a word of warning...

posted
01-Jul-10, 12:32
Avatar for eskimo_sue
posted about 9 years ago
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!!!
posted
01-Jul-10, 12:52
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posted about 9 years ago
Oh no, that's awful! Kids and computers certainly don't mix :-( Hope it dries out and works ok for you
posted
01-Jul-10, 12:55
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posted about 9 years ago
I am currently sitting and watching the red light, which means it is charging...how long do you think it will take before i can fully assume that its ok??

Think i really need a lunchtime walk today to re-settle myself!

Thanks for the support!
posted
01-Jul-10, 13:13
by button
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posted about 9 years ago
Hi Sue,

Sorry to hear you;re having problems! I just wanted to say though, I go water in my phone not long ago, and I was told to cover it in dry rice, which soaks up the water. It works, so it might be worth a try!
posted
01-Jul-10, 13:25
edited about 20 seconds later
Avatar for jepsonclough
posted about 9 years ago
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".
posted
01-Jul-10, 13:33
edited about 18 seconds later
by Goodboy
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posted about 9 years ago
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
posted
01-Jul-10, 13:54
edited about 22 seconds later
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posted about 9 years ago
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.
posted
01-Jul-10, 14:17
edited about 29 seconds later
by Slizor
Avatar for Slizor
posted about 9 years ago
Quote From eskimo_sue:

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!


That wouldn't have been my first guess as to what would happen to a child who likes to put an electric charger in their mouth.

Although, thinking about it, I doubt anyone would post a message on this forum if my imagining of the situation had occured.
posted
01-Jul-10, 15:50
by satchi
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posted about 9 years ago
wow i have never heard of this before :-) :-)
I hope your charger works well again
remember not to give it to the baby anymore
love satchi

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