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#1 trevorcork


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 05:00 AM

Hi a friend of mine spilt wine on her laptop, i didnt see how much she spilt but she said it was a small bit, anyway she cleaned it up etc, i have tried the laptop there is no visible wetness and the OS is working fine no problems, im just wondering if its eventually goin g to just die because i know if wine hits the MOBO its fecked, or may i be ok

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 06:01 AM

Only time will tell.  Odds are the keyboard will need to be replaced at some point.  A lot of the laptops made today have spill resistant keyboards so that you don't ruin the entire machine if you spill something on it.

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 07:47 AM

To add, anytime liquid comes in contact with electronics that has a battery,immediately take the battery out and cut any power running to it for a few days. If possible take it apart and let it dry thoroughly before adding any power source.


Throw some Dry, white rice on it as the rice acts as a desiccant and can help speed the drying process. Again, if possible to take the unit apart and gain access to the mobo, grab some of this https://www.amazon.com/CRC-05101-QD-Electronic-Cleaner/dp/B000CCMLD0


 especially if it's a sugary liquid. It will also clean up any oxidation left behind from the liquid. Of course do all this with no battery/power connected. Hope this helps.

Edited by xrobwx, 10 June 2016 - 07:48 AM.


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 09:25 PM

I wouldn't worry about it; if anything was going to short out it would have done so by now, and residue after drying will not conduct electricity, and there is nothing to attack the polymer based components. If, in the unlikely event in the future, a couple of keys get "sticky", just use some alcohol on a paper towel to clean between the keys.

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