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Partner’s Laptop Spilled Liquid = Disaster!
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Laptops and liquids don’t mix - except when they do, hopefully only by accident. If you have accidentally just poured liquid into your partner’s laptop, you are probably very worried and you will need to follow these tips. If you have just intentionally poured liquid into your partner’s laptop, follow along but do the opposite.

Firstly, you need to drain the liquid out of the laptop. You can do this easily enough by turning it upside down and leaving it for a while. Now this may take some time to fix, so I hope you have an understanding partner. You have a few other options you might want to consider while its drying out.

You could try to buy a new laptop of the exact same type and pretend that everything was wiped (only works for new laptops without any distinguishing features) or you could take it in to be fixed professionally and just pretend you don’t know where it is. If you don’t want to go with either of these options, you can either hide it for a few days until it is dry and working or you can try to speed it along.

If you turn the laptop on before it has finished drying, you run the risk of breaking it. Some ways to speed up the process are keeping it near a heater or oven or using a hairdryer to dry it. Be very careful that the heat does not damage the laptop, it is possible to melt the keys by exposing them to too much heat.

Once you’ve done the best you can by drying it out, you just have to turn it back on and hope that it will be ok. If it is, you are very lucky and don’t ever use your partner’s laptop near liquids again. If it isn’t working, unfortunately, you are probably going to need a new one.

It is possible to replace the keyboard components of a laptop, so if this is the only reason why it is not working, you may have success doing this. However, if it you do need to do this to get it to work it is probably easier just to take it in and have it professionally repaired.

A laptop and spilled liquid are a terrible combination. In future, try not to drink around a laptop or invest in a keyboard protector which will save you from getting dirt or spills inside.


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