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What to do first on desktop after spilled liquid

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#1 valley_girl1919


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:13 PM

My friend just spilled water all over the top of her desktop and she proclaims it shutdown. I am thinking since it shutdown that the water shorted something out. I know in a laptop I have always been told to unplug the battery and then unplug the outlet to prevent further damage. With a desktop is it safe to just unplug the system from the outlet after liquid has spilled whether it causeed the system to shutdown or not? What is the best thing to do?

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#2 Alexander Caldwell

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:37 AM

Buy a large bag of rice and dump it inside of the desktop.

NOT REALLY, i'm just joking.

I would definitely wait for the computer to dry out. I would take out the hard drive and stick it in a bag of rice to make sure it thoroughly dries.

Theni would plug the hard drive into another computer and backk up all important data. After that i'm not to sure where to proceed. I don't want to blow up your computer after all.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:21 AM

Move the CPU to dry area. After a while reconnect the CPU and boot the system.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:52 PM

If it were mine I would proceed carefully.

Unplug the hard drive power and data cables.

While inside see if you see any signs of water.

I'm guessing the water went into the power supply.

Have the power supply tested before applying AC to it again.

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