Take this Step to Clean your PC from Liquid Spill

Although water is a poor conductor of electricity when it has dissolved electrolytes, the ions can react with electrons and become a good conductor of electricity.

Your beer, coffee, soda, milk, wine, tea, etc are liquid but not the same with water, and generally, liquid, drinks are not tolerated when they’re spilled on our electronic gadget.

Liquid can induce serious shock, make the electronics stop working, and even damage the electronic circuits in the long run.


What to do when a Liquid spills on a PC

Whenever you mistakenly pour juice or any other drinks on a laptop or PC, you should rather unplug it from the electrical outlet than cleaning it directly.

Even if it’s not connected to an electric current, it’s advisable you off the laptop ( you can just turn the laptop upside down and remove the battery) and dry it before you start using it again.

If there’s no issue with combustion, then you can follow these simple steps to clean your laptop computer.

Liquid spill on PC and how to clean it

How to Clean your PC from liquid Spill

Once the coffee, wine, beer, or any liquid is spilled on your laptop, relax and clean your hands, and unplug the laptop cable from an electric outlet.

You may not want to touch the power button on the computer keyboard but if there’s a spill there; just remove the battery (if it’s removable) to put the system off.

If it’s an irremovable battery, use a towel to clean the keyboard and use nonconductor material to press the power button.

The next thing to do is to remove other things that are connected to the laptop, like your flash drives, any cable, and also disconnect the mouse and keyboard if you’re using external ones and begin proper cleaning of the laptop.

If the liquid you’ve poured on the system is sticky, such as fruit juice, milk, or alcohol, you’re advised to just pack your laptop in a bag and consult your computer engineer immediately to do the thorough cleaning for you.

You won’t be at the risk of spoiling the system while cleaning it; but if it’s just ordinary water, you can dry it at home and you don’t have to expose it to direct sunlight rays.


How to dry Liquid from PC

To dry it completely, use a clean absorbent towel to clean all the sides and spread it on a flat surface within your home.

Now, open the laptop, so that the laptop screen and keyboard are in the same plane, and place the side on the absorbent towel on the flat surface where you’re sure the laptop can be safe.

Leave the gadget there for several hours, depending on the volume of water and how much it affected it so that the water can drip completely.

Come back later to check if the computer is now completely dry, turn it back, and power on your system to see if everything is back to normal and working properly.

Test the keyboard and press every tab to ensure every keypad is responding and typing the correct key on the screen.

Do not force it to dry and if there’s any problem, consult a qualified computer engineer. If there’s any water damage, the repair cost will only cost you few bucks.

13 thoughts on “Take this Step to Clean your PC from Liquid Spill

  1. These are great tips to clean laptop! Luckily I never had that issue but now I know what to do after reading your post!

  2. This is an excellent post and very useful to know what to do
    when you have that moment of dread when a drink accidently spills over on the laptop.

  3. Thanks for sharing this with us.It’s important to know what next to do when there’s spill on your computer. I will definitely share this page with friends.

  4. Great advice. I recently lost a very nice laptop to a coffee spill. I’ll be sharing these tips with anyone else who has to face what I did… Thank you!

  5. Such a valuable post, It happened on my MAC a few days back when my 3yo spilled some milk. I took the cleaning spray and actually put it on my MAC. This resulted in my screen getting blurred, might be due to some liquid went inside..But it got all okay in next 2-3 days after drying up. SO this post was so good to read.

  6. Thank you for the tips, they are very easily explained! I actually had a laptop die on me from an unfortunate spillage incident but you contents explains all that are necessary to get your laptop back to normal functioning after liquid spill.

  7. This is actually really useful! I wouldnt have thought of disconnecting the power but yes that makes a lot of sense! Its something to bear in mind for next time someone spills a drink.

  8. Thanks for dealing with such a common problem. I’ve experienced a juice spill on my computer and what I did was to plunked my laptop in rice once after it got wet. Seemingly worked fine later on:)

  9. These are great tips, I have done this once and sat there crying, luckily my husband was informed about it and managed to sort it out.

  10. YIkes. Thank you for the advice. Crossing my finger that does not happen to me but as I look at my cup of coffee sitting next to the keyboard, I know it could.

  11. Great post. I never spilled anything on my computer but this is good to know just in case it ever happens, thanks for sharing.

  12. This is very important to know! I was so stupid and I cleaned my laptop keyboard with a semi-wet Lysol wipe and I damaged my board. Of course I regret that!

  13. Really handy tips here! Spilling a drink on my laptop is my worst nightmare, so good to know it’s salvageable 🙂 x

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