Spilled Water On Your Laptop? Here’s How To Fix It – Laptop Repair World
If you’ve just spilled a liquid on your best laptop, time is of the essence. You absolutely must turn your computer off immediately and unplug it. If you have a removable battery, remove it immediately. Press that Power button until your machine shuts down. Do that now! Every second is vital in this situation.
OK, are you back with us? Here’s a more in-depth guide for how to handle this emergency.
In Case Of A Wet Laptop Emergency
Remove all easily-detachable components. Unplug your mouse and any cables, and remove any flash drives and DVDs. Leave your laptop bare.
Dry the outside of your machine. Open your laptop as far as it goes, hold it upside down to let any accumulated liquid drain out, and use a towel or a lint-free, absorbent fabric to wipe wet surfaces until they’re dry. Do not try to dry the computer with forced hot air from a heat gun or hairdryer.
At this point, we recommend that you take advantage of the warranty if it’s still applicable, or take your machine to a repair shop. If your brand has a designated repair store (like Apple), give them a call or bring it in. Otherwise, look for local repair stores that specialize in your laptop brand.
The type of liquid that was spilled matters: Water is the least acidic, while sugary and alcoholic fluids are more conductive and more corrosive, and they can quickly cause permanent damage. Either way, the goal is to mitigate their effects as much as possible by drying the computer immediately.