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What To Do With Water Damaged Laptops

Feb 29, 2008
One of the grandest inventions of all time after the personal home computer has got to be the laptop computer. So many people today own them and many find it very difficult to function in there day to day life without them. It is not just people in the business world that treasure them.

There is so many individuals all over the world that use this item on a daily basis. School students and mamas that work from home are grateful for the easy maneuverability of the laptop. A mom with many irons in the fire can move them from room to room when she is constantly moving around and students are able to have access to them at school as well as the house.

You are subject to carry them if you are riding in the car, anywhere you venture to. Wireless internet services are more accessible and the amount of places that they might be used at is continually growing. Someone can even take a laptop camping if you can get a signal.

Because of the portability that you can get from them, there can be the potential for loss, it being taken, or having damage done to it. Just like cell phones, the loss, theft, and damage that are your fault may not be paid for under your warranty.

Water problems are one thing that can happen to a laptop more frequently than you think. The possibility of some liquid getting splashed into a laptop's keyboard and getting inside it to the circuit board, is so much easier done than with a tower of a desk top computer.

If this situation occurs and your laptop is damaged by water or some other wet solution, do not do not freak out just yet. It is entirely expected that you could because of the fear of not just losing the laptop itself, but losing all the files it holds inside that can be impossible to put a price on and may be even more impossible to retrieve.

The first thing that has to be done is to shut it off immediately. Disconnect the laptop carefully, provided it is plugged in. Turn it upside down to let out as much liquid as will come out. Remove the battery and dry it briskly with a cloth.

The next thing to do is carefully take out the screws that hold the unit together. With an absorbent, lint free cloth, carefully dab away the moisture. Then simply leave it alone for an entire 24 hours and or even more. Make very sure it is completely dry before you put it back together and trying it out. When you put the screws back in be sure it is done just like the way it was.

Just remember, this procedure is just if your laptop has been saturated by water. If it was soda or some other sticky or acidic thing, you may still disengage and take out the battery pack. Even though you might clean the circuitry with alcohol, you might do more damage to a laptop that could possibly be better repaired by a skilled computer specialist.
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