Tips to Do If Your Laptop Gets Wet
A wet laptop is not a bad thing. In fact, it can be the things you love most about it. It means your laptop is long-lasting and can last you for weeks. If you’re looking for tips on how to keep your laptop in top condition, be sure to check out my latest blog post. In it, I share my tips for how to keep your laptop in good condition when you’re out and about.
You may be expecting a devastating blow, but here is the news that you can take charge of the situation and control your nerves: accept the situation and take right actions to save your laptop and data. Without wasting any further, here are my tips to save your day: take center stage and focus on one task at a time.
Shutting down the laptop is an important step in case it gets wet. immediately press the shutdown button of the laptop for at least 5 to 10 seconds that would shut down the laptop. Don’t waste time-shutling any work, closing any applications, or wasted precious moments to shutdown the laptops properly because these couple moments can be a lifesaver for your laptop.
I should prevent it from powered down for one whole day in order to avoid any potential problems.
Remove the battery:
Taking the battery out of a laptop is the first step in the case with regard to what to do if the laptop gets wet. Many laptops have a fixed battery, so it is good to take it out. However, most laptops these days come with a fixed battery. If you feel comfortable, use a screwdriver to unscrew the back cover and pull out the battery from the bay.
Turn laptop upside Down:
please try to drain the liquid as much as possible so that it will improve your laptop’s stability. If you have a large or frequently used laptop, then you should try to douse the device with a dry cloth or tissue paper to help protect the electrical components.
Let it dry inside:
urn the laptop on first and let it dry for at least 24 to 48 hours. It would be best if you didn’t turn it on until it is dry. It is better to dry inside the room. Do not use a hairdryer or any other blower because there is an increasing chance that you will damage the laptop’s sensitive electrical components with the blower. Do not put laptop near heater either. From my experience, it is going to do more harm than any benefit. Heating or blowing can cause static problems and may cause permanent damage to the laptop.
Cleaning the laptop:
After 24 hours, you can clean the laptop gently with a lint-free cloth if the liquid you dropped was coffee or any drink that contains sugar. If you are comfortable, remove the back cover to clean the sticky substance left behind by sugary drinks gently. Do not over-clean, do the job with utmost care.
Using isopropyl alcohol to remove residual salt:
Dipping a toothbrush or painting brush in an excessive amount of alcohol can remove small components from the board and provide no gain. It may cause thinning boards, and possibly causing loss of data and/or leaks. It is best to avoid this situation by prefers to use extremely careful hand-held electronics cleaning products that are designed to gentle but manage high-pressure water baths.
Switch on your beast
After the board is clean and dry, reassemble the laptop parts. Insert the battery if it was removed from the laptop bay and plug in the power cable to switch on. Hopefully, all your hard work and patience will pay off, and you will get the working machine again.