After several days of on again and off again functionality of my HP laptop, we went up the street to the computer tech.
He took it apart and found….WATER! there were little pools of water in my computer. I don’t remember spilling water on the keyboard, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. It isn’t like I laundered it, this is a full size desk top replacement laptop, not a cell phone. I didn’t leave it out in the rain or in a pair of pants, I have been a good laptop owner, honestly!
Today, I went to pick up my now functioning laptop. It had spent the weekend in pieces spread across the technician’s desk, drying out. He replaced some thermal goop (I’m sure that is the technical term),cleaned everything and updated the drivers. I paid $450 mxn and happily took my laptop home, where it refused to turn on.
During the one block walk from the shop to our home, the laptop died. I called the tech, he had already left for the day, but this being Mexico I had his cell phone number. We chatted, he suggested a few things, none of which worked. So tomorrow, the lap top returns to the shop.