Today i had to help out my mam - she had to go up to the shops so i brought my laptop downstairs to work while the 2 year old she looks after watched tv. Except she likes to listen to music on headphones if she sees somebody with them - she mistook my laptop charger for headphones and asked to "listen to the music" so i tried to explain that it was actually a plug - to no avail, but once she had her hands on it she would not let go - insisting it was 'hers'. So, i decided to go for the easy life and left her with it for a while. Except she also likes to put things in her mouth....and guess what - my laptop charger is not working properly now! Its a macbook pro (with a nice magnetic connection between the charger and laptop). I have been advised to dry it out in a warm place - to try to dry it with hair dryer. My data is backed up, i can go into college to borrow a spare, if needed - hopefully the worst thing that will happen is that a new charger is needed (at 96 euro a pop!) and hopefully the connection is ok. However, my great plan is to finish by next tuesday / wednesday and i really could do without this. And weirdly, people enquiring and trying to help is not making me feel any better - it is making me more annoyed!!
And yes, i know its my fault for giving the child the charger in the first place...
But, consider yourself warned!!!
Have had phones get sumerged in swimming pools on holiday - separate all the bits as much. It might take 48 hours but our experience with the phones is that they do work again.
I would be more worried that a child in a position where she was able to put wires / plugs etc in her mouth. You simply cannot leave a child to play with wires etc. She could have tied them round her neck or anything. A two year old is not old enough to be left "for a while".
Exactly Jep, you are a star. Another miserable thread where the poster is more bothered with the damage to the a few pounds worth of computer wire than the life of a sweet child..I thought she was going to talk about the harms to the child when I first seen it..
God knows whats wrong with you guys.. I am not even looking at this forum anymore. Thats all my eyes can endure ...God Bless
Presumably your mother is a child minder? In which case are the people who pay her to look after their child aware that she is "watching tv while you mum pops out to the shops" being "supervised" by a student who thinks it is OK to leave a two year old playing with wires "for a while"?
Not sure why we need warning about this - most of us wouldn't dream of leaving a child in such circumstances.
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