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Help: Wet Laptop

Semolina PilchardSemolina Pilchard Posts: 768
edited 9:30AM in EggHead Forum
What should be done with a laptop after water spilled all over the keyboard?


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,223
    Sorry to hear that. Have a friend who has dropped 2 cell phones in the swimming pool and also spilt a glass of water on one and I take them apart and place in the back window of the car and drive around for a few days. Hear Naked Wizard has eggsperience with a similiar situation.
  • faithie999faithie999 Posts: 95
    first, turn the computer upside down to let excess water to drip out. then, i would try letting it dry out for a few days, with the computer turned off if you can turn it off (take the battery out).

    what i would try to accelerate the process is: if you have an oven with an oven light, turn on the oven light and put the computer in the oven. assuming your oven has the "standard" 40-watt appliance light bulb, the light should heat the oven to 90 or 100 degrees, which is below the temp that any electronics would be damaged.

    i would think you have better than a 50% chance of the computer being fine after the water evaporates.

    good luck!
  • Thanks to you and Richard. I think it may be ok. At first I was told (or heard incorrectly) that water had spilled all over the keyboard. Now they are telling me that most of the water spilled on the arm of a chair and very little water actually hit the keyboard. If their oven has no light I will let them bring it here and I'll put it in the egg. :lol:
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Shut the lid, decorate it with some pretty rhinestones, and use it to keep papers from blowing off your desk.
  • BobinFlaBobinFla Posts: 363
    Richard Fl wrote:
    Hear Naked Wizard has eggsperience with a similiar situation.
    I don't believe the Wizz ever even considered saving one of them. :sick:

  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    Rinse out the water with distilled water to get rid of the salts in the original water. Follow that with 91% isopropyl alcohol to remove most of the distilled water and then let it dry out.

    If you just let the original water dry the potential for corrosion causing salts remains.
  • Thanks for all the help. Am told it is working this morning.
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