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      F***ing windows 8 and the removal of the F8 key. Helping someone who is having issues logging tin their profile, was going to do the stupid, shift key and the restart button but upon them booting their computer up it automatically started logging in (Even when they had 2 accounts to choose from. One account was misbehaving, the other was a brand new one that just says welcome), which was just say welcome. Had to kill power on boot twice to kick it into  recovery mode. F***ing Microsoft, That poor hard drive.
       
      It's unfathomable that they make you kill power  on boot 2 to 3 times as a last resort, instead of simply pressing F8.

      Now the recovery is repairing disk errors.... not sure we we caused those errors by killing power on boot or if he has bad sectors.

      Now the recovery is repairing disk errors.... not sure we we caused those errors by killing power on boot or if he has bad sectors.

      Then they f***ing removed all information useful information from chkdsk so we don't know what the f*** it's doing. All it says now is "Repairing Disk errors. This may take over an hour to complete"
       
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      Had a customer call me and tell me that they spilled water on their dell 2-1 and now it doesn't turn on and that they got a new computer. Then they proceed to tell me, they aren't broken up about it because they always disliked that dell laptop and they just need data transferred off the drive and that I could have the laptop for parts.
       
      So the laptop would not turn on just an orange and white blinking light. Looking it up online they said that was a memory error. So I switched out the single stick of DDR4 for a different one and the laptop powered on.
       
      There were still issues with the laptop, the external usb port functioned but 2 USB ports built onto the motherboard on the opposite side of the laptop were completely dead as well as the audio as there was no sound card showing up in the device manager, just intel audio.
       
      So I removed the motherboard from the computer and looked under it. I was sure there was some troubled area on the motherboard were the water got to. When I flipped it over I saw this.
       

       

       
      So I went to the store and got some isotropic alcohol, dumped it on the board and scrubbed the board with an old tooth brush. After scrubbing it, this is what the board looked like.
       

       
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      I have tried disconnecting everything and holding the power button down as well as a bios update and reset. probably a short on the board from the water damage.
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