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Spilt liquid on my laptop. Help!

Posted by emeraude - Created: 6 years ago
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Posted by LouiseLL - 6 years ago

Rosé is ok too! I spilt a whole jug of rosé on my Mac Air and propped it on its side for three whole days while it literally dripped and dripped. I finally switched it on only after the dripping had stopped. It works perfectly.

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Posted by emeraude - 6 years ago

Thank you very much for all your replies. I've finally managed to get it working again having opened it up and cleaned it more thoroughly. My keyboard is playing up a bit so I have ordered a new one but nothing to pricy.

Bottom line, I guess champagne is ok after all, in moderation.

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Posted by stuart06-195098 - 6 years ago

"The trick is - switch it off at once, do not even wait to save whatever it is you are working on."

So far the best advice,however the OP mentions "
It now no longer turns on at all." !

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Posted by liddane-276028 - 6 years ago

JoanneB wrote..

YES YES! Red is not as bad as rosé might be :-))

My reply...

Are we still talking laptops? Anyway, I agree with you. It's the red wine for me from now on.

I knew there was a way to justify all that red wine.

Re the laptop, you can be lucky, depending on the make. Some seem to absorb liquids slower than others.

The trick is - switch it off at once, do not even wait to save whatever it is you are working on.

Then gently turn it upside down and let it drain, removing the battery from the compartment.

Next day (if you have the patience to wait the 24 hours), it may very well work.

If you do not switch off and upend, it may fry the hard disk, but I have seen cases where it was not switched off, nor upended, and it came back on the next day again.

Now where did I put the red wine?

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Posted by IoanaB - 6 years ago

YES YES! Red is not as bad as rosé might be :-))I spilled red wine on my Mac when I was in the plane and had bad turbulences, I didn't even turn off the laptop, and it's still working...Well I did have a smell of wine for the next weeks when the laptop was heating, but now all is ok :-)

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Posted by liddane-276028 - 6 years ago

I had never realised rose might be fatal - must remember to stick with the red!

52xmax is dead right however - do not switch on until you are sure it is totally dried out.

And 52xmax is also correct re the value of trying to fix it vis-a-vis simply buying a new one.

The Hard Disk is occasionally fried after this type of event, so hopefully, you have backed up your data,

Jim Liddane

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Posted by 52xmax - 6 years ago

from experience, if you do this with a glass of rose it is usually fatal. Chapagne may be different ? either way, do not try to switch on until it is completely dried out and then, if it doesn't work, there are various peole who can try taking it to bits and repairing it. Which may or may not make finanacial sense, depends on age, etc, and I'm assuming you had backed up the hard disk as recommended ? I hadn't and regreted it afterwards .....

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Posted by liddane-276028 - 6 years ago

I am based in Ireland right now so I am unable to recommend anbody in Nice, but meanwhile, while waiting for somebody to recommend a local technician, look at the following:

http://www.wikihow.com/Save-a-Laptop-from-Liquid-Damage

http://www.pcworld.com/article/170552/clean_a_spill_on_a_laptop.html

http://www.ehow.com/video_113626_clean-laptop-spills.html

http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/20/what-to-do-if-you-spill-liquid-on-your-laptop/

Jim Liddane