Did you spill water on laptop keyboard, keys not working ? Well this happens to most of us when we are tempted to down a soda, water, coffee, or other liquid while typing away at our keyboard and ultimately paying the price for it. But here is a complete guide to fix laptop liquid spills.
#1 Act Fast – Shut Down! – Instead of panicking and cursing yourself, immediately remove the battery, the A/C adapter, and unplug the device after the spill. The biggest danger at first is the device shorting out.
#2 Keep Yourself Ready – The best way to avoid any damage from laptop liquid spill damage is by keeping yourself ready. Make sure you have the following items nearby. – Paper towels, cotton swabs, ear buds, Towels etc.
#3 Turn your Laptop – Turn it to drain out excess water (see video). If its any other liquid, take a second to assess the location and quantity of the spill. If it’s just a few drops on a keyboard, you might be able to get away with prying off the surrounding keys and wiping down the affected area. Use alcohol swabs, which break up stains and dry very quickly.
If the spill doesn’t appear to be limited to the surface of the keys and the parts below them, then scrub up-it’s time for surgery. (Follow Step 5 before)
#5 Let it Dry - Be completely sure that the parts are dry before you proceed. As with rinsing, there are different theories on drying:
#6 Take it Apart – Using your tiny screwdriver open up the device. Obviously there’s no one-size-fits-all guide for taking apart gadgets, but here are a few guidelines to follow:
#7 Clean It Off – Once you’ve exposed the circuitry in your device, you’ll have to clean off the stain. If you can see that the stain is contained in a certain part of the board, you can use alcohol swabs, as described above, to clean it off. If an entire circuit board is soiled, you’ll need to resort to more drastic measures: completely disconnect it from the rest of the gadget and run it under soapy water.
Wipe off everything with towels, swabs and ear buds. Dry them off completely (Step 5 again). Put back everything together and hope for some luck. All the Best !!