I spilled coffee on my laptop
You know, I really like coffee. You probably figured that out from the title of this website. But sometimes we definitely should keep the words of our parents in mind - in this case - coffee and laptops don't like each other much. I know you love them both dearly, but they kind of hate each other. I actually just tested it...
Obviously that wasn't my intention. But when you work the whole night long...well, okay, you work in the morning, you watch some tv shows, you work some more, and then some more, you watch some tv shows, you work some more, you go out drinking, you drink some more, you go back home and do some more work, you sleep, and you start again. Obviously, by that time you're not 100% sober yet and that's when things happen. And you don't even know how. They just do. And my laptop was really kind of soaking in the coffee.
So as I had to educate myself on what to do with that, I thought to myself, why not share my newly found knowledge with other laptop freaks out there as well.
First of all, I need to say that I was a lucky one. My laptop still works probably thanks to my rather quick reaction of throwing it on the floor upside down. I'm actually surprised the throw itself didn't break the poor machine, but that's already another story. One way or another, it did the trick in my case.
Here's my version for what I think you should do (not necessarily suggested option, I'm just a drunk freak):
1. Cut the power from your laptop! Pull out the power cord and the battery. Forget about closing your programs first. You do love your laptop, right? And unplug the power cord from the wall as well, just in case.
2. Turn the laptop upside down and use paper towels to clean the laptop.
3. Disconnect any external devices you have connected to it - external hard drivers, headsets, etc.
4. Let your computer dry in different positions, set it to dry like you would do with your clothes.
5. Now wait, for days, just in case.
Like I said, it might work or might not work. In my case it did. See the video below for some more professional suggestions. But before you do, some more things you should DEFINITELY think about. Never use a blow dryer to dry your laptop. if you blow air on it, it will only help to blow the moisture into more parts of your laptop. And really hot blow dryer can actually melt some plastic parts.
If you spilled clean water on your laptop, sometimes you could just place the laptop into a box of uncooked rice for a couple of days.
This video should tell you what you should REALLY do in case of such laptop emergency:
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