How to clean up laptop spills?

Spilling coffee on your laptop will not only ruin your morning. It ruin your computer as well, laptops especially. Act quick if you spill any liquid on your laptop, because it only takes a few seconds for liquids to destroy the hard drive of your computer. Don't be panic. Shit happens. But, we can always learn to flush it away:

Step 1: Shut down the computer immediately.

Step 2: Wipe up any liquid. Tilt the computer to the side to drain any liquids.

Step 3: Remove any removable parts from the laptop - including the power cord, printer and mouse cables, the floppy drive, DVD drive, modem cards and battery. Do not disassemble the laptop body to remove internal parts.

Step 4: Once the parts are removed, gently lift the laptop and turn it to the side and upside down to drain any liquid. Tilt the laptop in various of directions to verify that there are no pools of liquid lurking, but be careful not to shake it or handle it roughly.

Step 5: Repeat with floppy drive and other removal parts.

Step 6: Use a hair dryer on a cool setting to dry the laptop and its parts if you can.

Step 7: Allow the computer and its removal parts to dry for 24 hours (or at least 2 hours) before you resemble and turn it back on.

Step 8: If the computer does not work properly or does not even turn on, don't try to act smart! Bring it to a computer repair professional.

Overall Tips and Warnings : Back up any important files you have in your laptop as precaution. Accidents do happens. Do not attempt to to remove any key caps from the laptop unless the owner's manual provides instructions on how to do so.

3 comments to "How to clean up laptop spills?"

  • thats the last thing i want to happen to my lappy! but u r right, accident happens...


  • good tips puvanan...thx coz i hv habit...drinking coffee while working with my laptop.... :)
    hv a nice day!


  • @tulipspeaks
    yeah. If it's a desktop, then you still have a chance to clean your keyboard. But, laptops.. too bad!

    Thanks.. yes, lots of people tend to start their day in front of laptop with a cup of coffee, in offices especially. Well, you be careful then.