Spilled Water On Laptop

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Spilled water on laptop occurs more often than you think. The same goes with spilled coffee on laptops. It happens to the best of us. A bump of the coffee cup or wine glass and your week of unsaved work seemingly disappears before your eyes. What now? ClickAway’s laptop repair experts are here to help! Ready our blog for helpful do’s and don’ts for spilled water on laptop. With the most advanced equipment in the field, our certified technicians can repair your liquid damaged computer.

Even if everything seems ok after the spill we recommending bringing in your laptop as soon as possible. Liquid can collect on the circuit boards of your device and corrode, and the quicker you bring your device in to us the less expensive the repair will be. It is not uncommon for liquid spill affected computers to run fine for weeks and fail at the worst possible time, so don’t take the risk, take it to ClickAway.

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  • Completely disassemble device and trace path of liquid
  • Test each affected component individually and recommend replacement, repair, or cleaning
  • Check integrity of data and recover files at customer request
  • Our advanced ultrasonic cleaning equipment allows recovery of once unsalvageable electronics
  • Full warranty so you can have the peace of mind that you’re covered
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Spilled Coffee On Laptop or Other Liquids? Take These Steps Now

If you’ve just spilled a liquid on your laptop, time is of the essence. You absolutely must turn your computer off immediately and unplug it. If you have a removable battery, remove it immediately. Press that Power button until your machine shuts down. Do that now! Every second is vital in this situation.

Next, remove all easily-detachable components. Unplug your mouse and any cables, and remove any flash drives. Leave your laptop bare.

Dry the outside of your machine. Open your laptop as far as it goes, hold it upside down to let any accumulated liquid drain out, and use a towel or a lint-free, absorbent fabric to wipe wet surfaces until they’re dry. Do not try to dry the computer with forced hot air from a heat gun or hairdryer.

At this point, we recommend that you take advantage of the warranty if it’s still applicable or take your machine to a reputable repair shop like ClickAway. Look for a Diamond Certified laptop repair service and ask if they have experience with your brand. 

The type of liquid that was spilled matters: Spilled water on laptop is the least acidic, while sugary and alcoholic fluids are more conductive and more corrosive, and they can quickly cause permanent damage. Either way, the goal is to mitigate their effects as much as possible by drying the computer immediately. If you don’t want to have a professional take a look at it for you, though, there are more steps you can take to try and dry your machine out. However, please take note that ClickAway is not recommending this and is therefore, not responsible for any damage you cause to your PC from taking it apart.

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