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Water Damage Precautions For Laptops

Aug 11, 2008
Try as people might to protect their valuable laptops from damage of any kind, it can happen so easily. Anything that we carry around with us all the time is in jeopardy of be damaged or lost because we do take it everywhere. It goes from the house, to the car, from the car, to school or the office, we take it with us to lunch, or any other place where we might need it and these days that can be anywhere.

What we have to do is learn that it has to be protected and handled with caution even when we get so busy that we can not think straight. It has to become second nature to keep an eye on it and make sure we keep it out of harms way. It is easy to put it in the back seat of the car and then throw in a couple of bags of groceries in on top of it. Laptops are being made much more durable lately, but they are not indestructible.

With this in mind there are a few precautions that we should take with laptops because the risk of them being damaged in some will be greater by putting them in certain situations. One of these risk is by keeping them anywhere near kids. Children are naturally curious and even if they do not mean to do it harm they can. Things get spilled, buttons get punched, or they might decide to sit on it. Just be very careful with your laptop around children.

Taking your laptop to certain places just makes no sense and would just be asking for trouble. The bathroom is one place and swimming pools or hot tubs are another. You never want to deliberately take your laptop anywhere that it can get moisture or water in it. Even when you are at your desk at home it is smart to keep drinks like coffee or soda well away from it because these types of beverages spilled into a laptop can be even more damaging than water.

If your laptop is ever wet by water or any other liquid it is important to turn it off immediately and unplug it if it is running off of electricity. If it has been damaged by plain water, you can take off the covers and allow it to dry for several days and then try and turn it on. Sometimes they will work, but not always. If another liquid like soda is spilled into it, you may as well take it to be repaired by a qualified technician. If the damage is not too bad it might be repaired but there is no guarantee.
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