What to do during a liquid spill on laptop?

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What to do during a liquid spill on laptop?

You are not alone.

Here is what you need to know about liquid spills on your laptop.

coffee spilled on keyboards  Accidents can take place without prior notice. When you encounter an accident, you will be facing a great deal of frustration. Spilling a liquid on your laptop can be considered as one such common accident that most of people do face at some point, in other words you are not alone. For example, while you are drinking a cup of coffee, it you would spill onto your laptop keyboard.

During a liquid spill, there is a chance for you to save your laptop from getting damaged. But you need to have a clear understanding about the steps that you need to follow in order to minimize the extent of the damage.

Cut the power supply

As the first thing after a liquid spill on your laptop, you will need to stop the spill. This will assist you to minimize the extent of the damage. Then you need to cut the power supply to your laptop immediately. Now you can start drying your laptop.

Stop the Power Supply.

In some cases, you might notice flames or smoke coming out of your laptop after a damage. In such a situation, you should be extra careful because there is a high chance for the fire to spread. Therefore, you must get your fire extinguisher ready.

If you don’t see any smoke coming out of your laptop, you should turn it over and remove the battery. This would make sure that the supply of power to your laptop is disconnected. If electricity is not flowing through the components of your laptop, they would not be subjected to any further damage, even if they stay in contact with water.


In the meantime, you can think about draining your laptop as well. You should do it without replacing the battery or connecting the laptop to your power cord. You should just try to drain the liquid from your laptop as much as possible. By turning your laptop upside down, you can conveniently drain it. However, you should not try to disassemble your laptop and drain it. When dissemble occurs there becomes many variables for lost components, exposure of components that need protection and additional damage to the inside hardware. If you believe there is a great amount of liquid still inside the laptop, contact your local computer repair facility for steps to take at this point.

Absorb the moisture out effectively.

dabbing keyboard cleaning

Dabbing can also be considered as one of the best steps you can take in order to minimize the damage on your laptop. You just need to look for a super absorbent, which has the ability to suck out moisture in an effective manner. You need to keep on dabbing for few minutes to get the best possible results out of this technique.

Now you have done all the steps that you could do.

As the next step, you need to go ahead and seek a reputable computer repair facility in your area. You will not be able to fix the water damaged laptop on your own. You should consider the service of a professional computer repair company. However, there is always a chance that any service provider will not be able to revive the laptop. At minimal, retrieving the data is important, in most cases this will be able to be successfully even with liquid damage to your laptop.  If you are looking for such a service provider, you can Contact us – Villa Park, IL. We will be sure the care for your laptop and exhaust all possibilities to restore the laptop in its current casing.

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