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Just thought i would share this little snippit with you as it develops.

Went out last night for a few beers at the local with the Mrs & son - no problem. Got to about midnight and me and the Mrs left for home in a taxi and left the son there who was chatting to a couple of girls.

This morning 2 guys turn up from the pub with a laptop in a plastic bag and start raging to me that my son has thrown an ashtray and beer all over it and its now damaged and wont work????

So i have a look at it and sure enough some of the keys are missing and others melted - so i am presuming the laptop set itself on fire and melted them.

I woke up the rug rat and got him to explain what went off after sending the guys away and said i would come down the pub later.

He stated he had spilt a drink on the table where the laptop was but non of the beer actually spilt on to the keyboard and that he ran to the toilets and grabbed some tissue to mop it up.

So it was an accident and he tried to clean it up and dry the laptop.

So off we went to the pub and low an behold the guy running the place is trying his hardest to stop me plugging in the lappy by telling me its broken and hes demanding 1100tl for a new one right there and then.

Yeah right!! so i plug it in and switch it on and blow me down it boots up first time straight into windows and the antivirus turns on and also the wireless internet is trying to connect. Theres a few problems with the mouse as it wont move on the touch pad and some of the keys are a little sticky - so in my expert opinion ( as i am a certifed teccy too) it needs opening up at a service centre and cleaning out and drying properly as there is nothing wrong with it.

Turns out through a heated argument between me and the owner hes tried to dry it using a hairdryer - the idiot!! Which has resulted in the keys melting as there was no damage underneath which there would have been had the lappy gone up in flames!!

So now i have to go to town on monday to a service centre with him to see whats what! Hes still trying to claim its completely busted and wants money for a new one!!!

I'll keep this updated as and when things happen and develop = = grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

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Oh dear doesn't sound very good, but if the computer is working and just needs to clean to get it back to rights I don't see why, as he melted the keys with a hairdryer you should have to pay for a new one.

Haven't you got any old computer laying about the house you could give him if the worst came to the worst.

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I agree with Meral, just tell him to go to police to complain and stop pestering you or you will..

Yes, they do recommend drying wet phones with hairdryer, but NOT THAT CLOSE!!

Melted keys are not your concern, and be aware of the tech. he is going to take you to.

Could be his buddy!

Lastly you can show him this thread and tell him in your next post you are going to name him and his establishment.

Tell him it will do good for his business!! :D:crying[1]:

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Look forward to hearing what happens, I think he'll end up shoving it where the sun doesn't shine. :D


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Melted keys are not your concern, and be aware of the tech. he is going to take you to. - - - - - I know the techs where he is going and have had dealings with them before - they cant fix squat diddly there so it will have to go to istanbul for looking at -wonder if he knows he will have to pay for courier too! - as i know who aint!!

I am taking a turkish mate of mine with me and possibly a trip to my lawyer afterwards :D

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I can see this getting out of hand now big time.

Went to the service centre and as i suspected it has to go to Istanbul for looking at for a flat fee of 50US dollars!!

He calmly informed the tech guy to have it sorted and i was paying!! I told the tech guy no way am i paying for a keboard he has melted with a hairdryer. It was switched on again in the service department and worked perfectly apart from the melted keys and the sticky touchpad!!!!

My turkish mate didnt turn up so i was left struggling with thier banter that was obviously about me.

I told him in no uncertain terms i am not paying for his mistakes or damage but i may be prepaired to pay for a service to have it cleaned properly and told the tech guy what i knew was wrong with it and how it had to be cleaned etc.

He got quite irate at that and said to me in a threatening tone YOU NO PAY - YOU BIG PROBLEM YOU BIG PROBLEM!!!.

I said what are you talking about its not my problem i hope you wernt threatening me then! He then went on muttering insults at me under his breath.

No point going to the police here or the Jandarma as someone told me they get fed by certain people! Need to contact my lawyer and see another friend who has a Jandarma guy as a friend who is quite high up in rank i think!!

Also time to have all my CCTV kit positioned and put in place - just in case i get any nocturnal visits!

Will update later but he was told it would be two months before it comes back - after i told tech guy i want to see an itemised bill and service sheet before i decide what i will do.

I then asked him if he needed all his MP3 tunes taking off his laptop to which he replied - Yeah! Unlucky skipper no cigar - i could have backed up his hard drive for him and taken off the MP3 tracks too - UNLUCKY!!!!

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Might be worth a call to that Mugla complaints line, what was the number again, 172?


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  • 3 months later...

Apologies for no updates for a while - been a bit busy!

Ended up paying for a new keyboard rather than go through the hassle of everything else. Needless to say they were talking absolute bull s**t about having to replace the motherboard because the touch pad was damaged too - after i took in my laptop and proved they didnt need to replace the motherboard. Even got a reply from Hewlet Packard USA and Turkey asking for the tech support ID codes - they give those to anything repaired. But as it wasnt repaired by them no codes exist.

Also found out that absolutely non of the techies in that shop have any certified qualifications whatsoever!!

So in the end a deal was done to have the keyboard replaced and i got them a mouse instead of using the Touchpad - so all in all it cost me 180TL and i wont be going back to his ripp off pub ever again either.

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@screamlead>I'm glad to see things worked out but your a better man than me--I'm with everyone else--he wouldn't get a dime out of me, especially after explanation from my son and the fact that he may have melted the keyboards. All in all, it worked out. In the future, if you ever run into such problems again--NEVER buy a new laptop--there are many cheaper ones, sometimes the same models that have been refurbished.

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