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Spilled Water/Coffee on Laptop? Here’s How to Fix it Quickly

Spilled Water/Coffee on Laptop? Here’s How to Fix it Quickly

Water or coffee splattered over your laptop. Don’t be concerned. In this post, we’ll walk you through the steps to protect your laptop from danger.

You’re undoubtedly panicking if  you’ve spilled water, coffee, or any other liquid on your laptop.

Liquids can damage electronic components, and depending on how much you spilled and how soon you react, you could lose your laptop.

There are, however, precautions you can do to reduce the chance of water getting into the key components of your laptop. We’ll show you what to do if you spilt water on your laptop in this guide (or any other liquid).

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Step 1: Assess the Situation

Do you have a lot of coffee or water on your laptop? Now proceed to Step 2.

Or did you accidentally spill some liquid on your laptop?

You probably don’t need to follow the remainder of the instructions in this guide if you merely spilled a little bit of water/coffee on the keyboard or screen. Simply get a towel and wipe off the excess liquid.

Continue to the following step if you want to be thorough.

Step 2: Wipe Off Excess Water/Cofee With A Towel

Get a cloth and wipe up as much of the liquid as possible before you start unplugging everything. The last thing you want to do is start spinning your laptop around, allowing any remaining liquid to escape through open ports or vents.

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You can start unplugging things once you’ve towelled off any visible liquids.

Step 3: Unplug Everything & Turn Off Your Laptop

After that, unplug all external devices, delete all discs and USB drives, and shut down your laptop. The more devices you have plugged in, the more water or coffee damage can occur.

So, every now and then, unplug everything and shut down your laptop.

Step 4: Remove Your Battery

Flip your laptop over and remove the battery once it has been switched off. If the battery has any liquid or moisture on it, or if the battery enclosure has any liquid or moisture inside it, dry it out as best you can with your towel.

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Keep the battery compartment open.

Step 5: Turn the Laptop Upside Down and Let it Drain

Place your laptop on a dry cloth, which has already been flipped upside down. Ideally, you should leave the laptop in this position long enough for any moisture inside of it to dissipate. A safe timescale for ensuring that all liquids have evaporated is 24 hours.

You can also open up the storage and memory compartments, and/or remove the bottom casing entirely if you feel safe doing so, to help get more air into the laptop.

Step 6: Test the Laptop After Sufficient Time Has Passed

Put your battery back in the laptop, plug in your necessary external devices, and switch it on once a suitable amount of time has passed. I’d attempt turning on your laptop without the charger first (if possible), and then connecting it later if everything is operating properly.

What Happens if the Doesn’t Work Properly Anymore?

Unfortunately, if you’ve followed the procedures above and your laptop isn’t operating or is malfunctioning (screen not working properly, not charging, keyboard/mouse not working, etc. ), the spilt water or coffee is most likely to blame.

If your laptop is still under warranty, your only options are to A) call the manufacturer and ask them what to do next, or B) take it to a computer repair shop for assistance.


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I’m Edward, and I am a passionate tech writer who loves to try new gadgets. I work as the blog editor at TechHamster where I write about everything from how to use technology in your business, to what apps you should download for your next vacation. I also test out all of the latest and gadgets that come along!

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