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soaked computer

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Wed, 6 Jan 1999 21:48:48 EST

I came into school today to find part of the drop ceiling and the plaster
underneath it crashed onto my computer, laser printer, scanner, and keyboard.
It seems that there was about 4 feet of snow on the 'balcony' above my bay
windows and the gutter was clogged etc. My question to you is what should be
done with the equipment? The computer is a Mac 5500 with the screen and 'hard
drive' all in one piece. I had a sheet over the computer so no dust fell in,
but water dripped all of the way through. A lot of water. and the printer
has chunks of plaster and water that also dripped through. My principal said
to let it dry over night, wipe off the chunks and "try it out". It is new
equipment and my inclination is to have an expert check it out first--at least
to cover my butt for insurance purposes. and it seems that putting paper
through the printer would force the dirt further into it. The computer tech
people from the district are being contacted tomorrow, but I thought some of
you may have already been through similar situations. unfortunately.

I can't tell you how many times I heard 'at least it didn't happen over the
holiday break'. great. I am so happy for that! Ha. Thanks in advance.
Susan in Michigan.