Even the most careful person in the world can sometimes spill a drink on a laptop. There is no need to be a walking disaster, in order to do that once in a while, it can happen to everyone. Usually in the morning, while in a hurry to go to work, you decide to check your e-mail, and your coffee somehow ends up on your brand new notebook. Don’t panic, there is a way to deal with this kind of disaster, just by following some simple rules.
What you must do is act immediately, because in this kind of situation every second counts. A quick motion will prevent permanent damages to your computer. I takes only a few seconds for a liquid of any kind to ruin the hard drive of your laptop and make it unusable.
The first thing you must do is turn the notebook off. Wipe the liquid as fast as you can. Turn your lap top sideways, to drain it further. Professional cleaners from South Bank advise to detach all removable parts like floppy drive, mouse, power cord, CD drive and battery. Internal parts should not be removed.
After detaching them, lift your computer and turn it upside down, in order to drain any liquid. Be gentle and don’t shake it, as that may cause further damages. Repeat the procedure with all removable parts. You can use a hair dryer to dry the notebook, but only on a cool setting, hot air will be inappropriate in this case.
Let the laptop dry for at least one day, put all parts together, take a deep breath, cross your fingers and turn it on. If it doesn’t work, (we hope that isn’t the case) bring it to a professional. The damage can be irreparable, due to the fact that spills are the leading cause of notebook deaths.