Updated: Mar 16
Remember when you are focusing on an assignment or work and you accidentally spill the drink on the laptop? We believe that happens to many people, but most of them don’t know how to deal with it urgently.
Here are a few steps you should do when you accidentally spilled water or any sort of liquid on your laptop!
The first thing to do is turn off the power immediately. Many users have the illusion that the computer can still function normally even when it’s wet inside. Unfortunately, this is quite a wrong presumption since you can’t locate the water with your naked eye. Therefore, when the computer is flooded, you must cut off the power in the first place to prevent further damage.
After shutting down, remove the power supply as well as all external devices, mouse, or USB hard drives.
Next, wipe off any water stains on the surface, including the keyboard and screen, and wrap the computer up with a dry towel if needed and flip the laptop up side down to prevent the water or liquid of going more into the machine.
Finally, find the nearest computer technician near you soon as possible to avoid further
parts damaged or data loss.
If you follow these steps, 80% of water-damaged laptops can be repaired without further damage. Also, there is a higher chance to save your files and documents on your hard drive.
What if you still don't know what to do?
It is recommended to take your laptop to a local computer repair shop for a quick diagnosis and professional cleaning. Don't take any chances that your laptop will dry it out on its own. It may fail after a few days or weeks. Once it's get to that point, there is less chances to get it fully fixed.
(Pic 1) Liquid Contact on the board and battery
(Pic 2) Liquid goes to speaker, keyboard and the main board
(Pic 3) Liquid turns to corrosion on the board
The above pictures are what actually happen in your computer when there is liquid inside. In time, liquid on the board will turn to corrosion, which further damages the entire computer.
Note: Chances to get fully fixed reduce after the end of the 24 hour "golden window" for liquid-damaged laptops.
Greater Vancouver residents such as Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, Delta, White Rock customers can contact BC Computer repair which is available 24/7 for emergency repairs in Greater Vancouver.
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