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I drowned my laptop, what to do?

By March 11, 2013Uncategorized

Many users remember the dreadful moment when they were franticly trying to catch a glass of favourite drink before it went directly onto their laptop. Unfortunately some times it ends in disaster, maybe your reflex was not up to scratch or you had a clumsy day – the end result – your computer is soaking wet. What should you do in this situation?

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There are few steps you can take to try to save your laptop and it’s essential you act fast. Of course there is no guarantee you succeed but at least you stand a chance:

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  • Disconnect the computer from the power supply – both AC adapter and remove the battery
  • Set the computer so that the liquid can drain freely (if it got flooded on the LCD screen, you should wipe it gently with paper, in order to gather as much liquid ass possible from the surface)
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NEVER ATTEMPT TO CONNECT YOUR LAPTOP TO ANY POWER SOURCE AND TRY TO TURN IT ON!!!

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Make sure not to turn on the laptop without proper cleaning. Even if it will start, the liquid left on the motherboard will result in permanent damage to your laptop. The cost of replacing damaged components often makes the repair uneconomical and definitely is much higher than the cost of processional cleaning.

If you feel confident and know how to do it you can try to disassemble your laptop, use suitable detergents, rinse and then dry it thoroughly. You may be able to restore the machine to life.
Otherwise, it is best to seek processional help as soon as possible. Don’t delay the repair as this will reduce the likelihood of cheaper repairs, limited to cleaning the equipment.

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