesn't deserve to use a computer anymore.
The kind of user you'd give a notepad and pencil instead.
No they didn't, this is a laptop that someone tried to dry with a hair dryer. If the laptop had gone in the oven the screen would be melted as well.
User said he put it in the oven "on warm, to slowly dry it out" and I think that's why the function keys and screen are ok and the thinner keys on the keyboard shriveled.
Heat gun, maybe. A hair dryer wouldn't get this hot.
They do. Happened to me.
And the keys are held in pressure, meaning that the moment they start deforming it is too late to abort.
It could have only been in the oven for a few minutes. I have also had someone put a computer in the oven and the keyboard melted like this but the screen glass was relatively fine.
Not necessarily ThinkPads are made out of magnesium and the keyboard is I believe abs (or some other plastic)
The lcd is made of glass (I'm guessing you're talking about the thin polarizer on top) which would spread it's heat mostly to the glass due to the higher thermal conductivity of glass which would essentially function as a cooler
Is it not this one? article says hair dryer
thats a surface keyboard.
OP is a laptop
If you look at the damage OPs is severely melted, hair dryer is warped. A normal hair dryer could not do the damage that is seen in the OP, even the dumbest of the dumb would stop what they are doing watching the keys melt and buckle like that.
They didn’t had rice at home
Technology privileges revoked. Back to the bronze age with you!
Well if it wasn’t Fucked before it’s definitely fucked now xD
He put the whole laptop in the oven? What does the screen look like? What an idiot lol
Laptop to be used in the temperature range -10°C to 50°C, it's written somewhere in the manual.
He wasn't using it while it was in the oven.
But, is it dry? I think that's all that counts here
Shouldve just filled his refrigerator with rice
Idiot, that's what a microwave is for
Luckily it's a ThinkPad so assuming nothing else is melted it takes about 2 minutes to replace the keyboard and a new one is like 15 dollars...
Everyone knows you dry laptops in the microwave!
Give him a typewriter the next time the user repeats it
“Oh no, Ctrl Z, Ctrl Z!!
When I was doing deskside support, a guy spilled coffee on his laptop, wiped it off the keyboard, and called me over to figure out what was wrong. I asked what happened, and he just said he had no idea.
Coffee started leaking out the bottom.
Did he have more good ideas?
He did it.
He figured out how to break a Thinkpad.
The absolute madman.
Everyone knows it's 1 hour at 175 not 2 hours at 375 for a keyboard.
doesn’t thinkpads have drainage holes on them to protect sensitive components on the laptop? this guy literally caused more problems then there is already on the laptop lmao
Idiot backed his laptop. Everyone knows that you have to bury your laptop in sand when you spill something on it idiot
I’ve heard some dumb shit in my day, but damn...
Nooooooo, it's horrible. Why do I have to see such cruelty of the world today? You made me cry 😭
Just like Kuchi Kopi!
I had someone bring their laptop in after spilling water on the keyboard. They tried to dry it out with a hair dryer...which melted a quarter of the keys on the keyboard.
How do these people even operate a pc?
Well is it dry or not?
Stick a fork in it.
X1 Carbon? Those are all spillproof. What a waste.
Talk about software being baked in.
The internal electronics are probably fine. The case also looks unharmed apart from the keyboard, so it should be a fairly easy fix.
I can't believe someone actually did it. How an actual human with their right mind could do this? Must have used a hair dryer or something because it ain't possible.
It's a good excuse to buy a new Thinkpad. Let us hope this one was bought 2015 or earlier.
How much of the tech industry is made up or people doing stuff like this and needing a new unit or replacement parts?
What an idiot... everyone knows you're meant to use a microwave
It smells from here
Friend of the family spilt tea on his macbook, causing it to not turn on. He came to me to recover the data from the hard drive, and for payment I asked to keep the macbook. It stayed in storage for a few months and a project came up where it would be really useful to have a mac, and so I plugged it in and to my surprise it actually worked.
Now I ended up ruining the screen trying to get the tea smell out of it, but it still worked.
depending on kind of tea i might have kept the smell
what next? pour hot wax onto the [cli... red controller thingie](https://xkcd.com/243/)?
I wish I could I see something that stupid and funny. Everything I get is just stupid. 🤣
Does the laptop still work?
Looks dry enough to me.
Hotkey get totally new meaning here… ;-p
When I first saw this I thought it was posted in /r/photoshopbattles
Now I wish it was.
Fuck me, what a fucking div
Put it in the freezer
You’re joking right?
People like that shouldn't be *allowed* technology.
This dude must’ve been high as balls
he should've at least added some rice and cream of mushroom soup to it
I’d say the oven was about tree-fiddy
So he Baked his Cookies...I'll show myself to the door.. lol
You think this life hack works on Leapfrogs? Asking for a friend
Oh gosh... if hair dryer wasn't bad enough...oven? we just hit a new level of this extreme drying spilled beverages.
Well why did you tell me to do it?
The laptop might have been fine if they did nothing. It's a thinkpad, and those have drains on the keyboard to let liquid pass through
RIP that poor thinkpad.
The problem here was that it wasn't hot enough.
"I thought 15 minutes at 375 would suffice. That's usually what I do for pizzas and that seems to work well."
Would've worked better in the microwave
When I was a kid my dad did this with a flip phone and a microwave. I really dont know what he was thinking.
Yuck. Hopefully you put that laptop out of it's misery. It won't suffer anymore
i really think some people shouldn't participate in society lol