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    I had an Accident!

    I lost Trainz UTC today! I spilled milk on the Windows 7 32 bit computer last night! My daughter tried to clean it today but that failed! Now I'm using Windows Vista that has Lego Loco and Open TTD installed!

    Christopher Tarana

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    Oops…
    Vern.

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      #3
      Originally posted by northernwarrior View Post
      oops…
      hahahahahahaha.............
      Yma O Hyd

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        #4
        And they say milk is good for you. Pshh...
        "My dog got loose once, what I did was show him his leash & he came running back, thinking it was time for a walk - stupid dog."

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          #5
          Originally posted by Kuckoo View Post
          And they say milk is good for you. Pshh...
          Well, it is good for you, but not for computers.
          IBM XT i386; 512Kb RAM; 5.25" FDD; 1.4Mb FDD; 5Mb HDD; VGA 256-colour graphics card; AdLib soundcard; DR DOS 6.0; Windows 3.0

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            #6
            No use crying over spilt milk.

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              #7
              Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post
              hahahahahahaha.............
              Come on,man!!!!!

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                #8
                Originally posted by CTarana45 View Post
                I lost Trainz UTC today! I spilled milk on the Windows 7 32 bit computer last night! My daughter tried to clean it today but that failed! Now I'm using Windows Vista that has Lego Loco and Open TTD installed!

                Christopher Tarana
                Please tell me that you had EVERYTHING backed up! Yesterday,I was creating an Activity on my patio and somebody poured water out of an upstairs window! I set a record getting back outside,but my 15 year Toshiba{which I use for Activity creation only!}was still humming along. I only hope that my body is that resilient when I enter my dotage! My advice is to take it to a knowledgeable Computer repair person and HOPE they can salvage what you need. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you. Brian

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                  #9
                  This reminds me of the time a woman came into my shop in 1997 (I was managing a computer business at the time) with her keyboard all gummed-up by dried Coca-Cola, which her son had knocked over. Talk about sticky keys!

                  Well, she was open-mouthed when I just walked over to the kitchenette sink, turned on the tap and ran warm water all over the keyboard, making sure to get it down into all the gaps.

                  I took it outside, swung it around a few times to get the droplets off and then plugged it into a testing PC we had in the front office.
                  It worked perfectly and she looked as if she'd just seen magic performed!

                  What she didn't realise - and what I didn't explain - was that it was a membrane keyboard and essentially unaffected by a shower of water.
                  IBM XT i386; 512Kb RAM; 5.25" FDD; 1.4Mb FDD; 5Mb HDD; VGA 256-colour graphics card; AdLib soundcard; DR DOS 6.0; Windows 3.0

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                    #10
                    Unfortunately milk is incredibly corrosive to metals... doesn't even have to be goat's milk...

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by seagoon View Post
                      This reminds me of the time a woman came into my shop in 1997 (I was managing a computer business at the time) with her keyboard all gummed-up by dried Coca-Cola, which her son had knocked over. Talk about sticky keys!

                      Well, she was open-mouthed when I just walked over to the kitchenette sink, turned on the tap and ran warm water all over the keyboard, making sure to get it down into all the gaps.

                      I took it outside, swung it around a few times to get the droplets off and then plugged it into a testing PC we had in the front office.
                      It worked perfectly and she looked as if she'd just seen magic performed!

                      What she didn't realise - and what I didn't explain - was that it was a membrane keyboard and essentially unaffected by a shower of water.
                      You are truely the real messiah, oh great one.

                      Mike.
                      Yma O Hyd

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by seagoon View Post
                        This reminds me of the time a woman came into my shop in 1997 (I was managing a computer business at the time) with her keyboard all gummed-up by dried Coca-Cola, which her son had knocked over. Talk about sticky keys!

                        Well, she was open-mouthed when I just walked over to the kitchenette sink, turned on the tap and ran warm water all over the keyboard, making sure to get it down into all the gaps.

                        I took it outside, swung it around a few times to get the droplets off and then plugged it into a testing PC we had in the front office.
                        It worked perfectly and she looked as if she'd just seen magic performed!

                        What she didn't realise - and what I didn't explain - was that it was a membrane keyboard and essentially unaffected by a shower of water.
                        Wow! I didn't know that either. If I ever have something like that happen{almost happened 2 days ago as I was creating an Activity outside and somebody decided to pour water out the window!}then I will know all hope might not be lost. Thank You! Brian

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                          #13
                          I had some thing's backed up but not everything! I'm Fine with the Vista computer, all the programs are up to date!

                          Chistopher Tarana

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by motormaster532 View Post
                            Wow! I didn't know that either. If I ever have something like that happen{almost happened 2 days ago as I was creating an Activity outside and somebody decided to pour water out the window!}then I will know all hope might not be lost. Thank You! Brian
                            No worries, Brian.

                            Just make sure that it is a membrane/soft key keyboard - and they all seem to be these days - and swing it around hard to fling the droplets of water out and then pat down with a paper towel. You can even go one step further and dry it off totally with a hair-dryer.

                            If you (or anyone) has an old IBM type of "clicky" 'board (Model 'M', from memory), you can try this method but as the keys aren't sealed then you may have keystroke glitches even after drying the board.
                            IBM XT i386; 512Kb RAM; 5.25" FDD; 1.4Mb FDD; 5Mb HDD; VGA 256-colour graphics card; AdLib soundcard; DR DOS 6.0; Windows 3.0

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post
                              You are truely the real messiah, oh great one.

                              Mike.
                              That's enough of that....you're making me blush!
                              IBM XT i386; 512Kb RAM; 5.25" FDD; 1.4Mb FDD; 5Mb HDD; VGA 256-colour graphics card; AdLib soundcard; DR DOS 6.0; Windows 3.0

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