How do you fix a fried laptop?
November 8, 2009 9:20 AM Subscribe
How badly have I fried my laptop?
posted by Bobby Bittman to computers & internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I went to a friend's house last night to watch a perfectly legally downloaded movie, and planned to hook my laptop up to his TV with an S-Video cable. Well, something wasn't grounded - when I touched the S-Video cable to the jack on his TV, there was a spark and my laptop shut off.
Now it's a brick. No power lights, no response at all.
I'm going to find all of this out on Monday when I take it in to the repair shop, but I'm anxious: how badly have I damaged it? Is this the kind of thing that can be repaired? How much does it cost? And most importantly - is all my data recoverable?
If it matters, it's a 4-year-old Gateway laptop. All educated guesses welcome. Thank you!